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Where can I study bonobos in the United States?

What U.S. research labs conduct bonobo research, preferably at nearby research facilities? I'm looking into summer internships and graduate schools. [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Oct 19, 2012 - 10 answers

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood... and I took the one where I went crazy for a month to raise my score 40 points... and that uh... has made all the difference?

GRE-Filter: I was happy with my GRE scores. Then, I received word that I have the opportunity to get into a super-duper-top-tier doctoral program previously inaccessible. However, my Quantitative Score--while still in the range of accepted scores over the years for this program--is now less-than-stellar relatively speaking. Is it crazy to think I could study intensely for about a month and improve my score 30-50 points? Am I overthinking this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2012 - 12 answers

How to talk to professors for grad school applications

How do I talk to professors I hope to work with before submitting my applications for graduate study? [more inside]
posted by silvergoat on Oct 8, 2012 - 14 answers

Graduate school during maternity leave: good idea, or bad?

I am 30, happily married, and in the middle of next year will be eligible for a year of paid maternity leave. Around the time I become eligible, I am also starting grad school (MLIS at U Wisconsin, Madison). I feel like I could probably manage any two things: work + school (part-time), work+baby, or baby+school.; but not all three. I am attending graduate school part time via distance education, and my work is supportive.. For those of you who've had kids in graduate school - to what extent do these two mix? What worked and what didn't? I feel like if I go to school part time (3 years or so) and then start trying for the kid, I'm pushing the age thing (I'd be about 34 - and I have mild endometriosis). If I have a year of paid maternity leave, could I use that time to attend school full time? Or just part time? This would be tricky in person, but I would have at least some additional flexibility due to it being distance education. My husband, for what it's worth, pulls his weight around the house (he's actually neater than I am) and is pretty domestic/clucky.
posted by jrobin276 on Sep 25, 2012 - 16 answers

Considering an MA.

My employer will pay for 75% of my tuition in a graduate program. Would a Master's Degree in Communication Studies be a worthy option? [more inside]
posted by Think_Long on Aug 7, 2012 - 14 answers

Getting cold feet about getting a Master's degree

Another "should I go to graduate school?" question. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2012 - 14 answers

Managing an Online Writing Group

A few other graduate students and myself are part of an online writing group hosted on Basecamp. How can I keep the conversation going online? [more inside]
posted by spunweb on Jul 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Help a graduate student get insurance!

Starting in one month, I'll be an unemployed NYS graduate student living completely off of loans. Am I eligible for family health plus/medicaid? [more inside]
posted by oxfordcomma on Jul 18, 2012 - 11 answers

How do I afford graduate school?

I notified that I was accepted in my graduate program rather late (As in last week). I've decided to accept, but I have no clue how to go about getting loans. Bonus Q: What're the options for scholarships when it comes to grad school? More inside. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jul 7, 2012 - 10 answers

Should I, Can I change grad schools?

The school I wanted to go to seemed like they weren't going to accept me so I took them off the list a few months ago. I was accepted to another program which starts tomorrow. Whoops, on Saturday I got an acceptance letter from the first school. Now what?? [more inside]
posted by Danila on May 28, 2012 - 18 answers

Getting a master's degree when disillusioned with academia?

I've always been drawn to science and research and I'm strongly considering going to graduate school to get a master's degree in computer science (location: Sweden) and maybe even aim for an academic career. But my recent experiences with academia has left my disillusioned, sad and angry. Can I get my degree without GRARing all the time? How? [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on May 21, 2012 - 11 answers

Make me less of an academic island!

I'm a PhD student, and I'd like to do more academic networking over email. How does this work, and what should the emails sound like? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2012 - 14 answers

Like a moth to a naked light.

How can I improve my chances of getting into graduate programs? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on May 14, 2012 - 3 answers

How much of an adult must an MFA be?

I'm going to graduate school, for a creative writing MFA! What can I do to prepare, and what's expected of me as an MFA? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Where do I go from a psychology BA career- and education-wise?

Any advice on turning on turning a psychology BA into a research-related, but non-academic and non-clinical career? [more inside]
posted by H4D11 on Apr 24, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I figure out which graduate advisor to pick?

I'm not sure what to do about the "politics of graduate school". I am a beginning student in Fall 2012, and I have some serious issues. How do I decide my advisor? Am I just letting the stress get to me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2012 - 18 answers

What does a typical PhD schedule look like?

