Monthly Archives: February 2019

Selecting Your Dissertation Committee

Choosing your dissertation or thesis committee is perhaps one of the most difficult but important decisions you will have to make as a graduate student. These individuals will be working with you throughout the process, and are the ones who will essentially decide whether you earn the doctoral degree or not. Your dissertation chair […]

Tips for Applying to Graduate School

So you’ve decided to apply to graduate school – congratulations! This is a big decision. It can be overwhelming, but it’s very doable. Here are some tips and tricks to keep in mind while you apply (or while you’re considering different programs).

  1. Think carefully about the kind of graduate program that is best for […]

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the Graduate Student

Love is in the air again…or maybe it’s just February. It can feel like every year, the Valentine’s Day plans people have get more extravagant, which can be stressful if you’re a grad student or don’t have a ton of money to spare. But the good news is that you DON’T have to spend […]

How to Write a Cover Letter

So you’re applying for a job: you’ve spent countless hours scouring the job databases and listservs, polished your CV or resume…now to tackle the cover letter. Even if the application says a cover letter is optional, it’s really not. When you don’t send a cover letter, that implies a degree of carelessness at best, […]

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