BY LORRAINE McKINNEY
For many people, the best way to get ahead in life is to go to college or university and get a degree that will enable them to work in the field of their choice. But, there is one problem with this: many students end up with so much student loan debt that they canít even star ...
Posted Friday, September 22nd 2017 at 2:03PM
by Dora Farkas, PhD
Reason #1:Youíll earn more over your lifetime than the average Masterís degree holder
From talking to dozens of people who are on course to finish grad school, I know that countless people worry about the cost of their PhD degree.
At some point, many PhD candidates find ...
Posted Friday, September 22nd 2017 at 1:57PM
Paul T. Corrigan finished his PhD in English at the University of South Florida after six years in the program. He now teaches writing and literature at Southeastern University (USA). You can look him up at paultcorrigan.com.
At twenty-three, I stood in front of a mirror. After working out strenu ...
Posted Monday, June 12th 2017 at 3:35PM
Insights from Dirty Jobs
Earlier this week, I listened to Brett McKayís interview with Mike Rowe. As youíll learn if you listen to the conversation, following his stint as the host of Dirty Jobs, Rowe has become an advocate for the trades.
In this interview, as in many others, Rowe argues that ...
Posted Monday, June 12th 2017 at 3:29PM
If youd like to improve your reading comprehension, try the SQ3R method. This is an acronym that means: Survey, Question, Read, Recite and Review.
Heres how it works:
Survey Your Text
Prior to reading, take a few moments to scan through your text. Get an overall feeling for how much youre g ...
Posted Monday, June 12th 2017 at 3:22PM
Do you want people to think you are intelligent? Has someone ever told you ďYouíre much smarter than you look.Ē?
No doubt it can sting to be perceived as less intelligent, particularly when you never had a chance to showcase your intellect in the first place! And while this might be a socia ...
Posted Monday, June 12th 2017 at 2:56PM
One of the things we tend to do habitually is move away from things weíre afraid of. How very human, how very loving, to protect ourselves!
Unfortunately that tendency to avoid fears is exactly what limits us.
We avoid our fear of pain, humiliation, anxiety, looking stupid, failing Ö and we de ...
Posted Monday, June 12th 2017 at 2:40PM
BY DAVID GUTIERREZ
It might look that the topic is too narrow for the readers of this blog, but it concerns all of us. Shortly, such skill as programming will be equal to the reading skill and also considered as Ďbasic,í Ďrequiredí in our CVs. The importance of coding and other IT-related discipl ...
Posted Monday, June 12th 2017 at 2:34PM
by Dora Farkas, PhD on June 3, 2017
Finishing Your Thesis When You Believe You Canít
ďHow do I force myself to write, when I canít stand looking at my thesis anymore?Ē
ďI feel so guilty dragging my whole family down with this thesis writing, and I donít even know when Iíll be done.Ē
Posted Monday, June 12th 2017 at 2:30PM
By Jamie Kravitz
After four long years of undergrad, taking on a graduate degree isnít for everyone. If you were planning to attend grad school and ended up changing your mind, or if youíve already started grad school and decided you donít want to continue, youíre not alone! Changing your mind a ...
Posted Monday, May 15th 2017 at 3:26PM
By Stephanie Alt Lamm
Applying for funding can be as involved and complex a process as applying for graduate school. Photo by: Steve Buissinne
For the last 17 years managing a masterís program in international development, I have seen bright ...
Posted Tuesday, May 9th 2017 at 1:37PM
By Verelyn Gibbs Watson
Graduation season is once again upon us. As students all across the country complete their senior year in high school and head off to college, thousands of college students are turning their thoughts to their own post-graduate plans. For many, an advanc ...
Posted Tuesday, May 9th 2017 at 1:28PM
by meredithwright in Early Career Research Community
A few weeks ago I submitted an application for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award, commonly known as the ĎF31.í While the experience is fresh in my mind, I fig ...
Posted Tuesday, May 9th 2017 at 1:25PM
by Jazmin Nicole RNC-OB, BSN, USAF
So, you are thinking about completing your Masterís degree. You may be just graduating with your bachelorís, established in your career, seeking career advancement, or an overall career change. You should commend yourself wherever you currently are in your pr ...
Posted Tuesday, May 9th 2017 at 1:23PM
Just about everyone is trying to cope with new circumstances and environments, writes Victoria Reyes, who provides some helpful advice.
By Victoria Reyes
Often, academic advice columns are framed negatively -- ways to overcome barriers and deal with the high-st ...
Posted Tuesday, May 9th 2017 at 1:20PM
By David Shorter
Iím wrapping up my eighth and final year as chair of graduate admissions in my department. Along the way Iíve learned a few lessons that seem worth sharing with the many readers who advise students applying to graduate school in the humanities or social sciences.
Perhaps t ...
Posted Tuesday, May 9th 2017 at 1:17PM
As the global technology sector expands, more highly-skilled professionals are in demand. The College of Engineering (COE) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is helping graduates and companies meet that demand by offering an intensive, one-year Master of Science degree for ...
Posted Tuesday, May 9th 2017 at 11:00AM
Lisa Tostanoski, a PhD candidate in bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, was awarded a prestigious Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for her efforts to develop new strategies to combat autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS). As one of nine recipients across the countr ...
Posted Friday, May 5th 2017 at 10:53AM
This post is by Shifa Desai, a part-time PhD student at the University of Exeter in the UK. Shifa is doing research on self-initiated expatriate academics who have spent most of their careers working in different countries. She is also an ESL teacher, teetering on the edge of burn-out between full-t ...
Posted Friday, April 28th 2017 at 10:31AM
Back to Basics
Itís been a while since Iíve geeked out here on Study Hacks about the latest productivity hack to earn my enthusiasm. So itís with some excitement that I bring up my latest favorite tip: the inbox sort folder.
Itís not uncommon f ...
Posted Friday, April 28th 2017 at 9:53AM
Close your eyes, and imagine the best possible version of yourself. Are you similar to your current self, with a few minor improvements? Or are you a whole different person?
If you feel like youíve got a long way to go, donít worry. Self actualization, or the reac ...
Posted Friday, April 28th 2017 at 9:50AM
by Lee Skallerup Bessette
Itís that time of the (academic) year for many of us: we are neck-deep in grading, in stressed-out student, in wondering if weíll even have a job in the fall and how are going to make ends meet over the summer. Typically, this would be the time to share self-care pieces ...
Posted Friday, April 28th 2017 at 9:43AM
I've produced these lists before, using the reputational data from U.S. News surveys. This year, they did new surveys of humanities and social science fields (as well as the professional fields). In the past, I gave more weight to breadth of strength; this time I've used a weighting system tha ...
Posted Friday, April 28th 2017 at 9:39AM
As the academic year is winding down, weíre seeking bloggers for the summer months: June through August.
This blog is a space for graduate scholars of Romanticism to share their work, their ideas, and their inklings in an intera ...
Posted Friday, April 28th 2017 at 9:35AM