Powers and pitfalls of introvert researchers

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A Ted talk by Susan Cain on the power of introverts got me thinking…

De onzekerheid van een promovendus

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Jenny (pseudoniem) heeft zich aangemeld voor een ultra korte…

“slippery stuff like philosophy”

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Met de start van het nieuwe academische jaar beginnen ook…

Schrijfblokkade of afrondings-angst

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Als Marieke (niet haar echte naam) bij me komt, zit ze vast bij…

What am I about?

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Some weeks ago my article "Create Your Future" appeared in Pandora,…

Value of the Dutch Approach of the PhD

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Today, the Dutch government confirmed the current Dutch approach…

How to write for newspapers as a PhD candidate

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The workshop that I organized yesterday with Platform Hooft was…

The effect of personality on labour market success

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A successful transition from education to the labour market affects…

Another perspective on two years since PhD thesis defense

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My previous post focussed on feelings about your PhD thesis topic…

Lessons from the past

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In September 2010 I defended my thesis on Stoic philosophy and…

Cultural diversity on the jobmarket in the Netherlands

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Networking is a very effective strategy if you want to find new…

Apollo’s advice for PhD’s reflecting on their career

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The number of PhD candidates increases whereas career possibilities…