This collection of articles will offer tips and advice on making the most of your life during graduate school, from making ends meet to finding ways to relax.
Many people entering their first year of graduate study experience anxiety over how they are going to pay for their education and make ends meet while they pursue their degree. There is no denying the fact that most graduate students do experience financial challenges, but there are several cost cutting solutions graduate students can employ to bank some extra savings before starting school. 1.Get a second job
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By Stephanie Small, December 2013 What do you think of when you hear the term “grad school student”? For many, an image springs to mind of a harried individual juggling books, papers, a laptop, and a steaming hot latte or bottle of soda. And that caffeine is a key part of the picture. What would grad school be without caffeine? It keeps us going through those all-nighters and gets us up in the morning after minimal sleep. Bad news, though: over time, it wreaks havoc on your body. Here’s a summary of how caffeine functions:
Information compiled by the GradSchools.com team - last updated November 2010 As you’ve probably anticipated, graduate school is a major undertaking. And raising your kids, of course, is no small task. All together, the combined responsibilities of family, school and work can be overwhelming. Household chores quickly fall by the wayside. But a little parenting strategy can go a long way. Keeping your kids busy can simultaneously keep your house clean. Sound too good to be true?
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Successfully completing graduate school won't be easy, but that's no secret. Although the road to earning a master's degree will be challenging, it's well worth it. Plus, there are specific steps you can take to survive the experience. Plenty of people have graduated from advanced degree programs and been kind enough to write about their experiences in academia, including what they wish they knew when they were students. Here are a few pieces of advice that could help you thrive in graduate school. Money matters
by Stephanie Small Published May 1, 2013 Grad students on the go need fuel constantly. When you’re brainstorming ideal snacks, keep three things in mind: 1. Cheap. We all know most grad students are on a budget, and you need to get the most nutritional bang for your buck. 2. Healthy. Ever wonder why you’re ravenous after a study session? All that studying means you’re expending tons of energy. Give your body the most nutrients possible so that you can work, study, and perform effectively. 3. Tasty.
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How to Avoid Catching the Flu in Graduate School: Myths and Realities about the Flu and How to Stay Healthy This Flu Season
Written by Stephanie Small for GradSchools.com, Edited by Laura Morrison - November 2013 The flu can take you out for anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. As a graduate student, you just don’t have time for that. How can you avoid it this winter? Here are four myths about catching, spreading, and kicking the common flu, and our favorite tips for flu prevention. THE FLU MYTHS AND REALITIES Myth: The flu is no big deal.
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Information compiled by the GradSchools.com team - last updated November 2010 College was easy in terms of living arrangements: If you didn't live at home, you may have spent your freshman year in an undersized dorm room with a oddball for a roommate. But graduate school is different: From the work load to the work itself, and from the responsibilities both academic and personal that you'll have to consider, where and how you live is more important-and probably more complicated-as a grad student than it ever was as an undergrad.
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The old image of the poor college student is so ingrained into the fabric of American culture that is almost a cliche. We all know the stereotype: No matter how well-off a student's family is, once he gets to college, he becomes just as hard-up for cash as everyone else. This is how it's always been, and this is how it'll always be. In fact, it's such a standard part of the American college experience that it has shaped, in a very real way, the culture of college itself.
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More and more graduate schools are encouraging students to obtain some work experience in their field of study before attending graduate school. And more and more students are realizing that, if they have had experience outside of school, they need to bring their real world into the classroom.
Wondering about the pros and cons of studying abroad? Are there advantages and disadvantages to studying aborad? Yes, so read on! Are you hoping to earn a graduate degree in a foreign country? Even though the prospect of earning a graduate degree abroad may sound appealing, there are various complexities that students may want to consider before enrolling in an overseas program. Let us check out some of the advantages and disadvantages of studying abroad. The Challenges of Studying Abroad Culture Shock Abroad
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