Category Archives: Dissertation Completion

Dissertation House Summer 2012 at College Park … A Success!


The results are in! The Dissertation House at College Park was a success. Dr. Carter-Veale and Dr. Alexis Williams recorded the full range of sentiments, reflections, and take-home messages on our Summer 2012 Challenge, and on the PhD Completion website.   … Continue reading

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Proposal and Dissertation Preparation WEBINARS for All! July 16 & 17, 2012


Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale and Dr. Renetta G. Tull of the PROMISE Dissertation House have been invited by the Empowering Leadership Alliance (ELA) Mentoring Program of Rice University to lead two webinars next week on preparing the proposal and the final defense. *Proposal … Continue reading

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“Get it out of your head, and put it on paper!”


This morning’s Dissertation House mini-lecture focuses on Overcoming Writer’s Block. This morning, Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale, Dissertation Coach, is discussing tips for moving past mere thoughts and blockages. The theme for the morning is to “start writing!” The founders of the … Continue reading

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Dissertation House at College Park, Coming July 23. Deadline 7/11


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Summer Weekend Dissertation House “Home” – Math/Psych Room 103, 8:30 AM – 7 PM, Fri. – Sat., June – August.


The PROMISE Dissertation House is committed to helping students to finish their dissertations.  Therefore, we invite all students who have participated in a past Dissertation House or one of the “How to Complete Your Thesis or Dissertation” to participate in … Continue reading

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Summer Dissertation House 2012, July 10-13 at UMBC


The Summer Dissertation House is coming to UMBC, July 10-13.  Graduate students who plan to participate should follow the application procedures on the application webpage for the Dissertation House. Open application period: April 30, 2012 – May 14, 2012. Applications received … Continue reading

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Comments Regarding A Successful Defense Of A Dissertation (Input from a 2007 Physics Alum)


In 2007, Willie Merrell, a theoretical particle physics student from PROMISE at College Park, shared the following information following his doctoral defense. Willie was part of the first group of PROMISE Peer Mentors. We reprise this article which has been … Continue reading

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Today’s talk: “Understanding your advisor and committee” @CarnegieMellon (sponsor: @QoLTCenter)


Today’s Dissertation House mini-lecture for Wednesday, March 28, 2012 will be “Understanding your advisor and your committee”.  This session will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 PM in the Gates-Hillman 4405 Building on Carnegie Mellon’s campus in Pittsburgh.  All graduate … Continue reading

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This dissertation process is not a campfire, it’s a 6 burner stove


This afternoon at Carnegie Mellon University, Dissertation Coach Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale discussed the “10 Mistakes the Graduate Students Should Avoid” at the PROMISE AGEP/QoLT Center’s Dissertation House workshop. She discussed this post’s title (attributed to science.org), as she told students … Continue reading

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