The freedom to focus on your own work is very exciting. Doctoral students at the Carroll School work with exceptional faculty who are experts in their disciplines and globally acclaimed for their scholarship, research, and mentorship. The faculty at Boston College stood out. After that, I worked in corporate finance, and then as a hedge fund researcher at a major investment consulting firm in Boston.
In the third year, students complete a major research project designed to develop their ability to do original research.
Embargoes are typically requested when a dissertation is being submitted to a publisher that proscribes prior publication; a patent application is going to be filed; there is a need to protect proprietary information; or there is a need to respect confidentiality.
My coursework at BC allowed me to observe varied styles of outstanding teaching, which, in turn, helped to make me a better professor.
In return for this support, the student serves as a research assistant for the first two years of the program, and as a teaching assistant in the following years.
The ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database includes not only Boston College graduate dissertations and theses but also full-text dissertations and abstracts from institutions worldwide. Both graduate and undergraduate students have the option to provide free access to the full text of a thesis or dissertation through eScholarship BC, though it is not required.