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Draper Students: Considering a PhD after graduation? We’re here to help you get started.

Friday, October 23: PhD Application Workshop
Led by Professors Alan Itkin and Justin Jackson
Draper Map Room
6-8PM

This workshop is a mini-orientation session geared towards students who are either considering a Ph.D. or those who are already in the early stages of the application process. It is also relevant to students who are interested in general information regarding doctoral degrees and those who need some guidance as to what they should be prepared for in terms of the application process. Some general issues that will be tackled are:

  • How do I know if a Ph.D. is right for me?
  • Setting realistic expectations of the Ph.D. process and future career trajectories.
  • Choosing a department as well as a university that is a good fit for me.
  • What to expect in terms of the contents and deadlines for a Ph.D. application.
  • Using Draper as a resource for making decisions about a Ph.D. and a career in academia.

We encourage all Draper students who are interested in future doctoral studies and have questions regarding the same to attend. This workshop will be offered again in the spring.

Please RSVP to draper.program[at]nyu.edu

PhD Application Workshop for Draper Students

PhD Application Workshop
Friday, October 24
6-8pm
Draper Map Room
Led by professors Lori Cole and Justin Jackson

This workshop is a mini-orientation session geared towards students who are either considering a Ph.D. or those who are already in the early stages of the application process. It is also relevant to students who are interested in general information regarding doctoral degrees and those who need some guidance as to what they should be prepared for in terms of the application process. Some general issues that will be tackled are:
– How do I know if a Ph.D. is right for me?
– Setting realistic expectations of the Ph.D. process and future career trajectories.
– Choosing a department as well as a university that is a good fit for me.
– What to expect in terms of the contents and deadlines for a Ph.D. application.
– Using Draper as a resource for making decisions about a Ph.D. and a career in academia.

We encourage all Draper students who are interested in future doctoral studies and have questions regarding the same to attend. This workshop will also be offered again in the spring.

RSVP to draper.program[at]nyu.edu

Reminders! MA writing workshop is tomorrow (new time) and Ph.D. Bootcamp starts Saturday!

Spring MA Thesis Writing Workshop
Led by Emma Heaney and Robin Nagle
 
Friday, March 28
5:00-7:00
Draper Map Room
14 University Place
 
 
Will you be writing your thesis sometime in the next few semesters? Wonder where to start and how to get organized? Curious about honing a topic and finding an advisor? The thesis writing workshop will answer these and other pressing questions. Emma Heaney and Robin Nagle will help you learn how to approach the project with less stress and more focus (even if you won’t be writing your thesis for a while).
 
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Ph.D. Application Bootcamp
A multi-session workshop led by Theresa MacPhail & Alan Itkin
 
Please note: Students *must* have attended a PhD Application Workshop to participate in the Bootcamp. Both sessions of the Bootcamp are required. 

Session One: Saturday, March 29,  Noon – 2:00 pm

Session Two: Saturday, April 12,  Noon – 2:00 pm

Draper Map Room

14 University Place

RSVP: draper.program@nyu.edu

So you know that you want to get a Ph.D. You’ve attended the Ph.D. workshop at Draper and you’ve decided that academic life is right for you. Now the real fun begins. 

You need to put together a great application, an application that sings your praises to admissions committees, that entices them into offering you a great admissions package. But, in order to do that, you have to know a few things first.

This bootcamp is designed for students who know that they want to go on to doctoral study. Over the course of two sessions, we will prepare you for the Ph.D. application process by helping you to get your research proposals in shape. These personal statements are the keystones of your entire application; we  can’t stress enough how much they matter to your success in gaining entry to the program(s) of your choice.

In session one of the series, we’ll spend some time discussing what you’ll need to do for session two. In sum, you’ll need to come to session one with some idea of the discipline(s) you’re interested in. You’ll also need to have some idea about the schools/cities/programs in which you can envision yourself for the next 5-7 years of your academic life. Then, we’ll discuss strategy for Ph.D. applications and homework for the next session.WARNING: This is a bootcamp. There will be a large amount of research, prep work, and writing for session two.

In the second session, you will be responsible for bringing a draft of a personal statement with a semi-fleshed out research project to class for work-shopping and peer review. In addition, you must bring a list of your top 5 schools/programs and know which professors you might want to work with – or who might want to work with you – at each school. You should be able to explain the differences among the programs (each school typically has its own approach to the disciplines) and how you’ll craft a slightly different personal statement for each unique program. 
 
 
These events are for Draper students only.

Reminder: Draper Thesis Workshop this Friday, March 28, 5:00pm

Please note the time change for this week’s Thesis Workshop!

Spring Thesis Writing Workshop
Friday, March 28
5:00-7:00
Draper Map Room
14 University Place

RSVP: draper.program@nyu.edu

Will you be writing your thesis sometime in the next few semesters? Wonder where to start and how to get organized? Curious about honing a topic and finding an advisor? The thesis writing workshop will answer these and other pressing questions. Emma Heaney and Robin Nagle will help you learn how to approach the project with less stress and more focus (even if you won’t be writing your thesis for a while).

Reminder! PhD Application Workshop tonight – Friday, 3/7

***RSVP if you plan to attend*** 
 
Ph.D. Application Workshop 
Led by Professors Taylor Easum and Mario Caro
 
 
Friday, March 7
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Draper Map Room
 

This workshop is a mini-orientation session geared towards students who are either considering a Ph.D. or those who are already in the early stages of the application process. It is also relevant to students who are interested in general information regarding doctoral degrees and those who need some guidance as to what they should be prepared for in terms of the application process. Some general issues that will be tackled are:

  • How do I know if a Ph.D. is right for me? 
  • Setting realistic expectations of the Ph.D. process and future career trajectories. 
  • Choosing a department as well as a university that is a good fit for me. 
  • What to expect in terms of the contents and deadlines for a Ph.D. application. 
  • Using Draper as a resource for making decisions about a Ph.D. and a career in academia.
We encourage all Draper students who are interested in future doctoral studies and have questions regarding the same to attend. This workshop will also be offered again in the fall.