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  1. Great advice, thank you! I'll definitely look into the skill-based and functional resumes, didn't know those types existed until now.
  2. That sounds good! So how do you highlight the same positions in different ways?
  3. I am wondering if you cannot simply reframe it as an internship project. Because isn't that what it technically became when the master's thesis fell through? Don't put on your resume what it could have been, but describe it as it factually has been.
  4. So here's my issue. I'm about to get my second master degree, the first one a regular MSc and the second one a MRes. Over the course of this time I have conducted and taken part in a number of research projects. All of them have involved extensive fieldwork abroad. Now I am looking for jobs that are related to the practical application of my knowledge. (Btw, I'm in the development field as you can tell from my profile) It was never my goal to stay within academia, but I saw these two masters as a chance to build on my skillset and I am convinced these skills are transferable to the 'applied/practical field'. But this is my dilemma: The last three positions on my resume basically all say "researcher" or "research assistant" in some form. I know that my experiences are more than that, and I want to reframe them so it highlights the "international" and "field experience" aspect rather than the research aspect. Has anyone had do this before, and how did you solve it? Thanks!
  5. I'd say go for Lund. The name of a university will mean less and less the further your career develops. Skills are for life
  6. Ok I'll give you an update once I am there. Did you have to go through the Ocean Workflow yet for housing?
  7. Just give me Phoenix's powers, telepathy and telekinesis. That would be really awesome, I could use it for not having to pay for study books, or for always being able to catch the bus. Also, I would finally know what my dog is thinking all the time!
  8. I'll be there for a summercourse in august anyone else?
  9. Congrats to everyone who was accepted! I was refused. Luckily the attacks in Brussels are giving me a reality check There is not much else on my mind right now.
  10. Did you ask the moderators yet??
  11. I didn't submit a high school diploma, nor do I see the option in the documents list!
  12. reddog

    Older students?

    Proof that one is never too old for a PhD: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/16/french-woman-aged-91-gets-phd-after-30-years Btw, I am not an older student or anything. But I saw the news article and it reminded me of this thread! So I thought I'd post it here as a nice pick-me-up or something like that.
  13. Wow thanks guys, so much new information! I'd actually never heard of academic listservs so I started googling for them. Came across something called H-net and Lsoft and signed up for a couple of sublists in my field of interest. Also, The International Studies Association is completely new to me, but I will definitely keep that in the back of my head for when I ever have anything good enough to submit haha. @fuzzylogician I understand, thanks It's a force of habit I guess, I am used to doing things like this on my own. And I didn't mean that I am not going to ask my advisor, of course I am But I feel more confident asking when I have some background knowledge of my own. I'll definitely ask for such a meeting!
  14. The search function wasn't particularly helpful in finding an answer, so I thought I'd start a new topic. Ofcourse if there already is such a topic, then I'd be very grateful if you could point me in the right direction As preparation for my graduate studies I have been scowering the internet looking for conferences that I might want to attend to gain inspiration, new research ideas, and overall simply become more knowledgeable in my field. I have noticed that there seem to be two types of conferences: 1) those that ask to submit abstracts for posters or presentations, and 2) those that mostly consist of discussion panels and you are basically there to listen, not participate. So my first question would be, can anyone explain how that works? What is exactly the difference between these two, is it just format or is there more to it? My other goal is to 'map out' the conferences in my field so that I have an overview of what is out there, and that I know where to best send my future abstracts. You might say, 'that's what your advisor is for', but I don't want to blindly depend on my advisor to point me to the 'right' conference. Having an overview is also important for me to gain a sense of possible underlying politics or the weight of a certain conference. So how do I go about this? How do you guys know about the different conferences in your field? Do you have a systematic approach to find out online, or do universities maybe have a database? One thing I tried is to sign up for a bunch of discipline-related newsletters, but I am not sure if this is a good approach. Anyway, thanks for any insights you might have for me!
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