'Grad School Confidential' Podcast

Pulling back the curtain on grad student life...

Being a graduate student is complicated. Sometimes you’re on top of the world. At other times, it seems like you’re the only one feeling alone, unsure of yourself, or at odds with your supervisor.

Look deeper, though, and you'll find many of your classmates quietly facing their own worries. Grad School Confidential is a podcast dedicated to breaking the silence over these academic and personal challenges.

In each episode, we chat with members of the campus community about their experiences with a type of hurdle that you may face. And we offer tips and resources to help you surmount it.

Episode 7. The Goldilocks Zone

Release date: April 14, 2023

People are always telling you to find work-life balance. It’s easy to say, but why is it so hard to do? In this episode, current and former grad students talk about the guilt of saying no, the anxiety of proving they belong and the mistakes they made along the way. They tell us that finding the perfect balance — and staying there, in the Goldilocks Zone — may be an impossible dream. 

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