Posts Tagged ‘Grad school’

Grad School Workshop

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Today, the university hosted a graduate school workshop. Career services worked alongside the psychology, philosophy and mathematics department to give an overview of what the graduate school application process looks like, and share some insights about how best to do it. Career services shared their expertise in CV’s, resumes, cover letters and personal statements; the psychology department expanded on the personal statement and talked about the importance of reaching out to professors, having research experience and preparing with adequate time; finally, the philosophy and math departments focused on the two verbal and quantitative components of the GRE, respectively. In all, it was a pretty exhaustive overview, and definitely worth attending if you’re considering to apply to grad school in the future!

Summer Advice

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

As I talked to one of the professors at the institution where I was doing summer research, he said: 

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Grad School Advice

Monday, July 15th, 2019

As you can tell from my last few posts, most of my life currently revolves around applying to grad school in December. I’ve spent the last two months doing research in an ‘elite’ university, and I have some insights I’d like to share with fellow Scholastica students who are interested in applying to grad school or pursuing other competitive positions. 

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Research for Credit

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

An important part of applying to Ph.D. programs in psychology is having plenty of research experience. Last year, I did this ‘extracurricularly’: I continued working online for the lab in which I worked over summer at a different university. It was roughly a 10-hours-a-week commitment, which is not too limiting alone, but can become a little cumbersome when you already have other duties in addition to school and are trying to coordinate all of them. 

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Grad School… Am I Making the Right Choice?

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

I have been really struggling to keep up with my classes in addition to my responsibilities as an Upward Bound Team Leader. I also should be planning out my future classroom, but I have been struggling to find the time. I know that this is all about time management, but I struggle even after getting up early and setting aside times for my homework. These are accelerated courses, but I’m still worried for the fall. I have been truly considering if I can handle the course load during my first year of teaching. I may not take a course this fall and just pick up in the spring, once my newbie teacher life has calmed down. I need to talk to my online adviser so I can consider all my options. I don’t think that I can handle giving my 100% in everything I do, if I’m having to do so much.