Answered By: Shawna Burtis Last Updated: Sep 08, 2020 Views: 134
Beginning a doctoral program is a huge transition, one that requires time to adjust and support from those around you. Your free time is no longer your own, as there are suddenly papers to write and deadlines to meet, all in addition to the usual demands on your time.
Because of the significance of this undertaking, it is vital that you find support from those around you—cheerleaders, shoulders to lean on, and family and friends to step in when you find yourself struggling to balance the many demands on your time.
Val Krage, Walden Alumna and former Peer Mentor, shares her experiences adjusting to life as a doctoral student in this blog post on the Savvy Student Blog.