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D. Gabriel Cruz, M.B.A. (He/ Him) is a Christian, avid chess player, futbol enthusiast, motivator, encourager, inspirer, and soon to be scholar in education -- glory to GOD! He is currently pursuing a PhD at North Dakota State University. Follow him on Twitter: @DGabrielCruzMBA

The Secret Power Of Blogging

Discover the secret power of blogging for PhD students looking to combat boredom and isolation. Kerry McPherson shares her experience starting a collaborative science communication blog and how it led to networking, expanding her communication skills, learning, and even career opportunities.

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The Week Before My Viva

Sue Lynn Mah shares her experience preparing for and passing her PhD viva in her article. In the week leading up to the big day, she re-read her thesis, had a mock viva with her supervisor, practiced explaining her work to people outside of her field, and printed out a physical copy of her thesis. Her tips for viva success include picking out your outfit in advance and practicing your elevator pitch.

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