How to get into Your Chosen PhD Programs

You've search far and wide and narrowed down your selection of PhD programs to a handy list: your safety, preferred and reach schools. Now how do you get into them? Gaining admittance to a...

7 Signs that you’re Ready for Graduate School

  Grad school has increasingly become the butt of jokes recently. Amid the financial turmoil starting in 2008, plenty of recent and not-so-recent graduates with bachelor's degrees ran to grad school in order to avoid...

Juggling a Full-time Job with Part-time Grad School

The majority of students in Master's programs attend school part time, and many of those students also hold down full-time jobs at the same time. How do they do it? Here are some tips...

Using Low Grades as Assets in Admission Essays

You are seriously aiming to apply to the grad school or business school of your choice. You have taken the required tests, and now, you are ready for the grueling application process. In particular,...
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Four Steps to Choosing the Right Study Abroad Program for You

Choosing a study abroad program is not easy. Don't get trapped into selecting something that's not right for you. Take control of the process! To help you with the process of researching, choosing, and...

Back to School to Save the World

One way to get noticed in the growing pool of up-and-coming do-gooders is to get a masters degree focused on public sector management. As nonprofits run themselves more and more like businesses, there is...

Avoid Graduate School Hell! Select Your Advisor and Committee Wisely

Many students think I write articles like these because I did not have a good advisor. In fact, I did. He was a tenured professor and well respected in my academic department. He wasn’t...

How to Spot a Foreigner: Tales From a Freckled Redhead in China

Please don't ask, please don't ask, I chant silently as the three-year-old girl next to me on the train from Shanghai to Suzhou runs her hand up and down my arm. I know she will...

4 Online College Courses that Could Boost Your GPA

In general, online classes are often more difficult than classes taken in a brick and mortar institution. This is because much of the learning is done independently, and it can often be harder to...

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