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Trump Order Stops Young Woman From Coming To the U.S. To Do Alzheimer’s Research

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Esmat Fathi, 28, thought she had done everything she needed to do to start researching Alzheimer’s disease at the University of Memph...

How Having an MBA Shapes the Way I Do Business

Quora | Posted 11.08.2016 | Business

How has your MBA helped you in your career journey? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answer...

Academic Organizing is Gaining Momentum and Innovation is the Big Winner

Neal Sweeney | Posted 09.22.2016 | Education
Neal Sweeney

On August 23, the National Labor Relations Board affirmed the rights of academic workers at private institutions to join unions in a case brought by C...

Advice to Young Ph.D.s in Religious Studies

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Circumstances may have changed. But in 1993 when I earned a newly minted Ph.D., a senior scholar gave me the following advice: "As a freshly minted...

JD/MBA Nuances: Application Process And Program Length

Ishan Puri | Posted 08.16.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

Recently, I addressed the question "What's The Point Of A JD/MBA?" If you're someone who is thinking about pursuing a JD/MBA, it's important to familiarize yourself with what the application process looks like and to understand the different options among the various schools you may end up considering.

How Is Teaching Undergrads Different From Teaching Graduate Students?

Quora | Posted 08.11.2016 | Education

As a physics professor, I've taught students at every level in the university from freshman non-majors through doctoral students.

What's The Point Of A JD/MBA?

Ishan Puri | Posted 08.10.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

As teens and young adults consider what they want to make out of their future professional lives, they're going to have a difficult time identifying a career where they can rightly say, "Well then, looks like I need to get a JD/MBA if I want to do that!"

Reflections from Harvard Kennedy School

Ishani Desai | Posted 07.07.2016 | Education
Ishani Desai

Three years ago, I made the decision to apply to Harvard Kennedy School. My decision to apply was not very surprising. While I wasn't sure which schoo...

Tips for Finding the Perfect (Grad School) Match

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 06.07.2016 | College
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

Graduation season is once again upon us. As students all across the country complete their senior year in high school and head off to college, thousan...

To the Graduate Who Wants to Work in International Affairs

Morgan Courtney | Posted 06.01.2016 | College
Morgan Courtney

I, too, was that bushy-tailed graduate once, and over time, I learned -- from myself and the travails of those hewing similar paths -- that despite the myriad ways people build careers in this field, there are some best practices.

Why I Don't Trust Psychologists, Thanks to Idaho State University

Jocelyn Eikenburg | Posted 05.24.2016 | Education
Jocelyn Eikenburg

(Photo by Paula Silva via, licensed under a Creative Commons License) "Maybe you could talk to a counselor about that." That's what a go...

College Students: Summertime and the Living Is ... Useful?

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 05.11.2016 | Education
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

We like to think summertime and the living is easy but maybe not. Summer is when you need to get busy.

Graduated with a Job? I'm Sorry (Really)

Steve Dalton | Posted 05.09.2016 | College
Steve Dalton

Upon finishing grad school, I accepted a job with an employer who recruited on campus... and it was the biggest mistake of my life. The mistake wasn...

Should I Sell My Bike?

Stacy Bare | Posted 05.02.2016 | Impact
Stacy Bare

I will buy another bike but it won't be like this one. I hope there's some big dude out there, 6'5" or 6'8" or so who is looking for a barely used bike to be used in triathlons and such.

How John Urschel Balances Graduate School and an NFL Career

Quora | Posted 04.28.2016 | Sports

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Personal Finance Gifts for the New Graduate

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 04.27.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Don't get me wrong - when I graduated from college, it was great to get a few checks as gifts from family members and friends. But what I really could...

Surviving the Insanity of Grad School as a Single Mom

Kara Romick | Posted 03.18.2016 | Parents
Kara Romick

I have now classified my life into two categories. I know you're thinking "before being married" and "after being divorced." Those two could be spot-on for some single moms, but I'm in grad school. So my life can now be categorized into "pre-grad school" and "during grad school."

Graduate School as a Plan B is a Bad Idea

Sharise Kent | Posted 03.14.2016 | College
Sharise Kent

If you are one of the many college seniors anxiously awaiting notification of the fate of your academic future, the wait is almost over (hopefully). The question is: what are you waiting for? What will that accept or deny letter signify for you? Is graduate school your plan A or your plan B?

7 Money-saving Tips for MBA Students and New Grads

Aryea Aranoff | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Aryea Aranoff

In business school, you learn how a disciplined, strategic approach to finances helps organizations ultimately achieve great things. Along the way, it becomes important for you to apply that lesson to yourself.

An Illiterate Walks Into an MFA Program

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 02.19.2017 | Comedy
Benjamin Rubenstein

Despite having written two nonfiction books, I don't know how to write. Shh. Have you ever done something without knowing how but you just did it anyway and could never explain it? That's me for writing, and now I'm attending a low residency Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program for fiction.

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

GenDIY | Posted 01.08.2017 | Education

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 withou...

The Medical Education System Is Toxic

Gabriela Maya Bernadett | Posted 12.29.2016 | 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 12.16.2016 | 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 12.10.2016 | 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 11.30.2016 | 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.