How New Graduate Students Should Spend Their Summers


July 12, 2012

We’ve written before about the need for new Ph.D.’s and postdocs who are about to go on the academic job market to use their summers wisely. If you don’t start readying your job-search materials now, you may find yourself blindsided by the amount of time it takes away from your other duties in the fall. This summer George David Clark, a Ph.D. student at Texas Tech University, will be blogging about his summer experience for The Chronicle in a regular feature called “On Not Squandering the Summer.” With that ground covered, we thought we’d focus this month’s column differently, and look at how first- and second-year doctoral students can make the best use of their time. Read more of this article by Julie Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong at The Chronicle.

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