As of today, I am officially a doctoral candidate! I began my first two classes today:
- Research Form I: my first research class designed to plan out my research, studies and time line for my dissertation.
- Foundations to Doctoral Studies: In this class, I will learn many of the foundational pieces to scholarly writing, research, put together a professional development plan, as well as a clear description of what I hope to achieve throughout (and beyond!) this program. All these things will be used to match me up with my academic adviser who will hopefully end up being my committee chair for my dissertation defense.
So, that's that. Hopefully I won't get carpal tunnel from all the typing. :) My first quarter ends August 23....
P.S. This is my "First Day of Graduate School" photo. Do I look doctor-y? :)