Here are some useful links for WSGW, we hope to help you throughout your years at Tech and beyond. If you have info to add, email us.
List of resources to for while you are stuck at home due to COVID-19. As always, the leadership and fellow members at WSGW are here for you too!
Yoga on YouTube
Zumba on YouTube
- At home workouts
You can use household items as weights (laundry detergent, jugs of water, boxes of unused cat litter). To increase the weight, put multiple items in a bag, such as a reusable grocery bag.
Asics Studio (note: Marguerite didn’t have to pay for the subscription, she thinks because she has a free RunKeeper Account)
Run or walk outside (as long as you stay 6 ft away from anyone else)
Learn how to Knit
DIY Spa Day
Being Productive From Home
Take it easy on yourself. This is a stressful time and while you still can be productive from home, don’t beat yourself up if you’re not as efficient as you normally are.
See this article in the New York Times for some helpful tips.
Alternatives to Experimental Work
Start writing up what you already have, even if it’s not complete. Sometimes writing things down helps you develop new ideas and questions.
Work on designing and planning future experiments, to the extent that you can.
Analyze data you already have.
Review the literature in your field and summarize it. This is something that will go into the Background section of your thesis/paper anyway, so now is a great time to work on it.
Learn new skills in software – e.g. any kind of coding, Solidworks, etc.
FYI you can access LinkedIn Learning for free through Georgia Tech. It’s got a ton of classes on how to do all kinds of things, including softwares and even photography.
Mental Health Resources
For a full list, see the resources sent out by GT.
CARE at care.gatech.edu. This should be your first stop for mental health resources.
The counseling center. They are seeing people remotely, so you can still talk to a counselor.
Division of student life. Also see their website for a link to the emergency student fund if you are experiencing financial hardships due to the current pandemic.
If you have the student health insurance, you can access a free subscription to BetterHelp, an online therapy company. To access your account:
Log on to myaccount.uhcsr.com
On the right under Care Options, select Find Mental Health Provider.
Choose Free Online Counseling and set up your account on BetterHelp’s website.
- GWW School Graduate Handbook contains information regarding obtaining your degree.
- This Quick Reference guide will help you navigate your duties as a graduate researcher.
- The Grad Student Resources guide will help you learn about services and centers on campus available to you.
- Career advice, including for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.
- If you are looking for support, look into federal programs that support graduate students. More fellowship resources can be found here and here.
- Or, if you are interested in public policy, go to this link: Policy Fellowships for Scientists and Engineers.
Food for Thought – Books and Blogs:
- Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student’s Guide to Earning a M.A. or a Ph.D. by Robert Peters.
- PhD is Not Enough: A Guide to Survival in Science by Peter J. Feibelman.
- Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women by Virginia Valian.
- Getting to YES: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Robert Fisher, William L. Ury, and Bruce Patton.
- Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg.
- Looking for a roommate? Email us to check out who is also looking so you can room with some awesome ladies!
Georgia Tech Links:
See the Grad Student Resources guide for a more complete list.