Navigating Graduate School

A stack of rocks on the beach
"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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Time Management
Navigating Graduate School
sailing to the horizon
"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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Good Practices
Rubik's cube
"Rubik" by Yorch Morgovo | CC BY-ND 2.0
Expand your knowledge by putting cognitive principles to work for you.
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Productivity
Bike sprocket
"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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Career Development
Navigating Graduate School
Project Management
a car's rearview mirror
"Big things behind me" by Nic McPhee | CC BY-SA 2.0
Reflecting on the semester helps you evaluate your achievements and plan for the future.
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Productivity
a rock climber
"Climbing" by Cristian Bortes | CC BY 2.0
Graduate school comes with a new set of rules. Learn how to navigate the terrain, meet expectations, and excel as a graduate student.
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Mentoring
Navigating Graduate School
Professional Development
Competitors crossing the finish line.
"Big Sur Mud Run 2012" by Presidio of Monterey | CC BY-NC 2.0
Take challenges head-on in grad school: be persistent with your research and find your cheering section.
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Wellness
Coffee shops can be great spaces for your online classes
"Social media breakfast" by Mark Hunter
Online classes require self-discipline and self-motivation. Graduate Ambassador Grace Troupe offers tips to help you succeed.
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Productivity
As he starts his fourth year of graduate school, Adrian Lara's reflecting on his expectations before coming to UNL to pursue a Ph.D. in Computer Science and what he knows now.
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Navigating Graduate School
Compass
"Compass" by Walt Stonebruner

Graduate school offers many opportunities to connect with faculty and experts in your field. Perhaps the most vital of those connections is your faculty mentor.

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Navigating Graduate School
Mentoring

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