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Recent PhD recipient Buddini Karawdeniya


How to be a Successful Graduate Student

Recent Dwyer laboratory PhD recipient Buddini Karawdeniya, writing in a Nature Career Column, shares her experience in how to succeed in graduate school by avoiding six common mistakes.

Karawdeniya writes “During my time as a graduate student researching analytical sensors in the Dwyer laboratory at The University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, I made a lot of mistakes — some of which matured into valuable lessons. If you are already in graduate school, or have decided to start, here are six things I recommend you do not do.”

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Dr. Karawdeniya shares more graduate school insights and gives mentoring advice in Oct. 4, 2019 issue of Science

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