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its-friday2Happy Friday! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite grad school news and tips from the week:

Succeed as a Nontraditional Grad School Applicant (U.S. News Education)

It might seem like most graduate students come fresh from a bachelor’s degree, but that’s not the case.

Best Majors for GRE Scores in 2013: Philosophy Dominates (Buzz Blog)

ETS has grouped average scores by the test-takers’ intended graduate major, inevitably contributing to the bragging rights of “major” elitists.

Find The Right Graduate School To Avoid Attrition (Graduate Guide)

Just as many individuals are known to leave college before they can finish their undergraduate studies, graduate students sometimes abandon academia before graduation.

Hate the GMAT? 7 Reasons to Take the GRE Instead (Business Because)

You now have options and generally speaking, there are good reasons to take the GRE instead of the GMAT.

Take an Inside Look At Graduate Admissions (U.S. News Education)

Former admissions dean at Columbia University, Northwestern University, Wheaton College, and University of Chicago Booth School of Business shares insider knowledge about the admissions process.

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fridayHappy Friday! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite grad school news and tips from the week:

Best GRE Books (Test Study Guides)

Test Study Guides shares their hand-picked list of the best GRE prep books and explains why these are the most effective study guides for the test.

How International Graduate Students Can Find U.S. Housing (U.S. News Education)

Finding housing from far away can be intimidating, but there are resources to help international students in their search.

Five Reasons Why a Sense of Humor is Crucial to Grad School Success (Grad Hacker)

A sense of humor is crucial to grad school survival, says Grad Hacker. Check out the number of reasons for why this is true.

What to Consider When Considering Graduate School (About.com Graduate School)

The summer months – and the break from classes – gives many students the opportunity to think about the future.

Forge Connections Early with Graduate School Professors (U.S. News Education)

Pursuing an independent study is a good way to get to know a professor better and could lead to being asked to co-author a research paper.

From Summer to Semester (Grad Hacker)

Taking the last few weeks of summer to reflect, organize, plan, and anticipate can help to put the fall semester of grad school into perspective.

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Apply to U.S. Graduate Schools with an American-Style Resume (U.S. News Education)

Keep Your American Audience in Mind as You Write Your Resume to Apply to Graduate School as an International Student

Grad School Admissions: What to Do During Your Junior-Year (and Before!) (About.com Graduate School)

Don’t wait until you’re a senior to think about applying to graduate school – often that’s too late!

Should You Consider Obtaining a Graduate Degree? (Illinois State University)

Deciding whether to go to graduate school is an important career choice that requires deep though. Here are a few things to think about when considering an advanced degree.

How the Student Loan Interest Rate Deal Affects Grad Students (U.S. News Education)

Interest rates for Grad PLUS loans would drop under pending legislation, but only temporarily.

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Go Back to School to Change Careers (Brazen Careerist)

If you’re thinking of rebooting your struggling career with a trip back to get another degree, consider these questions first.

What You Can Do Now To Prepare for Applying to Graduate School (About.com Graduate School)

Here are three things that you can do now to keep graduate admissions in mind and to prepare while you’re still earning your undergraduate degree.

How New Graduate Students Should Spend Their Summers (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

For graduate students, summer is often used for substantial research projects. But it’s almost August and many find they haven’t accomplished what they set out to do.

4 Challenges International Graduate Students May Face (U.S. News Education)

Many prospective international graduate students—even if they have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college—do not know what to expect from U.S. graduate programs.

50 Tips to Get Your Resume Read (New Grad Life)

Looking to clean up and perfect your resume? Here are 50 tips from New Grad Life to help your resume stand out.

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iStock_000016594950XSmallHappy Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of grad school news and tips:

Set Priorities First to Successfully Adjust to Graduate School (U.S. News Education)

Allowing for time to adjust to a new routine and setting concrete priorities will help ease the transition to graduate school

Is It Too Late For Graduate School? (About.com Graduate School)

About answers a reader’s question about whether anyone can be too old to pursue a graduate degree.

Four Lies You Tell Yourself About Productivity (and How to Stop) (Life Hacker)

When it comes to productivity, you may think you have it mastered but check out these four lies you might be telling yourself.

Balance Academics, Activities as an International Graduate (U.S. News Education)

Develop a well-rounded time management plant to help you balance your academics and social interactions as an international grad student.

