You can also link to advice from currently enrolled doctoral students. These students made these comments in response to a survey question (as part of the Survey of Doctoral Education and Career Preparation). We had over 3,500 answers to the question: "Knowing everything that you know now, what advice would you give others entering or in the early years of graduate school?" We grouped the answers into several categories, and selected those that best exemplified typical responses in each category. Survey respondents were students in one of 11 different fields of study, and there are different quotes from each discipline. Click on the name of the discipline to see what students in that area advise:
Thanks to Alissa Naymark and Christen Opsal for coding data and providing support for this project.
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Introduction | 1: Questions for yourself | 2: Questions for program | 3: Questions for advisor | Resources
Survey on Doctoral Education