Katharina Lang is a PhD student here. Katie kindly answered some questions for our blog.
Where did you move from, to attend UM?
I moved here from Vienna, Austria. I was born and grew up in a small village in Austria, close to the border to Germany. At age 19, I moved to Vienna to study Communications.
What brought you to the University of Miami?
I am here on a Fulbright. For Austrians, Fulbright or the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York decide where your application will be sent. If you get accepted at several schools, you can decide yourself. For me, UM just made me the best offer.
What advice do you have for prospective students considering coming here?
To have a plan of what they want to do in their careers, research-wise. I came here with such diverse interests that now it’s quite hard to find a common denominator. I would advise prospective doctoral students to make up their mind beforehand.
What do you hope to do with your PhD?
I am planning to work in academia, to do research and teach.