December 16, 2016


  • Follow Your Energy

    March 11, 2019

    Follow your energy

    Feeling overwhelmed by All The Things you can (or should) do as a graduate student? Some field-tested advice for when decision fatigue sets in.

  • Channels and Challenges of Public Scholarship

    February 25, 2019

    Glover and Strayhorn

    Two Ph.D. students discuss what they learned about engaging broader audiences in a hands-on course about public scholarship.

  • Reimagining Doctoral Education at Duke

    February 12, 2019

    Findings and recommendations from a Duke initiative to plot a course for Ph.D. training in the 21st Century.

  • Archival Expeditions, Unexpected Discoveries

    February 5, 2019

    Peer mentoring, public scholarship, and connecting with other areas of Duke were just a few of the benefits of a research collaboration between two history Ph.D. students fostered by a Rubenstein Library initiative.

  • Let’s Talk about Nonacademic Jobs

    January 28, 2019

    PhD students shouldn’t feel like they need to hide when talking about nonacademic jobs. How can we foster a climate where these conversations aren’t a big deal?

  • When Thank-You Notes Aren’t Enough

    January 14, 2019

    thank-you note

    Make the time to follow up with those who have helped your professional journey, even (or especially) well after your interaction with them.

  • Teaching Public Scholarship

    January 8, 2019

    Laurent DuBois

    Graduate students need more curricular and advising support on engaging with broader audiences. One faculty member discusses his effort to help address this need.

  • Not your Grandma’s MLA (or AHA)

    December 4, 2018

    With both organizations’ annual conventions in Chicago at the same time next month, you won’t be able to go to every session. Here are some VH@Duke recommendations to help you plan.

  • Assembling Your Search Party (Part II): Nonacademic Jobs

    November 26, 2018

    Nonacademic job search party

    First identify your core supporters (PhDs not required), and continue to grow your professional network expansively, creatively, even playfully.

  • Assembling Your Search Party (Part I): Academic Jobs

    November 12, 2018

    Who is in your job search party?

    Which texts (beyond The Professor Is In) and people should you consult when you are preparing your academic job search materials?