Last week, two of my colleagues and I were invited to a professional development workshop held by the PhD students in the Sanford School of Public Policy on the topic of getting the most out of a PhD.
Specifically, the PhD students wanted to know what we had done (and when) in years 1 to 5 of our doctoral studies, and how we had navigated the process leading to our first publication.
Here are my slides for the workshop, and here is the audio, which you can also stream below. I speak from the beginning until about 16:00, when Nick Carnes takes over. Amar Hamoudi starts at around 28:00.
With two economists and a political scientist on the panel, this is heavily tilted toward the quantitative social sciences, but hopefully there will be something in here for everyone. If anything, you can always make fun of my accent.
(UPDATE: Some of you cannot get the audio below to stream. If that’s the case for you, download the .mp3 above and try a few players. It works well on my Windows Media Player, but not on my foobar, for example.)Marc F. Bellemare, Nick Carnes, and Amar Hamoudi - Getting the Most out of Every Year of Doctoral Work