Shape Your Ph.D. 3: Building Improvised and Systematic Cross-Disciplinary Networks for Augmented Thinking

Oct 6, 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.

In total, there will be 6-7 sessions of this Learning Cohort.

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 third session of Shape your PhD interdisciplinary learning cohort. In this session, we’ll discuss the power of building improvised and systematic connections with researchers and thinkers from different disciplines. You will discuss your research interests and projects with someone from a different discipline, and you’ll hear about their own work. You’ll learn how to handle curious conversations with a non-specialist, and you’ll also likely stumble upon interesting questions or perspectives. The conversations will aid your understanding of how someone from a different discipline approaches research problems and how diverse perspectives can augment your thoughts and approaches.


To request accommodations for this or any event, please contact the organizer or James M. Van Wyck at least 3 working days prior to the event.