How to Keep from Being Overwhelmed Your First Semester of College

College might be something you’ve looked forward to for years. For many people, it means new adventures, new responsibilities, and a chance to grow and experience things you never have before. While college is...

So, You’re Going to Graduate School

Two weeks from today, I’ll graduate from my PhD program, and it feels surreal to cross that finish line. The journey has not been without its many challenges. Many of which swirled in my...

Beyond Checking Boxes

I’ll openly admit it: I am guilty of being a box checker. I’ve often looked at my degree progress as a series of boxes that need to be checked in order to get me...

Five Tips for Editing Your College Paper

It doesn’t matter if you’re a freshman in college or you’re in graduate school working on your dissertation, you’re going to find yourself writing many papers when you’re a student. The quality of those...

Graduate School Papers and You

Graduate study is all about writing, as the thesis or dissertation is the ticket to graduation. However, lots of writing occurs well before the thesis and dissertation are begun. Most graduate courses require students...

Expectancy Amid Uncertainty

My life was full of expectation. After hitting “send” on my written comprehensive exams, my focus had begun shifting to grand plans for my dissertation. And four days after that submission, my boyfriend got...

In These Stressful Times, Make Sure You’re Protecting Yourself

College can be a stressful experience at the best of times. After all, the steps you take in these pivotal steps will echo throughout your life, influencing your job and career prospects in the...

From Adulting Back to Studenting

I started “adulting” at age 21. I had taken a fairly standard route: graduate high school, attend a 4-year university, earn a bachelor’s degree, get a teaching position. I settled into a life with...

Getting More Done in Less Time

Would having more time really make a difference in our productivity? Most of us would say yes – more hours would mean we could get more work done. However, productivity blogger, Scott H. Young,...

How to Embrace the Frugal Life How to Embrace the Frugal Life

Frugality is an unavoidable companion throughout graduate school due to our limited incomes. For those of us who are not naturally frugal (like me), it might be quite an unpleasant companion initially, one you...