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Full-time Mom, Full-time Ph.D. Student — How This Mother Made It Work

By Lana Whitehead on June 18, 2020 in Graduate Student Stories, Graduate School Resources

Motherhood is filled with joys and challenges. For moms working towards a graduate degree, pursuing their dreams can introduce a whole new set of challenges as well as unexpected joys for those who are open to opportunities. 

Megan Odell-Scott is a full-time mom currently earning her Ph.D. in...

Advice for Success from a Solo-Mom Who’s Thriving in Graduate School

By Graduate Studies on May 20, 2020 in Graduate Student Stories, Graduate School Resources

Navigating a Ph.D. program can be challenging enough — but imagine trying to complete your doctoral degree, while your partner is in another country and you're trying to raise a child as well. 

It's definitely not a task for the faint of heart.

She Not Only Survived Dissertation Boot Camp, She Came Back for More

By Lana Whitehead on November 14, 2019 in Graduate Student Stories, Graduate School Resources

Completing a dissertation is the ultimate academic accomplishment, but setting aside dedicated time to focus solely on writing it can be difficult.

That’s why Kent State’s Division of Graduate Studies created Dissertation Boot Camp, a program that

How to Present Research Like a Pro: Advice from 2019 Three Minute Thesis Winners

By Lana Whitehead on November 7, 2019 in Graduate Student Stories, Graduate School Information & Events

On October 25, 2019, the Division of Graduate Studies at Kent State University hosted its fifth annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Finals. This rigorous competition, held at universities and institutions worldwide, offers graduate students the opportunity to synthesize and present their research...