I am currently a fourth year doctoral student pursing a PhD in Counseling Psychology.  My areas of emphasis include multiculturalism, feminism, underserved populations, trauma recovery, and statistics and research.  I know that last one comes as a bit of a shock from the others, but I am a true stats nerd down to the bone.   My areas of research focus mostly on trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, men’s violence against women.  Other areas of interest include theoretical approaches to psychotherapy, evidence based psychotherapy, and third wave behavioral strategies.  In addition to being a full time graduate student, I work full time as a statistics and research consultant for the university I attend as well as through a private firm.  In what little free time I find myself with, I enjoy watching a variety of trashy reality TV shows, shopping for pointy boots, and attempting to have some kind of social life.

Making the Most of Your Student Discount, Part 4

If you have been enjoying all the student discount savings so far, then you are going to love these last couple of discounts in the finale of my series on student discounts.  In reviewing the remaining discounts on my list, I couldn’t think of any way to logically categorize these remaining items (because you know how we graduate students love to logically categorize things), so I will simply call them the totally random and still awesome savings. 

Totally Random But Still Awesome Discounts

Being a graduate student does have some advantages and these are just a few more places where you can use your student status to save some dough.

·         Sam’s Club – Discounted membership AND $15 gift card

·         Amazon Prime for Students – enjoy 6 months of free prime shipping,  Amazon Instant Video, and a discounted rate for Amazon Prime after the 6 month free period

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Making the Most of Your Student Discount, Part 3

Making the Most of Your Student Discount, Part 3

Continuing our series on getting the most out of student discounts, this time I will be talking about my favorite area to save money in: CLOTHES! 

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Making the Most of Your Student Discount, Part 2

Building on my series of getting the most out of your student discount, this blog will outline some of the best uses of your student discount. 

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Making the Most of Your Student Discount, Part 1

Making the Most of Your Student Discount, Part 1

We all know how costly graduate school is.  We also know how little it pays (if anything) to be in graduate school.  I can certainly say from personal experience, that I know the financial hardships of being in graduate school.   Through these experiences, I have learned a thing or two about the art of being frugal and saving a dime or two.   The internet is filled with ways to save money and seemingly impossible stories of people getting $300 worth of groceries for 67 cents.  I don’t know about you by I have neither the time nor the interest to cut coupons, buy in bulk, or drive all over town to save a few bucks, but more power to those of you who do.  I have, however, learned to take advantage of an often over-looked money saving trick: The Student Discount.  In this blog miniseries, I will outline some of the best places to get a student discount, ranging from electronics to entertainment to (my personal favorite) shoes and clothes. 

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Thanks for posting this, John! Right before I graduated, I order some software using my student discount. If people are really wan... Read More
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Burnout – Part Two

Burnout – Part Two

So last week I talked a lot about what graduate school burnout is, and some warning signs that you might be experiencing burnout. This week I will be talking about what to do if you are experiencing some of the signs of burnout. Below are some helpful ways to help battle burnout and help you regain your passion for your field, knowledge, and your future career trajectory.

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