3 Things I Needed to Successfully Complete My Doctoral Capstone

Are you worried about the challenge of the dissertation or capstone process? If so, then you are not alone.  When I started, I was unaware of all the considerations and requirements needed for a successful journey.  To help alleviate your concerns, I am sharing a few pearls of wisdom I have learned through my own … Continue reading 3 Things I Needed to Successfully Complete My Doctoral Capstone

5 Tips for Presenting at a Conference

When I was a doctoral student at Walden, I had the opportunity to co-present at a conference with an Associate Director in the Academic Skills Center. Though I had been teaching college courses, this was my first experience presenting at a professional conference with peers in my field of study. I felt intimidated and nervous … Continue reading 5 Tips for Presenting at a Conference

Demystifying the Purpose and Functions of NVivo

If you are a student in qualitative coursework or a doctoral candidate working on a qualitative capstone project, then you have probably discussed or read about NVivo software. You may be under the impression that NVivo software has the capability not only to code your data or resources but also analyze it for you. As … Continue reading Demystifying the Purpose and Functions of NVivo

5 Reasons to go International for your Residencies

Going abroad for my second residency was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Madrid, Spain could not have been a better location for my summer international residency.  It was modern, friendly, relatively safe, with breathtaking architecture, easy to get-around public transportation, and an array of delectable restaurants. Madrid is located in the … Continue reading 5 Reasons to go International for your Residencies

5 Reasons you Should Join a Student-Led Facebook Group Today

One of the major pitfalls of pursuing a degree online is that we do not get to socially engage with other students. Being an online student can feel isolating. Yes, we have “discussions” but it is not the same as students at a brick and mortar school; we do not have the physical proximity to … Continue reading 5 Reasons you Should Join a Student-Led Facebook Group Today