Grad Life

Getting What You Want from Grad School

Making goals and managing time

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
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

8 Ways to Prepare for Comprehensive Exams

Eight Ways to Prepare for Comps
Most doctoral students at UNL have to complete a written comprehensive exam to enter candidacy, and in some departments the written exam may be followed by an oral exam. Here we present 8 ways to get ready for this important step in your academic career.
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Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life

After Your First Year: What's Next?

summer bike ride on a country road
You’ve handed in your last paper and graded your students’ final exams. With Spring semester behind you, you’re ready for summer. Three long months stretch ahead of you, full of promise. Take our advice and make your summer as productive as possible.
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Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life

Thriving in Graduate School

by Neal Bryan, Associate Director of Grad Student and Postdoc Development
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Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life

Success in Graduate School

There’s no perfect formula for negotiating graduate school. However, many people have thought about and written on this topic, and everyone who has gone to graduate school seems to agree on some common themes.

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Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life

Feeling Like the Last Person on Earth?

Have you ever emerged from the office recently only to find that everyone is gone? Do you sometimes feel that your department colleagues have just up and vanished? Are you feeling like the last person on earth?

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Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life

The First Ten Weeks of Graduate School

August 2009

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Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life

Keeping Connected at a Distance

WITH THE EXPANDING NUMBER of online course offerings now available to graduate students (and in some cases, entire curricula), it’s likely you will – if you haven’t already done so – take a “distance learning” course as part of your program.

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Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life

Non-Traditional Students

THE NON-TRADITIONAL GRADUATE STUDENT is defined as an adult who is pursuing a higher degree part-time while working full-time, or one who returns to school full- or part-time after a significant break or interruption (starting a family, starting a

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Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life

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