Navigating Graduate School

a rock climber
"Climbing" by Cristian Bortes | CC BY 2.0

Tues., April 14, 2015; by Grace Troupe

Graduate school comes with a new set of rules. Learn how to navigate the terrain, meet expectations, and excel as a graduate student.
Competitors crossing the finish line.
"Big Sur Mud Run 2012" by Presidio of Monterey | CC BY-NC 2.0

Tues. Feb. 24, 2015; by Jairo Cervantes

Take challenges head-on in grad school: be persistent with your research and find your cheering section.
Coffee shops can be great spaces for your online classes
"Social media breakfast" by Mark Hunter

Tues., Jan. 13, 2015; by Grace Troupe

Online classes require self-discipline and self-motivation. Graduate Ambassador Grace Troupe offers tips to help you succeed.

Tues., Oct. 21, 2014; by Adrian Lara

As he starts his fourth year of graduate school, Adrian Lara's reflecting on his expectations before coming to UNL to pursue a Ph.D. in Computer Science and what he knows now.
"Compass" by Walt Stonebruner

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 by Elisha Hall

Graduate school offers many opportunities to connect with faculty and experts in your field. Perhaps the most vital of those connections is your faculty mentor.

Eight Ways to Prepare for Comps

Most doctoral students at UNL have to complete a written comprehensive exam to enter candidacy, and in some departments the written exam may be followed by an oral exam. Here we present 8 ways to get ready for this important step in your academic career.
summer bike ride on a country road

You’ve handed in your last paper and graded your students’ final exams. With Spring semester behind you, you’re ready for summer. Three long months stretch ahead of you, full of promise. Take our advice and make your summer as productive as possible.

An effective mentoring relationship passes through phases of development. Early on, your mentor will recognize your unique qualities and your need for special coaching.

a student presenting his research poster

You’ve been working hard on your research these last few semesters. The data has been collected, sorted, and analyzed. So what do you do with the findings?

Good news: Leadership skills can be learned!