Excelstentialism and Systems Blogging

  One thing I’ve grappled with frequently on this blog is whether I am an “Excel blogger.” It is probably increasingly clear that I do not primarily write about Excel. This is especially true because as a graduate student, I do not spend nearly the same amount of time in spreadsheets as I once had. […]

5 Reasons You Should Never Go to Grad School Without Working First

Thinking of grad school? Get a job. Then think about it some more. And if you keep thinking about it, go. You’ll be older, wiser, and more ready to succeed. Those with work experience have an incredible advantage over classmates who have no professional work experience. Here’s why:  1. You’ve learned detachment “It will crush […]