You Have to Go to School to be a Librarian?

When I first started telling people that I was in Master’s Degree program in Library Science, I almost always got one of two reactions: 1. Yeah, I can see that. 2. Wait. You have to go...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Avoiding the Poor College Student Cliche

While studying, the main source of income for you is your scholarship and some sum of money from your parents for your minor expenses. However, we all know that this is not enough to...

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