Peter Krause

Assistant Director/Career Coach, Dartmouth

Peter draws upon a robust background in teaching and advising to engage students at all stages of their professional development and career exploration. He is familiar with a wide variety of career pathways, especially related to the humanities, arts, and academia, and is knowledgeable about graduate study and graduate school applications. Peter is eager to work with all students to encourage reflection on their personal and professional goals. Before coming to Dartmouth, he taught and oversaw the writing center at Fordham University and was a Program Coordinator on the GradFUTURES professional development team at The Graduate School at Princeton University. Peter holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from Fordham University, as well as an M.A. from New York University, and a B.A. (summa cum laude) from Goucher College. Originally from Maryland, Peter can often be found exploring new running trails, reading, playing with his dog, Obi, and trying to learn French (though his progress is glacially slow).

"I have found that there is a nearly universal willingness among folks in business, non-profits, academia, government, etc., to respond positively to the cold email from an inquisitive grad student. People get it: we are eager to know more about what they do, and how our knowledge and skills may relate to their field. What was their path? What are their recommendations? Communicating beyond the sphere of your discipline or department is enormously valuable--plus, folks always appreciate corresponding with keen thinkers and good writers! So send that email, make that call, or walk over and introduce yourself.

I owe a great deal of my professional development awareness to figures close to GradFUTURES such as Assistant Dean James Van Wyck and Professor Lenny Cassuto (Fordham University). Their writing ("The ReImagined Ph.D." and "The New Ph.D." are essential) and teaching encourages grad students to be clear-eyed about the prospects of academic job markets, ambitious in their networking and skills development, and innovative in  applying the grad student toolbox widely. Through my engagement with GradFUTURES I have made valuable connections, been asked tough and vital questions, and--most importantly--come to view my time in graduate school not only as an intense period of research and teaching, but also as unique and invaluable preparation for diverse careers."

I have participated in the following GradFUTURES Programs: GradFUTURES Forum

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