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Q&A with Bahareh Ansari: One International Student’s Experience and Advice During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the daily lives of Americans and citizens around the world who are practicing social distancing to help stem the novel coronavirus that causes the disease. For international students living abroad in host countries, the stress and anxiety can be even more unnerving than for those of us who are required to work or school from

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Navigating the Post-Candidacy Abyss: Locating the Elusive Dissertation Topic

by Erika Martin, PhD, MPH Congratulations, you have achieved candidacy! Now what? The first couple years of a doctoral studies are arduous but predictable: slogging through tough coursework, learning new theories and methods, juggling academic work with teaching or other responsibilities, attending seminars, and trying to figure out academic culture. After some core milestones (such as coursework, comprehensive exams, candidacy

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The PhD Knowledge Lifecycle: Actual Versus Perceived Knowledge

by Erika Martin, PhD, MPH  PhD Knowledge Lifecycle 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

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January’s Hack: Ten Strategies to Solicit Better Writing Feedback

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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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Art of Decluttering Your Dissertation

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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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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