1. Social Networks in Graduate School

    In the continuing theme of socialization in graduate education, I recently read Processes of Socialization in American Graduate Schools, Making Elite Lawyers, and Scientific Elite. In the first article, Gottlieb shows that graduate students change their career preferences based on the opportunity to discuss one's plans with faculty and the …

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  2. Identification with Graduate School Socialization

    In The Development of Identification with an Occupation and The Elements of Identification with An Occupation, Becker and Carper identify how graduate students ("young males" in 1956) come to be socialized into the fields of physiology, engineering, and philosophy, including the construction of their identity within that field. They demonstrate …

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  3. Media Venues

    I'm realizing that if I'm going to be a media wonk, I'm going to have to learn to navigate a new set of conferences and publication venues. At a colloquium this evening, Professors mentioned a few variables related to strategies for networking, creating panels, and filling the CV, as well …

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  4. The Danger of Extending Deadlines

    I'm receiving a few good natured jibes from fellow students in a class where I resisted the idea of extensions or exceeding page length requirements. There's two issues there. Given my RSI, I have to be very careful in planning my keyboard intensive activities and I must pace myself. If …

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