What does a typical social sciences PhD's work schedule look like? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Apr 14, 2012 - 13 answers

Major in Sanity.

I am either starting doctoral studies this fall or downsizing to a graduate student lifestyle in preparation for entering a program next fall (2013). What kind of living arrangement is likeliest to give me the best combination of economy and sanity? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Apr 9, 2012 - 20 answers

Questioning my decision to enter grad school. Now what?

I am stressing about my life post-graduate school. Special snowflake details after the jump. [more inside]
posted by helios410 on Apr 9, 2012 - 11 answers

How do you suggest I proceed with appealing for scholarship funds?

I was not granted scholarship funds for my first year of graduate school. However, per my advisor I do have the option to appeal so I can possibly receive funds for my second year. Have you ever made an appeal for a scholarship or grant? Were you successful in doing so? And finally, do you have any suggestions on how to approach writing the appeal?
posted by helios410 on Mar 5, 2012 - 4 answers

Build-your-own-Internship

As a 2nd year Ph.D student in biotech/engineering, how can I find/create an internship opportunity at a start-up or established company that I find interesting? How can I prove my possible value to a company, and when is too early to start trying to build connections? [more inside]
posted by permiechickie on Mar 5, 2012 - 1 answer

I might have to ask my grandmother.

A professor I worked with last year just informed me that he cannot write me a letter of recommendation for graduate school because I didn't take a class with him. This is reasonable, but how do I respond? Also, what other professors could I ask to write a recommendation? [more inside]
posted by oxfordcomma on Feb 24, 2012 - 13 answers

Qualifying exams: I laughed, I cried, I cried, I cried...

Grad school filter: I need a reality check on my qualifying exams. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 11, 2012 - 20 answers

A Real Leader Faces the Music, Even When She Doesn't Like the Tune

I'm taking a graduate-level course called Leadership in Education. We are required to work in small groups of four throughout the semester to discuss the material and do group projects. I'm really excited about the class, but the other members of my group seem apathetic at best, which makes group discussion and collaboration quite difficult. Given that this is a leadership class, how should I handle this situation? [more inside]
posted by chara on Jan 31, 2012 - 12 answers

Businesses to start instead of spending the 200k on a grad education?

Businesses to start instead of paying for grad school? [more inside]
posted by saraindc on Jan 27, 2012 - 18 answers

Grad School Last Minute Thesis Advisor Switch

Graduate school issues. Starting my thesis this upcoming semester. Just the other day, my tentative advisor suggested that I switch to another advisor. Is it weird to ask a professor to be an advisor for my thesis a week before the semester starts? And what's the best way to ask? [more inside]
posted by mcmile on Jan 8, 2012 - 11 answers

I'm a dropout baby, so why don't you kill me?

I'm a graduate school dropout after a single semester. What is the best way to phrase this on my resume now that I am back on the job market? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Jan 6, 2012 - 10 answers

Should I get my MBA after I get my Bachelors of Science in Computer Science?

Should I get my MBA after I get my Bachelors of Science in Computer Science? [more inside]
posted by snow_mac on Dec 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Being dismissed from graduate school and other issues - advice?

I'm in big trouble. Being dismissed from graduate school, have no idea what to do next. Any advice would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by dubious_dude on Dec 1, 2011 - 20 answers

They don't want my professors' personal information, do they?

When an online application for graduate school asks for the addresses and phone numbers of the people who are writing your letters of recommendation, do they mean their office address and phone number? I imagine this is what they want, but I'm not sure. They don't specify. I can of course call the school on Monday and ask if you think I should, but I'm trying to get as much of this done over the weekend as possible.
posted by Kutsuwamushi on Nov 25, 2011 - 14 answers

what is the deal with the family educational rights and privacy act of 1974?

I'm applying to graduate school. Apparently I have the right, under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (34 CFR 99.12), to examine letters of recommendation written about me. Every application I've filled out so far has asked me if I'd like to waive this right, should I? [more inside]
posted by Hoenikker on Nov 9, 2011 - 21 answers

Help me pick a grad program

What graduate program should I choose to get into the field of non-profit management and program evaluation? I'm considering the MIA program at SIPA and this MA in Econ/Business/Politics at Claremont (non-profit track). Will these work? What else should I be looking for? [more inside]
posted by oryelle on Nov 5, 2011 - 4 answers

I don't want to be a professor, I just want to be a lab tech who reads a lot.

