Mathematics Students Resource













A Mathematician's Survival Guide, Steven G. Krantz

The Survival of a Mathematician, Steven G. Krantz

The Ph.D. Grind, Philip Guo

Career Advice From an Oldish Not-Quite Geezer, Robert J. Sternberg

Four Golden Lessons, Steven Weinberg

Advice for the Young Scientist, John Baez

Letters to a Young Mathematician, Ian Stewart

Advice to a Young Mathematician, Sir Michael Atiyah, Bela Bollobas, Alain Connes, Dusa McDuff, and Peter Sarnak

Useful Things to Know When Starting Graduate School, UC Davis

Beginning Our Careers, edited by Curtis D. Bennett and Annalisa Crannell

This is What I Hope I’ve Taught You, Christine Carter

Choosing an Advisor, Dan Margalit


Ten Lessons I Wish I Had Been Taught, Gian-Carlo Rota

Career Advice, Terry Tao

The Three Things Exercise, Ravi Vakil

Eleven things I'm glad I knew (or wish I'd known) as a grad student, Benson Farb

The Awesomest 7-Year Postdoc or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tenure-Track Faculty Life, Radhika Nagpal

Happiness Tip: Develop Grit, Christine Carter

Your body language may shape who you are, Amy Cuddy

Imposter Syndrome

21 Proven Ways to Overcome Impostor Syndrome

Got impostor syndrome? Congratulations, you’re not a sociopath!

Feel Like a Fraud?, Kirsten Weir

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome, Marion Sewer

You do not need to work 80 hours a week to succeed in academia, Meghan Duffy


Some Points of Etiquette for Mathematicians

A Scientist's Guide to Academic Etiquette, Female Science Professor

Time Management

Time Management, Randy Pausch

Time management for new faculty, Anastassia Ailamaki and Johannes Gehrke

Summary of Time Management Discussion at Faculty Retreat, Dave Patterson

Time Savers: Teaching, Scholarship, Service, Mike Arnzen

Good Deeds That Are Most Punished: Part 1: Teaching, Part 2: Service, Part 3: Research, David D. Perlmutter

Emacs Org Mode


A Calendar Syncing Protocol, Dan Margalit

Personal Kanban


On proof and progress in mathematics, William Thurston

Foreword to Teichmüller Theory and Applications to Geometry, Topology, and Dynamics, Volume I, William Thurston

What's a mathematician to do?, Bill Thurston


Career Mentoring Workshop

Path of Professorship

Topology Students Workshop

Health and Balance

The health hazards of sitting

Work Life Balance, Academic Coaching & Writing This is what I hope I’ve taught you, Christine Carter

Applying to Graduate School

Personal Statements: A Secret Family Recipe, Dan Margalit

Leave Dr. Seuss Out of It, Female Science Professor

A Crash Course in Applying to a Math PhD, Gregory Borissov