Judith Walsh

Judith Walsh

Class of 2014


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.

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