piles of research articles and books
"Where the magic happens" by David Mulder | CC BY-SA 2.0

Tues., February 11, 2020

If you are planning to complete a thesis or dissertation, you will likely need to write a proposal for the project. When working on your proposal it's best to start early and always ask for advice when you need it.
ducks crossing a street
"Duck family crossing the street" by Deb Nystrom | CC BY 2.0

Tues., January 28, 2020

Graduate school is a perfect time to develop your leadership skills. Read on to learn more about five practices that will help you be a better leader, in your lab, in your department, in organizations you work with, or in your life in general.
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Office of Graduate Studies logo

Tues., January 14, 2020

The Office of Graduate Studies has many staff members who are here to help you be successful during your time at UNL. Read on to learn more about these staff members and how they can help you.
"The Fourth over Freeman Lake" by Don Sniegowski | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., December 10, 2019

Our graduate students do a lot of service in their departments, professional organizations, and local community. Here are a few of the great things our graduate students are doing to help UNL and the larger community.
pocket watch
"1865 Zenith Pocket Watch" by Brad Covington | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., November 26, 2019

Now is the time to start developing the good habits that will help you manage all of your responsibilities and find time for self-care. Read more to learn about how to manage your responsibilities and find time for the things that are important to you.
soccer goal
"goal" by S A Kindstrom | CC BY-NC 2.0

Tues., Nov. 12, 2019

No matter where you are in your graduate career, now is the ideal time to create an Individual Development Plan.

paper and keyboard
"Keyboard and blank paper" by Mary Cullen | CC BY 2.0

Tues., Oct. 29, 2019

Being a graduate student requires a lot of writing between theses, dissertations, classwork, and articles. Productive writers develop habits that allow them to accomplish all of this well and in a timely manner.
teamwork represented with pawns
"Team concept with four pawn figurines" by wuestenigel | CC BY 2.0

Tues., October 15, 2019

Transferable skills are not just technical skills like data analysis or writing. Your leadership, teamwork, and other similar skills can also help you in the job search.
Person jumping through mountain cliffs to success
"Jumping through mountain cliff to success" by Jon Kenfield | CC BY 2.0

Tues., Oct. 1, 2019

Reflect on the work you’ve done as a graduate student: mastering course content, conducting research, preparing laboratory experiments or lectures, teaching classes, or writing papers, articles, or a dissertation. What skills have you developed as a result of these experiences that could be valuable in another setting? These skills – referred to as transferable skills – are those that you develop in one area that are useful across all professions and settings. This article will help you think about some of the technical and specialized transferable skills you’ve developed in graduate school.
classroom space
"IMG_1398" by WalrusWaltz | CC BY 2.0

Tues., Sept. 17, 2019

Applying for a faculty position often requires writing a teaching statement or philosophy. Writing a strong teaching statement requires reflection and revision.