My years working and volunteering as an activist, an independent media journalist, and a community organizer helped me grow in teaching, collaboration, and creativity. They’ve been as valuable to me in the academic world as the lessons of any class I’ve ever taken.
The dinner table is the best place to make new friends and build your social network. An intimate etiquette dinner with alumni helped Pathology students grow more confident and prepared before entering the professional world.
Gift yourself the time and space to reflect on what you’ve accomplished so far and where you’d like to go in the future. Imagine where your Ph.D. can take you, and begin building a plan to accomplish your vision. The new ImaginePhD tool for the humanities and social sciences is available to Duke users starting October 9.
"Be engaged with your community – take advantage of the leadership positions available, and reach out to Duke alumni. Expand beyond your current research bubble and talk with some of the professors and students beyond your department, so that you can get outside perspectives."