Monthly Archive for April, 2011

Funding Graduate School: Where’s the Money and How do I Get It? Part 2

It probably doesn't exist...

Hello again! As a follow-up to the previous discussion about funding, I’d like to share some more information for people, such as myself, who are in an alternative financial situation during their graduate school. First and foremost, it’s not the end of the world to be in something other than a fully funded PhD program! There are options out there to avoid acquiring a gazillion dollars of student loan debt while living off of Ramen noodles and Spam for 2-7 years. FYI, don’t mix the two.

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How To Prepare for the GRE: Four Essential Things You Need

Train your brain!

A friend of mine is planning on taking the GRE in July. Having been out of school for a little while, he’s worried that his test-taking and studying skills have eroded away a bit, and he’s been asking me what he should be doing to prepare. I could see that the GRE is overwhelming him a little, like I’m sure it is for many people, so I broke it down for him into four simple tips. Here are the four things that are absolutely essential to any preparation routine for the GRE.

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Grad School vs. the Working World: Should I Continue My Education or Start Working?

Grad school: It seemed better than getting a real job

Now that it’s April, and seniors everywhere are looking forward to graduation and beyond, the question, “should I go to graduate school or find a job right out of college,” is probably floating around in a lot of minds. The answer, as it is for every important, life-altering decision, is: it depends. Luckily, there’s this neat thing called the Internet, where people can find answers to all of their questions!

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