Applying to graduate programs can be time consuming and expensive, meaning that it might not be feasible to apply to every program that interests you. Yet, with so many options for graduate study, it can be difficult to narrow down your options. Here are some strategies to manage the information overload that can ensue during the hunt for the perfect graduate program!
Being a teaching assistant is not just about teaching. It’s a way to fund your own studies, learn how to wield your new-found authority, and look at students from the other end of the marking microscope.
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.
A curriculum vitae, or CV, is not a resumé. It is a record of your scholarly activities and an advertisement of your skills. How can you make it stronger? There are three distinct areas you will want to build on your CV during grad school.
Now that you’re starting your master’s degree, you have to get used to a new campus in a new city, make new friends, find your classrooms, and get used to your department. It’s almost like you’re an undergrad student all over again.