Navigating Graduate School

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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Preparing for Comprehensive Exams

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"Studying" by That_Bee | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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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Office of Graduate Studies Services and Resources

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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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Three Keys for Graduate Student Success

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"ODConDisplay07" by FolsomNatural | CC BY 2.0
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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Making Lincoln Home

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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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Lessons Learned on the Road

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"The road to Canyonlands viewpoint" by The Gonger | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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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10 Tips for Achieving Life-Work Balance

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"Stacked in Stone" by LadyDragonflyCC | CC BY 2.0
To be successful in graduate school and be effective in the long run, you need to make time for yourself and stay motivated.
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9 Strategies for Starting the Semester Well

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"Travessia Atlântico Norte" by Pedro EA | CC BY 2.0
A little planning and strategizing goes a long way to your success in graduate school. Work smarter and make the most of your grad school experience.
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Five Steps to Building Key Academic Knowledge

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"Rubik" by Yorch Morgovo | CC BY-ND 2.0
Expand your knowledge by putting cognitive principles to work for you.
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Gearing up for Summer

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"Project 365/91" by Phil Tomlinson | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
A plan helps you make the most of your summer. Use these steps to organize your professional and career development and get a head start on academic work.
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