"Scientists are by nature curious, and that’s what I do as a coach. I ask questions, I look at root causes, I make connections, and I propose solutions, so it’s a continued path, not a different path!" June Mullaney Mader shares her path through a Ph.D. in Chemistry to industry to coaching and organizational development.
Do you know what resources Duke offers if you find yourself in an emergency situation? A team from the Emerging Leaders Institute focused on raising awareness about emergency resources on campus—so graduate students can find them when they need them.
"Graduate students tend to be nervous about two things: writing research proposals and giving presentations on their work. These are two invaluable skills that will serve you well regardless of what you do or where you are after graduate school, so you should hone those skills!"
“I think we need to get away from the notion, especially in the pure sciences, that we should not deal with problems or projects that are too practical or too political. The truth is, as soon as someone other than the scientists cares about a particular issue, that issue becomes a political one. So be open, take advantage of opportunities to enrich and understand the broadened relationship of what you do within your field to the rest of the world.”
Jeffrey Nicolaisen (religion) and Isak Tranvik (political science) are among 21 recipients of the nation's largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values.
The Speed Mentoring Event was a creative and ambitious idea that exceeded our expectations. It allowed mentees to broaden their network of peer-mentors who could provide multiple resources, not only for completing their respective graduate programs, but for thriving within them as well.