Graduate students

U of Southern California starts program to train recent Ph.D.s as teachers

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The University of Southern California starts a program to train recent Ph.D. recipients to be better teachers and maybe get a leg up in the job market.

Study finds first-time enrollment in graduate school is up 3.5 percent

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Study finds first-time graduate school enrollment is up 3.5 percent, the biggest annual increase since the Great Recession.

An experienced professor's advice for new teaching assistants (essay)

Julie Dodd shares the advice she gives graduate students about to teach undergrads for the first time -- and reminds professors of their obligation to share their expertise.

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Don't count on the Internet to advise your grad students' job searches (essay)

Job candidates have access to more information than ever about the search process, but departments and their faculties must not leave grad students to the vagaries of Internet advice, Marietta Morrissey argues.

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Essay on how new Ph.D.s may want to consider careers in the federal government

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James M. Van Wyck interviews Alexandra Lord, who left a tenure-track position in history for a career in government -- and is glad she made the switch.

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How creating a student group can help doctoral students, too (essay)

Robert Greim describes how his graduate cohort helped themselves and other future academics by creating a student organization.

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Visiting assistant professorships get a bad rap. One college says it does them better.

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If visiting assistant professorships get a bad rap, one college says it does them better.

Berkeley study finds high levels of depression among graduate students

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A decade after a landmark study of graduate students at Berkeley, a new study finds many problems persist -- and many doctoral students are depressed.

Essay on how graduate students can fight impostor syndrome

It's normal for graduate students to feel a bit intimidated sometimes, but they need to remind themselves that they belong and that they are learning, writes Stephen J. Aguilar.

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Essay on how to reach the Ph.D. dissertation finish line

Lori A. Flores offers tips for getting the thing done.

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