Self-Care: Reading and Roadtrips

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"How do you spell Saturday? H-a-m-m-o-c-k!" by The Shifted Librarian | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
It's important to use the summer to find time to recharge and take care of yourself. Here are some great ideas of how to use local resources to relax, even if you can't get away for a long vacation.
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Grad Life

Making the Most of the Mentoring Relationship

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"HA staff in the Bedford office" by HA0521-045 | CC BY 2.0
Your mentor and adviser will serve as one of the most important relationships during graduate school. Developing a positive, supportive relationship with your adviser requires thinking about how you can communicate most effectively with your adviser. Here are some tips to make sure you have a good relationship with your adviser or mentor.
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Research Fair Highlights

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Over 150 graduate students presented their research last week at the Spring Research Fair. If you missed the event, here's a recap of some of the posters presented.
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Presenting Your Research Publicly

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"step up to the mic" by Tom Woodward | CC BY-NC 2.0
Learning to present your research publicly at research conferences, workshops, or other events is an important aspect of your graduate experience. The following advice will help you prepare an effective presentation, successfully present your work, and use your presentation to improve your research.
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Pregnancy and Parenting in Graduate School

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201602" by Jake Guild | CC BY 2.0
Parenting and completing graduate school present some unique challenges. One graduate student shares her experience and how she has overcome these challenges.
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Completing Online Courses and Programs

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"Woman types on keyboard (laptop working from home)" by Thought Catalog | CC BY 2.0
Some students choose to enroll in fully online programs. Other students may find themselves taking a course or two in an online or blended format. This article shares some of the opportunities for online courses or programs at UNL and tips to be successful in online courses.
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Mental Health Resources for Graduate Students

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"Mental Health" by Jonathan Rolande | CC BY 2.0
Self-care not only means taking care of your physical health, but your mental health as well. Learn about the resources available at UNL to support all students.
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Active Learning Strategies

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"Apprendre, c'est jeter des ponts..." by Nath B. | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Active learning strategies can help your students engage with the course material and learn more. Here are some easy ways to integrate more active learning into your classroom.
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Preparing for an In-person Interview

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"Handshake - Man and Woman" by Amtec | CC BY-SA 2.0
Getting invited for an interview with a company or university is a big step. Learn how to put your best foot forward so that you will successfully earn the job.
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Job Search

All About Timing

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"Wecker auf einem Buch" by Marco Verch | CC BY 2.0
Successfully finishing your graduate degree is more than just coursework and writing a dissertation or thesis. There are also specific timelines for applying for graduation or submitting the forms along the way. Read on to see if you are on track.
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