I am in the first semester of a phd in history at a respected state school, with an M.A. under my belt. My wife and I just had our first baby in May, a beautiful daughter with a smile anyone in their right mind would die for.
As my wife has a decent job that pays very well, I'm the stay-at-home-dad, but I'm finding it increasingly difficult to juggle parenting with graduate school.
I can take a part time job with a record labe where I set my own hours and work from home; the perfect job for a SAHD (stay-at-home-dad)
Do I throw away all the hard work to get into this phd program and the (potential) future career of a professorship, or do I sweat this out and stick with the phd program while fathering? [more inside]
posted by beelerspace
on Oct 20, 2006 -
What are some good graduate fellowship programs for an electrical engineering student in the US? [more inside]
posted by homer2k1
on Oct 14, 2006 -
Any advice on the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program application? I'm applying in Social Science.
posted by k8t
on Oct 6, 2006 -
Academic writer's block: tips, strategies, experiences, psychology for dealing with it? [more inside]
posted by RogerB
on Sep 27, 2006 -
Grad School Foreign Language Requirements: What demonstrates proficiency at the grad school level? Are there media studies, cultural studies, critical film studies, or similar masters programs without them? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo
on Aug 29, 2006 -
GradSchoolAnxietyFilter: I have no research experience. How do I describe my research plan? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 29, 2006 -
Starting my grad school program next week (clinical psychology, PhD) and am joining a cohort of 7 others. Any suggestions on things to do (or not do) when meeting and getting to know people I'll have to work with for the next six years? I'd like to be friends with them, especially since we have all our classes together. But the chances of such a small group together so much so stressed without conflict seem doubtful to me. Other psych grad school advice is welcome too. Thanks!
posted by gilsonal
on Aug 18, 2006 -
Can I take graduate courses before I'm enrolled in a Ph.D. program? Do any grad students do this? [more inside]
posted by ifranzen
on Jul 27, 2006 -
My girlfriend is starting a master's public health program next fall and she's looking for funding. [more inside]
posted by stratastar
on May 21, 2006 -
How much math is there in graduate level psychology relative to graduate level economics?
posted by I Foody
on May 5, 2006 -
I find out last night that I have 18 months to complete (read: start AND finish) my M.A. thesis in Media Studies. What do I write about and how do I do it?
posted by delosic
on Apr 1, 2006 -
I'm moving to London in a few weeks to attend a graduate program [UL's SOAS]. I am leaving my long term boyfriend and many friends in Vermont for 9 months to attend classes. I've already lined up a part time tutoring gig and my housing is covered through the university. I don't have anything specific to ask, just general advice about being an American late 20-something non-single student in London. [I've lived in second world countries before for extended periods of time, general travel won't be too helpful.] Money is a concern, but not an obstacle.
posted by k8t
on Aug 29, 2005 -
After using numerous prep books, official guides and the Powerprep software, I am stuck at the 700-720 range. I checked this
post, but I am looking for more specific help for a really high score.
Right now, I am answering 90% of the questions correct. Do I need to get 100% right? Or get more questions right in the beginning? What am I doing wrong?
I am exactly three weeks away from the test.
posted by vjz
on Aug 3, 2005 -
I am about to embark on grad school applications, but I'm not sure on how to go about asking for a letter of recommendation from a particular professor. [more inside]
posted by christin
on Jun 6, 2005 -
I will be taking the GMAT on monday and was wondering if anyone had some last minute tips, particularly things that you might not find in a GMAT book. [more inside]
posted by rorycberger
on Jun 2, 2005 -
Grad school: Linguistics or Publishing? My sister will be graduating next year with a B.A. in English and an interest in both linguistics and publishing graduate school programs. I don't know these fields very well, so I offered to hit up the AskMe crowd for advice. [more inside]
posted by gramschmidt
on Jun 1, 2005 -
Grad School help for a (formerly, academically) poor student. I have an abysmal undergraduate GPA... very, very poor (2.064/4.0). I have a very high GRE (1430 quant/verbal). I'm looking for an interdisciplinary Humanities/Social Science hybrid sort of degree (lots of flexibility...) from a respectable school that will give the most leverage to the GRE. Additional info: Undergrad degree is in Geography, (AB, 2002), relevant work experience is virtually nil, social service/portfolio is just OK (can be padded). In summary, is there a resource that will spell out for me the programs that emphasize GRE (preferably to the exclusion of all others)? Many thanks.
posted by anonymous
on Dec 8, 2004 -
Graduate school acceptance. Or really, not. I need some advice from all of you over-educated metafilterites. What do you do when you don't get accepted to your first choice graduate school? Besides, obviously, not attend. Have any of you had any luck with reapplying, and if so, what did you change on your application to "do the trick?" Anyone have luck with taking classes as a non-matriculated student just to get your foot in the door? Any advice is much appreciated.
posted by hummus
on May 10, 2004 -