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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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Are you in Pittsburgh? Come to our Dissertation House Seminars @CarnegieMellon 3/27 & 3/28


You may think that you’re not ready to make preparations for your proposal or dissertation, but at PROMISE, we believe that it is never too early to start thinking about how to communicate your research.  This week, regardless of your … Continue reading

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Ways that others can help you to prepare for your interviews while you’re completing your dissertation


We’ve just posted 15 tips that you can use as you prepare for your faculty interviews on the main page for PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP, however, it can be difficult to prepare for interviews while you’re trying to finish your dissertation.  In … Continue reading

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March Madness! Dissertation House *Insanity* and excitement propels #TeamGetItDone


March Madness is here! The DH students have their “insanity” countdowns, and the team is rallying for the big finish! There are defenses coming up within the next few weeks so we’re cheering everyone on! There are no traditional “March … Continue reading

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Warrior Weekends at the Dissertation House — Fri. Feb. 24 – Sun. Feb. 26, 2012, March 2, 4.


The “Insanity” crew is working hard and over the past two weeks, Dr. Carter-Veale has been able to have several consultations with students from UMBC and UM College Park.  The dates, times, and locations for this weekend’s Dissertation House sessions … Continue reading

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Dissertation Coach Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale presents a seminar for completing the thesis or dissertation on 2/23/12 at UMBC


Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale will  be at UMBC on Thursday, Feb. 23 to present “Practical Steps to Completing Your Thesis or Dissertation.” The seminar will be at 4:30 PM and will end at 6PM.  Details can be found on the PROMISE … Continue reading

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Do you need to continue the Dissertation House experience? Join the “INSANITY/Countdown” group for the next two weekends! Feb. 10-12 & Feb. 17-19, 2012!


Opportunities to work with your friends and colleagues from any session of the Dissertation House (DH) continues over the next two weekends! The group from the January 2012 DH has nicknamed their group “INSANITY!” People in the group and on … Continue reading

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Dissertation Writing & Support Groups starting February. Register now.


The following dissertation support group and writing consultant information is relevant to students from UMBC, UMCP, or UMB. Please register or make an appointment early to get a spot in a group or with a consultant on your campus. In … Continue reading

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SLEEP! It’s like “my precious” (~ @drwestmoreland)


I laughed so hard when I read this line on the Dissertation House blog from Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate, Nikki Westmoreland: “Sleep, it’s like my precious.” She said (wrote) it so casually, but if you’ve seen the “Lord of the … Continue reading

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Dissertation House WEEKEND at UMBC: 26 hours!! Fri. Feb. 3 – Sun. Feb. 5


Due to popular demand, and thanks to the hard work of PROMISE Staff’s Natasha Ramoutar and UMBC’s Mr. W. Archer in Event Planning, there are rooms for the “Dissertation House” at UMBC for nearly 3 full days this weekend! Friday, … Continue reading

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“Alumni” of the Dissertation House, working feverishly to finish — February 2012 weekend sessions


The PROMISE Staff has arranged for alumni of the Dissertation House (students who have participated in at least one Dissertation House week with Dr. Carter-Veale) to continue working on their dissertations during the weekend. You have the “DH” Room — … Continue reading

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I want to defend my doctoral dissertation. How do I get a date from my faculty committee? Six Suggestions


Every season during the Dissertation House, we discuss ways to improve communication with your advisor and your dissertation committee. This year, we have several people from the DH, past and present participants, who are planning to defend their dissertations very … Continue reading

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Dissertation House @ UMBC started this morning at 9 AM sharp! 58 comments online so far!


Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale started today’s Dissertation House at UMBC at exactly 9AM EST! There are 19 people in today’s Dissertation House in the Commons on UMBC’s campus. They’ve just taken a break to have a buffet lunch in the Skylight … Continue reading

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