In our first installment of Connected Conversations, Amanda Licastro, a student at the Graduate Center, CUNY, talks about her experiences as a “freeway flyer,” the necessity of hands-on work experience for graduate students, and the unique contributions that language and literature PhDs can make outside the world of the university.
By Eliza Bateman
“Social justice organizations want smart people who can work independently on long projects,” writes lawyer and PhD candidate Eliza Bateman. “People with transferable skill sets. People who can bring together a team of specialists and lead them. People who are flexible and creative, and, most of all, people who already have these skills when they arrive.”