Other Duluth PhD students?

I’m looking to form a PhD student group for those who would like to get together as a social support network. I’ve been living in Duluth for awhile after completing coursework and I’m struggling to stay on track since I’m so far away from peers and professors. Is anyone else experiencing the same thing? I’m thinking of having the group meet once a week or every other week–depending on schedules–and providing feedback on what we all write during the intervening time. I hope there’s at least one other person in Duluth who’s going through the same thing! Please contact me!

6 Comments

Kerc

about 11 years ago

I'm done with my PhD (thank god!), but did the same for years. I used an online writing group http://academicladder.com/

That I did have to pay for (but not very much). It helped me focus myself.


I also used the abdmoms yahoo group. (Not sure if you're a mom or not.)

edgeways

about 11 years ago

I am having the (almost) same issue but on a Masters level

The Big E

about 11 years ago

I can testify that it can be done, although I didn't do it very well.

Jude

about 11 years ago

I have paid my dues by degrees....ha! (YES it is worth it). I would be glad to be of help to anybody in the midst of the anguish. Sometimes it is just good to bounce ideas off someone, or be able to meet for a support session over a cup of coffee to prove to yourself you are not going crazy.  You can contact me through my website if you click on my name.  Good luck and hats off to ya!

squirrlio

about 11 years ago

It's good to hear from folks who have reached the pinnacle and made it to the other side.  Yay!  I'm curious though--did you all decide to pursue careers in academia?  Edgeways: how do you deal with the challenges of being a grad student in Duluth?  Jude: Thanks, I may be in touch soon and thank you, Kerc, for the info.

Jude

about 11 years ago

Academics for me--found my true calling after 40 and have loved it ever since.

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