Tues., Oct. 28, 2014

A good draft of an abstract guides you through an article’s conception, the writing process, and edits. Here's how to make the most of your abstract.

Tues., Oct. 21, 2014; by Adrian Lara

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.
"Compass" by Walt Stonebruner

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 by Elisha Hall

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.

A young entrepreneur selling lemonade on a hot day
A young entrepreneur" by rachaelvoorhees

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

An entrepreneurial mindset will help you as you embark on your career—whether you want to work in a non-profit, in industry, or in academia. If you take charge of your career while in graduate school, you'll dictate your course, not the other way around.
Your professional network is a lot like a spiderweb
"wide web" by josef.steufer

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014; by Jenny Beth Jorgensen

Networking can help you with your research now and it can help you later when you go on the job market. Jenny Beth explains the importance of expanding professional networks in grad school.
concept illustration of a person recharging as a battery
"Recharging" by Viktor Hertz

Tue., Sept. 23, 2014; by Jenny Beth Jorgensen

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.
Square peg, round hole
Square Peg by Simon Greig

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Like an athlete who trains for months to prepare for competition, you have to prepare to publish. Think about your work in terms of publishable results, begin writing early in the research process, and write often…
Colored Pencils
"Colorful set of pencils-2" by Daniel Kulinski

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014; by Stephanie Shipp

Graduate Ambassador Stephanie Shipp reflects on what she's learned as a graduate teaching assistant and offers a few tips for first-time teaching assistants.
close-up photo of a CV title
"Curriculum Vitae" by the Italian voice

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

The Curriculum Vitae (abbreviated Vita or simply CV) is a document that summarizes your relevant research, work, and teaching experience. Use these tips to begin constructing a reader-friendly document that will help you get the job.
Making goals and managing time
"London Time" by Doug88888 | flickr

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014; by Derek Schardt

Ready for the new semester? Graduate Student Ambassador Derek Schardt reflects on what he’s learned about making the most of grad school.