graduate school

October 22, 2015
healthy habits to master in graduate school

3 Healthy Habits to Master in Graduate School

The demands of graduate school have a way of coming at us at times like a rip tide….threatening to sweep us off course and away from our goals and dreams for the future. Grad school can be a challenging and intense experience. Unlike college, where oftentimes cramming the night before could still result in decent grades and where there was plenty of time for fun and fraternizing, being a graduate student is a full-time job that requires heightened self-discipline, time-management and study skills. In order to be up to the challenge, grad students need to be in tip-top mental and physical […]
June 2, 2015

Congrats – You’re Accepted! How to Maximize the Summer Before Grad School

If you read up on the topic of how to best spend the summer before graduate school, you’ll encounter comments from those who’ve been there which signify three schools of thought, listed below with examples. 1) Work your you-know-what off for your degree. a. Apply for fall or spring TA/RA positions, if they are still open. b. Work in your field, even if unpaid. c. Start your research. d. Connect with possible advisors, and otherwise network at your school. e. Join professional organizations in your field, and attend their events. 2) Work your you-know-what off just to make some cash. […]
February 26, 2015

Is an Online Graduate Program Right For You? 4 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself

So you’re seriously considering enrolling in an online graduate program and are ready to take a look at what it will take for you to successfully achieve your MBA goals. At this point in the game you already know that an advanced degree is a smart step for your career ambitions and that an online program offers you flexibility with your time and location considerations. But there’s still that small voice asking, “Can I really do this?” Before you can answer that inner doubt you’ll have to answer these questions: Do I have the inner discipline necessary to take courses […]
February 5, 2015

Entrepreneurs Need a Graduate Degree, Now More Than Ever Before

Access to information, networking and crowd funding is offering possibilities for entrepreneurship like we have never seen before in the brave world of start-ups. Great news for those with the wherewithal to break from the pack and build a business, but that also means that the competition is fiercer than ever before. While marketing reach has never had a longer arm, it’s also never had the amount of competition that entrepreneurs face today. In the days of our entrepreneur idols like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg the things you needed to stand out above the rest were ambition, […]