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.

Applying to Present Your Research Poster

Graduate students present at the Spring Research Fair
photo of 2014 Graduate Research Fair by UNL University Communications
When you’re looking for conferences where you can present, sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start and what pitfalls to avoid. Here's how to get started.
Professional Development

Setting Writing Goals

a marathon runner checks her watch
"Female Time Checker 1" by Anthony Catalano | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Making progress on your big writing projects is like running a marathon—finishing well takes strategy and stamina. Set writing goals help you pace yourself and finish well.
Professional Development

Six Ways to Grow Your Network

Clasped hands
"Fent Pinya" by Miguel Bohigas Costabella | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Your network may be the key for landing your next job. Grad Ambassador Stephanie Shipp shares she's learned about expanding her network while on the job market.
Career Development

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.
Navigating Graduate School

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.
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.
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.

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.
Career Development

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!
Career Development
Job Search
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