I have been providing feedback and sharing experiences with people interested in applying for graduate programs in philosophy. Besides serving as a mentor at the Rutgers Mentorship Program for Undergraduate Philosophers, I have also put together some resources online.
Journey of Philosophy Mentoring Project
Considering the restricted resources for international and ESL students, I (together with other Taiwanese philosophers doing philosophy abroad) recently founded a mentoring project called Journey of Philosophy (links to website and FB page). Through posting essays and holding online webinars, we share tips and guidance on how to thrive in graduate school and academia for traditional Chinese/Taiwanese Mandarin-speaking audiences.
For people who read traditional Chinese/Taiwanese Mandarin, here is another helpful website on pursuing academic philosophy put together by a group of Taiwanese philosophers doing philosophy abroad. I have a piece (co-authored with another Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at UBC, Katherine Chieh-Ling Cheng) on experiences of pursuing a MA degree in philosophy in the US.
Philosophers to Be
Philosophers to Be is a website on the Philosophy Ph.D. application that my fellow grad students back at Texas Tech and I put together when we just finished our Ph.D. applications and received good news. Here we share our experiences of preparation (including a rough timeline of the application process), resources we found helpful, and provide some tips for potential applicants. (Unfortunately, due to technical issues, we are not updating this page.)