Ph.D. candidate Laura Jaramillo reflects on how a VH@Duke PhD Innovation grant helped her and fellow students overcome writing obstacles and recognize the value of their academic skills in the wider work world.
Insights from two recent workshops on organizing your research and writing, such as ditching the fantasy of a “clear day” or a “clear desktop.”
Thoughts on advising dissertations and the students who write them, inspired by a recent VH@Duke panel.
Three recent Duke PhDs in humanities and humanistic social sciences discuss career satisfaction, work-life balance, and other topics not covered in graduate school.
Significant life achievements such as earning a doctorate are moments of great celebration, but they can pose unexpected challenges as well.
Furniture and windows may be the most visible part of your work space, but the most important part could be what’s not there (other people).
Carving out the dedicated, focused time you need for graduate study is an ongoing process, and requires both self-reflection and a toolbox of carefully chosen strategies.
Wishing for better mentoring? It’s important to manage your expectations and think creatively in your search for critical academic and professional guidance.
The opportunities will help Duke Ph.D. students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences integrate relevant off-campus work experiences with their academic interests and professional goals.
Believe it or not, your humanities Ph.D. training could give you a leg up on the competition in the tech startup world.