Born in Detroit, MI, NCU alum Dr. Paul Sanders joined the U.S. Army right out of high school serving from 1985-2009. The Army provided discipline and structure similar to his upbringing. Dr. Sanders travelled and lived in different parts of the world which provided great experiences for a young person. Eventually, he saw the light and the importance of an education.
NCU alum John P. Rosa, EdD, served 14 years in the military where he was taught that purpose and the will to succeed can make change to the smallest of obstacles thus leading to a bigger change in life. An Education Specialist for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Dr. Rosa earned his Doctor of Education with a specialization in Organizational Leadership in June 2017.
Are you considering the pursuit of a doctoral degree? If so, you are about to embark on a life-changing journey. Being well prepared for those changes can make it easier for you. Here are six tips for students to consider before pursuing a doctoral degree.
1—You may need to work hard to stay motivated while pursuing a doctoral degree.
Have you heard the statistic that says only about 50 percent of doctoral students in the U.S. actually finish? I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s not by choice. While a select few may be satisfied with passing their Doctoral Comprehensive Examination and joining the ABD Club (all but dissertation), most are committed to beginning the dissertation writing process with the goal of conducting research and defending their dissertation to earn a coveted doctoral degree.