Interviews for graduate school can be daunting, especially when the stakes are high and competition feels fierce. Remind yourself that interviewing is a two-way-street: this is also your opportunity to assess whether the program is a good fit. Proper preparation is the key to a successful interview, and here are some guidelines that should help. … Continue reading How to nail your graduate school interview
Are you a life sciences major and not sure what to do after graduation? You don’t have to end up in a white lab coat staring at petri dishes all day – unless you want to! There are tons of other options for future careers as well. Getting a graduate degree can open many new … Continue reading Potential Careers for Science Majors
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