Why Attending Knowledge Without Boundaries Matters

Why Attending Knowledge Without Boundaries Matters

At our Houston Knowledge Without Boundaries event last month we were able to connect with one of our many doctoral students, Jesse Arnett. Given his impressive success to date and his drive to do and know more, we have selected him to kick off our spotlight series beginning September 21st.

Getting to know Jesse and his work would have been near impossible without his serendipitous presence at the Knowledge Without Boundaries (KWOB) workshop. Several months each year, we visit local campuses to discuss and build our research programs. Jesse – who lives in Cleveland – was notified of the Houston event by fellow student Brion Goldfinch. He flew to the event with the goals of (1) getting help with his dissertation, (2) connecting with prospective committee members, and (3) finding fellow researchers with whom to publish. As an online student, he knew this chance to connect was key to the success of his dissertation and that it posed long-term career opportunities.

His effort to make the most of the KWOB event has paid off. Since the event, he has found multiple co-authors as well as an opportunity for his research to be presented in Spring 2016. To learn more about his work, visit his student spotlight.

We encourage all SAS faculty, students and alumni to attend when an event is nearby. For more information on upcoming events, please view our calendar.

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