My girlfriend has been going through undergrad half-time. Adviser keeps telling her that grad schools will not look upon this favorably. True? [more inside]
posted by wires
on Apr 8, 2012 -
Lifestyle of a Linguistics Graduate Student? I am starting a Ph.D. Program next fall, and I want to have an idea of how much time I will be spending on campus, working, studying, etc. Will I have time to sleep? Will I be burnt out and hating myself after one semester? What about money? [more inside]
posted by lettuchi
on Feb 23, 2011 -
What should I be doing to position myself for grad school? I'm a freshman biology undergrad and my long-term goal is to earn a doctorate and start a career in research, either private or academic. What should I be doing now and over the next few years to open doors and set myself up for success? [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Sep 15, 2010 -
How common is it for competitive liberal arts applicants to enter
graduate school with outside scholarships? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 6, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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?
posted by davidstandaford
on Aug 27, 2008 -
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 -
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 -
What's a good way of deciding if I should wait a year before applying to grad school? I'm in a surprising circumstance that my music career might be somewhat sustainable and potentially profitable, and with many of the new opportunities coming at me, I wonder if my plans of going to grad school could be placed on hold for a year. What's a good & rational way to decide? [more inside]
posted by itchi23
on Dec 7, 2006 -
I have been asked to write recommendation letters for an undergrad who is applying to grad schools. Should I just automatically use a separate sheet, or should I use their form if they provide a lot of space? Any general tips for the structure of the letter? [more inside]
posted by 445supermag
on Dec 28, 2005 -
I have an undergrad degree in philosophy and a masters in education. Been doing Online courses for six years and I'm interested in going back to school. In the past few years I've been working on music, film, some psychogeography stuff, conceptual art development/pranks, making posters and on and on. Is anyone out there familiar with grad programs for folks who are all over the place with interests but lean toward the art/activist side?
posted by PHINC
on Jun 28, 2005 -
[GradSchoolFilter] Anyone know of any good progams in Media Studies out there? Similar to, for instance, MIT's Comparative Media Studies
program? I've found this list
at Vassar's website, but I was hoping some denizens of the Mefiverse might know of some more.
posted by ChasFile
on Nov 9, 2004 -