9 Strategies for Starting the Semester Well

sailing to the horizon
"Travessia Atlântico Norte" by Pedro EA | CC BY 2.0
A little planning and strategizing goes a long way to your success in graduate school. Work smarter and make the most of your grad school experience.

Prepare Today for Tomorrow's Job Market

a slice of cake
"Italian Cream Cake" by Einahpets23
Applying for jobs is like making a complicated dish. A little prep work now makes it easier to have great results when you're ready to go on the job market.
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Career Development
Job Search

Five Steps to Building Key Academic Knowledge

Rubik's cube
"Rubik" by Yorch Morgovo | CC BY-ND 2.0
Expand your knowledge by putting cognitive principles to work for you.
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Navigating Graduate School
Productivity

Gearing up for Summer

Bike sprocket
"Project 365/91" by Phil Tomlinson | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
A plan helps you make the most of your summer. Use these steps to organize your professional and career development and get a head start on academic work.
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Career Development
Navigating Graduate School
Project Management

Take Stock: Reflecting on the Semester

a car's rearview mirror
"Big things behind me" by Nic McPhee | CC BY-SA 2.0
Reflecting on the semester helps you evaluate your achievements and plan for the future.
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Navigating Graduate School
Productivity

Preparing for Your Next Job

Trees growing toward the sky
"Network" by Stuart Richards | CC BY-ND 2.0
Start thinking about applying for your first job post-graduation—even if you have a year or two of grad school left.
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Career Development
Non-academic Job Search

How to be a Good Graduate Student

a rock climber
"Climbing" by Cristian Bortes | CC BY 2.0
Graduate school comes with a new set of rules. Learn how to navigate the terrain, meet expectations, and excel as a graduate student.
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Mentoring
Navigating Graduate School
Professional Development

The Four Properties of Powerful Teachers

A graduate TA works with a student

 

Even if you weren’t born with some of these qualities, you can develop them.
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Teaching

Five Keys to a Compelling Research Poster

stacked pencils
"Arrows" by Wunkai | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
The challenge of creating a good research poster: including what your readers need to know - without overwhelming them with unnecessary information.
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Professional Development
Research

Having Fun for Free in Lincoln

the gazebo at the Sunken Gardens
"Lincoln Flickr Walk" by Natodd | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
“Fun” and “free” are the perfect combination for fully enjoying your time in Lincoln when you're not in class or researching.
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Wellness
Grad Life

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