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2006 CRAW Grad Cohort Workshop Ways to Succeed and Fail in Graduate School Carla E. Brodley, Tufts University Laura Dillon, Michigan State University.

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1 2006 CRAW Grad Cohort Workshop Ways to Succeed and Fail in Graduate School Carla E. Brodley, Tufts University Laura Dillon, Michigan State University

2 2006 CRAW Grad Cohort Workshop About Carla BA in Mathematics, McGill University……..June 1985 Various dead-end programming jobs…… Started graduate school, UMASS………..…Fall 1988 Marriage…………………………………….…Jan 1990 Ph.D. awarded………………………………..Aug 1994 Benjamin born……………………………….Sept 1994 Started as assistant professor, Purdue……Nov 1994 Matthew born…………………………………Feb 1998 Tenure awarded……………………….…..Spring 2000 Divorce………………………………………..June 2000 Moved to Tufts as Full Professor…………...Aug 2004 Acting Chair of Computer Science………….July 2005

3 2006 CRAW Grad Cohort Workshop About Laurie “Middle”-child of six Love/excel in Math Identity crisis Deaths & chance Supportive environ. Intramural sports Role model & support Work, mentors, luck Pregnant 2-body problem Work ethic, be “different” BA, MS+ in UMICH Divorce & year leave, ’76 Teach math & EMC, ‘77 Grad school in UMASS, ‘79 Met Ace, re-married ‘81 Toby born, ’82 Rec’d PhD, ’84 Visit. Asst. UMASS Nina born, ‘85 Asst. Prof/grad sch, UCSB, ’85 Assoc. Prof/Res Scient., UCSB Assoc. Prof/Asst. Prof., MSU, ‘97

4 2006 CRAW Grad Cohort Workshop 10 Ways to Fail 10 Ways to Succeed Strategies for Addressing Your Current Problems/Choices

5 2006 CRAW Grad Cohort Workshop Potential Issues Research Topic Research Advisor Research/Learning Environment Personal Motivation Personal Work Ethic, Time Management Skills Personal circumstances


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