Judith Walsh

Judith Walsh
Job Title: 
Project Director, Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren Project
Office: 
704-649-0560
Education: 
MBA from the University of California, Riverside
Research Interest: 
Judy's research has focused on the growing number of aging residents entering long-term care facilities particularly on standards of quality of care, but also on measures of the quality of life, which are far more difficult to quantify.
Ph.D. Expected: 
Spring 2014

 

 

 

 

What are your best memories about being a graduate student in the PPOL graduate program?

Meeting new friends, students, faculty and staff.  Amazingly one of my best memories is my dissertation defense.  Everyone was so calm, cool & collected and then it was over.  It was like a dream.


What are the top 3 things you took away from the PPOL program?

• The program was intense, but not so competitive that you couldn’t trust fellow students.

• Faculty were generally great and willing to help.

• I enjoyed having the ability to take classes in so many disciplines.


What advice would you give new students about how to succeed in graduate school?

• Be prepared to work weekends!  But make time for yourself.

• Don’t go it alone.  Find a partner.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions and seek help from everyone.

• Sign up for the dissertation boot camp

• Remember there is a light at the end of the tunnel.


Any suggestions or tips for job search and preparing for going on the job market?

It is much more difficult to find a job if you limit yourself geographically.