Words of Wisdom from Dr. Chattopadhyay

Aditi Chattopadhyay, PhD: Words of Wisdom from Dr. Chattopadhyay

Advice for graduate students on how to maintain their confidence, courage, and dignity.

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Stubbornness and Tenacity
Highlights the obstacles faced when trying to have research reviewed by the advisor and emphasizes the steps necessary to make adequate progress in the program.

One Option: Take Time Off and Come Back
Advises graduate students to take a semester off if they choose to have a child because it is too challenging to handle a baby and research.

Comments on Commuter Marriage
Notes the challenges of a dual career marriage and the obstacles in fighting for tenure and balancing a relationship.

Working with Students
Working with graduate students is a rewarding aspect of being a faculty member.

Gaining Strength from Adversity
Underscores the challenges that come from being the only woman in an academic department and gives suggestions on how to gain confidence and be assertive in these situations.

Gaining Strength from Adversity
Underscores the challenges that come from being the only woman in an academic department and gives suggestions on how to gain confidence and be assertive in these situations.

Working with Students
Working with graduate students is a rewarding aspect of being a faculty member.

Stubbornness and Tenacity
Highlights the obstacles faced when trying to have research reviewed by the advisor and emphasizes the steps necessary to make adequate progress in the program.

Asserting Yourself in the Face of Authority
The importance of standing up for yourself.

Keep Looking for Faculty Support
The importance of finding the right advisor to support your research goals.

Critical Mass
Captures the annoyance of male colleagues making sexist assumptions and the challenges with conference travel as a female graduate student.

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

Words of Wisdom: Dr. Levitus
Urges students not to get wrapped into issues that do not directly involve them.

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