April 1-7, 2018 is National Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week. The first full week of April every year has been set aside as a time to recognize the contributions and importance of graduate students in the US. We celebrate and honor the Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants, graduate association leaders and all students pursuing graduate […]
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Dear NAGPS Members, Did you know that 4 in 10 Graduate Students self-report being more stressed than they can handle? Graduate-Professional students have stories about their everyday lives that include problems with academic advisors, TA/GA/RA experiences, administrative nightmares and financial issues. Grad School is by no means a cake-walk, and sometimes it takes a toll […]
Graduate education is an investment that requires financial sacrifice along the way. Even students with generous funding often find that some expenses are not covered, and their general standard of living is not as high as they might like. Many gifted students fail to accomplish their dreams because the reality of tuition, housing and living […]
Many universities are promoting the National Grad Crisis Line on their websites, through all-grad emails and Dean e-letters, getting out words of hope and help. We want to partner with all universities to get the word out that help is available when grad students need it most. Since Grad Resources started the Crisis Line 1.877.GRAD-HLP […]
Graduate school requires a self-starting attitude. It requires being disciplined with your time and regularly assessing your short-term and long-term goals. But when you combine your research with your TA responsibilities, your own classwork, personal life, and dissertation prep, it can quickly bleed together. The rise of smartphones and mobile technology doesn’t make it any […]
It’s nearly the middle of the semester. You may be preparing mid-term exams for your undergrads, studying for exams of your own, or just plugging through your dissertation. Regardless, this is often when many students feel sluggish and lose motivation. Making it even harder, one of the keys to success in graduate school is being […]
There are countless hurdles to successfully completing your Ph.D or Masters degree and many questions to consider when beginning the process.