Part Three: Should I Attend Grad School? Or What was I thinking? What counsel would I give someone who is considering grad school? First, think about it in terms of vocation. If your vocation, or expanding your vocation requires you to attend grad school, then I think it is definitely something that should be considered. […]
Returning to Graduate School – Thoughts by Michael Stell (2)
Part Two – Being a Graduate Student When I entered grad school, I entered with a sense of purpose that was in my mind akin to the idea that the Puritans had of vocation or calling. Attending a Catholic university, I realize that many use the word vocation in strictly religious ways, but the Puritans […]
Returning to Graduate School – Thoughts by Michael Stell (1)
Introduction After several months of connecting on-line, I had the privilege of meeting Michael in Lancaster, PA. What brought him to my neck of the woods? His research on John Williamson Nevin (1803 – 1886). John Williamson Nevin not only taught in the seminary of the German Reformed Church in America in the mid-nineteenth century, […]
13 Ways of Looking at Graduate School: Part 4
Final piece of a 4-part series by a recent PhD recipient who has been involved with ESN and wanted to share lessons he learned during graduate school.
13 Ways of Looking at Graduate School: Part 3
Part 3 (of 4) of a series by a recent PhD recipient who has been involved with ESN and wanted to share lessons he learned during graduate school.