When deciding whether attending a graduate program is right for you, consider making a list of the costs and benefits.Continue reading “The Costs and Benefits of Graduate School”
Author Archives: Tanya
Is graduate school right for you?
Think carefully before you apply to graduate school. These self-reflective questions can help.Continue reading “Is graduate school right for you?”
How to…get stuff done
Well, we’ve all been there. One thing leads to another and you don’t have time to finish that project until the last.possible.minute. It stresses you out, and you decide you’ll never do this to your self again! Alas, time goes on, and you’re sitting there at your computer at 3am finishing an assignment and you wonder, “will I ever be able to manage my time?!”
to master, or not to master…
A question I get a lot is whether or not students should get their Master’s before going for their PhD. Some students might think they need to boost their college GPA by getting a Master’s first, others say they aren’t sure whether they can hack a PhD, so they want to test the waters. Usually these sentiments are accompanied by a little fear, uncertainty, and lots of questions. Trust me, I was there, too.
Don’t Burn that Bridge
One of the biggest lessons I have learned in my early career is the importance of not burning any bridges. Even if you are in a job that is challenging and difficult, it’s extremely important to maintain civility and work to keep your relationships positive and healthy. You just never know when you might meet again!Continue reading “Don’t Burn that Bridge”
What I’m Reading VII
Time for a quick recap of what I’ve been reading (and watching) this week.
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why applying to grad school is not the same as applying to college
Hi there! Sorry for the radio silence. It’s been crazy over here. But, the good news is I passed my dissertation proposal! Now it’s off to the races; trying to finish all my analyses and writing it all up in the next 8 months. It’s going to be a busy year, but I’m excited to finally get this project underway. Being at this stage of graduate school makes me think back to when I first started. I’ve learned a lot along the way, and I’m glad I have this space to help others with their process.
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Spotlight on….Kristie Adams
Another piece of GradGirl was interviewing young professional women in the social sciences. Here is another career spotlight on Kristie Adams!
What I’m Reading VI
Finding your calling is about the balance of 3 things: doing something you’re good at, feeling appreciated, and making people’s lives better. Here are 7 lessons about finding your calling – what you’re meant to do.
What to ask during your grad school interview? (and how to prepare)
Hi friends. Many of your are or will soon be heading into the grad school interview deluge in the fall/winter months, so I figured I would arm you with good interview questions that are sure to impress your potential future advisors. These are the kinds of questions you could ask during a phone interview, video-chat interview, or during the in-person open house.
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