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.
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.