What to Expect When You’re Expecting (To Start Your Next Year in the Program)

We’ve spent much of the last year congratulating our 3rd and 4th years for successfully passing through the gauntlet of their exams, and rightfully so. That kind of arduous task shouldn’t go unnoticed. However, in the next week we’re going to be rolling out a series of consecutive posts from four different CRDM’ers, each at a different stage of the program. They’ll be giving their perspective on what 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years can expect from the year in front of them.

Update: links to Lauren’s advice on the first year, Jason’s advice on the second, Shayne’s on the third, and Amy’s on the fourth.

So, are you a prospective student thinking of applying to the program? Some of your questions might be answered in these posts, and if they’re not, feel free to ask them in the comments.

Are you a current CRDM student who had a different experience than the one represented here? Pipe up and let’s have an open dialogue in the comments.

Are you a student in a similar program looking to compare your experience to ours? Let us know in the comments–we’re always interested in what our peers are up to.

Are you a current professor who wants to reflect on how different (or similar) the PhD experience is from when you were earning your degree? Our comments section is all ears.

Are you a pet owner looking for information on Chronic Degenerative Radiculomyelopathy (CDRM)? You’ve misspelled your acronym. Check your search terms and try again. We sincerely hope your older German Shepherd feels better, though.

Check back for updates from our very own Lauren Clark (’09), Jason Kalin (’08), Shayne Pepper (’07), and Dr. Amy Gaffney (’06).



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5 responses to “What to Expect When You’re Expecting (To Start Your Next Year in the Program)

  1. Pingback: What to Expect: 1st Year | CRDM @ NC State

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