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.
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.
Navigating Graduate School

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.
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.
Navigating Graduate School

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.
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.
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.

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.
Professional Development

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.
Grad Life