Best Laid Plans

Mary Anderson-Rowland, PhD: Best Laid Plans

How to negotiate a schedule for raising a family and overcoming setbacks in a new career.

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Words of Wisdom: Dr. Anderson-Rowland
The importance of finding a good advisor and making sure to get everything in writing.

Hearing from Students and Having an Impact
The importance of giving back to students and making an impact in their future education and career choices.

Words of Advice for Students
The importance of supportive peer relationships.

Two Different Worlds: School Without Kids and Working with Kids
Being married in graduate school and having children as a faculty member.

The Two-Body Problem
Challenges with being married to a fellow academician and finding faculty positions.

The Commuter Marriage
How to maintain a long-distance relationship.

Sources of Support
The importance of a supportive network of colleagues.

Looking Back on Raising Kids While Working
Explains the role children play in career choices.

Leisure Activities: Dr. Anderson Rowland
Ways to spend leisure time.

Getting Married During Graduate School
The decision to get married in graduate school.

Doing More Than I Could Have Imagined
Chronicles the evolution of a career over time.

Sharing News of Pregnancy with Advisors
Departmental reactions to the choice to have children.

Seeking Support Outside the Department
How to refute sexist comments and challenge gendered assumptions.

Help and Support from Other Administrators
How to seek support from administrators outside the department when dealing with departmental sexism.

Dealing with Impostor Syndrome
Class performance builds confidence to remain in program.

Climate in Graduate School
How to make friends with colleagues to encourage a supportive environment.

Being Comfortable as a Woman Among Men
Emphasizes positive peer relationships within her cohort.

Thwarting Thoughts of Quitting
The importance of goal setting and using others' experiences to make strong choices about your own path.

Best Laid Plans
How to negotiate a schedule for raising a family and overcoming setbacks in a new career.

Life is More than Research
The importance of evaluating your priorities to create balance and happiness.

Words of Wisdom: Dr. Andino
Advice for students: stay focused, ask questions, and remain open-minded when working with others.

To Post-Doc or Not to Post-Doc
When it's time to graduate and when it's important to start learning on the job.

Non-Progress Is Still Progress
The importance of peer relationships and the learning process that takes place despite concrete outcomes.

Undergrad Science vs. Real Life Science (Part 2)
The importance of learning from your effort, regardless of the outcome.

Proactive Approach and Adapting Environments
How to adapt experimental methods to match a lifestyle.

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