Ph.D. candidate Ashley Rose Young recounts her summer experience at a “dream position” with the Food History Project at the National Museum of American History.
Three tips and one resource to keep imposter syndrome at bay while you adjust to your new program and your new identity as a Ph.D. student.
Your Ph.D. training will drill deep into a field, but make sure to widen your intellectual horizons, too.
Seek out more than one mentor and figure out which style of mentoring works best for you.
Tips for new graduate students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences on making the most of their time at Duke—all of Duke.
Instead of building your identity around your career path or your accolades, focus on what you can offer the world.
Not being expected to know everything can be a liberating and empowering experience.
Among the lessons learned: Don’t ignore the job question. Look up the job-placement numbers for your program, even if they might be scary.
The internship experiences are designed to help enrich students’ dissertations and prepare students for academic and nonacademic careers.
A PhD student reflects on lessons learned from a recent conversation with a former philosophy professor who left academia for a career as a data engineer.