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
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!
Post-Election Day, My President still Looks Like Me.
Exciting collaboration between the Black Graduate Student Association, Black Culture Center, and the undergraduate chapters of the IUB National Pan-Hellenic Council for President Barack Hussein Obama’s re-election watch party.
After the re-election for Mr. President was confirmed, everyone took celebration pictures because for another 4 years, the president looked like us.
The University Graduate School, in partnership with the Graduate and Professional Student Organization, established the Emissary for Graduate Student Diversity program in 2007-08. The goal of the Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity program is to informally recruit diverse prospective graduate students by providing information about graduate recruitment and selection practices, funding, community and other support resources. Each cohort of emissaries provide information and referrals on campus resources; in addition to building community and networking with prospective graduate students.
Note that the Emissary Program is active while classes are in session, and has limited accessibility during campus breaks.
Other Resources for Potential IU Graduate Students