The Blackboard App: What Every Walden Student Should Know

As a student at Walden University, you already know you have the flexibility to meet coursework deadlines around your busy schedule. Like my colleague, Doctoral Peer Mentor Moses Owasu, you probably already know that the Blackboard classroom is a “shopping mall where you can find everything you need related to your course.” But, did you … Continue reading The Blackboard App: What Every Walden Student Should Know

Getting the Most out of Your Virtual Residency

As COVID-19 continues to impact the daily lives of everyone, you may have received information that a residency you were planning to attend has been changed to a virtual setting. This might leave you wondering what this experience will be like and how you can prepare. First, it’s important to know the virtual residency experience … Continue reading Getting the Most out of Your Virtual Residency

Completing my Doctoral Capstone

I graduated with a PhD in Psychology with a focus on Educational Psychology from Walden in 2017. I suppose I’ll start by answering the most common question I get from current students: how long did it take me to complete my dissertation? The answer: I was in the dissertation shell for nine terms. When I … Continue reading Completing my Doctoral Capstone

Increasing Your Cultural Sensitivity

We live in an increasingly diverse society. At Walden we have the opportunity to interact with students from all over the world. I am a Latina from Puerto Rico. I made a good friend from Bermuda during my master’s program at Walden. As I move forward in my doctoral journey, I continue to interact with … Continue reading Increasing Your Cultural Sensitivity

3 Writing Center Resources that Helped me Complete my Dissertation

Writing my dissertation was the most challenging, yet most rewarding of endeavors. With over a decade of graduate school experience, I have had many opportunities for academic and professional writing. As such, I believed I possessed the necessary skill set required for writing a doctoral dissertation. Unfortunately, a few months in I had a sad … Continue reading 3 Writing Center Resources that Helped me Complete my Dissertation