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It’s All About Community | Interview with Ansley Abraham

Dr. Ansley Abraham tirelessly dishes out support, advice, and love as he helps students succeed. He has spent decades mentoring hundreds of doctoral students as director of the SREB Doctoral Scholars Program. He has seen it all.

The three pieces of advice that he offers are:

  1. Develop multiple strong mentoring relationships to provide guidance
  2. Find a community that provides support and honest dialogue
  3. Don’t wait to ask for help when you are in trouble

More about Ansley Abraham is at the end. Let’s get to the advice.

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Create the Structures You Need | Interview with Alexandra (Sasha) Wright

Creating her own structures was the critical key to success in grad school for ecologist Sasha Wright. Memories—some of difficult episodes —came rushing back when Wright was formulating her advice. “What helped me to handle those struggles?,” she pondered.

Her three pieces of advice for thriving in grad school are:

  1. Invest in your grad school community
  2. Develop close academic relationships with at least three advisors
  3. Set short term goals and achieve meaningful benchmarks

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