You got into your dream graduate program, but shortly after unpacking your things, that feeling of excitement leaches out of you. The first week of classes comes and goes, and you look around at a sea of unfamiliar faces, confident students strutting across campus to the library or making great strides on their lab research. … Continue reading Grad Student Imposter Syndrome
You know that graduate school is in your future, and you are ready to apply. But with so many options to choose from, how will you decide on a list of just eight to ten programs? This daunting task can be managed with a systematic culling process. Before you begin, you should have a pretty … Continue reading Which graduate programs should I apply to?
Prospective graduate students are sometimes interviewed before a final admissions decision is made, usually when the admissions committee is split on opinions. If you are invited for an interview, it may be because they want more information about something in your application package, like a low grade or a gap in your educational history. The … Continue reading The Grad School Interview: How to explain a flaw in your record
Whether you are interviewing for your dream job, or as part of your application to get into graduate school, you will likely hear the question, “Tell me about yourself.” Amazingly this is one of the questions people struggle with most. There is no excuse for hesitation when answering this question — it is usually the … Continue reading Interview Tips: Tell me about yourself
We all asked ourselves this when we were kids: What should I be when I grow up? When you were finishing high school, the question was all the more urgent as you decided where to go to college. Now, graduation is around the bend and uncertainty is inevitable. A lucky few of you loved your … Continue reading Career Decisions and How to Make Them