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PhD Panel

On April 26th 2013 a PhD Panel was held to discuss why and how one applies to a PhD program. The four panelists of professors and doctoral students shared their own experiences and motivations for applying to doctoral programs. Despite their varying reasons, they all ultimately decided that they were fully committed to a rigorous doctoral program as training for an academic career. They shared that it was this commitment to one’s field that schools primarily sought in doctoral candidates.

Attendees left with key points like:
-preparation and research to find the right program for you is essential.
-reach out and communicate with those programs and specific faculty you want to work with.
-consider how the program will change your lifestyle: finances, spouses, children, location.

Flyers from the event can be downloaded from the right.