Session 1: Managing Time & Academic Relationships

Welcome to the first session of The Navigating the PhD Workshop!

This first session focuses on plans for time management and working with others. Here, you will create academic timelines for your PhD work at MSU and discuss technologies and habits that can help you stay on task. You will also note how to manage the stress that often pervades the life of PhD students and share strategies for overcoming writer’s block and procrastination. Additionally, you will work through thinking about selecting and working with committees. This session is designed to provide a space for sharing about and learning how to communicate with faculty members about participants’ research and writing.