Working with Students

Aditi Chattopadhyay, PhD: Working with Students

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

Dr. Aditi Chattopadhyay's Bio

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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.

Words of Wisdom from Dr. Chattopadhyay
Advice for graduate students on how to maintain their confidence, courage, and dignity.

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.

Creating an Environment for Exchanging Ideas
How the physical space in a laboratory allowed for collaboration among colleagues.

Every Day is Different
Captures the versatility of an academic position.

Pursuing Different Threads in Career Positions
Contributions to the field are reflected through choices.

Other Students Helping in the Transition
How colleagues can assist in making the transition into graduate life easier by sharing information an advisor may not.

The Opportunity to be a Jack of All Trades
The opportunity for freedom, growth, and collaboration as a faculty member.

Ways to Cope with Minor Issues Related to Being a Woman
How to observe others' reactions to subtle comments in order to gauge an appropriate response.

Lack of Women Role Models
The importance of sharing stories of sexual harassment with others and realizing that you are not alone.

Possible and Impossible Selves
The importance of self-authorship and using graduate school as a process for self-definition.




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