As a National Humanities Without Walls Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Liz Crisenbery will participate in a three-week series of workshops aimed at helping doctoral students prepare for careers within and beyond academia.
Thinking about pursuing positions in consulting or other non-academic careers? Yating Li, Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Policy, shares how she found resources and communities at Duke to support her throughout the application process.
"A good mentor has to want to see a person develop professionally as well as personally. As a manager, I felt that the word manager did not sound that much different from mentor. In addition to making sure tasks were completed, I made sure that the people who worked under me progressed in their careers."
The grants provide up to $2,000 to help graduate students and their departments create discipline-specific professional development programming and resources for exploring both academic and broad career options.
Mohamed S. Ibrahim (Ph.D.'18 electrical and computer engineering) received the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering.
"Cherish the time you have at Duke because you will find it to be the most intellectually stimulating environment that you will ever experience. It may not always be easy or enjoyable, but find time to be thankful for the experience."