A Step-by-step Approach for Attending Conferences

Podium at a conference
"Speaking to an Empty Room" by Brian Herzog | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Conferences are the best way for Grad Ambassador Debalin Sarangi to showcase his research. They’re also a great tool for him to keep research on the front burner.
Professional Development
Time Management

Take Note: Technology in the Classroom

stenography machine
"Overhead" by flickr/Stephen Coles | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Laptops are a common sight in classrooms. They’re the go-to note-taking tool for many students. But while it’s faster to type a sentence than write it out by hand, does taking notes on the laptop promote learning?

Finding My Life/Work Balance at UNL

Twins play on a seesaw
"twin" by jiunn kang too
Grad Ambassador Xiaoqian (Annie) Ma shares her story of how she found her life/work balance at UNL.

How to Write a Journal Abstract

A good draft of an abstract guides you through an article’s conception, the writing process, and edits. Here's how to make the most of your abstract.

My Expectations for Graduate School

As he starts his fourth year of graduate school, Adrian Lara's reflecting on his expectations before coming to UNL to pursue a Ph.D. in Computer Science and what he knows now.
Navigating Graduate School

Mentors: Your Graduate School Compass

"Compass" by Walt Stonebruner

Graduate school offers many opportunities to connect with faculty and experts in your field. Perhaps the most vital of those connections is your faculty mentor.

Navigating Graduate School

Learn to Think Like an Entrepreneur

A young entrepreneur selling lemonade on a hot day
A young entrepreneur" by rachaelvoorhees
An entrepreneurial mindset will help you as you embark on your career—whether you want to work in a non-profit, in industry, or in academia. If you take charge of your career while in graduate school, you'll dictate your course, not the other way around.
Professional Development
Transferable Skills

Creating Your Professional Network

Your professional network is a lot like a spiderweb
"wide web" by josef.steufer
Networking can help you with your research now and it can help you later when you go on the job market. Jenny Beth explains the importance of expanding professional networks in grad school.
Career Development

Recharge Your Batteries: Tips for Relaxing in Lincoln

concept illustration of a person recharging as a battery
"Recharging" by Viktor Hertz
After focusing on your work all week, take time to recharge. Graduate Ambassador Jenny Beth Jorgensen offers tips on where to go and what to do around UNL and Lincoln.
Grad Life

Writing for Publication: Finding the Right Journal

Square peg, round hole
Square Peg by Simon Greig
Like an athlete who trains for months to prepare for competition, you have to prepare to publish. Think about your work in terms of publishable results, begin writing early in the research process, and write often…