Our program centers on mentorship: From the start of the program, professors provide support as faculty mentors and work collaboratively with doctoral students to conduct research and co-author papers.
Students have access to a variety of programming that enhances their professional development: lunches, seminars, job talks, mock interviews, and Job Club. These informal and formal opportunities and events complement the mentorship from which every student benefits. Programming encompasses a range of topics, including how to apply for funding and prepare for presentations, what it’s like to work at research institutions, cover letters, and more.
Additionally, all doctoral students are eligible to be reimbursed up to $1,000 annually for expenses related to conference travel when presenting a paper or poster. With prior approval, these funds may also be used to attend specialized trainings. To further assist with professional development, the school provides business cards for all doctoral candidates.