Graduate students present at the Spring Research Fair
photo of 2014 Graduate Research Fair by UNL University Communications

Tues., March 17, 2015; by Elisha Hall

When you’re looking for conferences where you can present, sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start and what pitfalls to avoid. Here's how to get started.
a marathon runner checks her watch
"Female Time Checker 1" by Anthony Catalano | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., March 10, 2015

Making progress on your big writing projects is like running a marathon—finishing well takes strategy and stamina. Set writing goals help you pace yourself and finish well.
Clasped hands
"Fent Pinya" by Miguel Bohigas Costabella | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., March 3, 2015; by Stephanie Shipp

Your network may be the key for landing your next job. Grad Ambassador Stephanie Shipp shares she's learned about expanding her network while on the job market.
Competitors crossing the finish line.
"Big Sur Mud Run 2012" by Presidio of Monterey | CC BY-NC 2.0

Tues. Feb. 24, 2015; by Jairo Cervantes

Take challenges head-on in grad school: be persistent with your research and find your cheering section.
Recommended edits on an article draft
"2008-01-26 (Editing a paper) - 18" by Nic McPhee | CC BY-SA 2.0

Tues., Feb. 17, 2015; by Adrian Lara

You’re guaranteed a large amount of writing during grad school, including class project reports, conference papers, journal articles, and funding proposals. Here's an introduction to getting started.
Sweets for Chinese New Year
"Festive Snacks" by David Tan | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., Feb. 10, 2015; by Xiaoqian (Annie) Ma

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.
An instructor speaks with a group of students in a classroom
photo by UNL University Communications

Tues., Feb. 3, 2015

Whether your class has 15 students or 150, collaborative learning can be an effective tool that facilitates student learning.
a network of railroad interchanges
"The Network" by identity chris is | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues. Jan. 27, 2015; by Elisha Hall

Networking with key faculty in your field provides you with important connections that can help with your current studies and research, future projects, and the job search.

Tues., Jan. 20

A job listing provides vital information for job applicants. Learn what to look for so your application rises to the top of the stack!
Coffee shops can be great spaces for your online classes
"Social media breakfast" by Mark Hunter

Tues., Jan. 13, 2015; by Grace Troupe

Online classes require self-discipline and self-motivation. Graduate Ambassador Grace Troupe offers tips to help you succeed.