Look for Dr. Christopher's upcoming article in the summer 2012 issue of The Department Chair from Wiley Publications. Excerpts are available for review in our Latest News section.
Just Released! Dr. Christopher's new book - Navigating Graduate School and Beyond: A Career Guide for Graduate Students and a Must-Read for Every Advisor is available now from AGU .
Buy Directly from Wiley - Navigating Graduate School and Beyond: A Career Guide for Graduate Students and a Must-Read for Every Advisor is available now from Wiley Publishing .
- "I believe that you the student have an excellent seed within you called potential. Through hard work and the right preparation, you can succeed at whatever you put your mind to. I have seen students who, through sheer determination and hard work, outshine some who were 'talented.' Preparation and hard work seems to be the greatest equalizer."
Author Archives: Sundar Christopher
This been has been a while in the making. Soon after my first book came out on Navigating Graduate School and Beyond I began to receive comments about my perspectives on how early career faculty should navigate their careers and … Continue reading
You interviewed well, negotiated like a superstar (based on the principles in my first book, Navigating Graduate School and beyond) and you have accepted the offer to become an Assistant Professor. You packed your bags and if you are … Continue reading
Having served as Department Chair for four years and now wrapping up the third year of my Deanship at UAH, I often encounter many early career faculty (notice I did not say young faculty) who are trying to juggle their … Continue reading
Happy New Year to the student and adviser. First year students who started in Fall 2016 now have a semester under their belt. You probably took two to three courses and tried to figure out the differences between undergrad and … Continue reading
This is going to register so close to home for some of you since you may be in this situation right now. Your adviser is a wanderer. Brilliant, full of ideas but never focused to stay on completing tasks. Let … Continue reading
Probably one of the most difficult topics to tackle is professional ethics. Why is that? In a world where there appears to be no one right way to do anything, everything appears gray. You’ve probably heard the phrase “there is … Continue reading
You’ve labored through courses and preliminary and qualifying exams. You’ve read a lot of papers, prepared a proposal for your research and travailed through reading, writing, coding, analyzing and the myriad of details needed to complete a Ph.D. dissertation. The … Continue reading