Tag Archives: doctoral students

Become a Super-Mentee: 10 Strategies to Improve Your Relationship with Your Adviser

Become a Super-Mentee

by Erika Martin, PhD, MPH The PhD Comics provide endless spoofs on academic advisers, including deciphering their email punctuation marks, managing their cryptic instructions, endless cycles of paper revisions, and their lack of awareness about your research. Students across disciplines offer colorful descriptions of their dissertation supervisors, ranging from dark villains (Darth Vader, Voldemort) and disordered personalities (Dr. Jekyll and

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PhD Hacks: Strategic Management for Your Doctoral Studies

by Erika Martin, PhD, MPH Surviving your dissertation and the job market requires a secret sauce of excellent research, strong work ethic, and effective project management. Dissertation advisers typically focus on the first two ingredients. However, project management skills are equally important, and not just for MBA, MPA, MHA, and other terminal degree students who are training for managerial positions.

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