The transition from undergraduate studies to graduate school can be challenging! There is the whole process of deciding what schools to apply to, taking GRE’s if they are required, completing applications, gathering references, visiting campuses, talking with students and potential advisors in the program and more.
When you have been accepted into a program and confirmed your acceptance, you likely will need to move. It means parting from friends and a place that has become home over the past four years. There is finding housing in a new city, finding the best grocery and pizza shop, and finding Christian community. This is even more challenging if you are studying in a country other than the one in which you are a citizen.
The Emerging Scholars Network exists for these times. We’re committed to supporting aspiring scholars at every stage of their journey, from undergrad to early career faculty, researcher or professional. This is definitely one of those stages!
We’ve pulled together a team of people who know what it is like, grad students who have recently gone through this process and a faculty member who both works with undergraduates headed to grad school and grad students in his program. They don’t consider themselves experts but are glad to share their stories and answer your questions.
Here’s the team:
Daniel Ang is an experimental physicist specializing in atomic, molecular, and optical physics. He expects to complete his doctoral studies at Harvard University in 2022.
Savannah Caldwell is a second-year PhD student in the Medieval Studies program at Cornell University whose interests lie primarily in Middle English and French literature, particularly allegories and dream-visions. She completed her B.A. and M.A. (in English) at the University of Georgia, and her master’s thesis centered on the role of “Reason” as an allegorical figure in medieval texts.
Dave Vosburg is a professor of chemistry at Harvey Mudd College. His research is in the areas of biomimetic cyclizations, natural product synthesis, green chemistry, and self-assembly. He and his wife Kate (an InterVarsity staff minister) co-wrote Jesus, Beginnings, and Science: A Guide for Group Conversation. He has been a frequent writer and speaker for the Emerging Scholars Network.
Hannah Eagleson, Associate Director of the Emerging Scholars Network will moderate the discussion. Hannah has a PhD in Early Modern Literature from the University of Delaware and a Master’s degree from St. John’s College. In addition to her work with ESN, she is the Director of Graduate Student and Faculty Engagement at Chesterton House, a Christian study center at Cornell, and is a gifted editor and convenor.
This live conversation on Zoom will occur October 14, 2021 at 8 pm ET (7 pm CT/6 pm MT, 5 pm PT, 2 pm HT). The conversation will NOT be recorded, allowing for free conversations among the panelists and participants.
So if you are headed to graduate school sign up now at https://tinyurl.com/ESNgo2gradschool to obtain the zoom link for this webinar. If you know someone who is headed to grad school, share this article and encourage them to join the conversation.
About the author:
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