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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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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Navigating Graduate School

A Semester in Review

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"Balloons" by Stephanie Riddell | CC BY 2.0
As the semester winds down, it's a great time to reflect on the last semester and celebrate your successes and achievements. So we thought we would share some of our achievements from the Office of Graduate Studies and from graduate students across the university.
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Beginning the Job Search

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"Lost in a sea of opportunities" by Sebastien Wiertz | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
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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Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism

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"copy paste" by Esther Vargas | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
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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Preparing to Graduate

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"Graduation & Safe Driving" by State Farm | CC BY 2.0
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.
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Thesis and Dissertation Defenses

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"Óbidos Castle Walls" by Felipe | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
A thesis or dissertation defense can be intimidating, but careful preparation will help you successfully pass your defense.
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Preparing for Comprehensive Exams

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"Studying" by That_Bee | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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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Internships in Graduate School

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"Mini magnifying glass" by Ricky Willis | CC BY-NC 2.0
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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Finding Support in Graduate School

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"High Rise Train Tracks" by Brave Heartl | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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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