Since 2005, there have been nearly 300 PHD Lectures and 600 PHD Movie Screenings all over the world, with
audiences of a few dozen to a few thousand.
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Get your school
to organize a PHD Event!
To add your school
to the tour list, help us out by doing the following:
groups on your campus that might want to sponsor
Graduate Student Council, Government or
Association (the people who send you that
school's Events Office, Dean of Graduate
Students, Graduate Student Office, Career
Center, or other campus office that organizes
events/workshops for students.
them know you'd like the author of "PHD Comics" to come give a talk or you'd like a
screening of the PHD Movie.
them to this
page for more info, and have them contact
What does Jorge
talk about in his lecture? What is The PHD Movie? Find out below!
here to learn more about Jorge Cham. Click below for a short sample clip of his lecture:
recent survey by U.C. Berkeley found that 95% of all graduate
students feel overwhelmed, and over 67% have felt seriously
depressed at some point in their careers. In this talk, Jorge
Cham recounts his experiences bringing humor into the lives
of stressed out academics, examines the source of their anxieties
and explores the guilt, the myth, and the power of procrastination.
Cham's talk was humorous and helpful. His cartoon strip has
been a giant plus in helping graduate students acknowledge
and cope with the stress they experience." - Isaac Colbert, Dean of Graduate Students, M.I.T.
"I've never heard so many graduate students
*really* laughing at the same time!" -Jory Zmuda Ruscio, Chair,
Graduate Life Center's Speaker Series, Virginia Tech
"The message of the presentation really resonated with our
students. The graduate school journey can be extremely isolating,
and Jorge Cham's presentation and comics normalize the experience
and provide solace and humor.“ -John Nonnamaker, Graduate Student Career Development,
The PHD Movie is available for public performance licenses. Need an event to cheer your students up? It's a great way for everyone
to come together.
'A brainy movie with heart and soul.'
-The Times Higher Education
'I don't think I've laughed that hard in a long time! Great movie!!'
-Paige, U. Wisconsin
'I really enjoyed your movie because it helped me get my academic life back in perspective.'
-Kaitlyn, Michigan Tech U.
'It was a huge success. Everyone was very positive. We even needed to add more seats to the auditorium.'
'I just want to let you know that we had 1,535 students turn out. Thanks for the great movie!'
-Tim, U. Illinois
'Turner Auditorium was packed!"
-Katherine, Johns Hopkins U.
'We were surprised and overwhelmed by the popularity of this event.'
-Grad Student Social Club, U.C. Berkeley
For screening information, please contact moviephdcomics.com
More testimonials below:
Winter 2006 Tour photos:
Purdue Univ., Kansas State Univ., Univ. Texas Med. Branch,
Univ. Illinois Urbana Champaign, Purdue Univ., Univ. Calgary *Please note that attendance
will vary significantly depending on your school.
From Talk Organizers:
"Jorge Cham's talk was just terrific. I loved it and obviously
so did our audience here." -Mary Johnson, Director, Graduate Career Services, Yale
"We had such a great turnout and I still can't believe how
enthusiastic everyone was!" -Angela Noel-Hvitved, Graduate Student Association,
"This was such a successful event for us." -Cara Skeat, Associate Program Director, Georgia Tech
"We were so happy that we were able to pack the room! It
was definitely one of the most successful events we've run!"
-Shin-Yi Lin, Chair, Graduate Student Government, Princeton
talk, people thoroughly enjoyed it. The Q&A session was
lots of fun.” -Sidharth
Jaggi, The Caltech Y
"It was an enormous success." -Sharon Belden, Assistant Director, Office of Career
Services, Harvard University
"The crowd was so big at Cornell that they were actually
hanging from the rafters... It was one of the few times
I think the students really thought we 'got it right'!"
-Victoria A. Blodgett, Director, Graduate Student Life
& Career Development, Cornell University
"Penn students loved him! We got lots of positive feedback."
-Julie Vick, Associate Director, Career Services, Univ.
"If you have not engaged Jorge on your campuses, do so.
An exceptionally well-received program by UCLA students."
-Albert E. Aubin, Senior Associate Director, Counseling
Services & Campus Relations, UCLA Career Center
"It was the most popular event we've had that didn't
involve massive amounts of free food or alcohol."
-Joel, Peer Mentor, Graduate Division, UC Santa Barbara
"One of the funniest talks I've ever been to."
- James, U.C. Berkeley
"I can't remember when I have had
as many laughs. I am sure many of our colleagues will benefit
from your philosophy and shared experience." -Damian, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
"Your lecture was very insightful and one of the most entertaining
I've heard." -Ayan, University of Maryland
"Your talk has been the topic of
conversation for the past couple of days. It was a great
talk and very well delivered." -Gelareh, University of Maryland
"Thanks again for the fun you bring into the labs and lives(!)
of grad students." -Bilal, Johns Hopkins University
"Thank you SO MUCH for signing my books and giving a wonderful
talk at Yale. You made my month!" -Robert, Yale University
"Thanks for helping us to keep a good perspective on grad
life." -Calvin, Princeton University
"You were very funny. I found myself REALLY pleased with
what you had to say. I think your talk was more motivational
and educational than most of the career seminars that are
organized to supposedly keep us on track." -Geoff, North Carolina State University
"It was so nice to go to your lecture and laugh for an hour
about how life is for all of us. It is SO good to know that
other people are in the same spot as you. It's something
we often forget when we're caught up in papers and the drama
of grad school." -Betty, University of Utah
"You're taller and better looking than I expected!" -Anna, Carnegie Mellon University