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
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
Starting grad school this fall in the US? Here’s what you should be working on now. The summer before you begin graduate school in the US, be sure you have all necessary documentation to enter the country and enroll in your program. Below are some important items you need before your departure to the US. … Continue reading International Students Starting Grad School in the US
Your applications are in – now what? You aced your GREs, got awesome letters of recommendation, wrote amazing essays, and submitted all 5, 8, 10 of your graduate school applications by the deadlines. You should feel relieved and relaxed, right? But it’s been a couple of months and you check your email several times a … Continue reading The Grad School Waiting Game
Not everyone is ready for a doctorate (Ph.D.) and not everyone is suited for one. A Ph.D. is the highest academic degree a student can earn and sets you up for careers in academia, research or consulting. The degree is for those who are truly passionate about an academic field in which they hope to … Continue reading Should I get a Ph.D.?