“I really believe that I have a lot to learn from students, so I am very curious about what they have to say. What they have to say can improve my work, improve my life, and improve the academic community.”
"Even though I ultimately decided not to pursue an academic career as a faculty member, I still appreciate the training I had as a scientist, because the experience has informed my career trajectory and my work in higher education administration."
"Tackling new problems during my internship reminded me that I am capable of shifting gears and adapting my skills to new contexts. I also feel better prepared after gaining a fresh perspective on career trajectories. First-hand experience in a different environment helped me to cultivate a deeper self-awareness about what I want in my career."
Curious about pursuing an internship in a STEM field but unsure how it will affect your Ph.D. progress? Abigail Jackson, Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry and NSF Graduate Research Fellow, shares how her experience working at the EPA supported her research skills and career trajectory.
As a STEM graduate student, how should you juggle the demands of research in the lab with opportunities to teach? Nichole Orench-Rivera offers useful advice on what to do before, during, and after your course based on her own experience as an instructor of record in Biology.
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.