Some things that prospective Ph.D. students should consider when weighing their admission offers.
How to connect with those who presumably don’t “get” you or (worse) talk about nothing but UNC basketball?
Highly specialized doctoral study can keep your professional orbit very small. Don’t overlook the value of building connections broadly, imaginatively, and courageously.
Professor Marc Brettler (Religious Studies) explains how engaging in service to your department, university, and profession while still in graduate school can help your teaching, research, and job search.
Don’t be so quick to despair or dismiss these positions. They can vary greatly depending on specific circumstances.
When you hear “tenure-track jobs,” do you automatically envision a place like Duke? If so, it’s time to expand your scope.
There may be few discussions on “leadership” around the graduate seminar table, and it’s all the more reason to reflect on how to cultivate it in your academic career.
As you prepare for job interviews, dress appropriately, but try not to overthink it. The most important part of an interview is what doesn’t meet the eye.
A Story+ sponsor reflects on what went right and what he would change about his project.
A history student studying the policy contributions of academics gets a firsthand look at the process (and challenges) of turning academic research into policy at RTI International.