Help me quit grad school. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2011 - 21 answers

Education on Loan

If I quit my graduate program, which is largely being paid for in full by my university and the state, will I suddenly owe money? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Oct 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Graduate School Dropout, No Graduation Day for You

My Masters program isn't the academic challenge that I hoped it would be. I'm paying a lot of money and spending a lot of time to do this in addition to my full-time job. Should I keep going or cut my losses? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 18, 2011 - 17 answers

Half-way between calm analysis and outright panic mode

I'll be graduating with my Master of Library Science in the spring of 2012. My focus has been with diverse populations and technology training. I want to work in a public library when I graduate, but I'm a little daunted by the public sector job market (and just the general job market). What should I be doing to increase my chances for employment as much as possible, and what can I do to make possible unemployed job searching as painless as possible. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Sep 13, 2011 - 21 answers

What is considered a "good" GPA for grad school?

What is considered a "good" GPA for admission into graduate school? Extended beanplating and academic fretting inside. [more inside]
posted by dialetheia on Sep 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Necessarily insincere...

How do you deal with needing to live an insincere life when doing so cuts to the bone? (in work and in school) [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Aug 12, 2011 - 15 answers

How do I quit stalling and decide what I want to be?

I really thrive in an environment that promotes free thinking, conversation about books and ideas, subsidizes personal growth, and has a genuine sense of community. I want to create it in my own school one day. I'm currently a college senior considering whether I should apply for an English or folklore MA, a MAT, or 'other'. I'm still unsure about being a teacher, but time is almost nigh. Could use help structuring my options and the consequences. [more inside]
posted by reenka on Aug 4, 2011 - 17 answers

Joint MFA/Ph.D. in studio art and art history

Do any schools offer a joint MFA/Ph.D. in studio art/art history? [more inside]
posted by skilar on Aug 1, 2011 - 3 answers

How much do admissions committees for cs grad programs care about GRE analytical writing scores?

How much do admissions committees for cs grad programs care about GRE analytical writing scores? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2011 - 5 answers

What is a good PhD graduation gift for an advisor?

What is an appropriate gift to give one's advisor after filing a PhD dissertation and graduating? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jun 7, 2011 - 23 answers

Can I go back to school yet?

Given my level of preparation, how reasonable is it for me to hope to get into a funded master's program in computer science? And can you suggest some schools that fund non-PhD students? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2011 - 6 answers

What did you think of it?

What has been your experience with writing centers at graduate school? [more inside]
posted by Jagz-Mario on May 11, 2011 - 15 answers

How do I get a good apartment at the right time?

I'm in College Park, MD for graduate school. My lease ends in August, and I feel like it's time to start looking for a place. I want to stay within a few minutes of campus (lived in Hyattsville before, and really liked that) but also want to try to get a place between $500 to $700 before utilities and cable. I've mostly just known people for the past few places I've lived, so I'm looking for some advice on when to start seriously looking, where to look, and other advice. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Apr 19, 2011 - 6 answers

Also, I'm not to keen on working for free, either, unless that's not as outlandish a concept as I perceive it to be.

Thinking way, way ahead filter: I would like an industry internship for summer 2012, between the first and second year of my MSc in Biochemistry program. How do I go about securing it? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Apr 15, 2011 - 3 answers

How Do I Become Ivy League Material?

In five years I'm planning to pursue an MA in an artistic field. I live near an Ivy League university; my current teacher has a degree from that university and is encouraging me to apply. I had ruled it out because I had never considered myself anything near "Ivy League" before (the closest I've come is blowing an undergrad interview for a different school). What can I do between now and then (five years) to make myself an attractive, creative Ivy League arts grad school candidate? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me write my dissertation acknowledgments

Suggestions for a dissertation acknowledgments section? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Mar 13, 2011 - 22 answers

Specifically Marxist Macroeconomics Graduate Programs in the US?

Are there any Marxist economics programs in the United States? [more inside]
posted by willie11 on Mar 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Research topics - hope me!

Grad school thesis topics -- please help with a couple of questions about a) doing a topic similar to someone in my department and b) finding a good topic in general... [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Mar 6, 2011 - 12 answers

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