Ph.D. Year 3

You have entered a new phase in your doctoral journey and as you continue to grow and explore your options consider the following tips and resources.

  • Prepare for qualifying exams. Seek writing tutors in your respective department and prepare to defend your exams among your committee 
  • Consider how you want to leverage your masters vs your PhD degree 
    • Meet with your Graduate Advisor and Career Advisor to discuss your career plans 
    • Begin designing your Dissertation Prospectus  
    • If your academic plans change, it is important to weight out your options to leverage your master’s degree and engage in a job search process or continue with your academic goal to obtain your Ph.D.  
  • Consider developing more manuscripts related to your research 
  • Take advantage of teaching and internship opportunities 

Prepare for non-tenure job or industry opportunities