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Dear Professor Flake...

Grad school application crisis: one of my professors who agreed to write a recommendation is completely flaking out. I've tried my best to communicate my needs, but she seems either too busy or suddenly, inexplicably disinterested in cooperating. I don't want to alienate her but I don't want to get screwed over when one of my references went off the grid. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Dec 10, 2009 - 30 answers

How do I get through library school?

I think graduate school was a mistake. Drop out, seek new program, or persevere? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2009 - 13 answers

Are portfolio days for real?

I recently attended a National Graduate Portfolio Day for students interesting in pursuing an MFA. I had a positive response, making me feel confident about my work and its presentation. However, I am suspicious, as I haven't heard anyone telling stories that they were really chewed out or criticized by their reviewers. I actually tried to push some of my reviewers to give me negative feedback, but they were ultimately optimistic. Are these things for real, or are they just a way for schools to talk people into applying?
posted by davidriley on Nov 10, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I write my grad school CV?

How do I write a CV for my grad school applications? [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Oct 28, 2009 - 5 answers

How to ask for this letter of recommendation?

Help me ask a former professor for a letter of recommendation. Complicating details after the jump. [more inside]
posted by notswedish on Oct 28, 2009 - 10 answers

How can one study for the GRE during their commute?

A friend is doing a last minute cram for the GRE but is lacking in time. The bulk of her available time is in her 2-hour-per-day commute. Are there any _good_ podcasts she could listen to, specificall for vocabulary? Or .. should she look into hiring someone to call her and drill her for those two hours? If so... how? [more inside]
posted by rr on Oct 1, 2009 - 8 answers

How do I find the right grad school program?

Trying to find grad school programs that kind of meld peace and conflict studies with media studies... [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Sep 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Say I wanted to become a medical illustrator...

Say I wanted to attend graduate school for a degree in Medical Illustration... what should I start doing now, as a freshman in undergrad, to insure that happens? [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Aug 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Is grad school necessary?

I know this is my last year for my Hon. in Linguistics. I think I'm doing pretty bad. Many of my friends are going for grad schools or research programs in cognitive linguistic-issues. It feels like I'm left behind very much. Now I feel very stupid compare to my friends. Feeling very humiliated. I don't know what to think. Does going to grad school really help one's career? I don't think I can go to grad school with a terrible mark I have and I think I will have an unusually difficult roadmap for my possible career without having an MA. Are people like me doomed because we don't go to grad school? Are there any alternatives to grad schools for further education?
posted by sanskrtam on Jul 1, 2009 - 8 answers

Grad school self-sabotage

Please, help me deal with a justified last-minute anxiety, regarding a Very Important oral presentation (end of the year research presentation), that will introduce a more than average research (due to personal problems, which interfered with academic work). Also, help me think about the right attitude to adopt towards my teachers on D-day. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2009 - 3 answers

Business major -> English teacher

I've decided I want to teach high school english. Problem: I have a BS in Business Admin. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by firei on Jun 11, 2009 - 7 answers

Multiple people signing ONE graduate school letter of recommendation?

Can more than one person sign a single grad school letter of recommendation? [more inside]
posted by pdx87 on Jun 6, 2009 - 9 answers

Where should I go to grad school?

What kind of grad program should I go to if I'm interested in the preservation of digital media archives? Museum studies? Information science? Something else entirely? [more inside]
posted by hapticactionnetwork on May 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Urban Planning Remixed

Experimental and radical urban planning: Where are the interesting multidisciplinary graduate programs in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna on Apr 22, 2009 - 4 answers

How to continue one's education without going back to school?

How to continue one's education without going back to school? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Apr 12, 2009 - 15 answers

Developing a Relationship with my Professor

Hey all, I'm an incoming master's student with plans to apply to my institution's PhD program after my master's. As the first person in my family to go to college (let alone graduate school), I am quite green in many respects. What I'm really worried about is the professor(s) I want to work with in the future--how do I go about developing a professional relationship with them? I'm afraid of creating a negative impression about myself if I keep badgering them during office hours and blatantly trying to ingratiate myself with them. Also, any advice you could give me would be really helpful--especially with regards to a master's student in the humanities field. What should be my main focus and what common errors should I avoid?
posted by Genco_Olive_Oil on Mar 28, 2009 - 12 answers

To whom it may concern:

I'd like to see examples of great cover letters, please. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Mar 8, 2009 - 20 answers

Can I Break into Information Architecture at 40?

Is it realistic to become an information architect in NYC after the age of 40? I'm concerned about the bias that exists in the computer industry and the expensive cost of training for this career. [more inside]
posted by thenewyawkah on Mar 3, 2009 - 3 answers

Grad-school visit: what to ask?

Visiting potential grad school. How best to make the most of my visit? [more inside]
posted by aka burlap on Feb 11, 2009 - 11 answers

Grad School Blues

Thinking about leaving grad school (maybe for good?). What's the best "next step"? [more inside]
posted by puckish on Feb 2, 2009 - 10 answers

Phd, what next

PhD, what next [more inside]
posted by nootnoot1 on Jan 29, 2009 - 15 answers

Coming from an art-school background, I have *none* of the requirements for a CS grad school. Am I hopeless?

How do I start a MS in Computer Science with no applicable background? [more inside]
posted by amileighs on Dec 19, 2008 - 12 answers

What software is helpful for writing a masters thesis?

