Sunday, May 6, 2012


With my Dissertation Committee Chairperson  Dr. Uhry
Fordham University held its annual Student Research Celebration this past week. This event is a tradition for students in the Graduate School of Education to show off their educational wares.

This can include mini-research projects from courses, research apprenticeship projects and portions of dissertations.

It is a poster session format with folks milling about and informally chatting with one another about their work.  I love these things because it gives me an opportunity to talk with other doctoral students, get their feedback and network.

This session was particularly fruitful for me as I was able to exchange information with two women who have contacts at schools and programs I want to involve in my study.

Aside from the professional aspect, it is wonderful to chat with friends over hors d'oeuvres, take pictures, laugh and commiserate.  Earning a Ph.D. is an exciting, difficult and long journey and it's nice to know I'm not alone.


mouse (aka kimy) said...

yeah gary!! you are soooooo close!

Ms.M said...

Sounds like a great experience.


Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

Yay! I love research and I love hearing about it. Congrats on all you are doing!

Gary said...

Kimy - Getting closer but still not as close as you were. I keep telling myself that I have another 18 months but realistically, inwardly acknowledge that it will be 24 or more.

Ms. M. - It was fun because I got was able to catch up and commiserate with other doc students. We are all so in our own heads sometimes so it's nice to "socialize".

Arielle - Thank you. Like you, I am juggling many things at once. It would be so much easier if I wasn't working full time and commuting 4 hours a day. But I am like the turtle, slow and steady. I'll reach the finish line one of these days.

WAT said...

I am very proud of you. You have worked hard for this! Keep going! It may seem like you still have lots to go, but time goes by quick! LOOKING GOOD TOO!


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