Finding one’s niche can be a daunting task. It certainly was for me. As a student who is much older than most of my cohort members AND close in age to many of our professors, I struggled to find my place here at Indiana University. Further complicating things, Continue reading
Life as a graduate student is full of challenges, especially those of the financial nature.
Of course, none of us enter graduate school thinking that we are going to get rich (LOL). Continue reading
AMPATH is one of the main reasons that I chose a doctoral program in Epidemiology at IU. AMPATH, the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare, was established in 2001 as a partnership between Indiana University School of Medicine, Moi University School of Medicine, and the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH). Continue reading
Don’t apply to grad school because you don’t think you can find a job.
I worked for a while before pursuing my PhD and my experiences working in public health helped me figure out what I wanted to actually do for a living. When I realized that I wanted to pursue a doctoral degree, I was able to articulate what I wanted out of the experience and to look for a program that provided that. Being an older student definitely has its pros and cons.
Rob N. Candler highlights some of the issues you might want to consider when pondering the grad school question: http://me.stanford.edu/documents/ME_SSO/Advice_Paper_web.pdf
Joshua Rothman also discusses the “Impossible Decision”: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2013/04/graduate-school-advice-impossible-decision.html
Good luck with your decision!