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How to Balance Grad School and Kids

Starting a family during grad school can be tough. There are lots of reasons not to go to grad school while raising a family—lack of time, money, and job security, for starters. But having a baby in...

7 Ways for Students to Overcome Writer’s Block

While writer’s block can affect all of us at various times, it is no longer some insurmountable menace that we can’t overcome. Whether you’re worried about what you’re writing, trying too hard to be...

How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science

You make goals… but then you procrastinate. You write a to-do list… but then you don’t follow through. And this happens again and again and again. Seriously, what’s the problem? Why are we so good at thinking...

Saddle Up!

Getting started is often the hardest part. How befitting a Texan author, a post entitled Saddle Up? Lone Star aside, some of my most valuable life lessons have been learned outside of the classroom and,...

First-year Fears

The transition to graduate school is an exciting time in the life of a first-year graduate student, but it can also be a terrifying experience.  As a first-year graduate student, I will admit that...

10 Surprising Time Management Strategies To Help You Graduate

If I Had Known Just Half Of These Time Management Strategies I Could Have Graduated a Year Sooner I made the same mistake as most of my peers in graduate school: I was an overachiever. While...

The “What” and “Why” of a Graduate Business Education

Think business is just about investment banking, consulting, or sales? Think again. Business is everywhere and woven into every aspect of our lives. With every transaction we make, we’re doing business. An M.B.A. or...

My Dissertation Go Bag

I am a pretty creative person. However, my creativity reaches superhuman levels when it comes to avoiding my dissertation. I’m too cold; I’m too hot. Neither of my desks in my apartment feel right...

How to Be a Successful Grad Student: Insider Advice

You want to be a rock-star grad student: Good grades. A scholarship darling. Future employers banging down your door. And you’re totally on top of your personal life and stress levels too… Okay, first of...

Orientation for New Graduate Students

Welcome to Tennessee Tech University! For those of you who are going to be graduate students here at Tech, this post is full of resources to help guide you along the path of graduate school. First...