Navigating Graduate School

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.
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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.
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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.
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How to be a Good Graduate Student

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"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.
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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.
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Tips for Taking an Online Class

Coffee shops can be great spaces for your online classes
"Social media breakfast" by Mark Hunter
Online classes require self-discipline and self-motivation. Graduate Ambassador Grace Troupe offers tips to help you succeed.
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My Expectations for Graduate School

As he starts his fourth year of graduate school, Adrian Lara's reflecting on his expectations before coming to UNL to pursue a Ph.D. in Computer Science and what he knows now.
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Mentors: Your Graduate School Compass

Compass
"Compass" by Walt Stonebruner

Graduate school offers many opportunities to connect with faculty and experts in your field. Perhaps the most vital of those connections is your faculty mentor.

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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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