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Doctoral Success Skills
Who Am I? The Importance of Doctoral Identity and Tips to Develop One
I’m going to be perfectly honest here: when I was working on my doctoral journey, I never once paused to think about the idea of a “doctoral identity.” In fact, I never even heard the term until years after I graduated.
Feeling Like You Don't Belong? You're Not Alone!
When I began my program at Walden, I remember thinking “I don’t belong here” because my peers all had more experience than I did or had already completed additional academic programs. I felt very out of place.
Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help!
It can be hard to reach out for help, even when we need it. Maybe asking for help strikes at our desire for independence, triggering fears of appearing incapable, lazy, or incompetent. It might be that we prefer to only ask family members or inner-circle friends for help.
Quieting the Skeptic: Overcoming Doubt with a Growth Mindset
As Walden students embark on this new chapter, they are excited to take a major step towards achieving their goals. And yet, they are often nagged by lingering doubts and anxieties, wondering if they waited too long to get their degrees...
Reading to Engage and EvaluateBe Analytical. Academically you must be a critical consumer of information. This means not taking any information at face value but instead evaluating it to determine its credibility, objectivity, and usefulness.
Reading to Engage and Evaluate (Module)
Are you the first in your family to pursue a doctoral degree?This module is designed to help you develop a plan for success so you can break generational barriers and reach your doctoral goals.
Being Successful as a First-Generation Doctoral Student (Module)