Western law school grad Alina Preston explains how the bar exam works and what happens after you pass it. She also busts some of the most common misconceptions about lawyers’ pay, personalities and bad habits.
While it can be tempting to keep postponing career-related activities, the thing about creating your career is that when you do start working on it, it won’t happen overnight. Even simply investing a little time while you are busy can generate huge rewards later.
In “Get-It-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More,” Stever Robbins advises readers to make sure everything you do is helping you reach your goals. We asked him some productivity questions to help students and recent grads do more too!
As a graduate student you will have a demanding schedule, erratic time lines, and loads of work and readings that you’ll most likely work on at home. You need a home environment that allows this kind of focused and concentrated work.
We’re young and educated, and some of us are still in school, but we always keep our eyes on the prize: a future job. So, naturally, when some of us decide to pursue a master’s or PhD, we face the inevitable question: Do employers look for candidates who have attended a different post-secondary institute for their post-grad?
Finding a super supervisor for your masters or PhD is essential to ensuring that your studies are not only successful but also enjoyable. You are in control of your own success and pro-actively choosing the right people to work with is your responsibility.
It’s been two, three, or five years since you’ve finished school, and you’ve landed that position you have been yearning for. You’ve become aware that the next steps in the job may require you to have a designation or certification to move up in the company. It’s time to go back to school, to go even further in your education.
Academic advisors might warn students about heavier workloads, research expectations, and the increased competitiveness of grad school, but the personal upheaval is largely unspoken of. Success in grad school is determined not only by academic achievement, but personal factors as well.