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Academic Success

First Week Jitters: Sophomore Edition

As a first-year college student, you could say there were a variety of emotions going through my head. I was nervous about classes, excited about getting involved and making new friends, stressing over purchasing textbooks and financial aid, but all…

Grad School Application Timeline: Part 3

Application Submission Congrats for getting to this stage with all (or most) of your well-done materials! Now it’s the time to submit the applications and begin waiting for interview invitations!…

Graduate School Application Timeline: Part 2

Application Prep Congrats on finally coming up with a list of prospective programs! You may think back and forth every day and it’s totally normal to feel hesitated! If any new information pops up,…

Grad School Application Timeline: Part 1

Start Early. If you are planning to go to graduate school, it’s best to start EARLY—it will give the school plenty of time to complete the administrative procedure and enable the program to…

Pros and Cons of Going to Graduate School

First of all, the pros and cons of getting a graduate degree can be very different depends on majors, career trends of certain professions, budget, locations, and other personal concerns. Here are just some…

Should I Go to Grad School?

You might have heard of “grad school” as a potential option after graduating from college. Before deciding whether to apply to grad school or not, here are three questions you may ask yourself first.

Beating Text Anxiety

The first round of exams for Spring Semester are wrapping up and signs of stress are visible everywhere: long lines at Starbucks, crammed study rooms, bloodshot eyes, and people napping in public spaces! Tests can be stressful: you want to…