August 2013

Navigating Graduate School

Thriving in Graduate School

How you connect with your department and the university community will help set you up for success during your graduate career and beyond. Learn how to move beyond just surviving graduate school to thriving in it…

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Managing Your Graduate Program

Learn the requirements of the most common graduate degrees so you’re aware of how the degree requirements are structured at UNL and which people will be able to help you along your way.

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Good Practices in Graduate Education

Quoting and Paraphrasing: How to Attribute Words and Ideas

Properly citing sources as you write provides a foundation for your argument and builds your credibility as a scholar. Understand how to summarize, paraphrase, and quote in your work to avoid plagiarism.

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Graduate Student Professional Development

Preparing for the Job Market

It’s never too early to think about your entry into the job market—whether you plan on taking an academic route or applying to jobs in the non-profit, government, or business sector. By thinking early on about how you’ll look to potential employers, you'll be prepared to differentiate yourself from other candidates.

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Learning the Elevator Speech

An elevator speech is a good way to introduce yourself and your work, whether it's to professional colleagues at a conference or a job interview or just explaining what you do to your neighbors and new acquaintances.

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NSF Graduate Fellowships

New graduate students at UNL conducting research in a STEM field may be eligible for a fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Benefits include three years of a $32,000 annual stipend, paid tuition and fees, and research and professional development opportunities.

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Teaching Tip

Using MyPlan

Find out how you can use MyPLAN (My Personal Learning and Advising Network) to help the undergraduate students you teach succeed.

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Understanding Who Your Students Are

Understanding the demographic makeup of your classroom will help you decide how to set expectations for your students and how to approach your material.

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The Graduate Writer

Subject–Verb Agreement

Subject-Verb Agreement can be tricky. Find out more about which sentence-subjects need special attention in your academic writing.

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