- "The small-group seminar setting was fruitful for refreshing conversations that demystified how "the university" works and keyed me into current debates and challenges for its future."
- "The GradFutures program unlocks a broad range of penetrating insights from graduate students as its appeal across disciplines and fields attracts faculty, campus administrators and alums committed to revealing the full potential of being part of the Princeton University community."
- "[T]his experience helped me form meaningful working relationships with other historians, and has been helpful in framing my prospectus for my dissertation. I am still exploring both academic and non-academic career tracks, and this internship experience was helpful in seeing what possibilities there were for a career outside of academia."
- "Participating in the UAF program was one of the most formative experiences I had at Princeton. The program provided me important mentorship, a supportive community, and lasting connections that expanded my vision of what I could do post-PhD."
- “Along with the practical skills I’ve learned through my work in the Center for Digital Humanities, the UAF fellowship has provided me with a better sense of how the University functions as a whole, offering insight into roles beyond the classroom.”
- "I've gotten to interact with people in departments as diverse as Professional Development and the Office of Undergraduate Student Life, giving me a much more nuanced sense of the complexity of the University and the range of different departments involved in serving the student community"
- "Whether I remain in academia or not, this experience has been tremendously useful to both my career development and my personal development. I'm grateful to all of the kind people at PUP for welcoming me into their workplace."
Amna Qayyum is a historian of modern South Asia with intersecting research and teaching interests in global economic history and modern Islamic thought. She is also interested in comparative and connected approaches towards studying decolonization and the Cold War.