Holistic Applicant Assessment In the early stages, supervisors and departmental application committees should place greater emphasis on relevant experiences and shift away from exclusively GPA-based assessment of a student’s capabilities. Success in such a program is never guaranteed and is highly… Read moreThey Want to Help…. So What Can Your Department and Supervisor Do?
I have continually ignored advice from my supervisor to reduce the amount of TAing I do as I felt it would limit the scope of my experiences in graduate school. While I can’t claim to say this often … I… Read moreMy Experiences as a Teaching Assistant – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!
Here, we will continue the discussion initiated in “part 1” regarding work ethic. It is important to possess other traits in equal measure, that both enable and enhance one’s productivity. Therefore, we will highlight four other characteristics and/or traits that… Read more6 Characteristics of a Good Graduate Student (part 2)
People are remarkably flexible and can adjust to a variety of situations given the right inclinations, with this in mind, I hope that the experiences shared herein will prove beneficial to prospective students as it would have to myself just… Read more6 Characteristics of a Good Graduate Student (part 1)
I am hoping to spark questions and help avoid common pitfalls by offering a glimpse into the graduate school experience through the perspectives of one student and of course providing some unsolicited advice in the guise of anecdotes for your… Read moreWhy Do You Want to Go To Graduate School?
From my interaction with those outside of academia and even undergraduates, it is clear that the prevailing view regarding graduate studies is somewhat romanticized. This image is a byproduct of hearsay from acquaintances and things seen through popular media outlets/television…. Read moreWhat Are Your Expectations For Graduate School?