My friend recently commented, "Someone should have made a MySpace movie so that halfway through it the audience could all leave to go watch the Facebook movie." I am sure he "borrowed" the joke from someone else, and since I worked for RefWorks in the past, I was tempted to ask him for his references -- but I just chose to laugh instead. Dane Cook will probably steal it for his next routine anyway. Lets check out some grad school news:
- Ranking: (noun) A position on a scale in relation to others. Seems pretty clear cut -- so what's so complicated about the recent US Grad School Rankings?
- Entrepreneur Magazine and the Princeton Review don't seem to have any problem with rankings, check out the top grad schools for entrepreneurs.
- Nate "Tiny" Archibald is one of the all-time greatest NBA basketball players -- and one of the smartest. Some might say winning a championship alongside Larry Bird is his greatest accomplishment, but according to Nate,"getting my Ph.D. will be my greatest accomplishment ever."
- Hey Nate, check out some advice on surviving graduate school when you're married with children, it may come in handy.
It may start off with "the dog ate my homework" in elementary school, but we all know those student excuses get bolder with age. I had a friend that must have had six sets of grandparents "pass away" in one semester of college, which is why I found this article from The Chronicle of Higher Education quite entertaining. Let's check out some other news:
- Things aren't always spelled out for you, which is why you need to know the unwritten rules of graduate school.
- Perhaps you forgot the rules of grammar, mayb u txt 2 much, or maybe you just need to write more often -- 10 tips on how to write less badly.
- No one said grad school was easy, and for those of you struggling, the graduaute school journey is worth the stress and mishaps, so hang in there.
- Let's hear it for the University of Delaware -- they have one grad student setting records on Jeopardy, while another grad student is on a unique expedition exploring the Mediterranean seafloor. Impressive.
I have never put titles on my blog posts. I don't know why. So I decided to start including titles, beginning today -- but then I couldn't think of one. I could have given up on my title idea right there, but I finally thought of one, and it's homage to "following through." We can all have good ideas, but the successful people follow through. Let's check out the grad school news:
- The economy is suffering and you are in grad school -- two reasons you can't afford not to check out these money tips for grad students.
- While you are at it, and I'm reminding you how little money you have, take a look these tips to help you pay for grad school.
- So you learned how to manage your money, and you've found ways to pay for school, now the trick is dealing with the transition from undergrad to graduate school.
- Your money is in order, tuition is paid, and you're adjusting to grad school nicely -- so take a break and check out this funny video from some Columbia Business School students.
Football season has arrived. For some that means entertaining games to watch on the weekends while taking a break from work. For others, it means doubling their workload because now they have to deal with grad school and manage the fantasy football team. And they wouldn't have it any other way. It's remarkable how hard people will work at something that they enjoy -- think about that when you are deciding on your thesis. Let's check out the news:
- Listen up fellas! Forget about the bars and night clubs, forget about eHarmony (yeah, you tried it) -- grad school is where you can find the ladies.
- Working full-time while going to grad school is a challenge, to say the least, but with some dedication and planning it may be less painful than you imagine.
- If you're on the fence about attending grad school, or you just want to validate your decision to go in the first place, check out some reasons why grad school is a good idea.
- Here's an interesting blog for all you Life Sciences folks -- "Graduate School and Field Work."
- Sometimes technology helps students, and sometimes it helps students cheat. Where should professors draw the line?
Potential College Freshman: "I'm going to the top party school in the nation next year!"
That Student's Father: "You better get a job -- the cover charge for the party is $20,000."
Let's check out some grad school news:
- There is some interesting news concerning Annie Le, the Yale grad student who was murdered nearly one year ago.
- Trying to decide if you should attend grad school? Feeling stressed? Maybe you need some therapy -- psychotherapist Will Meyehofer offers some counseling on grad school in his latest blog.
- Check out three qualities of successful grad students: perseverance, tenacity and cogency.
- If you're in need of some inspiration, read about Nigerian pastor Rev.Vincent Bulus, he's working towards his doctorate degree while on a mission to bring education to the women and children of his homeland.
From bad to worse. There was a recent story about grad student John Boldt, who went for a run, and when he returned his computer and backup hard drive had been stolen from his car. It gets worse -- his entire thesis was on both that computer and hard drive. Obviously not a smart move, but let's hope poor John get's his computer back. As for the rest of you...this is a good reminder to go backup your work about 20 times (after you read this blog). Let's check some other news:
- If you plan on getting a nonprofit-focused master's degree, well have I ever found what you need...
- Over at David Kremelberg's Statistics Blog there is an insightful post about "Getting Through Graduate School."
- Speaking of statistics, the Eternal Universe Blog has some interesting stats on grad students in physics and astronomy programs.
- Nevermore! NPR has a great story about Emily Cory, who has trained her pet raven and is getting a Ph.D in animal behavior science.