Earning a graduate degree is a great accomplishment, but the real value of your degree is evidenced by the benefits it brings throughout your life. One of the first things you have to do, (once you are done celebrating) is to determine how to leverage your degree to help you meet personal and professional goals (and pay down your student debt). It may seem strange to finally be able to say that you are finished with school, but the true academic understands that their education never ends. There are so many more learning experiences coming your way. These articles will help you plan for your life after graduate school: explore career opportunities, find out how to join and participate in professional organizations, learn how to find a job, negotiate your salary and more.
by Annie Rose Stathes
Published May 2, 2013
Are you considering writing as a career path? Working as a writer can be very fulfilling, and frequently offers significant freedom and creativity. Less recognized, however, is the vast array of jobs available to those pursuing writing careers. The art of shaping words is embedded throughout our culture in a myriad of forms. Below is a list of common careers for writers:
3 ways to make your Facebook profile job-search ready
By Laura Morrison, April 2014
While you're working toward a master's degree, a Facebook account provides more than just distraction from your graduate school studies. The popular social media website also serves as a useful job-searching tool.
However, before you start connecting with your fellow Facebook users, there are at least three things you should do to prepare your profile for the job search.
Scan your wall
Edited by Laura Morrison for GradSchools.com, February 2014
Many people go to graduate school to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to take their career in exciting new directions. If these sound like your professional goals, then you're going to want to consider updating your resume over the course of your graduate studies.
by Alisha Webb
Published April 3, 2013
Alisha Webb is a content developer for The Gap Partnership HK – Negotiation experts
As a graduate job seeker, knowledge of negotiation skills may help you land the job you desire and deserve. To negotiate is to use the verbal art of discussion to move from point A to point B, in which point B is an agreement, compromise, or other desired outcome. There are many negotiation tactics you can utilize to move forward from A to B.
Information compiled by the GradSchools.com team - last updated September 2010
Unfortunately for most graduate students, the debt they have after earning their degree is a simple fact of life. What is not so simple for many is how to repay that graduate school debt.
The bottom line is that the debt must be paid, but students have several avenues they can take to repay the loans they had to obtain in order to continue their education.