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.
Exploring these opportunities now can broaden and shape your academic trajectory in ways that might not be obvious until later, so don’t wait until you find a clear “fit” or pass some milestone before diving in.
Some things to look for and ask about when you are applying for nonacademic jobs to make sure the position is right for you.
Congratulations on your academic job offer! But before you accept, make sure you consider these questions and figure out if this job is actually a good fit.