Conquering Challenges, Achieving Goals

Competitors crossing the finish line.
"Big Sur Mud Run 2012" by Presidio of Monterey | CC BY-NC 2.0
Take challenges head-on in grad school: be persistent with your research and find your cheering section.
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Navigating Graduate School
Wellness

Writing during Graduate School

Recommended edits on an article draft
"2008-01-26 (Editing a paper) - 18" by Nic McPhee | CC BY-SA 2.0
You’re guaranteed a large amount of writing during grad school, including class project reports, conference papers, journal articles, and funding proposals. Here's an introduction to getting started.
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Writing
Professional Development

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Sweets for Chinese New Year
"Festive Snacks" by David Tan | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Winter's nearly over and spring's just around the corner. Grad Ambassador Xiaoqian (Annie) Ma writes about her favorite holiday that marks the change of seasons: Chinese New Year.
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Grad Life

Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

An instructor speaks with a group of students in a classroom
photo by UNL University Communications
Whether your class has 15 students or 150, collaborative learning can be an effective tool that facilitates student learning.
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Teaching

Nine Ways to Get to Know Key Faculty

a network of railroad interchanges
"The Network" by identity chris is | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Networking with key faculty in your field provides you with important connections that can help with your current studies and research, future projects, and the job search.
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Career Development
Networking

Deciphering a Job Ad

A job listing provides vital information for job applicants. Learn what to look for so your application rises to the top of the stack!
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Career Development
Job Search
Non-academic Job Search

Tips for Taking an Online Class

Coffee shops can be great spaces for your online classes
"Social media breakfast" by Mark Hunter
Online classes require self-discipline and self-motivation. Graduate Ambassador Grace Troupe offers tips to help you succeed.
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Navigating Graduate School
Productivity

Make the Most of Winter Break

a quiet spot to sit and relax
Key to making the most of your break is figuring what will benefit you the most, whether that’s resting, working, or doing a combination of the two.
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Wellness
Grad Life
Productivity

A Costa Rican Christmas

CC-BY-NC-ND
"Hot Tamales" by Adam Cohn
Adrian Lara shares two holiday events from Costa Rica: making tamales and watching the National Children’s Hospital light their tree.
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Grad Life

Conquering Impostor Syndrome

fake glasses and nose disguise
"91/365 Happy April Fools Day!" by Mykl Roventine | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Grad Ambassador Stephanie Shipp shares what it's like to have impostor syndrome - and how to overcome it.
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Grad Life
Wellness

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