Grad School 

3 TIPS FOR GETTING INTO GRAD SCHOOL

For many college students, graduation is a welcome relief from a four-year grind of tests and classes. But for others, graduate school awaits. And it’s for those students that we offer these tips: Look within. Why do you want to go to graduate school? Make sure you have a firm understanding of the pros and cons of pursuing an advanced degree, as well as the timing. In many fields, a master’s degree, doctorate or professional degree are absolute requirements. In other career sectors, you might want to consider working before…

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What’s Your Next Step?

Ever heard of the adjacent possible theory? According to Steven Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From, “The adjacent possible is a kind of shadow future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things, a map of all the ways in which the present can reinvent itself.” Adjacent possible was first introduced by Stuart Kauffman in 2002. Kauffman’s theory proposes that biological systems are able to morph into more complex systems by making incremental, relatively less energy consuming changes in their make up. Basically, taking small steps. That all sounds very…

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4 Questions to ask before going to grad school

You may be considering grad school, but don’t know if it’s right for you. Some points to ponder before taking the plunge: Determine costs Make sure to include not only tuition, but housing and other fees. The cost of living in various cities varies widely, so do your research and take that into account. What type of degree do you need? Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce reports that nearly one-quarter of diplomas awarded by colleges and universities are certificates, which can be earned in a shorter time…

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Getting Ready for Graduate School

Is graduate school your next step? Start planning now if you think you might want to pursue your next degree. Here’s what you need to consider: Will It Be Worth It? Analyze the return on the investment of a graduate degree. For most young people with a lifetime of work ahead, a graduate degree in any field is likely to mean better pay. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual income of Americans with a college undergraduate degree is just over $57,000, while…

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