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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

Can you explain what it means exactly to be "fully funded" in a Ph.D. program?

Can you explain what it means exactly to be "fully funded" in a Ph.D. program? [more inside]
posted by colfax on Feb 27, 2011 - 15 answers

Should I get an MA in Anthropology?

Considering a Masters in Anthropology... curious about which programs are worth applying to and job/graduate options afterwards [more inside]
posted by faeuboulanger on Feb 19, 2011 - 17 answers

Best Study Guide for Miller Analogies Test (MAT)?

Best Study Guide for Miller Analogies Test (MAT)? [more inside]
posted by Twoapennything on Feb 16, 2011 - 2 answers

How Can I Get Around Graduate School GPA Requirement?

I'm 41 and I want to go back to school - how do I get around the GPA requirement? And a few other questions as well. [more inside]
posted by Twoapennything on Feb 5, 2011 - 11 answers

What do you do when you don't have all your tax info by the FAFSA deadline?

I plan on attending graduate school in the Fall 2011 semester and applying for financial aid. The FAFSA form asks numerous questions regarding income, adjusted gross income, and taxes for the 2010 year, but much of this info I will not have in time by the February 15th deadline. How do I proceed?
posted by helios410 on Jan 25, 2011 - 9 answers

Never been near a university, never took a paper or a learned degree.

Why should I study math? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Jan 22, 2011 - 8 answers

What can I do about a situation my negligent recommender placed me in?

I am applying to graduate school, and have been gently nudging a former colleague for their letter of recommendation that they agreed to write on my behalf. For the past month and half I have routinely followed up, politely, and empathized with his circumstances as to why he could not get to writing it. He told me repeatedly it would be written. Now my application is incomplete and it is due tomorrow. [more inside]
posted by helios410 on Jan 13, 2011 - 13 answers

What do I have to lose?

I need to figure out what I'm going to regret more: getting a masters degree, or forgoing grad school in favor of getting to know myself a little better. [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Jan 12, 2011 - 27 answers

Romance drives people crazy but I'm kind of in the mood for it.

Have you ever gone through a long period where you wanted to be dating but couldn't? Looking for tips on how to re-frame being single. [more inside]
posted by venividivici on Jan 12, 2011 - 19 answers

(Much) older student needs academic reference.

I'm applying to graduate programs for a MA in counseling. I'm closer to 50 than 40 and haven't been a student in nearly 20 years. One program wants "at least one academic reference" among my three letters of recommendation. Does this person necessarily have to be a former professor of mine? [more inside]
posted by sister nunchaku of love and mercy on Jan 2, 2011 - 3 answers

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

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

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

The disappointed will shuffle 'round in circles.

I like statistics. I like education. I loathe the statistics program at my university's school of education. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Dec 3, 2010 - 11 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

"Letters" of Recommendation

What exactly do the new-fangled "letter" of recommendation forms e-mailed to recommenders look like? [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Nov 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Prequisites for Physician Assistant Programs: Community College, or University?

Prequisites for Physician Assistant Programs: Community College, or University? [more inside]
posted by anonnymoose on Nov 15, 2010 - 4 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

Nobody's perfect, right?

How do people get over feeling discouraged after a setback? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2010 - 18 answers

What should the topics for my graduate projects be?

I a doing a graduate degree in educational technology. I have two big projects to complete this year and I would like some help choosing useful/interesting topics. [more inside]
posted by Maugrim on Sep 26, 2010 - 6 answers

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