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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 Staffing | 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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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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Grad Life

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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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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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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Grad Life

Getting Involved in Campus Groups

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"all together now, scott richard" by torbakhopper | CC BY-ND 2.0
Joining campus groups is not just for undergraduates. Campus groups can help you professionally and help you find those with common interests or who share your cultural background.
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Creating Learning-Centered Course Objectives

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"Soccer Field, Kelly Park West" by Rusty Clark ~ 100K Photos | CC BY 2.0
Your course objectives indicate the focus on the course and what students will learn. Strong learning-centered objectives can help direct the activities you do in class, the assessments you give, and ultimately what your students get out of the class.
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