Pros: support, scholarship, access to well known scholars, research materials, technology, opportunities to present your papers
Cons: intra-rival politics among profs, prof rivalry w/students, prof take intellec prop of students w/o credit.
A doctoral fellowship at GSU is about being offered the opportunity to work on your studies and your dissertation in a scholarly enclave, protected from the stress of an outside job. To take advantage of it properly, one must give over everything to one's studies. This precious gift of a doctoral fellowship is easily wasted with all the tempting social – more... aspects a university campus and town offers. At GSU my particular professors were more than helpful, willing to share, and were supportive. The only person who can mess you up, is you. This is a progressive college of education. – less