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Introducing the Office of Graduate Fellowships

February 26, 2016

February 26, 2016

By Dr. Kay Ágoston

It’s spring, when graduate student minds turn to thoughts of… funding!

Or at least they should. Many fellowship programs have fall or winter deadlines, which means that spring is the right time for organizing, planning, and getting a head start on the applications you will be working on over the summer.

There are many different types of fellowships, scholarships, and grants for graduate students, including:

Fellowships to launch students in graduate school by funding the early years of their graduate education and training. Grants to support the cost of graduate research, fieldwork, or conference travel. Stipends for the final year or writing and defending …

Tips for Staying Financially Healthy During Graduate School

February 11, 2016

February 11, 2016

By Kelly Pedersen

Being a graduate student isn’t always easy, especially when it comes to finances. Many students are forced to discontinue working full time when they decide to pursue graduate study. Some are living off stipends or student loans. Living with limited resources can be tough, but we often make it harder on ourselves when we aren’t conscious of our spending habits. Budgeting and tracking where your dollars are going is the first step toward financial well-being in graduate school. Below you will find some tips on how to start budgeting.

Track Your Purchases

First you have to figure out where your money is going. Spend …

Meeting the Challenge: Learning How to Better Manage Your Time During Graduate School

February 5, 2016

February 5, 2016

By Vicki Dominick

Time management in graduate school presents students with a variety of new challenges. By learning about these challenges and following the recommendations below, you can successfully manage your time in graduate school.

Challenge: Increased academic rigor

You should expect to be assigned a great deal more reading than during your bachelor’s degree. In addition to the amount of reading, the complexity of the concepts presented will be greater as well. Also, you will be expected to write lengthier papers and take on larger, more complex class projects.

All of this takes more time. For a typical 3-credit graduate class, you should set aside 9-12 …