Monthly Archives: July 2015

Choosing the Right Dissertation Advisor

Your relationship with your dissertation advisor can make or break your grad school experience. The right advisor can mentor you throughout graduate school and beyond, but the wrong advisor can hamper your progress and hold you back. So how do you pick the right dissertation advisor?

Meet Many Professors

While some doctoral programs will […]

What does it mean to “Advance to Candidacy” or to be “ABD”?

Perhaps you’ve heard other PhD students talk about “advancing to candidacy” or attaining “ABD status,” and wondered what these terms mean. While the precise terminology among schools and departments, these terms are generally used to describe graduate students who have completed all of their exams and coursework, and only have their dissertation left to […]

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