When I Say to Memorize, What Do I Mean?

Today I clarify the advice that is floating out there in older webinars and blog posts, to “memorize” your interview answers. Kel told me she’s seeing people take that way too literally. In this video I explain what I mean.

(And also share some reflections about coronavirus and watching people celebrate getting accepted into PhD programs…)

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About Karen Kelsky

I am a former tenured professor at two institutions--University of Oregon and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. I have trained numerous Ph.D. students, now gainfully employed in academia, and handled a number of successful tenure cases as Department Head. I've created this business, The Professor Is In, to guide graduate students and junior faculty through grad school, the job search, and tenure. I am the advisor they should already have, but probably don't.


When I Say to Memorize, What Do I Mean? — 2 Comments

  1. I am currently preparing for another campus visit and enjoyed this post. What I enjoyed the most is BAIKIN-MAN on your bookshelf! We have two of these at home!

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