Hi, I'm Pauline 🇫🇷, I started this blog in July 2018 to discuss what helped me during my PhD studies in the hope that it can help other students :)

I am writing about PhD students' #mental health and about #soft skills (transferable skills) because for me these two subjects are partly overlapping. More about that in my first blog post: How a doctoral program saved my PhD.

I've been writing about project management applied to academia, and made a resource to provide an overview of different tools available.

I like summarizing and organizing information, have a look at my other resources like on social media, and if you're in Switzerland, make sure to check out this article about graduate centers and soft skills programs in Swiss Universities. 🇨🇭

My most successful article so far is this one: Highlights of a review about the PhD experience (Sverdlik et al., 2018).

I'm French and completed my PhD in Switzerland, to know more about me, have a look at the About page.


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PhD Life Bingo!

PhD Timeline / Gantt chart

Checklist to clarify expectations