job search compass
"Lost in a sea of opportunities" by Sebastien Wiertz | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., November 28, 2017

Finding a job after graduation takes time and planning. Whether you are planning on a career in academia or not, read on to learn about some possibilities and how to prepare.
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"copy paste" by Esther Vargas | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., November 14, 2017

A key part of behaving ethically and responsibly is ensuring that you cite and reference when you use the work of others in your own work. Learn more about what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. The UNL Libraries provide resources to help.
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"Graduation & Safe Driving" by State Farm | CC BY 2.0

Tues., October 31, 2017

Finishing your graduate degree can be a busy time. Check the requirements for your degree and review the necessary paperwork to make sure that everything is in order well before the end of the semester.
defense walls
"Óbidos Castle Walls" by Felipe | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., October 17, 2017

A thesis or dissertation defense can be intimidating, but careful preparation will help you successfully pass your defense.
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"Studying" by That_Bee | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., October 3, 2017

Many graduate programs may require a comprehensive exam (also known as "comps"). Successfully passing your comps requires preparation and hard work.
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"Mini magnifying glass" by Ricky Willis | CC BY-NC 2.0

Tues., September 19, 2017

For some graduate students, internships can be a great way of building work experience specific to your field. In some fields, you may be required to complete an internship as part of your graduate program, but internships can be useful for students in other fields, especially if you are interested in non-academic careers.
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"High Rise Train Tracks" by Brave Heartl | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., September 5, 2017

Strong support networks are essential to being successful in graduate school. Don't hesitate to look for support from your friends and family, your faculty members, your peers, and university staff.
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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.
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"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.
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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.