Read on for Brad’s advice about juggling school and family By Sarah Fader Brad Lieber is a father of a three-year-old boy named Kieran, and a husband to Eileen, a speech pathologist. Brad and Eileen were expecting Kieran when Brad was in law school. Brad opens up about what it’s like to be a dad in law school. 1. How far into law school were you when Eileen had Kieran? We had Kieran about a month before finals in the first semester of my last year (3rd year) so Eileen was pregnant towards the end of my second year.
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Juggling school, kids, spouse and house By Sarah Fader Bree Myers is a mother of three and a graduate student at Penn State University in the project management program. She took the time to answer some questions about what it’s like to raise three kids and be a full-time graduate student. In my humble opinion, she’s a rock star. 1. What is project management?
When I finished my undergraduate degree in 2003, I had graduate school in the back of my mind. I guess since it was in the back of my mind, as opposed to the forefront, I ended up not pursuing graduate studies right away. Instead, I started my career with a job that seemed like an ideal fit given my background and interests. Although the job was a good fit, I knew I needed a Master's degree to get into the type of position I really wanted. So after working for a couple of years, I decided to start looking at programs.
Grad school from the perspective of the supporter By Sarah Fader Published January 19, 2012 Eileen is a speech pathologist, a mother of a three-year-old and a mama-to-be; she is pregnant with a second baby. Her husband, Brad, is a lawyer and was in law school when she was expecting her first child. Brad completed law school while their son, Kieran, was a newborn. Eileen talks candidly about what it was like to have her partner enrolled in law school while balancing a family life.
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Considering an MBA? Learn from Esther Meima's experience By Stephanie Small Updated June 2017 1. How did you decide to go to grad school?
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Graduating with a bachelor's degree and an excellent grade point average, I thought that I was ready for a Master's program. My first class was an introduction of what would be required for the next three years. As the professor talked, I wondered what "comps" were and why was I asked in the first class when I planned on graduating.
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Kenta gives us a sneak peak inside her life as a social work doctoral student at the University of Toronto By Stephanie Small 1. How did you decide to attend this particular school? This school met all of the criteria I set for my Ph.D. First, it is a research intensive university, secondly it has a great reputation and they have great faculty members who can mentor and supervise my work. There are also many teaching and research opportunities, plus I was offered full funding and lastly, it’s located in a liberal city/college town. 2. Were you considering any others?
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Advice for other graduate students who are also parents By Sarah Fader
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Choosing a social work graduate program By Stephanie Small Updated June 2017 How did you decide to attend this particular school?
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Deciding to go to law school was not a difficult decision for me. I always knew I would further my education after I received an undergrad degree and I thought that law school would open more of the doors that interested me than any other options I had after graduation. However, the application process and first semester tested my resolve.
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Should you bust your butt or party it off? By Jennifer Baker Updated June 2017 I began graduate school without any disruption to my existing work schedule. In fact, I chose the writing program at The New School largely because it was structured in a way that would allow me to work full time. It didn’t even occur to me that I might take some time off before entering grad school. Sure, it would have been nice, but two years later I was happy to complete my program with minimal debt.
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