grad school

Jul 8, 2020

The 5 Tips On Ways To Pay For Graduate School

Many colleges students struggle managing financing their undergraduate years and often are discouraged in seeking their Master’s degree following graduation....

Jun 1, 2015

The 10 Stages Of Going To Grad School

Screw dropping out. I am going to be a MASTER of something. I can DO THIS. Do you hear me? I can do this. As soon as I get four cups of coffee in my system.

Sep 10, 2012

9 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Grad School

Grad school is tough. Really tough, and it's not at all what I imagined it would be like, even after speaking to other grad students. There are so many things I wish they would have told me to help me prepare (mentally anyway). So I thought I would share some of those things with those of you headed off to grad school in the fall.

The No-Nonsense Guide to the GRE

If you want to go to graduate school, then it’s time to start thinking about the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Unlike the ACT/SAT, which a lot of people didn’t bother studying for back in the day, the GRE tests you on what Educational Testing Services think graduate students should know before grad school. This means you will actually have to study.

My Life As….An Americorps *VISTA Volunteer

In my senior year I made a drastic decision, dropping out of my double major of Journalism and Writing Intensive English, quitting my job on the school newspaper, and deciding to not go to grad school the next fall. I needed something different. Something that made me excited, instead of making me dread the next step in my life.

Feb 6, 2011

The Post-Grad Journey: It’s Time for the LSAT!

Some people train for marathons – spending every day building their endurance, improving their time, and practicing so they will be able to cross the finish line. I’ve been spending the last five months doing all of the above, but I’m definitely not running a marathon anytime soon. Instead, I’m taking the LSAT … this coming Saturday.

Dec 7, 2010

Nov 22, 2010

Surviving Senior Year: Some Guidelines

Okay, so after weeks of whining about personal statement essays and GRE practice tests, I think it’s time to take a step back, and evaluate. The fall semester is almost over and I’m still standing. And high moments and low moments aside, I think I’ve done a pretty good job of creating a balance between the fun and the functional.

Nov 16, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: Can We Get Our Own Reality Show?

Everyone has a story. And while my post-grad journey has so far revolved around moving to California, interning, working odd jobs here and there, and studying for the LSAT to attend law school next year, I know that my story isn’t a typical after-college route.

Nov 15, 2010

Surviving Senior Year: Avoid Application Anxiety

This is not a full proof guide to getting into grad school. In fact, it’s not a guide to getting into grad school at all. (I may have finished the applications but I haven’t gotten into any of the programs yet…) These are just some tips, things I wish I knew before I started the application process.

Nov 8, 2010

Surviving Senior Year: Getting Personal

I still haven’t written my personal statement yet. You know, the one that more or less says “explain yourself in 700 words or less.” The one that asks you to take the last four yours of your life and make them fit in an essay. The one that asks you to be creative, and witty, and unique, while also demonstrating your intelligence and artfully adding in all of your accomplishments.

Jul 20, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: A Lesson in Life

Life lesson #43298: What you think you should do is sometimes completely different than what you want to do – If only I could jump back to last summer to tell myself!

Jul 13, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: It’s Time To Meet The LSAT!

So, it’s crunch time. From this point on until October 9th, my life is really about one thing and one thing only – the LSAT. Of course, I will still have everyday life to live, but from this point on my post-grad life really is going to be dictated by what I am convinced to be as one of the most evil tests in all of existence.

Feb 9, 2010

From The Editor: If I Knew Then What I Know Now…

am your future (a fabulous, successful, happy, sexy, awesome, etc. girl) and I know what is to come. Allow me to guide you in your choices - based on all I have seen in my 5 years (gasp!) since graduating - to ensure you make the right choices and don't end up with the same regrets I have.

Jan 8, 2010

Duke It Out: Grad School?

The New Year is here, and for those of you graduating in May, it's time to start thinking about the future (insert groan here). Probably the biggest question you face down as graduation approaches is, what next? You could go out and get a job, bum around your parents' place for a while, or you could keep the education train rolling with grad school