A Good (Must) Read for CCI Ph.D. Students

RE:   “Graduate School Is a Means to a Job”

I recently came across an article entitled “Graduate School Is a Means to a Job” in the Chronicle of Higher Education.  It is a good read and I strongly encourage our current (and prospective) Ph.D. students to check it out.   To peak your interest, here is a brief excerpt:

“Never forget this primary rule: Graduate school is not your job; graduate school is a means to the job you want. Do not settle in to your graduate department like a little hamster burrowing in the wood shavings. Stay alert with your eye always on a national stage, poised for the next opportunity, whatever it is: to present a paper, attend a conference, meet a scholar in your field, forge a connection, gain a professional skill.”

The full article and reader comments may be found online, SEE:


Frank D’Andraia

Service Professor

Department of Information Studies

College of Computing and Information

141A Draper Hall

135 Western Avenue

University at Albany

State University of New York

Albany, New York 12222

E-Mail:  fdandraia@albany.edu

Phone:  518.442.5118

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