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

Mondragon and Cooperatives

I recently returned from Spain to learn about the Mondragon Corporation. One fun experience was how Basque people practice cooperativism even in their socializing–a pub crawl. Each person puts in 5 euros to an appointed money manager, and the party Continue reading

End of Year One and the Start of Summer

I am amazed at how quickly the first year flies by.  A lot has changed since the first day of school: I’ve changed my research interests (and methodologies) at least twice, I’ve made some great friends, I’ve found a mentor, Continue reading

Embracing Feedback

Giving and receiving feedback isn’t always the easiest thing to do. For some, its the hardest thing to do.  Last week in class we were discussing the purpose of critical friends. In our program, critical friends are colleagues that provide Continue reading

#PhDharma

A friend of mine who is nearing the end of this long treacherous road and I were talking about how to make the conversations about our dissertations, or rather that accessibility  available on paper. In other words, how do I make what I say Continue reading

Finding People You Can Work With

As a first year doctoral student, I’m trying to figure out what I need to know to survive.  What technologies to use, what books to read, what forms to fill out, etc. etc. But most importantly, WHO do I need Continue reading

How to become a Doctor (allegedly)

Here at SOLES we are getting ready to host very eager and excited prospective PhD students, and being a 2nd year PhD student myself I thought it would be fun to offer some “advice” to the prospective students. It would Continue reading