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Tues., August 22, 2017

The Office of Graduate Studies is more than just the place that processes applications and dissertation paperwork. Read more to learn about all the ways that OGS can help you succeed in graduate school and beyond.
colorful people holding hands
"all together now, scott richard" by torbakhopper | CC BY-ND 2.0

Tues., August 8, 2017

Joining campus groups is not just for undergraduates. Campus groups can help you professionally and help you find those with common interests or who share your cultural background.
ITA participants 2016

Photo Courtesy of the Office of Graduate Studies

Tues., July 11, 2017

For international students, becoming a teaching assistant means not only learning how to teach, but also learning about a new classroom environment and overcoming language barriers. Since 1988, UNL has helped international students make this transition.
soccer goals
"Soccer Field, Kelly Park West" by Rusty Clark ~ 100K Photos | CC BY 2.0

Tues., June 13, 2017, by Liz Banset

Your course objectives indicate the focus on the course and what students will learn. Strong learning-centered objectives can help direct the activities you do in class, the assessments you give, and ultimately what your students get out of the class.
flowers in Sunken Gardens
"Sunken Gardens" by Overduebook | CC BY-NC 2.0

Tues., May 2, 2017

Summer is a great time to relax and take some time to explore the city you live in. Here are some of our best suggestions for activities around town that you could try or places you should visit this summer.
trees reflected on water
"Three Trees" by Michael Eickelmann | CC BY-NC 2.0

Tues., April 18, 2017

The end of a semester is a great time to look back on your successes and areas for improvement. For TAs, this reflection should also focus on your teaching and any potential changes you want to make the next time you teach.
rural road, extending to the horizon
"Road at Sunset" by Susanne Nilsson | CC BY-SA 2.0

Tues., April 4, 2017; by Jessica De Silva

Jessica De Silva offers advice on the process of preparing an application for a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Originally published June 14, 2016.
stairs going up
"Walls (and stairs) of Portugal: Lisbon #7" by Franck Michel | CC BY 2.0

Tues., March 21, 2017

First impressions can have a lasting impact. For search committees and employers, your cover letter is their first impression of you. Strong, persuasive cover letters can positively influence that first impression.
bookshelves and binders
"Filed Under "Folders"" by Domiriel | CC BY-NC 2.0)

Tues., March 7, 2017

Effective organization is essential to managing your many responsibilities as a graduate student. Learn how to leverage some of the strategies and resources already available to you to better manage these responsibilities and tasks.
red, blue, and black pens
"tools of the trade 1" by Chris Blakeley | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., February 21, 2017

Grading is a common responsibility for Graduate Teaching Assistants. Effective grading means providing useful information to the students about their performance. Learning to grade fairly and efficiently can help save you time in the long run.

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