Personal Well-being and Effectiveness Stories

Sarah Marie Bruno, GS Physics

"The Pathways with a PhD Bootcamp helped me gain a renewed sense of purpose and energy in my graduate studies."

Dane Christie, *19, CBE

"If you cannot convince people of the merit of your ideas in language they can understand, you are not going anywhere, since it is impossible to...

Hasan Hameed, GS, HIS

  • University Administrative Fellow
"I've gotten to interact with people in departments as diverse as Professional Development and the Office of Undergraduate Student Life, giving me a...

Jiayue (Jenny) He, *08, ELE

"Emotional resilience is essential for a founder. One of my undergrad professors told me, “Once you are in a Ph.D. program, it is all about the...

Patrice Jean, *99, MOL

  • Star Lessons in Leadership Keynote Speaker
During graduate school, I honed my skills as a scientist, but I also learned how important it was to engage with all people from different...

Ann Marie Russell, *12, PSY

"When I was in graduate school, it felt like we had two choices: an academic career or failure. The thought of voluntarily pursuing a non-academic...

Matt Weber, *09, PSY

"Academics have more skills than they think, if they can just find the words to explain them to hiring managers. Grad students are required to write...

Jay Xu, *08, ARC

"I am constantly conducting research, and while I’m not able to publish everything, I look forward to my “retirement” when I can start to synthesize...