2021 P3 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 6th

5:00pm -5:15pm: Welcome Address

Welcome to the 4th annual Princeton Prospective Ph.D. Preview! Learn more about what to expect from the program and the many resources Princeton has to offer!

Zoom registration link: https://princeton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrc-6qqz4uGdF2LrwIfVhQVMP2n4p87Dv2

5:15pm - 6:30pm: Telling Your PhD Story

We will kick off P3 with an esteemed panel of guests who all have earned their PhDs in various disciplines. All from very different fields, each panelist will share their perspective on the value of a PhD, their journey, and current careers.

Panelists include:

  • Erika Barr, PhD, Special Projects Coordinator and Director, Community College Programs, National Institutes of Health
  • Jermaine Ross, PhD, Vice President, Head of Neuroscience at Immuneering Corporation
  • Angel Molina, PhD, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
  • Donavan Ramon, PhD, Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Jacqueline Toribio, PhD, Professor, University of Texas at Austin

Zoom registration link: https://princeton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrc-6qqz4uGdF2LrwIfVhQVMP2n4p87Dv2

6:30pm - 8:00pm: P3 Speed Networking Session

Enjoy some quality one-on-one time getting to know your fellow P3 Scholars in a random speed networking event! Use this time to make invaluable connections with the P3 community and create long-standing friendships! 

*This session is for P3 Scholars, by invitation only.

 


 

Thursday, October 7th

11:00am - 12:00pm: Welcome and Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Workshop
Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Workshop

Hosted by Renita Miller, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Access, Diversity and Inclusion at Princeton University’s Graduate School.

The pre-doctoral fellowship is a one year, fully funded fellowship that includes an offer of regular admission to the sponsoring doctoral program the following year. The fellowship is intended for students who would benefit from an additional year of training before formally entering the sponsoring department’s Ph.D. program. During this session, students will have the opportunity to learn more about the specifics of the fellowship and how to apply to the program.

Learn more at https://graddiversity.princeton.edu/pre-doctoral-fellowship-initiative

 

Zoom registration link (link applies to all morning sessions): https://princeton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIodeihpz8qHNbLBwYeSNKfhLVbfVDPkqaM

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Faculty Networking Workshop
Faculty Networking Workshop

Hosted by Vanessa Gonzalez-Perez, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Diversity Initiatives in Engineering and the Natural Sciences at Princeton University’s Graduate School.  

Learn how to navigate establishing meaningful and lasting connections with faculty and how to craft your approach to networking with the academic and research community. We will consider effective communication best practices and strategies to set you up for a strong graduate foundation.

Zoom registration link (*Please note the Zoom link is the same for multiple sessions): https://princeton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIodeihpz8qHNbLBwYeSNKfhLVbfVDPkqaM

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Funding Your Graduate Studies
Funding Your Graduate Studies

Hosted by Mary Bechler, Senior Associate Dean of Finance and Administration at Princeton University’s Graduate School.

Here at Princeton, we recognize that the decision to pursue graduate study requires a significant commitment of time, energy and resources. Because of this, Princeton University Graduate School guarantees funding for regularly enrolled, degree-seeking Ph.D. candidates for all years of regular program enrollment, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance. Learn more about this structure and what you can expect when planning  how to fund your graduate education at Princeton in this informative P3 workshop.

Our website: https://gradschool.princeton.edu/costs-funding

Zoom registration link: https://princeton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIodeihpz8qHNbLBwYeSNKfhLVbfVDPkqaM

2:00pm - 5:00pm: Department Open Houses
Department Open Houses

*Please see the department specific schedule of open houses below. Sessions are conducted as departments are available, but please feel free to connect directly with the Access, Diversity and Inclusion team at the conclusion of P3 if you have additional questions or concerns about your program of interest.

3:00pm - 4:00pm: Elements of Research
Elements of Research

Hosted by Afia Ofori-Mensa, Ph.D., Director, Presidential Scholars Program, Programs in Access & Opportunity, Princeton University.

Zoom registration link: https://princeton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qcOqurD4pG9y-6QJt0Rs_QzDii2xJ2FBO

4:00pm - 5:00pm: The Reimagined PhD: Navigating 21st Century Humanities Education Book Discussion
The Reimagined PhD: Navigating 21st Century Humanities Education Book Discussion

Hosted by author James Van Wyck, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Professional Development at Princeton University’s Graduate School.

Join this engaging discussion with editor and author, and the Graduate School’s very own James Van Wyck, Ph.D., about pathways in education for those seeking humanities and social sciences related degrees. All students are welcome to participate in this opportunity.

More about the book: https://www.rutgersuniversitypress.org/the-reimagined-phd/9781978809116

Zoom registration link: https://princeton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtd-yoqDIiGtDrCiBPatalhWUtCmc_gncw

5:00pm - 5:15pm: Closing Remarks

Hosted by Renita Miller, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Access, Diversity and Inclusion at Princeton University’s Graduate School.

Wrap up a busy and informative day with a check-in and final thoughts from the Access, Diversity and Inclusion team.

