Last summer I taught my first class. The regular teacher wanted the summer off and the academic writing class fell in my lap.
That was fine with me – it was a good fit because I finished my doctorate and scholarly writing was fresh in my mind. The challenge was to teach academic writing to adult ESL students.
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Like many adults, Dr. Bessie DiDomenica and I are lifelong learners. We continue to learn new ways to keep our minds active by working on joint projects with colleagues and other researchers. We find opportunities to present our ideas to academics and the general public. And we continue to publish articles in scholarly journals.
Dr. Bessie and I faced many challenges in graduate school. How did we overcome them? What did we learn from our online experience?
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It’s a great feeling to earn a doctoral degree of any kind – PhD, DBA, DNP, DVM, DSW. Yes, it’s a great feeling for sure. Just think – you can call yourself ‘doctor’, add a new set of letters to your business card, and update your LinkedIn profile with a new title. But what are the real benefits of a doctoral degree in your next career?
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May and June is the graduation season for many colleges and universities. It’s a time for new graduates to look ahead to career options, time off, or preparation for graduate school. How you apply your education is up to you.
Dr. Patti Mason and I believe in getting the maximum value for the time, money, and energy we spent in school. But we realize that education is not for everyone. If you’re in career transition mode, here’s a look at some smart moves and career choices for graduate students in any discipline.
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As our regular readers know, Dr. Patti Mason and I are alumni from Walden University. Dr. Patti earned her Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) specializing in leadership and social change from the School of Management. I earned my PhD in public policy specializing in policy analysis, sustainable communities, and public management and leadership from the School of Public Policy and Administration.
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Looking back, it’s easy to wonder how I survived my PhD journey. Survival is the key word. Working on your doctorate is not like a hobby that’s relaxing and fun. It’s not like a calling or purpose in your life, something that you just have to do. And it’s certainly not a task that you do on a whim or a dare.
When you decide to get a doctorate, it’s one of those things in life that requires what? All of the above? Out of curiosity, I went online to survey other survival strategies for the dissertation process…
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Spring is in the air, pollen is flying and graduation is in bloom. This week many universities are in graduation or commencement mode. It feels great to finish your program, get out of school and start a new life. But now what??? Dr. Patti Mason and I are two years out of finishing our doctorate. Here’s a look at some realities for new graduates and where Dr. Patti and I are in 2017…
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