Lack of Travel Funding Hurts Graduate Student Job Prospects
Claire Lockard, a PhD student in our Philosophy department, wrote about the lack of graduate funding in the Loyola Phoenix:
To be a competitive job applicant, students are usually expected to have presented research at multiple conferences. One can make the argument that conference presentations are required of graduate students, despite the lack of funding from Loyola.
Loyola doesn’t pay graduate students enough money to fund their own conference travel. And if the graduate school caps reimbursements at $400, and then doesn’t even have enough of those grants to go around, then all graduate students at Loyola are at a disadvantage when we apply for academic jobs.
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