I have seen many people failing at this to believe it is a good strategy.
So finish your Ph D fast and on time, avoid delaying it.
Traditionally scientists would grow their network and get exposure by publishing papers and attending conference.
In this new world, a great piece of graduate school advice is to take care of your online presence.
You can use a science blog to share your opinion about your field of research.
People will find you and discover what your research is about.
So the best graduate school advice you could get is write, write, and write some more. The alternative of a bigger pay-check in industry will look really tempting at that point.
Since a Ph D involves diving very deep into a topic, one might expect that learning very complicated stuff would be the hardest part. That period is called the Valley Of Shit or the Phase 3 of Ph D Motivation, the “Crisis of Meaning” .
If you haven’t read The 4 Hour Workweek yet, buy it, devour it and apply it to your Ph D.
It is stuffed with great ideas that you can turn into graduate school advice, it will revolutionise the way you see the world.