Episodes
Hi! Before introducing today's guest, and to celebrate two years of Papa PhD, I'd like to extend an invitation directly to you.If you have a question about one of the episodes of Papa PhD, or if you'd like me to connect you with the people you hear on the podcast, or if you'd like to contribute in any way to Papa PhD, with suggestions or even content, email me at david@papaphd.com.I'll be happy to reply and, eventually, discuss your ideas with you. I'm currently thinking about Season 3, and...
Published 07/22/21
Contribue à la production de Papa PhD sur Patreon ! Ou ravitaille David en café :)  Salut! Avant de te présenter l'invitée d'aujourd'hui, et pour célébrer les deux ans de Papa PhD, j'aimerais t'étendre une invitation, directement à toi. Si un des épisodes de Papa PhD a suscité chez toi une question, ou si tu aimerais que je temette en contact avec les gens que tu vois passer sur le podcast, ou, encore, ou si tu aimerais contribuer d'une façon ou d'une autre à Papa PhD, avec des...
Published 07/15/21
Hi! This week I have the pleasure of bringing you someone whose mission is to help graduate students and postdocs with their career development. As Director of UC Irvine's GPS-STEM Program, Harinder Singh achieves this transition support through different approaches, including training, mentoring, and networking. During our conversation, we talked about how he got interested and involved in  conversations and organizations around the post-PhD career question and about his view on what the...
Published 07/08/21
Contribue à la production de Papa PhD sur Patreon ! Ou ravitaille David en café :) Cette semaine, j'ai le plaisir de t'apporter ma conversation avec Mathilde Maillard, créatrice du podcast "Bien dans ma thèse" et du talk show Twitch "Le doctorat part en live!" Une conversation entre deux podcasteur.e.s est souvent animée et dynamique. Avec Mathilde, le fait qu'elle est une influenceuse qui se dédie à la promotion du doctorat a rendu notre échange encore plus intéressant :) Ce que...
Published 07/01/21
Support the show on Patreon ! Or buy me a coffee :) Welcome to another episode of Papa PhD. This week I have the pleasure of sharing one of the longest interviews of the season, but also on of the most jam-packed with insights and advice on how to take control of your career as a PhD, be it in academia our outside of it. So be sure to have pen and paper before hitting play on this Papa PhD interview with Mark Herschberg! What you’ll learn about in this episode: Mark's academic...
Published 06/24/21
Contribue à la production de Papa PhD sur Patreon ! Ou ravitaille David en café :) Cette semaine, je t'apporte une conversation où, avec Émilie Doré de Réussir son doctorat, on fait une radiographie des défis actuels de l'expérience de la thèse en sciences humaines et sociales (SHS) et où on discute des pistes à suivre pour offrir aux doctorant.e.s une expérience formatrice et davantage épanouissante. Ce que tu apprendras dans cet épisode : La réalité des thèses sans...
Published 06/17/21
Support the show on Patreon ! Or buy me a coffee :) This week on the show, I bring you a very lucid and pleasant conversation about how the graduate school experience could improve with Monica Granados, Policy advisor at Environment and Climate Change Canada. A lot of the conversation revolved around a subject that I'm passionate about - how can we change the PhD experience so it works for all candidates, effectively launching them towards successful academic, but also non-academic...
Published 06/10/21
Contribue à la production de Papa PhD sur Patreon ! Cette semaine, j'ai l'énorme plaisir de t'apporter les deux chercheuses derrière Thésard-es, un podcast sur la vie de thèse dans le domaine des sciences sociales. Au fil de notre conversation, Jeanne Perrier et Marianne Le Gagneur ont partagé avec moi non seulement leur expérience en tant que chercheuses, mais aussi les questions qui les passionnent à propos du doctorat tel que le vivent les thésardes et thésards en France...
Published 06/03/21
Get the Papa PhD Tool kit ! Hi! This week on Papa PhD, I’m bringing you my conversation with Parag Mahanti. "We recorded this in November, during the Parag’s Thanksgiving break. Since then, India has been severely hit by the second wave of the COVID pandemic, and many lives have been lost. Parag wanted this episode to be dedicated to especially to Late Dr. Ashim Chakravarty. If you want to support the fight against COVID in India, please contact Parag - @ParagMahanti on Twitter. I'd...
Published 05/27/21
Contribue à la production de Papa PhD sur Patreon ! Cette semaine, je vous apporte mon entrevue avec Marie Itoiz. Marie a un trajet en histoire et a partagé avec moi le cheminement qui l'a menée de son doctorat au poste qu'elle occupe aujourd'hui chez Capgemini comme consultante fonctionnelle. Ce que tu apprendras dans cet épisode : Les différents tournants du trajet de Marie Itoiz Le master comme tramplin vers le doctorat avant le doctorat Pourquoi il faut profiter des...
Published 05/20/21
Get the Papa PhD Tool kit ! This week on the show, I'm talking with Sarah Nersesian, a PhD researcher who pursues many passions and interests in life, while remaining a scientist at heart. During our conversation, we talk about making decisions during your academic journey, about finding ways of nurturing your creative side during your PhD, and about the important role mentors can play in your life, especially as a woman in academia. What you’ll learn about in this episode: The...
Published 05/13/21
This week on Papa PhD, I'm bringing you Wilf Nelson. Wilf is a PhD researcher at the University of Bigmingham in the UK and he is the host and producer of the Watercooler Neuroscience Podcast. During our conversation, Wilf shared his passion for science, for science communication, and for podcasting. And if you listen to the end, you'll hear what advice he has to share as a PhD researcher turned entrepreneur. What you’ll learn about in this episode: The main goal of science...
