soccer goal
"goal" by S A Kindstrom | CC BY-NC 2.0

Tues., Nov. 12, 2019

No matter where you are in your graduate career, now is the ideal time to create an Individual Development Plan.

paper and keyboard
"Keyboard and blank paper" by Mary Cullen | CC BY 2.0

Tues., Oct. 29, 2019

Being a graduate student requires a lot of writing between theses, dissertations, classwork, and articles. Productive writers develop habits that allow them to accomplish all of this well and in a timely manner.
teamwork represented with pawns
"Team concept with four pawn figurines" by wuestenigel | CC BY 2.0

Tues., October 15, 2019

Transferable skills are not just technical skills like data analysis or writing. Your leadership, teamwork, and other similar skills can also help you in the job search.
Person jumping through mountain cliffs to success
"Jumping through mountain cliff to success" by Jon Kenfield | CC BY 2.0

Tues., Oct. 1, 2019

Reflect on the work you’ve done as a graduate student: mastering course content, conducting research, preparing laboratory experiments or lectures, teaching classes, or writing papers, articles, or a dissertation. What skills have you developed as a result of these experiences that could be valuable in another setting? These skills – referred to as transferable skills – are those that you develop in one area that are useful across all professions and settings. This article will help you think about some of the technical and specialized transferable skills you’ve developed in graduate school.
classroom space
"IMG_1398" by WalrusWaltz | CC BY 2.0

Tues., Sept. 17, 2019

Applying for a faculty position often requires writing a teaching statement or philosophy. Writing a strong teaching statement requires reflection and revision.
social media
"Social media" by Jack Sem | CC BY 2.0

Tues., Sept. 3, 2019

Social media is a constant part of our modern lives. Maintaining a positive professional identity on social media can be critical to your future success.
hiking trail
"Runyon's First Visit to Maybury State Park (Northville, Michigan) - June 15th, 2019" by Corey Seeman | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., August 20, 2019

Lincoln has over 130 miles of trails. Cycling, hiking, or walking these trails can be a great way to relax throughout the semester.
hands together in a circle
"We Are the World" by obaxterlovo | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., August 6, 2019

If you are taking an online class if can be easy to feel disconnected from the other students in the course. This article will help you think about ways to develop community and connection in your class even if you don't see your classmates in person.
"Business people shaking hands in agreement" by Rawpixel Ltd | CC BY 2.0

Tues., July 9, 2019

Graduate school is a great time to start developing a professional identity. Here are some tips for starting to do that and seeing yourself as a professional even when you are still a student.
dollar bills
"Stacks" by Damian Gadal | CC BY 2.0

Tues., June 11, 2019

Sometimes graduate students need additional funds for research expenses, conference travel, or in lieu of an assistantship that might be offered by your department. Read on to learn about some of the opportunities you might pursue.