Grad Life

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.
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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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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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Productivity

A Costa Rican Christmas

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"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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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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Recharge Your Batteries: Tips for Relaxing in Lincoln

concept illustration of a person recharging as a battery
"Recharging" by Viktor Hertz
After focusing on your work all week, take time to recharge. Graduate Ambassador Jenny Beth Jorgensen offers tips on where to go and what to do around UNL and Lincoln.
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Getting What You Want from Grad School

Making goals and managing time
"London Time" by Doug88888 | flickr

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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Supportive Relationships in Graduate School

Links of colorful paper rings
"Paper Chains" by stitchlily | flickr
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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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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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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