Life as a Graduate Student

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Learn the tips, tricks, dos, and donts from those who have survived graduate school!

Think of this webpage as a type of professor-to-student and student-to-student mentoring about all of those things we wish someone would have told us when we were in graduate school because this resource could be useful to anyone thinking of going to graduate school or already in graduate school.

We all face the same challenges in graduate school so pass along your hard-won insights about graduate school.

Plus, we have a new section called Who can I talk to if I have a question about graduate school?




- How to survive in graduate school?

- What are the characteristics of a good mentor?

- How to find a good mentor?

- How to manage the relationship with your advisor?

- What are the unspoken rules of conduct in graduate school?

- Advice for being a TA or RA

- What are the advantages of teaching while in graduate school?

- How to balance time between research and teaching?

- What is the CUR Psychology Division?

- What is the first year like in graduate school?

- How to be a successful graduate student?

- I have been admitted to the program, now what do I do?

- What is a typical day/week like?

- How to network in graduate school?

- What are the issues facing international students?

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