Finding Balance as a Working Doctoral Student

A blog post by PhD in Leadership Studies student ambassador Brittany Williams. Working while going to school was not new to me. As a first-generation undergraduate student, I worked at least two jobs while going to school full-time. In my Continue reading

What it is Like Being a Working Doctoral Student During a Pandemic

Hector's work station

A blog post by PhD in Education for Social Justice student ambassador, Hector M. Teran. I am Hector M. Teran Jr. I am currently a school psychologist at Calexico Unified School District and am also in the PhD in Education Continue reading

My International Experience in India

A blog post from SOLES MA in Higher Education Leadership Studies Ambassador Juleane Johnson. Today marks the third day of my EDUC 579i: Education in Post-Colonial Context experience in India. It is also the fifth day on my very first trip abroad!. As an Continue reading

Presentation Opportunities

SOLES PhD in Leadership Studies Student Ambassador Derek Abbey Presenting

A blog post from SOLES PhD in Leadership Studies Ambassador, Derek Abbey. Presenting your work at professional and academic conferences is beneficial for a variety of reasons. As I have progressed through the PhD in Leadership Studies program at SOLES, Continue reading

Preparing Your Statement of Purpose

A blog post from SOLES Ambassador and PhD in Leadership Studies, Elizabeth Castillo: photo credit: CC (Creative Commons) by Calsidyrose Pursuing a graduate degree requires a major intellectual, financial, and emotional commitment. To get the most out of your investment, Continue reading

Destination Doctorate: Finding your path

If you’re pondering the possibility of embarking on this doctoral journey, or have just started the program, I say: follow your dream. What gives me the “creds” to share? To date, I’ve successfully combined a challenging job (the way more Continue reading