Who Your Students Are

World events and popular culture contribute to the shaping of each generation of students, making their collective identity unique. How well do you know the undergraduate students you'll be teaching this year?
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Professional Development
Teaching

Subject-Verb Agreement

The general rule of thumb for conjugating verbs is that if there's one person, place, or thing as the subject (not just one noun), then the verb is conjugated in the singular. If there are multiple people, places, or things, then the verb is conjugated in the plural. In other words, the verb and subject agree in number.
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Professional Development
Writing

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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Professional Development
Funding
Navigating Graduate School

Using MyPlan

MyPLAN (My Personal Learning and Advising Network) is a campus-wide platform used for tracking student progress and facilitating student-instructor interactions at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Professional Development
Teaching
Technology

Managing Your Graduate Program

While graduate study is unique to every student, there are many similarities in the timeline across programs and departments.

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Navigating Graduate School

Preparing for the Job Market

You may be reading this on your first day of graduate school, but it’s never too early to think about your entry into the job market—whether you plan on taking an academic route or applying to jobs in the non-profit, government, or business sector

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Career Development
Job Search

Attributing Words and Ideas in Your Work

As a graduate student, you engage with diverse ideas and academic work. Writing papers for your seminars and later your thesis and dissertation require you to account for other voices while establishing your own academic voice.

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Good Practices
Professional Development
Writing
Academic Integrity
Research

Your Elevator Speech

finger pressing an elevator button
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An elevator speech is a 30–60 second summary of your research interests, main findings, and their importance to society. It's a good way to introduce yourself and your work, whether it's to professional colleagues at a conference or a job interview or just explaining your work to your neighbors and new acquaintances.
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Professional Development
Career Development
Transferable Skills
Networking

Thriving in Graduate School

You'll occasionally have people talk about "Surviving Graduate School," but that doesn't reflect the possibilities and opportunities for growth.
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Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life

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