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iStock_000012778309XSmallHappy Friday and happy Fourth of July Weekend! Here’s our weekly roundup of grad school news and tips:

Leverage International Roots for U.S. Grad School Applications (U.S. News Education)

Emphasizing cultural differences is a natural way prospective international graduate students can craft unique applications.

What is an Online Graduate Class Like? (About.com Graduate School)

Online classes hold some similarities with traditional on-ground courses, but there are also many differences.

6 Important Things Nobody Tells You About Grad School (Cracked)

If you’re considering or already in postgrad work, take some helpful advice from someone who already has two and a half postgraduate degrees under his belt.

Policing Your Productivity: 7 Tools to Help You Focus (Entrepreneur)

Are you easily distracted by social media and entertainment sites? Keep your focus, especially when it’s time to study, with these helpful programs.

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iStock_000012409034XSmallHappy Friday and happy summer! Get a jump start on your summer reading with a few of this week’s top grad school articles:

When Grad School Does and Doesn’t Make Sense (USA Today College)

Here are 10 circumstances when grad school may make sense and 10 when it might not.

How to Choose the Right Graduate Program? Consider Your Personal Life (About.com Grad School)

Sometimes you have to look beyond academics to choose the right graduate school program for you.

5 Tips for Applying to Graduate Programs in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (About.com Graduate School)

Be on your game to improve your odds of admission to graduate programs in psychology with these five helpful tips.

How to Tackle Student Loan Debt as Quickly as Possible (USA Today College)

Here are some wise steps to pay off your student debt as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Read Your Way to a Higher Score: Summer Reading Recommendations from our GRE Instructors (Manhattan GRE Blog)

To celebrate the first day of summer, we’re bringing back a post from the archives. Check out our list of summer reading recommendations!

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Don’t Be Afraid of Going to Graduate School in the Humanities (Pacific Standard)

Full-time, tenure-track professorships in the humanities are famously scarce. But that’s not a reason to avoid an advanced degree.

3 Concerns of International Grad School Applicants (U.S. News Education)

Here are some answers to common application questions from prospective international graduate students.

How to Choose the Right Graduate Program? Consider Your Personal Life (About.com Graduate School)

Sometimes you have to look beyond academics to choose the right graduate program for you.

3 Key Ways College, Graduate School Differ (U.S. News Education)

Grad School isn’t a continuation of college. Be prepared for larger workloads and more responsibility.

Graduate Degrees with Strong Career Prospects (Graduate Guide)

Here are some of the best fields to consider in graduate school when it comes to the current job market.

 

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I Have a Low GPA: Should I Apply to Grad School? (About.com Graduate School)

One prospective grad student with a low GPA asks whether it’s best to apply with the risk of not getting accepted to wait to improve his credentials.

You Only Hate Grad School Because You Think You’re Suppose To (Salon)

Imagine that instead of being exposed to the miserable stereotype, you were told about the wonderful flexibility of the academic schedule, the constant intellectual stimulation, and the ability to concentrate on one topic for years at a time.

3 Key Ways College, Graduate School Differ (U.S. News Education)

Grad school isn’t a continuation of college. Be prepared for larger workloads and more responsibility.

What I Wish I Knew in Grad School: Current and Former Students Share 16 Tips (Psych Central)

Psych Central spoke with current and former students from different types of clinical and counseling psychology programs to get their tips for graduate school success.

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newsHappy Friday! It’s time to take a break from GRE prep to catch up on some of the top grad school tips and news links from the week:

Warren Buffett Shared Some Great Career Advice For Millennials (Business Insider)

Here are some highlights of Warren Buffett’s interview with Levo League, a networking and career advice site.

Is it Better to be a Small Fish in a Big Pond or a Big Fish in a Small Pond? (Brazen Life)

It’s a pressing question pondered by college seekers, athletes and job seekers alike: would you rather be a small fish in a big pond or a big fish in a small pond?

Tackling Productivity Challenges ( Grad Hacker)

Here are four primary challenges to our productivity and some tips and tricks to conquer them.

Get Ready for Graduate School Orientation (US News Education)

Your orientation program, while perhaps a bit stressful, should be an informative, enjoyable and rewarding time, setting the tone for what is to come in your graduate student experience.

Should I Go to Grad School? (Life Hacker)

How useful a graduate degree will be for you will depend on your chosen field, the school you might attend and the cost of going there, how much more you’ll earn after graduating, and timing.

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