Now that we’re “back to normal,” it takes more than hitting ‘Leave Meeting’ to exit a boring talk! We skip the usual structure of our episodes and speak freely about preparing for and attending conferences as graduate students. We answer listener questions like, What’s the point of going to conferences? Should I attend a conference as an undergrad? How do I socialize and connect with others at an academic conference? How do you manage the financial aspect of attending conferences?

We also spill the tea on people getting roasted after their talks and our best and worst experiences of conference-going! Tune in, because it’s helpful and entertaining – our specialty!

Book recommendations:

How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety (Ellen Hendriksen, 2019)

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