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Guidance for PhD 

to confidently navigate the doctoral journey, complete your degree, and have the career growth you seek.

   You don't have to come from a " legacy family" to be successful in your PhD program.  We can help you navigate common challenges along the doctoral journey, help you complete program milestones, and help you build the network you deserve for academic success & career growth.

 Our Why

Navcap fills three voids that PhD students from historically underrepresented communities know well.

(1) lack of networks---few mentors & career sponsors 

(2) limited access to practical resources & problem-solving from those who understand the PhD journey & the experiences of minoritized people 

(3) the need for profound communities of care to help with stress, belonging, and isolation in academia. Learn more about what we do BELOW.

Workshops &

We provide success coaching, workshops, & digital resources for historically underrepresented PhD/doctoral students.  We show them how to build a success network & help them meet key program milestones with confidence.


We expand "grad student Islands"  in higher ed. We embrace collective learning through online interactive mentorship communities across and beyond universities as problem-solving  spaces.

What We Do

 Are we right for you?
Do these sound like you?


You are planning to start, or in your first 3 years of a PhD/EdD program and you want much more guidance than what you have right now. 

You want more than traditional advising; you juggle many roles outside of being a grad student, and you want someone who understands that. 

You thrive in inclusive spaces & you want a community that shows you how to navigate your program without loosing your core.

You want to build a success network and develop high-impact relationships, but you are not sure which steps to take.

You are ambitious and driven; you value training and coaching, and you are willing to put in the work.


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Listen to the GradSchool Soul Collective PODCAST SPOTLIGHT 
"First-Year PhD Students, Don't Just Take Classes, Make Your  Coursework "WORK" for you, with host Elissa J.

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