Letters

I really enjoyed reading your article on social networking Web sites and personal blogs in the March 2007 gradPSYCH ("Too much information") I found this article to be very practical and timely. Many graduate students, myself included, have MySpace and Facebook accounts and don't realize what might happen if potential employers or clients would gain access to them.

Our generation of graduate students needs to learn that our online identities do have an impact on our careers, and I think your article brought this issue up for discussion. In addition, I was happy to see that you pointed out many of the benefits of having a presence online. I can foresee a time in the future when not returning any results on Google will be held against us as we apply to postdocs and internships.



 

In November

  • Going abroad: Cross-border collaboration is increasingly common, especially among bench scientists. Here's how to set up postdocs and summer internships abroad—and what you may learn from them.

  •  Family moving pains: If your heart is set on a far-off internship or postdoc, you may face a tough choice: uproot your spouse and children or move without them. This story will explore how students with families can weather the transition.

In January

  •  Students today: Psychology graduate students are more likely to be older, female and have family obligations than ever before. gradPSYCH's cover package will explore demographic trends among psychology enrollees and report on how departments are changing to accommodate them.

  •  Being a better friend: Many psychology professors will tell you that balance in school requires you to invest in your friendships. This article will offer tips on eking out time for your best relationships and pruning away the ones that no longer work for you.