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2021 Resources for Grad School Students

Do you need a little help navigating through graduate school? Need some advice? Who doesn’t, right? On our “Resources” page, we have carefully chosen topics that we think could be helpful to you. Whether it’s tips on prepping for an entry exam or how to obtain your grad degree for minimal costs, we’ve got you covered… plus much, much more! Take a look!

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INFOGRAPHICS

Is Emotional Intelligence the Key to Career Success?

GLOSSARIES

A Complete MBA Glossary of Terms for New Students

Are you ready to earn your Master’s degree in Business Administration… but don’t know where to start? Knowing the relative industry terms needed to be knowledgeable is half the battle! We’ve got you covered in this comprehensive A-Z Glossary of MBA terms that you need to know. Check them out!

Computer Sciences: Vocabulary for Coding and Programming

Do you need more information about Computer Science? If you don’t know your “input from your output,” this glossary of coding and programming terms will help you be in the know!

GRAD SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Best Scholarships for Master’s Students

It’s not surprising that a Master’s degree program (in any field) is rather pricey. To help yourself out, you should plan ahead. Scholarship opportunities are out there ready to assist you financially… but, you must apply for the ones you can… and early! Let us help a bit. Here’s a great list of 50 scholarships for students who would like to earn a Master’s degree!

Best Scholarships for Ph.D. Students

Congrats are in order, no doubt… if you are considering earning a Ph.D. degree. Although college courses at this distinguished level are not cheap, there are certainly ways that you can prepare financially. In this resource article, we review 50 of the best scholarships designed for a graduate student at the doctoral level. Don’t miss out on achieving your academic goal… apply early!

FREE GRAD STUDENT RESOURCES

Free Grad Courses You Can Take Online

Did someone say FREE? Well, yes we did! For the student who is investing so much money into a graduate degree program, utilizing free course offerings is a great way to curb costs. Worried about the quality? Don’t be… these are often offered by Ivy League schools and taught by exceptionally experienced faculty!

Great Grad Programs That Offer Free Tuition

Free is good, right? Of course; however, there may be several caveats for grad programs that are described as “free.” So, take advantage of our information so you will know what to look for and also, we have outlined 14 great grad programs that offer free tuition for your review. With soaring tuition costs, how could you not take a look! See if there is one that would meet your needs.

Free Online Resources for Graduate Students

Do you need all the help you can get? This list of 100 Free Online Resources for Graduate Students is sure to help you fine-tune the “whats and hows” of being in a graduate program… It covers a wide variety of topics just to help you out in your everyday studies. So if you are so inclined, they are listed in random order… so check them all out for yourself to find the ones you can apply to your endeavors!

TEST PREP COURSES

Best Online TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Prep Courses

Being prepared is the key to passing any of the examinations one takes throughout their lifetime. If English is not your first language, taking the TEOFL may be required before signing on to college courses in the U.S. This list of courses will prepare you for what’s to come. Take a look!

Best Online MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) Prep Courses

Have you always had a dream of becoming a doctor? If so, you know getting into the right school is important. Where do you start? You need to do well on your MCAT test! These prep courses will help you pass with flying colors.

Best LSAT (Law School Admission Test) Prep Courses

To do your best on the Law School Admission Test, or LSAT, you should be prepared, right? Of course! Check out this list of the best companies that offer courses that will prepare you for this important examination! Good luck!

VALUABLE GRAD SCHOOL RESOURCES

30 Most LGBT-Friendly Graduate Schools in America

How to Stand Out as a Graduate Student

So, do you want to begin your graduate studies? Good for you… but do you want to stand out, too? If you do, take a look at our tips for being the best you can be! And, if you can help others too… all the better!

20 Graduate Programs Where Women are Leading the Way

GIRL POWER! Are you inspired by other women leading the way in all aspects of life? In this interesting article, you can read about 20 graduate programs that empower and encourage women to do their best! Check them out!

