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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 04.30.2015 | 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 05.02.2015 | 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 04.17.2015 | 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 04.10.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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?

5 Ways to Survive Grad School... With Kids

Camia Gavin | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Camia Gavin

When I started grad school, I was already pregnant. It was intimidating, and I changed daily from excitement, to determination to, "What am I thinking?!"

F*ck Resistance!

Sharon Kay Edwards | Posted 05.04.2015 | Books
Sharon Kay Edwards

Most recently, I've had my life completely wrecked by a book. I warn you now, dear reader, should you decide to read any further, you may find your life irrevocably changed as well.

Test-Day Tips to Maximize Your GRE Score

Chuck Cohn | Posted 04.14.2015 | College
Chuck Cohn

Once you master the GRE's content and format, there is only one thing left to do -- ace the exam! Unfortunately, earning a high score isn't as simple as arriving and logging on to your computer terminal. Your test-day experience may be marked by anxiety and excitement.

Welcome to the PAGE2Ferguson Blog Salon

Timothy K. Eatman | Posted 04.12.2015 | Education
Timothy K. Eatman

At this time of protest over systems of power, oppression, racism, and police brutality, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life lifts up the voices of our graduate students in response to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

An Easy Formula for Answering the Most Important Job Search Question

Steve Dalton | Posted 04.10.2015 | College
Steve Dalton

Imagine you are dining in a restaurant with a friend, and your friend suddenly begins to choke on a piece of food, grabbing for her neck. What do you do? Did you say the Heimlich Maneuver? Hopefully so. The Heimlich's simplicity makes it easy to recall during extremely stressful situations.

How Medical School Interviews Changed My Views on Love

Amy Yao | Posted 04.05.2015 | Women
Amy Yao

But falling in love, like applying to medical school, requires a different sort of strength. It is a frightening, potentially cataclysmic leap of faith, one that could either yield exquisite or grimly embarrassing results.

Community College Students Now Have Access to $200,000 Scholarship for Graduate School

Isa Adney | Posted 02.03.2015 | College
Isa Adney

Money is a huge barrier for community college students, and in more ways than just the practical. Sometimes, when you don't have money for something, it can create a tape inside your head that says you're not worthy. It's not logical, but it happens.

I Really Love My University, Which Is Why I'm Going on Strike

Meaghan Emery | Posted 01.24.2015 | College
Meaghan Emery

This university administration has an amazing opportunity to make an even better workplace for the amazing and diverse graduate student body it employs, but it seems to need a little bit of a push in that direction.

Ask the Art Professor: How Do I Find the Right Graduate School for Fine Arts?

Clara Lieu | Posted 01.24.2015 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Before you apply to graduate school for fine arts, you have to honestly ask yourself what your long-term goals are. It may seem premature to think that far ahead, but it's important to think through and answer these questions before you leap into applying to graduate schools.

Family Engagement and Philanthropy in a Graduate School of Psychology

Dr. David Herzog | Posted 01.16.2015 | Impact
Dr. David Herzog

Mental illness touches all of us. Rarely does a day pass without news that highlights the need for quality mental health services across our society. One way to help is to increase graduate training opportunities for aspiring psychologists.

Viewpoint: A Guide to Grad Student Life

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 01.05.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Just because you're not a college student or working adult doesn't mean you can't live your life to the fullest. As a grad student at Boston University, here are my top advice tips on how to have a fulfilling grad life.

Suze Orman On Why Those Over 50 Shouldn't Bother With Grad School

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty

It's not uncommon for many of those over 50 to go back to school if they feel like they're in a rut in their careers or just want a big change in thei...

Portrait of a 'Writer'

Scott Russell | Posted 01.03.2015 | Books
Scott Russell

Every time I write, I find myself forced to confront parts of myself that I'd rather run away from. At the moment, I want to run away from my own egotism, considering the way I'm going on and on about me. Focus on others to find true happiness, they say. Let's give that a shot.

Why I Regret Going to Grad School

Quarterlette | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Quarterlette

If you are considering going to grad school, just take a minute. Take a breath, maybe explore the real world for a year or two. Do some research into what field you'd like a career in and see if you even need a master's degree, then decide if you're ready to take the leap.

Dealing With Change In Your Twenties

Tani Brown | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
Tani Brown

Twenty-two now seems so young but it was only four years ago. At 26, I'm older and wiser. I enjoy getting into bed before 11 p.m. I write down recipes, I use eye cream. What's changed? Me, of course, other people, our world.