advice for success

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 29, 2015

Grad School and Parenting: 11 Tips for Finding the Parent-Student Balance

Earning a graduate degree and parenting have some similarities. Both require an occasional all-nighter, both push you to your limit (and then some), force you to prioritize your task, teach you how to manage your time efficiently and both are invaluably rewarding! Being that both these undertakings are well, HUGE, it’s hard to imagine doing both at the same time. But for parents who are considering taking steps to advance their careers and don’t want to wait until the little tikes are in college themselves, it is possible to do both at the same time… not easy, but definitely doable! […]
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 […]