20 Graduate Programs with High Levels of Diversity

Diversity comes in many, many forms. If you like the idea of your school being populated by a wide variety of diverse people, such as groups of individuals with different cultural and social backgrounds, this list will help you find a school that is right for you… offering a plethora of program choices!

How To Get Past Applicant Tracking Systems

Are you looking for a job? Do you get frustrated while applying online? As most employers have transitioned into online applications, do you feel like yours has gotten lost in the shuffle? You’re not alone. Read this article to see how you can “beat the system!” Learn tips that will get your application noticed by the ATS!

Fool-Proof Ways To Stand Out in a Grad School Interview

What is so special about you?” is what you might want to ask yourself before acing that grad school interview! You need to be prepared for questions like that and many others. Take a look at our tips so you can be prepared.

Super Helpful Tips To Improve Your Grad School Application

No need to “wing it!” Be prepared… so, first – learn all about ways to improve your grad school application. Remember those first impressions are important and may mean the difference between getting an interview… or not!

Most In-Demand Master’s Degrees

Some careers require a Master’s degree… and some don’t! But, if you are interested in earning a Master’s, perhaps this list will help you determine a path you’d like to go in. Having a Master’s will set you apart from the crowd!

Master’s Degrees That Pay The Most

Earning your master’s degree is a big deal, no doubt. But, if it won’t help you in your career, it may not be worth it. In this list, we review the most popular master’s degree programs that will also benefit your wallet!

Game-Changing Tips For Graduate Students

Earning a graduate degree is not for the faint of heart. Are you ready for some tips to help you succeed? If so, check out this informative article where we review some pointers that are sure to bring out the best in you!

Best Apps For Grad School Students

Do you need help with note-taking? Staying organized? Getting enough sleep? Or need a different type of search engine? All these issues and more can be solved by using an application designed to help you excel in your studies. Take a look at them all… We bet there’s one in there you didn’t even know you needed! 

Interesting Facts About Grad School

Are you a grad student? If so, you know what to expect, you’re experienced in all things “grad,” and, whether it’s been easy or not, your accomplishment is worthy of praise. But, if you are just getting started, (a newbie), this list may put you in the know, give you a clue as to what’s to come and be very helpful. Whatever the case, these fun facts may give you a chuckle or, at the very least, make you think… you’re normal!

How to ACE a Phone, Skype, or Zoom Interview

Are you ready? Are you prepared? Are you qualified for the job? These and many other questions you must ask yourself before attending an important job interview. And furthermore, are job interviews a little different now since most are done by phone, Skype, or Zoom? In this valuable resource article, we will attempt to address your concerns and provide some tips for acing that interview. We discuss the different types of technology used for interviews and how to get prepared. Also, if you are being interviewed by the media, we provide a few pointers to help you look like a pro!

Ph.D. Resources For Minority Students

As the enrollment of minority students is continually on the rise, as it should be, perhaps you are looking for some resources that will help you plan ahead. If you identify as a minority, you should never expect anything less than perfection when it comes to your graduate education. Without a doubt, you should be treated as fairly as anyone else. We would be pleased for you to check out our article entitled “Ph.D. Resources for Minority Students.” Highlighted information includes scholarships & financial assistance information, career & networking resources, helpful publications & organizations, as well as information about accommodations, food, and living expenses. Take a look! 

How Is Grad School Different From College?

We all know the difference between high school and college, right? They are as different as day and night, but, what about graduate school? How does it differ from the undergraduate experience? Here, we compare the two with a focus on discussing degree concentrations, the workload experience, mode of delivery, work experience requirements, and much more. If you are interested in refining your skills, earning a Master’s or Doctoral degree just may be for you!

Consider This: Why Go To Graduate School?

Upon obtaining your undergraduate degree, you should be extremely proud of yourself. Without a doubt, you’ve worked hard, put in the time, perhaps have a certain amount of debt to conquer, and now… you’re thinking about earning a graduate degree? Wow… good for you! It takes true dedication to academia to even consider such a feat. However, are you having second thoughts? No, don’t do that! Read this to find out why you SHOULD earn that grad degree!