Published 05/06/21
Télécharge la "Boîte à outils pour le doctorat" maintenant ! Cette semaine sur le podcast, on parle réseautage et mise en relation des docteur.e.s et du milieu privé avec Florian Andrianiazy, Directeur Général de PhDTalent. Aujourd'hui, en 2021, il y a encore un certain flou, tant dans l'idée que se font les docteur.e.s du milieu entrepreneurial que dans les attentes qu'ont les RH des sociétés face à un candidat qui se présente avec un doctorat. Ce que tu apprendras dans cet épisode...
Published 04/29/21
Do you need a PhD? When I launched into the doctoral adventure, I wanted to teach at the same level the professors I worked with did. So for me, the answer was yes. In today's episode, My guest, Sherri Widen, shares her journey and her reflections on the reality of the PhD career today and talks about how she found a path that led her to doing research and applying her expertise in child psychology at the community level, in the non-academic space. What you’ll learn about in this...
Published 04/22/21
My experience going through graduate school was mostly of graduate students being fully funded and working exclusively on their PhD, at least until the time came to write their thesis. But this is not the reality for everyone and in all domains of research. Today, I'm bringing you a conversation with Gertrude Nonterah about her journey so far, about her side-hustles during graduate school, abouth her life balance and time management life hacks, and about how she juggles her professional,...
Published 04/15/21
Télécharge la "Boîte à outils pour le doctorat" maintenant ! Qu'est-ce qu'Aristote a à voir avec ta recherche d'emploi ? Pourquoi devrais-tu utiliser des stylos de couleur pour écrire ta lettre de motivation ? En quoi la rédaction persuasive peut t'aider dans ton processus de réorientation professionnelle ? Dans ce nouvel épisode de Papa PhD, mon invitée, Alexandra Martel – une spécialiste du copywriting – va répondre à toutes ces questions et partager sa propre histoire de...
Published 04/08/21
Do you have a business idea based on your PhD research? A consultancy or a deeptech project? Well, you are not alone. A lot of PhD researchers out there have plans to become their own bosses rather than getting a job, when they're done with their degree. In today's episode, you'll hear Jessica Steinberg's recount of her experience translating the knowledge she gained working on her thesis into a sustainable business. What you’ll learn about in this episode: Figuring out what aspect...
Published 04/01/21
Welcome to episode 100 of the Papa PhD podcast! In a lot of the conversations I've had in past interviews here on the show, we have talked about how academia and graduate school need to change. For this special episode, I'm bringing you a conversation during which I got a glimpse at what that change can look like. With this week's guest – Shaz Zamore – we dove into the current diversity and inclusivity challenges facing academia today and into how addressing them can change the face of...
Published 03/25/21
Télécharge la "Boîte à outils pour le doctorat" maintenant ! Que deviennent les docteur.e.s une fois sortis du milieu universitaire? Quel est leur rôle dans le tissu socio-écomonique aujourd'hui? Cette semaine, sur Papa PhD, on va parler du tiers secteur de la recherche et de projets d'intégration de docteur.e.s au sein de missions de science citoyenne et d'autres initiatives scientifiques en dehors du cadre académique. Pour ce faire, j'ai invité à mon micro quelqu'un qui Klask!...
Published 03/18/21
This week on Papa PhD, I'm talking with Caolan Kovach-Orr about his journey from the wet lab to a career in data science. During our conversation, we talked Caolan's academic journey, about what skills you should focus on as a candidate, today, if you're interested in data science, about the specifics of the interviewing process for data scientist positions, and Caolan shared specific advice based on his experience as a PhD in the corporate space, so be ready to take notes! What you’ll learn...
Published 03/11/21
This week on Papa PhD, I'm bringing you my recent conversation with Kerri Twigg, career development coach, TEDx speaker, and author of “The Career Stories Method”. During our conversation, we talked about her book and about how her approach applies to PhDs transitioning out of academia and wanting to learn how to retell the ir graduate school stories. Kerri also turned the tables on me and put my career journey under the microscope, during our chat, which felt vulnerable at first, but was an...
Published 03/04/21
Cette semaine, j'ai le grand plaisir de partager avec vous ma conversation avec Martha Boeglin à propos de la bête noire de beaucoup de thésards et thésardes – la rédaction de thèse, notamment les pièges qu'elle peut nous tendre et les tactiques et stratégies pour les éviter ou pour se débloquer. Ce que tu apprendras dans cet épisode : Comment se passe un doctorat en sciences humaines Écrire sa thèse commence par lire - techniques et stratégies de lecture L'écoute active en...
Published 02/25/21
Many of my guests have talked about tuning into and prusuing your passion, when considering career options. In this episode, I talked with Mariana Vargas-Caballero about how she discovered her passion for science and about the choices and principles that brought her into the academic life. What you’ll learn about in this episode: The value of doing a masters before embarking on a PhD How a good lab culture can empower you as an international student How exercises like drawing and...
Published 02/18/21
In this episode, I have the pleasure of talking science communication with former U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Chief of Staff and president of Bayer Strategic Consulting, Mark Bayer. During our conversation Mark and I talked about best practices when communicating science to non-academic audiences, but we also talked about the interface between science and policy, and the role researchers and scholars can play in this sphere. What you’ll learn about in this episode: The...
Published 02/11/21
La vie n’est pas faite de belles lignes droites. Pour mon invitée d’aujourd’hui, Marie-Andrée Fallu, son trajet académique a été assez linéaire jusqu’au post-doctorat, mais différents facteurs sont venus l’orienter vers la carrière qu’elle mène aujourd’hui, loin du terrain et de la recherche… mais pas tant que ça! Ce que tu apprendras dans cet épisode : L'intérêt de faire des jobs pendant la maîtrise L'importance de parler avec des gens autour de vous – professeurs, assistants – et...
Published 02/04/21