Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Wonderful Experience!

What a wonderful experience to get away from it all and at the same time make significant progress towards writing my proposal defense. No "What's for dinner, Mom?" or other distractions. Just Dr. Carter's "Get your butt moving, Susan!" (I can deal with that!) I feel privileged to have been invited to participate in such a community-oriented event. One of the biggest mistakes I've made since I've entered my PhD program is isolating myself. That's just how I am, but it's not the way to make progress in this particular situation. I came away with new friends and a "writing buddy." And I really feel that there are people who will be there for me throughout the remainder of my time pursuing my degree. Thank you sooooo much! I hope to give back to the PROMISE program in some way, some day, whether it's my time or a financial contribution.

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PROMISE Community Building - A Place for Graduate Students.

PROMISE: Maryland's Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) seeks to increase the numbers and diversity of Ph.D.s in the STEM fields by building community and supporting graduate students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Here, we salute the spirit of PROMISE!
Click one of the tabs at the top: "Home" to see the main blog site with all posts, "Retreats" to see more information about the Community Building Retreats for grad students, and "PROMISE Videos" to see some videos from the PROMISEagep YouTube Channel. Other topics and pages will be added as the blog site grows.