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Things I Wish I’d Known in Grad School

Five Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me in Graduate School: Summing Up

We need researchers with varying life experiences, and we need you because you are who you are.

Five Things I Wish Someone had Told me in Grad School: Building a nurturing community

Grad students who weren’t schooled at elite universities face real challenges in a squeezed academic job market. But many talented grad students do reach tenure when they receive the same support and guidance offered in elite universities.


A forum based on a panel organized by Ashley Leeds and the Women in Conflict Studies (WICS) group. Participants discuss the things that they didn’t know – and wish people had told them – while they were in graduate school.

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