Navigating Graduate School

Feeling Like the Last Person on Earth?

Have you ever emerged from the office recently only to find that everyone is gone? Do you sometimes feel that your department colleagues have just up and vanished? Are you feeling like the last person on earth?

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Coursework in Graduate-Level Courses

Program of Study/Memorandum of Courses.

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Helping Students: A Peer Mentoring Approach

Do you remember your first semester as a graduate student? Or are you there right now? Most new graduate students soon find that they are expected to be more independent in their programs than they were as undergraduates.

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Learning the Lingo

If you're preparing for a career in academia, you might want to learn the lingo. Here is a list of some commonly used terms.

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The First Ten Weeks of Graduate School

August 2009

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Think and Act Like a Writer

by Jan Allen, Associate Dean for Ph.D. Programs, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Columbia University (reprinted with permission)

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Writing

Tips for Publishing in Graduate School

One skill that can be critical to the success of a graduate student is the ability to publish. We collected the following tips from experienced faculty who have guided students successfully into the publishing world.

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Working With Your Advisor

Competing a doctoral program involves more than taking courses and writing a dissertation. Many doctoral students also teach, conduct research and begin learning what it means to be a faculty member.

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Tips on Forming Your Supervisory Committee

TO ASSURE THAT DOCTORAL STUDENTS receive careful advice and mentoring throughout their careers, a supervisory committee is established before the student has accumulated 45 credit hours.

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Keeping Connected at a Distance

WITH THE EXPANDING NUMBER of online course offerings now available to graduate students (and in some cases, entire curricula), it’s likely you will – if you haven’t already done so – take a “distance learning” course as part of your program.

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