If I only knew then what I know now...reflections carnival!

Nov 15 2012 Published by under Blog Carnivals, Uncategorized

Sci came across a post by Jeremy Yoder at the Molecular Ecologist the other day. It was "Knowing what I know now" and was a set of reflections grad school. It's full of great gems of advice.

And it made me think of some advice of my own! There are LOADS of things that I would go back and try to earnestly tell my first-year self. But of course, while I can't benefit from it (yet, c'mon time travel!), you can! And so, in talking with Jeremy, we'd like to solicit posts for a Carnival, held at The Molecular Ecologist, on "Knowing what I know now". We'd love to see advice from all stages. Grad students, what would you tell undergrads? Postdocs, what would you tell grad students? Tenure track, what would you tell postdocs? And you tenured people, what wisdom can you pass on to us?

I will be writing my own post on it shortly (probably tomorrow!), and would love to hear from all of you! Give me some advice, help those still to come. Submit posts to Jeremy, and he'll deliver you a carnival full of great advice on December 10th!

4 responses so far

  • DrugMonkey says:

    The most important talent to groom is the ability to get that shit done.

  • Jim Thomerson says:

    When I was younger and even foolisher, I used to get my panties in a bunch about bad things happening which I could do nothing about. It affected me negatively. As I became older and wiser (?), I would evaluate wrongs thusly; can I do anything about it, and is it worth my trouble to do so. If the answer is no, and no, then I accept it as part of the universe and focus my attention on my own affairs.

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