If youre thinking about going to graduate school, you should begin planning at least 15 months before the program starts.
Here is a typical application timetable:
June to August
◾Think about what type of graduate school you want to attend and what you want to achieve.
◾Compile a ...
Posted Monday, October 16th 2017 at 2:49PM
Welcome to the ninth installment of our blog series “My Path to Google.” These are real stories from Googlers, interns, and alumni highlighting how they got to Google, what their roles are like, and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.
Today’s post is all about Jasmine Collins. Read ...
Posted Monday, October 16th 2017 at 2:31PM
By Anton Lucanus
We all know that university is an expensive endeavor, and today’s students are a tech-savvy and entrepreneurially minded bunch. But how feasible is it to run business on the side of your studies?
Traditionally people looking at ...
Posted Monday, October 16th 2017 at 2:20PM
Save Time and Money While Advancing Your Career
by Terri Williams
Sometimes, a bachelor’s degree isn’t enough – but who has the time (and an extra $30,000) to attend grad school? However, a MicroMasters is the middle ground between a ba ...
Posted Monday, October 16th 2017 at 2:14PM
By Gradspot Dot Com
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Happy Graduation, Gradspotters!
While it might be intimidating to be graduating in today's economy, look on the bright side: you could have been graduating in '09! In fact, it’s not all doom and gloom ...
Posted Thursday, September 28th 2017 at 11:33AM
SharpBrains.com published an article on maintaining a healthy brain that will function better. Here are the four keys to improving your brain health:
◾Do something you enjoy for even just 15 minutes a day. You can always add more time and activities later.
Posted Thursday, September 28th 2017 at 11:26AM
Welcome to the eighth installment of our blog series “My Path to Google.” These are real stories from Googlers highlighting how they got to Google, what their roles are like, and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.
Today’s post is all about Jesse Melhuish. Read on!
Can you tell ...
Posted Thursday, September 28th 2017 at 11:20AM
by Jeri Dansky
As a cat lover, I’m fond of the smartphone game called Neko Atsume, where you get various cats to visit you and leave behind some treasures. The treasure that one cat leaves is “a small toy key” — but “no one knows where it goes to.”
Seeing this reminded me of all the keys s ...
Posted Thursday, September 28th 2017 at 11:10AM
BY SYLVIA KOHL
Software development industry is a constantly developing landscape that completely changes its general outlook every few years. What we see today has very little in common with what existed half a decade ago, and half a decade later the situation will, again, be completely differen ...
Posted Thursday, September 28th 2017 at 11:08AM
BY LORRAINE McKINNEY
For many people, the best way to get ahead in life is to go to college or university and get a degree that will enable them to work in the field of their choice. But, there is one problem with this: many students end up with so much student loan debt that they can’t even star ...
Posted Friday, September 22nd 2017 at 2:03PM
by Dora Farkas, PhD
Reason #1:You’ll earn more over your lifetime than the average Master’s degree holder
From talking to dozens of people who are on course to finish grad school, I know that countless people worry about the cost of their PhD degree.
At some point, many PhD candidates find ...
Posted Friday, September 22nd 2017 at 1:57PM
Paul T. Corrigan finished his PhD in English at the University of South Florida after six years in the program. He now teaches writing and literature at Southeastern University (USA). You can look him up at paultcorrigan.com.
At twenty-three, I stood in front of a mirror. After working out strenu ...
Posted Monday, June 12th 2017 at 3:35PM
Insights from Dirty Jobs
Earlier this week, I listened to Brett McKay’s interview with Mike Rowe. As you’ll learn if you listen to the conversation, following his stint as the host of Dirty Jobs, Rowe has become an advocate for the trades.
In this interview, as in many others, Rowe argues that ...
Posted Monday, June 12th 2017 at 3:29PM
If youd like to improve your reading comprehension, try the SQ3R method. This is an acronym that means: Survey, Question, Read, Recite and Review.
Heres how it works:
Survey Your Text
Prior to reading, take a few moments to scan through your text. Get an overall feeling for how much youre g ...
Posted Monday, June 12th 2017 at 3:22PM
Do you want people to think you are intelligent? Has someone ever told you “You’re much smarter than you look.”?
No doubt it can sting to be perceived as less intelligent, particularly when you never had a chance to showcase your intellect in the first place! And while this might be a socia ...
Posted Monday, June 12th 2017 at 2:56PM
One of the things we tend to do habitually is move away from things we’re afraid of. How very human, how very loving, to protect ourselves!
Unfortunately that tendency to avoid fears is exactly what limits us.
We avoid our fear of pain, humiliation, anxiety, looking stupid, failing … and we de ...
Posted Monday, June 12th 2017 at 2:40PM
BY DAVID GUTIERREZ
It might look that the topic is too narrow for the readers of this blog, but it concerns all of us. Shortly, such skill as programming will be equal to the reading skill and also considered as ‘basic,’ ‘required’ in our CVs. The importance of coding and other IT-related discipl ...
Posted Monday, June 12th 2017 at 2:34PM
by Dora Farkas, PhD on June 3, 2017
Finishing Your Thesis When You Believe You Can’t
“How do I force myself to write, when I can’t stand looking at my thesis anymore?”
“I feel so guilty dragging my whole family down with this thesis writing, and I don’t even know when I’ll be done.”
Posted Monday, June 12th 2017 at 2:30PM
By Jamie Kravitz
After four long years of undergrad, taking on a graduate degree isn’t for everyone. If you were planning to attend grad school and ended up changing your mind, or if you’ve already started grad school and decided you don’t want to continue, you’re not alone! Changing your mind a ...
Posted Monday, May 15th 2017 at 3:26PM
By Stephanie Alt Lamm
Applying for funding can be as involved and complex a process as applying for graduate school. Photo by: Steve Buissinne
For the last 17 years managing a master’s program in international development, I have seen bright ...
Posted Tuesday, May 9th 2017 at 1:37PM
By Verelyn Gibbs Watson
Graduation season is once again upon us. As students all across the country complete their senior year in high school and head off to college, thousands of college students are turning their thoughts to their own post-graduate plans. For many, an advanc ...
Posted Tuesday, May 9th 2017 at 1:28PM
by meredithwright in Early Career Research Community
A few weeks ago I submitted an application for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award, commonly known as the ‘F31.’ While the experience is fresh in my mind, I fig ...
Posted Tuesday, May 9th 2017 at 1:25PM
by Jazmin Nicole RNC-OB, BSN, USAF
So, you are thinking about completing your Master’s degree. You may be just graduating with your bachelor’s, established in your career, seeking career advancement, or an overall career change. You should commend yourself wherever you currently are in your pr ...
Posted Tuesday, May 9th 2017 at 1:23PM
Just about everyone is trying to cope with new circumstances and environments, writes Victoria Reyes, who provides some helpful advice.
By Victoria Reyes
Often, academic advice columns are framed negatively -- ways to overcome barriers and deal with the high-st ...
Posted Tuesday, May 9th 2017 at 1:20PM
By David Shorter
I’m wrapping up my eighth and final year as chair of graduate admissions in my department. Along the way I’ve learned a few lessons that seem worth sharing with the many readers who advise students applying to graduate school in the humanities or social sciences.
Perhaps t ...
Posted Tuesday, May 9th 2017 at 1:17PM