How To Prepare For the GRE

What is the Graduate Record Examination anyway (aka the GRE)? In this excellent resource article, we will explain what it is, how to prepare, and the benefits of doing well on it! Don’t be fooled into thinking it is just like any other run-of-the-mill examination, for it can be a real challenge… You must be prepared! Our extensive “Frequently Asked Questions” section is a very helpful source for all the things you need to know about preparing and taking the GRE!

All About the NAGPS – NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GRADUATE-PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS

What is the NAGPS you ask? The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students is an organization you need to know about! As NAGPS is committed to the betterment of graduate and professional students’ experiences, you will find it most beneficial to your future. Read this and check it out for yourself… We touch on the various benefits, membership info, and their advocacy and legislative platforms.

Campus Resources That Every Grad Student Should Utilize

Hey, we need all the help we can get, right? Students who are pursuing further education through a graduate program often feel the stress of trying to juggle it all. Perhaps you have doubts and fears about the extensive writing involved, or wondering how you can get it all done while maintaining a household and holding down a full-time job… not to mention, an active social life. Here, we have compiled a list of resources that any graduate student can use, anything from writing to health and wellness and everything in between. Don’t be shy… Check them out!

MBA Accreditation: What’s Legit?

So, you are prepared to do the work and you are ready to get started… You just need to find an applicable graduate degree program to fit your needs. Well, don’t be fooled into signing on to a program that is not appropriately accredited. If you do, you will have wasted your valuable time and money. In this resource article, we discuss the meaning of accreditation, the importance of the right accreditation for MBA programs, and the top three accrediting agencies. Read this before you sign on the dotted line!

Best Laptops For Grad Students

Whether you are a student, business owner, video gamer, or a busy Mom perusing the Internet for a new date night dress – you need a computer that’s reliable, efficient, and fast! The point is… nobody has time for frustrating computer downtime, that’s for certain. While shopping around for your graduate degree program, make sure you can first invest in a quality laptop before you begin. In this list, we’ve outlined a few options that caught our eye. Check them out to see which one is a good fit for your needs!

How to Create the Best Mentoring Relationship With Your Professors

Let’s face it. We all need some extra support from time to time. While working on your thesis or dissertation, you most likely will be paired with a mentor that will advise you along the way. Yes, hopefully, this will be someone you admire, can look up to, and value their opinion, as well as take their advice. In some instances, if you’re lucky, these relationships will last a lifetime. So, in this resource article, we deliver a few tips that will help you to foster the Mentor/Mentee relationship through hard work and mutual respect.

How to Succeed in Grad School

Most students do not enter a bachelor’s degree program knowing that they will eventually earn a complementary graduate degree – although some do, of course. But most are generally focused on an undergraduate degree and then maybe start thinking about additional accolades down the road. With that said, knowing a few extra pointers before you make up your mind may be helpful to you. In this article, we discuss the challenges you may face, the online distance learning options, and most importantly… how to succeed!

Grad School Debt: Everything You Need To Know

So, we’ll just put it out there… Graduate degree programs are pricey! No surprise there, but if you decide to invest your time and money into a quality program, you can get ready to spend the bucks. However, in this guide, we have attempted to help you navigate through the financial side of earning your degree. We cover the types of debt, the average cost of a graduate program, and how to handle it all after you complete your degree.

Things Only A Grad Student Would Understand

Depending on your focus, you may have had loads of fun earning your bachelor’s degree; however, earning a graduate degree may be a totally different ballgame for you. Amongst graduate students, you may find that you all experience the same trials and tribulations. Furthermore, this article entitled “8 Things Only A Grad Student Would Understand” will help you realize that you are not alone in your quest to earn a graduate degree!

Graduate School Must-Haves for First-Time Grad Students

If you are considering earning a graduate degree, you need to take a look at this useful resource article, “Graduate School Must-Haves for First Time Grad Students.” This checklist will enable you to be prepared for what’s to come. We assess graduate degree program options, financial aid resources, how to apply, and other resources that first-timers should check out! 