Zoom registration link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/6047541924

Department Open House Schedule, Thursday, October 7th

Anthropology

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Zoom link:  https://princeton.zoom.us/j/96585333577?pwd=b244bm44OGVzRk9XbFFUeGF6ZC9qQT09

Applied and Computational Math

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/96985493791

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/98821247316

Chemistry

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/96026184705

East Asian Studies

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/99462250033

Ecomonics

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/93327016675

Engineering and Natural Sciences Meeting Room

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAscuGppzgtEtENKBhbRsiCjhqPfw5vHfK1

English

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/8065964043

French & Italian

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/s/94266461145

Geosciences / Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences Joint Session

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/93162210472

History / History of Science Joint Session

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/93248747519

Math

Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/91606823256

Natural Sciences and Engineering Meeting Room

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAscuGppzgtEtENKBhbRsiCjhqPfw5vHfK1

Near Eastern Studies

Time: 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/96310201499

Neurosciences

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/94301413865?pwd=eG5VeDZBVFVMU25NZm9TNElDcGZiQT09

Physics

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/96223551792

Politics

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/91861008599

Population Studies

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/97158399481

Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA)

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/99040420319?from=addon

Psychology

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm, and 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/95894304404?pwd=Rm9CcG5aRG9ITVVMdncyU043U25BZz09

Quantitative and Computational Biology

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkc-ytrD4vGNP50w7CSRkiqNY1taOVuAPO

Religion

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/95667191860?pwd=MnNBTmZxZDk2MHJ5dGFFK2pPL2ZxQT09

Sociology

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/96060737015

Spanish & Portuguese

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/99503489581?from=addon

 


 

Friday, October 8th

10:00am - 10:30am: Welcome and Princeton Graduate School Overview
Welcome and Princeton Graduate School Overview

Hosted by Renita Miller, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Access, Diversity and Inclusion at Princeton University’s Graduate School.

Get a sneak peak into Princeton University’s Graduate Programs and what to consider as you begin the application process. Learn more about the resources available to prospective students as they embark on their graduate journeys.

Zoom registration link: by invitation only

10:30am - 11:00am: Life at Princeton
Life at Princeton

Hosted by Lisa Schreyer, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Student Life at Princeton University’s Graduate School.

The Graduate School recognizes that each of our graduate students brings a diverse perspective and varied background to the scholarly community at Princeton. For that reason, we work to ensure that your Princeton experience is both personally and academically rewarding by developing events, resources and services to support your diverse needs. We hope to help you gather information, resources, support services, and establish a network of support and connections.  In this session, you will learn more about:

  • Graduate Student Life team – overview of the Student Life team's focus and areas of responsibility.
  • Our Community – information on residential life, student organizations, Community Associates and student conduct.
  • Events and Programs – listing of the formal workshops/events that the Graduate School sponsors.
  • Support Resources –  descriptions of support resources for students, including crisis resources for students in distress, health and wellness information, safety information, and complaint and grievance resolution processes.

Zoom registration link: by invitation only

11:00am - 11:30am: Professional Development at Princeton
Professional Development at Princeton

Hosted by Eva Kubu, Associate Dean and Director for Professional Development at Princeton University’s Graduate School.

 

Professional development is an intrinsic part of graduate education at Princeton University, broadening the reach and impact of academic training by preparing our students to make transformative contributions within diverse fields of endeavor and to exercise leadership in ways that expand knowledge, accelerate discovery and serve humanity. 

We empower graduate students through a holistic and integrative model of professional development that enables them to build the skills and competencies, clarity of purpose, and multifaceted relationships they need to become leaders within the academic, public, and private sectors. 

Zoom registration link: by invitation only

11:30am - 12:00pm: Library Resources at Princeton
Library Resources at Princeton University

Hosted by Anu Vedantham, Assistant University Librarian for Research Services, Princeton University Library.

Our library provides exceptional support for graduate students to take on ambitious research questions. We will share specific examples of how graduate students have worked with library collections and expertise to move forward on individual research agendas. We will discuss ways in which graduate students contribute to library collections, and use library spaces for reflection and collaboration.

 Learn more at https://library.princeton.edu/

 

Zoom registration link: by invitation only

12:30pm - 2:00pm: Graduate School Application Process
Graduate School Application Process

Hosted by Princeton University’s Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Geoffrey Hill Ph.D. (with a focus on Humanities and Social Sciences) and Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Christine Murphy, Ph.D. (with a  focus on Natural Sciences and Engineering).

During this dynamic session, we will discuss the specifics of the application process and the particular areas of importance as they relate to field of study. We will dive deeper into the components of the application, consider best practices, and evaluate ways in which you can strengthen your application and represent yourself in the most impactful manner. After a general discussion, we will break out into separate rooms to further discuss relevant application components by division.

Zoom registration link: by invitation only

2:00pm - 3:00pm: CV/Resume Writing Workshop
CV/Resume Writing Workshop

Hosted by Assistant Deans for Professional Development at Princeton University’s Graduate School James Van Wyck, Ph.d., and Amy Pszczolkowski.  

Consider the relevant components of a well representative CV/Resume, including identifying the differences of each and the methods of ensuring all of the necessary details are reflected in order to reflect your academic and research experiences well. As an important component to your graduate application and a summary of your work, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about the number of ways in which to represent yourself in the most concise and thorough manner.

Zoom registration link: by invitation only

3:00pm - 4:00pm: Why I chose Princeton! Graduate Student Panel
Why I Chose Princeton! Graduate Student Panel

Hear first hand from current graduate students at Princeton University about what campus community life is like, and what ultimately brought them to one of the most prestigious institutions in the nation. During this one hour Q&A panel discussion, you’ll hear candid stories of the journey to and through current student's programs of study.

Panelists include:

Nehemie Guillomaitre, Pre-Doctoral Fellowship recipient and first year graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Angelika Joseph, 2019 P3 Scholar, current Diversity Fellow and Resident Graduate Student, and second year graduate student in the Department of Architecture.

And moderated by Mélena Sims-Laudig, second year Diversity Fellow and Resident Graduate Student, and third year graduate student in the Department of Religion.

Zoom registration link: by invitation only

4:00 - 4:15pm: Closing Remarks
Closing Remarks

Hosted by Renita Miller, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Access, Diversity and Inclusion at Princeton University’s Graduate School.

Join us for a brief recap of the programs sessions and final thoughts from Associate Dean Renita Miller.

Zoom registration link: by invitation only