Pursuing the PhD: Myths and Realities


Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 4:30pm to 5:30pm



Are you a college or master's student considering a PhD in the humanities or social sciences or STEM? It's important to know what to expect before embarking on the PhD. Come hear from advanced graduate students who will share their tips and advice on applying for, and surviving and thriving in, graduate school. We'll also discuss essential questions you must ask yourself before committing to the PhD, as well as how to position yourself for a career within or beyond the professoriate after grad school. PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND.


  • Kelly Brignac, PhD Candidate, History
  • Onisha Etkins, PhD Candidate, Population Health Sciences
  • Austin Garner, PhD Candidate, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
  • Nikhita Obeegadoo, PhD Candidate, Romance Languages
  • Michael Ortiz, PhD Candidate, American Studies



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