If anyone out there finds interesting grad school news, feel free to send it our way so I can share it on the blog. Let's check out some of the latest news:
- Are you still on the fence about attending grad school? Here is some simple yet helpful advice for anyone considering grad school.
- Twitter, Facebook, Linkden, YouTube -- social media is everywhere these days, and several schools are adding courses to teach students how to use these tools in the business world.
- If you are finishing grad school soon, and you plan on looking for a job in academia, check out this great advice from Nancy Hanway about How to Land a Job at a Small College.
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If you live in the DC area like I do, I hope you've finally gotten your electricity back after those recent storms. If you live anywhere else, I hope it's not as hot there as it is here. Stay cool. Let's check out some grad school news:
- Firefly's Book Blog usually provides great book reviews, hence the title, but this week they offered some thorough dissertation writing advice.
- Why bother going back to school for an MBA? Improved professional networking, feedback on your entrepreneurial business plan, and the credibility of a formal business education, to name a few reasons. The WSJ Higher Education Blog shares more.
- Jeremiah Masoli played last football season at the University of Oregon, he graduated early, but got kicked off the team for a drug arrest. Now he's applied to Ole Miss graduate school, and with one year of eligibility left, find out how graduate school might help him play football again.
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There are lots of people that attend grad school, but you hardly ever see their experiences portrayed on television or film. In the final episode of Charles in Charge, Charles gets accepted to Princeton grad school. I bet Scott Baio doesn't even remember that. In the film A Beautiful Mind Russell Crowe's character attends Princeton grad school. Princeton is hogging all the grad school cameos. Let's look at the latest news:
- An interesting conversation about advising graduate students recently took place on an online forum provided by The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Ten students from the UBC Graduate School of Journalism received Emmy nominations in two different categories, check out the full media release
- Budding sociologist Dan Hirschman uses backward induction to examine what it takes to succeed in grad school
- If you are ready for some grad school controversy, then check out what is happening at Augusta State University
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If BP can get a cap on the oil leak, you can get that graduation cap on your head -- even though it might be messy and cost a lot of money, it will be well worth it in the long run. Let's check out the latest grad school news:
- The University of Minnesota has a new graduate program that just might help us prepare for and prevent catastrophes in the future.
- Companies in Silicon Valley usually have the luxury of hiring the best and brightest engineering grads, but lately more of those students are opting to pursue a master's degree.
- Over at the Prodigal Academic's blog there is a rundown of what a new professor looks for in a graduate student. Check it out, and see if you match up to the criteria.
- Want to study abroad -- permanently? Four of the top business schools in Asia have joined forces to recruit new students from the US, Canada and Europe.
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The World Cup is over, so I hope you're a baseball fan, otherwise you'll be bored until football season. In the meantime, I'll do my best to keep you entertained, let's check out what's new:
- These days grad school is filled with more than just "traditional students," so how does a mentor handle a student that has more life experience than they do? Find out at Life After Grad School.
- Two grad students from Penn State spent three weeks with the Obijwe Native American tribe, check out what they learned and how it will impact their future.
- I said I would keep you entertained, so here are a few funny videos about Sundays in graduate school, Bart Simpson's imitation of a grad student, and a little grad school humor from 30 Rock.
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The weekend is upon us, and I'm sure you need a break as much as I do. Take a deep breathe, and check out the latest grad school news:
- According to the Wall Street Journal, For Many, A Grad School Stint Doesn't Pay Off in [the] Job Market. But let's not get too pessimistic about the future, because the article also points out that, "more education continues to mean more earning power down the road."
- Apparently some of your peers are up to a little bit more than just writing a dissertation -- Grad School a Novel Way for Spies to Enter US.
- Growing tired of the same old grad school routine? Need something to shake things up? The Ph.D. Challenge from the Tweed section of The Chronicle of Higher Education should do the trick!
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Time is precious, and few people are more aware of this than grad students. This is why I am here to help! I will be scouring the web and regularly posting links to keep you in the loop about all things relevant to graduate school - including interesting stories from fellow grad students, helpful advice, and recent news that affects the graduate student community. So no matter how busy you are working on that dissertation or spending time chasing down your advisor, I'll make sure there is at least one point in the week where you can kick back, and let me do the work!
The 4th of July has passed, but the summer is just heating up. Let's check out the latest grad school news:
- Don't take it too personally, but Stephen C. Stearns, Ph.D. from Yale University has "Some Modest Advice for Graduate Students," and trust me, he doesn't hold anything back.
- So how do you feel about those online courses? Although they are becoming more the norm in the twenty-first century, Dr. Noreen Golfman, from Memorial University, blogs about studies that suggest you're better off attending in-person classes.
- While she isn't blogging for GradShare, working on her site www.phdnet.org, or promoting her book The Smart Way to Your Ph.D. (you're not the only one who is busy!) Dora Farkas takes time to answer questions over at benchfly. She recently gave her input about Changing Thesis Projects: Death Sentence or New Life?
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