By Degrees : Resilience, Relationships, and Success in Communication Graduate Studies

By Degrees : Resilience, Relationships, and Success in Communication Graduate Studies


By Degrees: Resilience, Relationships, and Success in Communication Graduate Studies provides readers with an indispensable guide to navigating the graduate school experience in Communication Studies programs. The book helps current and future graduate students consider their options, make wise choices, and thrive within their master's or doctoral programs and beyond.

The text's 15 contributed chapters discuss such topics as how to select the right program, build strong advisor-advisee relationships, navigate roadblocks, find community, share work, develop into competent scholars and teachers, and pursue careers inside and outside the academy. The diverse and global nature of communication research and pedagogy and finding and pursuing your passion within the discipline is evident throughout the book.

Designed to resonate with today's learners, each chapter is co-authored by leading scholars and current or recent graduate students and features unique perspectives from students' experiences. This approach provides readers with an enlightening window into graduate students' insights, challenges, and lived experiences.

The text also features a distinct emphasis on diversity, inclusion, equity, and access, and reflects upon the international character of communication research and pedagogy. Readers will engage in robust discussions related to justice and equity and learn how the Communication discipline has developed and continues to develop around the globe.

By Degrees is an exemplary resource for introduction to graduate studies courses and for individuals considering master's or doctoral programs.

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