April 2012

Navigating Graduate School:

Self-Promotion and the Job Search
Titles in Academia
Planning a Program of Studies
Five Reasons to Attend the Campuswide Workshop for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Advice for the Defense

For doctoral candidates and many Master's degree students, one of the final steps after the dissertation or thesis is written includes an oral defense. If you're preparing for a defense, you may be worried.

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Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life

Running a Lab Efficiently

Most graduate students find themselves with research responsibilities, and for many this may be the first time they're given the opportunity to help run a lab.

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Navigating Graduate School
Productivity
Project Management

Problem Solving

In life and graduate school, sometimes "stuff happens." Despite your best intentions and thorough planning, complications arise: advisors leave, research stalls, bureaucracy slows you down, etc.

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Professional Development
Research
Navigating Graduate School
Project Management

Edit Long Sentences; Reduce Prepositions

Prepositions create links across your sentence and help define the relationships between phrases.

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Professional Development
Writing

Review and Update Last Semester's Syllabi

You’ve just finished teaching a course—maybe for the first time—and you probably have a few things you’d change about the course before you teach it again. Don’t just set the syllabus aside!

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Professional Development
Teaching

Cultivating An Online Presence

Chances are you already have personal profiles with social media websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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Career Development
Networking
Technology

Managing Your Sources

As a graduate student, you read broadly in your discipline at the beginning of your career. When you move on to work on your research papers, a master's thesis, or your dissertation, you're reading deeply into your topic.

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Professional Development
Writing
Research

Applying for Grants and Fellowships

The summer is full of possibilities as a graduate student.

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Professional Development
Funding
Writing

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