In your time as a graduate student, faculty, or staff, have you ever read a book that that had stories of graduate school experiences? Chris and Jerry are collecting and sharing these stories in a new book that will cover everything from deciding to go to graduate school through retirement from a faculty position with a focus on the graduate student and career experience. Our goal is to help people that wander into graduate school with no idea what to expect for the rest of their life (as most of us did) see that world of possibilities and challenges that await them. If we can help one student start thinking about their career earlier, we will have you to thank.
We want stories that are personal, that involve success and failure, and that a reader will say: wow, that’s totally me. A story that is honest and personal that describes any or all of your graduate school journey with a picture or two of yourself from that time is ideal. Anonymous submissions are also accepted. Please email your pictures and stories to Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jerry (email@example.com) by July 1 2012 at 11:59pm. We would prefer a word document with as much detail as you want to write. If you would like, we can also share your story on our website at prograd.us. We plan for this to be the first of many books and would love it if you shared this with colleague, friend, or family member that might have a story they want to share!
If you prefer bullet points, here’s what we are looking for:
· Detailed graduate school story
· Emailed to Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jerry (email@example.com) in a word document
· No later than July 1at 11:59 pm
· Include pictures of yourself or a part of your experience that a reader can connect with
· If you know someone with a good story, please share with them and use our social networking share icons here for convenience!
· Topic ideas are available at prograd.us and we will post some stories that are submitted
Thank you very much for your support and we will hope to hear from you soon.
Chris Donner and Jerry Banfield