Navigating Graduate School

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When UNL joined the Big Ten several years ago, we also became part of the Big Ten Academic Alliance. Learn how this group can help you succeed.
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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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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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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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A thesis or dissertation defense can be intimidating, but careful preparation will help you successfully pass your defense.
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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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The Office of Graduate Studies is more than just the place that processes applications and dissertation paperwork. Read more to learn about all the ways that OGS can help you succeed in graduate school and beyond.
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It is important to make the most of your Graduate School experience. In this interview, Rick Reis shares some of his best advice for successfully navigating graduate school and for preparing for what comes next.
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Ramin is a Graduate Ambassador and PhD student in Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Originally from Iran, Ramin talks about his experience as an international student at UNL and how he’s made Lincoln his home.
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When Brianna Hitt drove to the Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, she gained insight into her graduate school journey along the way.
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