Grad School Requirements: The Whats, Whens and Hows

Getting started is half the battle, right? Well, it is true in most cases; therefore, preparing for getting into a quality graduate degree program is no different. If you would like to check out a few tips to help you get off on the right foot, read this article. Learn how to get the correct information prepared, how to improve your chances of acceptance, and other tips for success!

How To Survive Grad School

Are you feeling the stress? Is earning a graduate degree harder than you ever imagined? Most students feel the effects of the grueling demand of research, writing, and the pure exhaustion of constant coursework and studying… so, rest assured, you’re not alone. But, what if there were a few tips we could suggest that might help you cope? Would you take them? Check out our Graduate Survival Guide to see if any of these fine points will make grad life a little easier for you!

Ways To Be Productive in Grad School

Being productive makes you feel great, doesn’t it? Getting something marked off the to-do list lightens the heavy burden on your shoulders and makes even the tiniest of tasks much more manageable. But… just how do you get it all done? We’ve listed eight ways to be productive in your graduate studies. Perhaps one or more will help you see the light at the end of the tunnel and you can share your experiences with like-minded students as well. Check them out!

Things Every Female Grad School Student Needs

Attention all Ladies… Congratulations on your quest to earn your graduate degree. As with all grad students, there are tips and supplies needed to get you off on the right foot. In this valuable resource article, “10 Things Every Female Grad Student Needs,” you’ll find some product selections to help with a focus on helpful technology and self-care tips to keep you on course! 

SPECIALTY RESOURCE GUIDES

How To Prepare For a Graduate Degree Program in Psychology

Would you like to excel in Psychology? Check out our guide to help you prepare for a graduate degree in the field. There are many concentrations to specialize in and we have the top 20 broke down for you here. Check them all out here!

Studying Humanities: All About the Different Literary Genres

Are you an avid reader? If so, a degree in the humanities may be for you! Lending to the adversity of a humanities degree is the various types of literature for you to explore. In this resource article, we review the different types of genres in literature. Check it out!

Stress Management Counseling: At-Home Tips, Techniques, and More

Stress… It’s the one thing that we can probably agree that everybody has in common, right? It can cause physical problems as well as psychological issues. What can you do to decompress? Are there things you can do daily at home? From meditation to working puzzles… We have a few suggestions for you to try out!

Learn Outside of School: Fun Science Activities

Are you looking for some great educational activities to do with the family? Science is a fun way to teach children about the world around us. This list of science experiments is sure to keep the kids engaged for hours… and you too!

Grad School Writing Center Education

Often, the first impression that someone gets of you and your work is in the quality of your written words. It’s imperative that you, especially as a graduate student, know how to express your thoughts in the correct manner, using the proper punctuation and sentence structure. If you need some practice, check out our Grad School Writing Center for a few pointers. Don’t forget… Your words matter and so do first impressions!

Grad School Resource Center: A Guide to Engineering

This Grad School Resource Center article focuses on the field of Engineering. Oh, boy… where should you begin? Applying scientific principles to your thoughts and ideas to create a product or system that can change the world certainly sounds like a dream, right? It can be a reality. Here we discuss the many options that are available in this exciting field. Take a look!

Most Unique Criminal Justice Jobs

The field of Criminal Justice encompasses a wide array of career options. In fact, many of them are interesting, as well as unique! Take a look at this list of different, yet necessary, jobs in the field of Criminal Justice!

Most Common Accounting Jobs

Businesses can’t function successfully without a dependable accounting department. Someone must handle the money, right? And, most importantly, use discretion when spending it. Check out our guide to the most common Accounting jobs available!

Most Common Counseling Jobs

Counseling comes in all types. Counselors help all age groups, as well as all types of issues. Whether you are interested in helping children cope with everyday problems or would prefer to focus on marriage counseling or anything in between, there is a place for you!