Empowering Graduate Students

If you’re at all familiar with the dialogue surrounding graduate student career preparation, you’ve almost certainly heard the term “empowerment.” But what does this term even mean to faculty, staff, deans, andmost importantlygraduate students? Further, how do we as advocates and thought leaders promote empowerment?

Here at HumWork, we decided to do something radical: we asked. In the video below, you’ll hear from stakeholders on what graduate student empowerment means to them, particularly with regard to professionalization. This dialogue has implications for how we think of career preparation for PhD students and the role of graduate students within an ever-changing university structure.

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Beth Greene

Beth GreeneBeth Greene holds a PhD in History from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is responsible for scholarly communications, including UCHRI’s social media and web presence, and related programming initiatives.

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