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Engineer Your Future: Don't go it Alone, Own it, Create it

GenDIY | Posted 01.11.2016 | Education
GenDIY

A few months ago I passed the exam required to call myself a Ph.D. candidate. Let me say that again, I passed! I am a candidate. I can say this...

The Medical Education System Is Toxic

Gabriela Maya Bernadett | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics
Gabriela Maya Bernadett

I remember the moment I wanted to become a doctor. It's been three years since I left, and even now when people ask me what made medical school so bad I tell them I don't even know where to begin.

A Free Alternative to Graduate School

Aaron Hurst | Posted 12.16.2015 | Business
Aaron Hurst

Purpose is not a revelation; it is a journey. It comes from living life awake and seeking new experiences. We don't find ourselves just walking along, minding our own business when--bam--our life's purpose is transmitted to us like a bolt of lightning from above.

5 Reasons Why You Should Do an MFA

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.10.2015 | Education
Lev Raphael

Writers ask me all the time if they should do an MFA, a degree that gets lots of negative criticism these days. I tell them that my own experience was very positive, a great start to a long career, and I list the main things I got out of the MFA.

What Are You Doing With Your Life? (And Other Dreaded Questions)

Anthony Hughes | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Anthony Hughes

The stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year's is always a time for reflection on that state of one's career. Sometimes this phenomenon is self-induced and other times it's forced upon us by an inquisitive friend or relative who we rarely see for the balance of the year.

Why Brown University's $100 Million Plan to Improve Race Relations Falls Short

Joel Simundich | Posted 11.26.2015 | College
Joel Simundich

As a coalition of concerned graduate students of color and those in solidarity at Brown University, we come together to articulate our vision for a more equitable, responsible, and inclusive university.

Diversity of International Students in the US

Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2015 | Education
Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D.

The latest Open Doors data indicates yet another year of growth in international student enrollment. Between 2009 and 2014, the number of international students has increased by 41 per cent to reach a total of 974,926.

Public Interest Lawyers Help Us. Here's How We Can Help Them.

Equal Justice Works | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Equal Justice Works

With so many low-income Americans struggling to find jobs, keep their homes, and supply basic needs for their families, the need for public interest lawyers has never been greater. These attorneys play a vital role in ensuring equality within the justice system in America

Michael Sam Says He’s Headed To Graduate School

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.16.2015 | Sports

Michael Sam says he’s heading back to the University of Missouri -- for graduate school this time. So I got admitted to Universit...

5 Tips for Saving Money in Grad School

GoGirl Finance | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women
GoGirl Finance

One of my biggest concerns was money -- and rightfully so! Going back to school can be incredibly expensive. But I learned that there are some key ways that you can save money and rock your budget as a student.

Disgruntled Grad Spreads Insane Tale Of Law School Debt Woes With Windshield Flyers

Above The Law | STACI ZARETSKY | Posted 06.24.2015 | College

According to the hopes, wishes, and dreams of law school administrators, the end is near for disastrous application and plummeting enrollment numbers....

Here's How to Decide if Grad School is Right for You

Brianna McGurran | Posted 06.23.2015 | Education
Brianna McGurran

For many students, graduate school is a more focused version of college. You'll get specialized training in the industry you want to work in, plus the benefits of professional connections and credentials beyond a bachelor's degree.

How Can I Lower My Student Loan Debt?

CommonBond | Posted 06.23.2015 | College
CommonBond

It's a great question, and you should start by really understanding whether you have a healthy level of student loan debt. Then, even though there's no "right" answer for every scenario, you can choose from a few different options in order to make the best choice for your personal situation.

Beyond All Hope

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

From a hospital bed and oxygen literally six months ago to a stage performing some of the most difficult music I've ever done. I cry because it shouldn't have happened: All odds were against me.

The Simple Way to Make Education More Accessible for Tens of Thousands of Americans

NationSwell | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
NationSwell

Partnering with the organization Pencils of Promise, which provides education to underserved students in developing countries, CommonBond funds a year of schooling for a child abroad for every degree fully funded through its platform.

Valuing Philosophy Without Valuation: A Defense From Within

Torrey Wang | Posted 05.14.2015 | College
Torrey Wang

"What are you going to do with your philosophy degree?" In graduate school, this question proved to be a favorite among those with whom I was getting acquainted for the first time.

Educating Rabbis for Jews Without Borders

Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D. | Posted 05.11.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D.

We came to appreciate how much our respective faith communities could benefit from more curiosity and less judgment about the correct "formula" for clergy education, and more shared conversations with those from other faiths.

How to Hire Good Candidates

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Geri Spieler

Recruiting and staffing a company is time-consuming and complex. The pressure to fill an opening has as much pressure for the employer as it has for the candidate. In fact, there is more pressure for the employer as a bad hire is very expensive on may levels.

Losing My Mind (And Dream) to Pulsatile Tinnitus: The Less Noisy Road Back

Torrey Wang | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Torrey Wang

It has taken me this long and a dream Ph.D. separation just to get to a conjecture, but at least reasonable conjectures breed solutions, whatever they turn out to be. I already feel less depressed because I am finally taking action. I can almost hear silence again. The road back is less noisy as a result. This in itself makes all the trying and failing, and trying again worthwhile.

Does it Make Sense to Pursue a Humanities Doctorate? The Pros and Cons of Graduate Education in the Humanities

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 06.27.2015 | Education
Daniel R. Schwarz

I. Introduction You loved studying literature in college and thought how much fun it would be to be the teacher leading the discussions you enjoyed. ...

Choosing the Poetry of Life

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 06.17.2015 | Books
Mitch Ditkoff

There is a moment in everyone's life when all the cards are on the table, all the chips, too -- the moment of truth when the entire universe, it seems, is conspiring to call one's attention to the choice we have every single day to let go of the past and move towards what is truly calling us.

The Hidden Benefits of Rejection

Isa Adney | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Isa Adney

In the deepest darkest moments of grief over your rejection, remind yourself that you are not alone, that this is normal and that this experience doesn't have to be a waste.

Making the Most of a Master's Degree: Choose the Right Program and Time It Right

Ray Rogers | Posted 06.09.2015 | College
Ray Rogers

I work for a university that confers advanced degrees, so you might expect me to wholeheartedly endorse the idea of earning a master's degree. But I also study the job market, hiring trends and corporate cultures, and I speak to many corporate recruiters and hiring managers.

A New Grad Student's Guide to the FAFSA

CommonBond | Posted 06.09.2015 | College
CommonBond

If you're going to grad school and new to the world of financial aid, or want a refresher, this guide will walk you through what you need to know to complete your FAFSA.

Four Best Business Schools in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.18.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois has dozens of universities with prestigious undergraduate programs. But what about the state's graduate programs? Which schools are best for which areas of study?