• YVR x BER
    Campfire

    Vancouver x Berlin

    Last weekend marked my “one month in Vancouver” milestone, which made me think about how this city is different from my home city of Berlin. First, I should say I absolutely love Berlin. For me, it is the greatest city in the world. It is really hard to compete with that. However, I could not stay in Berlin anymore because, although I love the city with all my heart, I needed a break from its people. Berliners are rude, unfriendly, grumpy, always in a rush, and complain a lot (not all of them obviously, there are amazing people as well). As I have gone through a lot of personal changes…

  • Techno
    Campfire

    Techno – balm for my soul, fuel for my academic career.

    If you are serious about your academic path, being in university and keeping up with all the coursework is time-consuming, and sometimes overwhelming. If you also have a job at the same time. It is far too easy to lose yourself in work. There’s always something you could be working on, because as a student you don’t really get to have a break. Reading, research, exams, papers, presentations, and the list could go on and on. The same holds true for anyone, who is ambitious, and dedicated to their job. It’s just that the small print is different. Last year, I got to a point where I was ready to…

  • Lisa Matthias
    Spotlight

    Why I decided to publish my Master’s thesis

    A little over a month ago, I published my Master’s thesis (you can read about it here). Special thanks to the amazing team at ScienceOpen, who made it all possible and painless. I will write about the publishing process another time. One reason why I wanted to publish my thesis was that, realistically, nobody really cares about thesis grades later on in your career, but a publication gives you credibility. Master’s degrees are relatively common these days, but a publication will help you stand out from other candidates when you apply for jobs. Besides, it shows your future employers that you are hard-working, determined, and dedicated. Because let’s be honest,…