Good Practices

women in lab coats
"WoPhy2011" by Jonathan Reyes | CC BY-NC 2.0
In many fields in STEM, women are underrepresented in graduate school and beyond. A number of resources exist at both the institutional and national level to provide professional, financial, and emotional support to help women succeed in STEM fields.
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Mentoring
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important written on a note
"Word "important" marked with a highlighter" by Marco Verch | CC BY 2.0
At New Student Orientation this year, Dr. Carr (Dean of Graduate Education) shared important information for all graduate students about their responsibilities as students. These remarks are transcribed and condensed from his comments.
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Gears and a Coil
"Sprong!" by arbyreed | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Whether you're new to UNL or have been a graduate student at UNL for a while, it's important to start the year on the right foot. Adrienne Christian shares her thoughts on how to start the semester well.
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Grad Life
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reading in hammock
"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
group meeting
"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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Mentoring
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parent and child
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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Grad Life
typing on computer
"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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Navigating Graduate School
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Mental Health written on Scrabble Board
"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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Paper bridge over a book
"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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Teaching
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handshake
"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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Interviewing
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