What software is helpful for writing a masters thesis? [more inside]
posted by metricfan on Dec 4, 2008 - 14 answers

looking for wonderland

I'm writing an MA thesis based (in part) on American McGee's Alice... problem is I haven't played it and can't seem to find a copy for Mac OS in Canada. [more inside]
posted by ndicecco on Nov 3, 2008 - 15 answers

How to turn nine empty months into an opportunity

In what worthwhile or cautionary ways have you spent a gap of downtime before grad school starts? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2008 - 14 answers

Help me sound like the perfect applicant to schools of public health

I am an anthropology senior, and I'm applying to various schools of public health. How do I make my graduate school application the perfect application? [more inside]
posted by palindromic on Oct 9, 2008 - 7 answers

help me move my tiki

Questions about TikiWiki and web hosting - how can I improve web resources for my grad program? [more inside]
posted by scribbler on Oct 9, 2008 - 3 answers

A new direction? Or stay the course?

Deciding on a life direction(and paging allkindsoftime, in particular!) [more inside]
posted by HopperFan on Sep 27, 2008 - 5 answers

How to deal with the heartbreak over a bad grade?

How to deal with the heartbreak over a bad grade? [more inside]
posted by shamble on Sep 25, 2008 - 24 answers

Advice on Emailing Professors When Applying to Grad School?

Any advice concerning email communication with professors who I'll be contacting at the various schools that I will be applying to for PhD programs in Political Science? [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford on Aug 27, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I find a Research Experience in S.F. without starving…

I am a recent graduate of a M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, an interdisciplinary degree, and have just returned to San Francisco to try and get some research experience (in social science research) but because I don’t have any real background I am having trouble getting anything… HELP! [more inside]
posted by elationfoundation on Aug 13, 2008 - 9 answers

Should I let myself be exploited for a year in academia?

Should I take this job offer to work at a wage that's barely livable so I can get into grad school? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2008 - 15 answers

Applying to grad school

Applying to grad school. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Should I go back to school to become a programmer?

I have a bachelor's in architecture but after a few years of work experience I have begun to feel that it may not be my bag. At work I find myself spending more time tweaking my computer and finding new tricks than actually drafting. [more inside]
posted by mockdeep on Apr 23, 2008 - 19 answers

dealing with a low GPA on grad applications?

Ways to mitigate a low undergrad GPA for grad school applications? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Apr 18, 2008 - 12 answers

Where should I go to grad school?

Help me choose between grad schools: I am accepted (with fellowships) to the math depts at both UC Davis and Penn State. Where do I go? [more inside]
posted by milqman on Apr 15, 2008 - 8 answers

Grad school backdoor?

Say parents regularly donate to a university. Does this have an effect on their kid getting into its Grad School? [more inside]
posted by sentient on Mar 20, 2008 - 19 answers

Starving Artist seeks funding

How do I pay for grad school? [more inside]
posted by whimsicalnymph on Mar 13, 2008 - 28 answers

M.A. or M.S.?

M.A. or M.S.? I'm getting a Master's in Politics and hoping to teach in a university someday. Which should I get? Does it matter? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Mar 6, 2008 - 15 answers

Living in Berkeley as a Grad Student

Tell me what it's like to live in Berkeley, from the point of view of a grad student. [more inside]
posted by barnacles on Mar 3, 2008 - 22 answers

To boot or not to boot?

Should I give my co-advisor the boot? Question about dealing with a difficult advisor for my grad program...a nice, long read awaits you... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2008 - 15 answers

What to say?

Grad School Interview questions... [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas on Feb 4, 2008 - 8 answers

mba application tips?

I am applying to business school for an MBA at a top school. I only have experience working at a non-profit, and some social service experience. I have grad school experience in Social Work. Any suggestions/ ideas of how to market my experience? What are some tips for being a successful applicant? Thank you! [more inside]
posted by tessalations999 on Feb 4, 2008 - 5 answers

I regret to inform you...

How can I best petition for the reconsideration of a grad school application? Or should I even try? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Dec 9, 2007 - 13 answers

What on earth should I put on my graduate school application CV?

What on earth should I put on my graduate school application CV? I was a good student, but didn't win any scholarships, and my work experience is irrelevant to the academic discipline. [more inside]
posted by limon on Nov 30, 2007 - 11 answers

Help me better my chances of getting into grad school.

I'm hoping to get into a Computer Science Masters program somewhere next fall, and am looking for some advice on bettering my chances. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2007 - 9 answers

Tests and Politics...

Grad school questions... GRE time (Saturday)... I have checked out the past questions asked about free practice sites and found a couple of them useful. I am terrified that I am going to bomb since I just can't seem to wrap my head around any of the math concepts. I haven't take math since HS and that was 16 years ago- but I'm great with statistics. Anyone have any good thoughts on how to use my statistics knowledge and apply it to the math portion? Also any more free practice sites to recommend? [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas on Oct 18, 2007 - 27 answers

Social butterfly or talking head?

PsychologyFilter: Getting ready to apply to grad school. I am torn between two programs... [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas on Sep 20, 2007 - 4 answers

Getting into Grad School with a substandard GPA

I'm looking for advice on apply to grad school along the lines of Computer Science/Cognitive Science. Major problem: Low CGPA blues. [more inside]
posted by Alex404 on Aug 29, 2007 - 25 answers

I can't decide if I want to move to another city.

I have an eating disorder and I can't decide if I want to move to another city. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2007 - 13 answers

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