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To BME or not to BME

I am planning on doing biomedical engineering next year as part of a coursework master's. What bio-related job and career options will I have? [more inside]
posted by strekker on Dec 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Do they care that I made sandwiches for a year?

Questions about what to put on the resume that I will be uploading as part of my grad school application to an MLIS program. [more inside]
posted by wansac on Dec 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Leaving grad school and getting a job in a different field?

Information about leaving grad school and getting a job in a different field. Help me figure out how to get my foot in the door. Long background and question follows. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2010 - 3 answers

iPad apps for academics

What are the best iPad apps for scholars, particularly in the humanities? [more inside]
posted by dizziest on Dec 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Donde esta la critica literaria?

Where can I find literary criticism in Spanish? [more inside]
posted by Edelweiss on Dec 18, 2010 - 6 answers

Advice for students considering an MFA in visual art?

Can anyone point me toward advice designed to help undergraduates decide if they should get an MFA / MA / other post-graduate degree in visual art? [more inside]
posted by mortaddams on Dec 15, 2010 - 4 answers

GRE tips?

What are your best tips/strategies for taking the GRE? [more inside]
posted by sister nunchaku of love and mercy on Dec 12, 2010 - 24 answers

Tell Me About the Smoke-Filled Committee Room, Please

Have you ever sat on an admissions committee for a PhD program? What's it like? [more inside]
posted by awenner on Dec 9, 2010 - 18 answers

Food stamps while in school?

Is it ethical for a (graduate) student to use food stamps? Looking for perspectives from both sides of the argument. [more inside]
posted by rebent on Dec 8, 2010 - 70 answers

HIT: I'm in - but it costs so damn much!

I was just accepted to part-time masters program that is directly related to my current career path. I'm excited, but the price is making me reconsider. Help me deal with snowflaky grad school sticker shock. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Dec 6, 2010 - 13 answers

Slightly chequered past a snag in grad school admission?

I'm an adult in my mid-40s applying to graduate school to train for a brand new career in counseling. I feel confident of being admitted somewhere, except for one potential snag: a long ago misdemeanor conviction that I now have to disclose on grad school applications. Will this hurt my chances for admission? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Application stress!

Should I throw in the towel? [more inside]
posted by bookgirl18 on Dec 2, 2010 - 38 answers

Do I need to send a transcript from the grad school I dropped out of to the grad school I want to attend?

Two years ago, I dropped out of a grad school program after only one semester. This winter, I want to apply to new grad school programs in an unrelated field. In my application, do I need to include an official transcript from my abandoned program? [more inside]
posted by sureshot on Dec 1, 2010 - 13 answers

Letters of recommendation?

Of these 5 people, who should I ask for letters of recommendation. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Silvertree on Nov 30, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me not choke

After being out of school for a few years I'm now back for my graduate degree. It's taking some getting used to, and one of my final projects is a group literature review where we each take one aspect of our larger topic (universal accessibility of information resources) and look at a smaller facet of it. I'm struggling a little to wrap my head around the format of a literature review, and I was wondering if anyone had any advice / or links to guides for writing one effectively. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me stop procrastinating, stop panicking, and get my schoolwork back on track

How do I overcome paper writing anxiety? [more inside]
posted by naoko on Nov 27, 2010 - 30 answers

Pick a MA, any MA.

Does the faculty matter as much for an MA program as for a PhD? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Nov 23, 2010 - 9 answers

best graduate dietetics programs?

tell me everything you know about dietetics programs! [more inside]
posted by chickadee on Nov 8, 2010 - 0 answers

How do I choose a research group for my PhD?

I'm a first-year Ph.D student (in chemistry), and I'm having a hard time choosing what lab I want to work in. What factors are most important to look at? [more inside]
posted by kagredon on Oct 26, 2010 - 12 answers

What kind of adventure should I have this summer?

I'm thirty years old, and it's my first semester of grad school after working in the corporate world for 8 years. It just kind of hit me that I'm going to have a summer vacation for the first time in forever. Whoa, awesome, but what to do with myself? Also, how to fund it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2010 - 13 answers

I always heard that you should stay in school....

[Grad School Filter] Help me sort through my mid-semester slump. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2010 - 10 answers

Old awards on a resume

Should I include an old award on a resume/grad school application? [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Oct 21, 2010 - 12 answers

Transferring PhD programs

I just started my first year of graduate school, and I'm disappointed with my PhD program. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Is it worth it to get a PhD? It seems really scary.

What is getting a PhD really like? Is it worth it? I want to be a researcher in psychology, sexuality, and gender. [more inside]
posted by tweedle on Oct 15, 2010 - 48 answers

StatFilter: the time vs. money test

I am a grad student in a social sciences field who needs to do some "lightweight" statistics work now and then. I used SPSS for a course last year, and it was dandy, but now I've lost my school access to the software. Should I suck it up and buy my own copy of SPSS ($200) or try and learn R? [more inside]
posted by pantarei70 on Oct 11, 2010 - 12 answers

Do I really need a Master's?

I work in the field of higher education/college access and retention. I'm sort of interested in getting my Master's in Higher Education Administration. My new job offers 80% tuition reimbursement for grad school classes at a local university. Logically, I know I should take advantage of this opportunity, and start taking classes next semester, but I have some reservations: [more inside]
posted by chara on Oct 3, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me choose my thesis topic, which exists somewhere in the confluence of techno-sociology, media studies, developmental psychology, and the study of attention.

