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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Success Strategies for Beating the Grad School Slump Panel & Dinner Discussion

5:00 pm on Monday, April 22, 2013
7:00 pm on Monday, April 22, 2013
CAS Room 522, 725 Commonwealth Avenue
Are you settled into grad school and wondering how best to set yourself on a path for success in the future? Do you have questions about advisor relationships or building networks? Do you want to hear about how to continue productivity over the long haul? Come and hear stories from those who have survived and thrived and now can tell the tale- postdocs and professors. We'll start with a brief panel where we address some of the common bumps mid-track PhD students face, and how to overcome them. Then, we'll grab some food and drinks and head to small group discussions led by postdocs and professors who are glad to share lessons learned from their paths to the PhD. Some topics we'll cover: advisor relationships, the job market, impostor syndrome, how to get and deal with feedback, keeping on track to finish on time, mentoring relationships, and more! Come prepared with all your questions.