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.
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Navigating Graduate School

Mentors: Your Graduate School Compass

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.

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Navigating Graduate School
Mentoring

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.
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Leadership
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.
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Networking
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.
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Grad Life
Wellness

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…
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Writing
Publishing

Advice for Your First Year as a Teaching Assistant

Colored Pencils
"Colorful set of pencils-2" by Daniel Kulinski
Graduate Ambassador Stephanie Shipp reflects on what she's learned as a graduate teaching assistant and offers a few tips for first-time teaching assistants.
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Teaching

CV Today, Job Market Tomorrow

close-up photo of a CV title
"Curriculum Vitae" by the Italian voice
The Curriculum Vitae (abbreviated Vita or simply CV) is a document that summarizes your relevant research, work, and teaching experience. Use these tips to begin constructing a reader-friendly document that will help you get the job.
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Career Development
Job Search
CV
Résumé

Getting What You Want from Grad School

Making goals and managing time
"London Time" by Doug88888 | flickr

Ready for the new semester? Graduate Student Ambassador Derek Schardt reflects on what he’s learned about making the most of grad school.

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Productivity
Time Management
Grad Life

Supportive Relationships in Graduate School

Links of colorful paper rings
"Paper Chains" by stitchlily | flickr
Most students entering grad school probably don't think much about building and maintaining healthy relationships, but it's an important life skill that's vital in graduate school. Christy Burger, one of our Graduate Student Ambassadors, shares what has helped her build strong support relationships.
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Grad Life
Wellness

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