Graduate Education in the News

The articles linked below are a random sample of news posts I have found valuable for individuals considering graduate education. For further related articles, see my twitter page @drkatieGSA

Professor Cottom’s Graduate School Guidance

Eloquently stated. Essential read if you are considering graduate education. More info on Dr. Cottom can be found at her website

A Letter to Past Graduate-Student Me

This is an eloquently stated note from a recent PhD graduate to her past self. It affirms the value of computer back ups, taking the time to write lit review summaries, and being kind to oneself through a stressful life stage.

The Six Stages of Graduate Education

A summary of the sentiments experienced throughout graduate school is reflected on by a now Associate Professor of English at a mid-west liberal arts college.

Figuring Out Where You Want to Land After Graduate School

Once your in graduate school, reconsidering possible career options becomes part-and-parcel for the course. This current Assistant Professor of Sociology provides some advice.

How to Ask for a Reference Letter

Great article on tips for asking faculty to write you a reference letter for your grad school applications.

Career Transitions Don’t Happen Overnight

Valuable insight to think about your career track before and in the beginning of Grad School.

Advice to Future PhDs from 2 unusual graduates

Good insights on thinking about your career prospects while enroute to earning your graduate degree

Debt-Salary Calculator

Interesting general use debt-salary calculator for particular advanced degrees to career fields

How to estimate living expenses while in grad school

Thoughts on ways to save on living expenses while a graduate student

Four Graduate School Myths Debunked

These reasons do not need to keep you from pursuing grad school

The value of Grad School rankings

Insight in to what makes up grad school rankings

The Gentle Guide for Applying to Graduate Schools

Insight from a Arts program graduate faculty admissions director