Shape Your Ph.D. 2: Where Research begins: Choosing a Research Project That Matters to You (and the World)

Sep 29, 2022, 6:00 pm7:30 pm
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Event Description
GradFUTURES is pleased to launch “Shape your PhD”- an interdisciplinary learning cohort on Thursdays, Sep 22-Nov 10, 6-7.30 pm. This learning cohort, designed especially for G1 and G2 students, will involve active learning methods driving the direction of content. Join us to reimagine, explore and visualize a holistic PhD experience focused on your personal and professional growth.

Overview: A Ph.D. experience can include much more than disciplinary training and expertise. Although Ph.D. training primarily happens within departments, we encourage graduate students to connect with the vast social and intellectual ecosystem at Princeton’s campus for professional development. The broader campus provides rare access to people from different parts of the world who are motivated by a shared purpose and provide you with the tools and agency to shape your PhD in ways that align with your unique interests, prior experiences and future aspirations.

This is the second session of Shape your PhD interdisciplinary learning cohort, and we’ll center our discussion on the book Where Research Begins (Chicago UP, 2022), which tackles two challenges researchers face with every new project: 
  • How do I find a compelling problem to investigate—one that truly matters to me, deeply and personally? 
  • How do I then design my research project so that the results will matter to anyone else?
Building on our discussion from week 1, we’ll connect our purpose to those of our disciplines, our scholarly communities, and the broader worlds beyond them.
Participants will receive a free copy of Where Research begins: Choosing a Research Project That Matters to You (and the World) (Chicago UP, 2022).

Jules Pizza will be served!