Help me choose my thesis topic, which exists somewhere in the confluence of techno-sociology, media studies, developmental psychology, and the study of attention. [more inside]
posted by Roach on Sep 30, 2010 - 5 answers

How to get letters of recommendation for a grad program in a totally different field?

How do you get letters of recommendation for a grad school program totally different from your undergraduate discipline? [more inside]
posted by sureshot on Sep 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Professional paths in a grad school program

General and specific questions about grad school: two degree paths in one department, and how to learn more about them [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2010 - 3 answers

How can I avoid getting my UK Visa application rejected?

I am a US graduate student, accepted into a graduate program in the UK. I have been having significant problems getting my UK Visa processed. I'm wondering if this is typical, and if I should be worried about my chances of going to the UK being jeopardized as a result of these difficulties? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Sep 5, 2010 - 14 answers

What's the deal with GIS these days?

So I'm really excited about the possibility of working in Geographic Information Systems - please help me get a sense of the lay of the land. [more inside]
posted by geneva uswazi on Sep 3, 2010 - 11 answers

What do I need to know about applying to grad school?

Wannabe grad student demonstrates that grad school is probably a bad idea by asking you to hold her hand. [more inside]
posted by Kutsuwamushi on Sep 3, 2010 - 22 answers

I feel totally aimless and adviser-less in this, my last year of Ph.D. coursework. How did this happen? How do I fix it? Sorry if this is a bit long.

I feel totally aimless and adviser-less in this, my last year of Ph.D. coursework. How did this happen? How do I fix it? Sorry if this is a bit long. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2010 - 6 answers

new old grad student seeks to avoid institutionalized boredom

Do I need to attend the UBC (University of British Columbia) grad student orientation this week? [more inside]
posted by philip-random on Aug 31, 2010 - 4 answers

Grad school advice?

My graduate school orientation is Wednesday and I'm getting nervous. Overeducated Mefites, I'd love any advice you have to offer! [more inside]
posted by honeydew on Aug 16, 2010 - 25 answers

Non-U.S. MSW?

What are some good MSW programs outside the US? [more inside]
posted by youchirren on Aug 13, 2010 - 4 answers

I'm worried about my girlfriend quitting grad school - and she hasn't even started yet!

How can I best ensure my girlfriend's success in grad school? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2010 - 20 answers

teach me, for i'm not done with book-learnin'

I want to attend grad school to study history with a radical/liberal professor or program anywhere in the world. My qualifications are mediocre, but my passion is sincere. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by lover on Jul 24, 2010 - 31 answers

Faber est quisque fortunae suae

I'm 43, married, a mother of one, a glorified secretary, primary wage-earner in our family, holder of a mortgage and primary caretaker for my aging mother. I live in New England. I have a dream, and my dream is to somehow, someday, study classics at Oxford. Is this an achievable dream? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2010 - 14 answers

Graduate lit pep talk.

Fellow English (and other language) lit graduate students: recommend me what you think is the best online source for getting up to speed on either common terminology or current trends in the discipline. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2010 - 3 answers

University digital resources - help me take advantage of them!

Beyond the stacks - what library e-resources shouldn't I miss as a new grad student? [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Jul 14, 2010 - 16 answers

I'm smart about some things, but this is not one of them

Going to grad school and just received an inheritance - how do I best manage my money? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2010 - 11 answers

YANMT, but I can't afford a therapist so you'll have to do.

QuarterLifeCrisisFilter: I've been thinking about my future career and considering going to grad school. I only have a vague idea of what I might like to study, but I know I want an advanced degree (preferably sooner rather than later). Is this a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by funfetti on Jul 13, 2010 - 25 answers

Burnt out. Too bad. Help me git 'er done.

Trying to do it all (or at least a lot) and failing. Help? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Jul 13, 2010 - 14 answers

The area under the curve of the obesity epidemic is my future?

Help me find a career path or course of study that combines the topic I'm interested in (obesity and public health) with the methods I enjoy (applied math and computer science). [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Jul 12, 2010 - 9 answers

How to get excited about picking a dissertation topic?

Academics: how can I be more excited about selecting a dissertation topic and writing the dissertation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2010 - 33 answers

Need help finding an MBA program with an IS / IT specialty.

I'm looking at MBA programs in Chicago, Cleveland, and St. Louis. I'm interested in specializing in Information Systems, but I've noticed that many schools in the top tier don't offer an IS specialty. My main question is: what top-25 schools in those metro areas offer an MBA with a specialization in IS (or a similar specialization)? Are there programs outside of those metro areas I should really consider? And what pretty-good programs exist in those places? But I'm also wondering why IS is not an offering at more top schools. There are a few concentrations that most schools offer such as finance and marketing. Is Information Systems not as prestigious as other concentrations? Is it considered less of a strategic area? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Jul 7, 2010 - 4 answers

Phone interview for a scholarship

What should I do to prepare for a (scholarship) telephone interview? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Jun 22, 2010 - 6 answers

The internet is full of political science. How do I narrow it down?

What's a good way to organize my PhD application process? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Jun 21, 2010 - 18 answers

Law school and grad school - how bad are they really?

Philosophy major considering grad school or law school--or both. Am I insane? [more inside]
posted by resiny on Jun 18, 2010 - 18 answers

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