Building Your Academic Home Infographic

Originally posted on PhD Balance social media platforms on 08/02/2020.


Multiple puzzle pieces fit together in a harmonious way to form your academic home. These components serve as the foundation, structure, and roof over your head as you journey towards your degree.


1. University & Program – Financial support, Professional Development resources, Mental Health support, Non-competitive environment


2. Mentor – Career-advancing credentials & network, Compatible mentoring style, Financial, mental & personal support, Advocates for a health work/life balance.


3. Peers & Allies – Community of different lived experiences, Supportive of your identity, academic & research assistance, relatability


4. Research – Intriguing topic, Manageable workload, Opportunity to expand skill set, Collaborative opportunities.

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