December 16, 2016

Blog

  • 5 Cents Worth of Advice on Finishing a Ph.D.

    April 9, 2018

    5 Cents Worth of Advice on Finishing a Ph.D.

    Significant life achievements such as earning a doctorate are moments of great celebration, but they can pose unexpected challenges as well.

  • When the Department Chair Steals Your Desk (and Other Office Problems)

    March 27, 2018

    When the Department Chair Steals Your Desk (and Other Office Problems)

    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).

  • Graduate Study and the Time-Management Matrix

    March 19, 2018

    Graduate Study and the Time-Management Matrix

    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.

  • Mentor Envy

    March 6, 2018

    Mentor Envy

    Wishing for better mentoring? It’s important to manage your expectations and think creatively in your search for critical academic and professional guidance.

  • VH@Duke Awards 8 Internships for 2018

    February 27, 2018

    VH@Duke Awards 8 Internships for 2018

    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.

  • Can a Humanities Education Prepare You For #StartupLife?

    February 26, 2018

    Can a Humanities Education Prepare You For #StartupLife?

    Believe it or not, your humanities Ph.D. training could give you a leg up on the competition in the tech startup world.

  • Congratulations – YOU’RE IN!! Now What?

    February 19, 2018

    Congratulations – YOU’RE IN!! Now What?

    Some things that prospective Ph.D. students should consider when weighing their admission offers.

  • Partying with Nonacademics

    February 12, 2018

    Partying with Nonacademics

    How to connect with those who presumably don’t “get” you or (worse) talk about nothing but UNC basketball?

  • Which Cats Are in Your Circle?

    February 5, 2018

    Which Cats Are in Your Circle?

    Highly specialized doctoral study can keep your professional orbit very small. Don’t overlook the value of building connections broadly, imaginatively, and courageously.

  • Becoming A Well-Rounded PhD: The Role of Service

    January 30, 2018

    Becoming A Well-Rounded PhD: The Role of Service

    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.