advice for students

March 19, 2015

Brain Boosting Tips for Short Term and Long Term Memory

It’s usually during “crunch time” (think midterms and finals) that graduate students start looking for ways to stay awake and focused. Often relaying on a never ending caffeine fix and handfuls of sugary chocolates to help them out…. which they swear to drop as soon as the studying/test taking/report writing (_______ fill in the blank) is complete. But studies show that if students put regular energy into these healthy brain boosters they are much more likely to retain information which means less all-nighters/less last minute studying and ultimately better results. It works like this. When you take care of your […]
January 19, 2015

5 Smart Student Loan Tips

A college education doesn’t come cheap and the cost of furthering your education with a graduate degree is often a large deterrent, even if it means advancing your career. According to a study conducted by the Wall Street Journal, students who seek higher degrees also obtain higher degrees of debt.  The study found that the average graduate debt acquired throughout a student’s education is $43,524. But for many the cost is worth the payoff, as often a higher education equals landing in a higher pay bracket. So how can you take out a loan for graduate school smartly? Since life is rarely […]
January 7, 2015

6 Tips for Online Graduate School Success

The key to success often lies in how you prepare for it.  Just take a look at a classically trained chef performing their work of art in the kitchen… it all starts with Mise en place. While earning a degree online offers the advantage of flexibility, it also requires self-discipline.  If you are considering earning an online graduate degree, or if you are currently enrolled and are having a hard time finding your school-life balance, check out these 6 tips for online graduate school success. Check that you have the proper technology in place The most important technological equipment is […]