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…

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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!  As someone who moderately used my student discount as an undergrad (albeit mostly on discount movie tickets), I had no idea that this whole time I could have been using my student status to save money on some of my favorite clothing…

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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.  I have previously discussed some great savings you can earn on technology-related purchases and in this part, I will be talking about how you can use your student status to save on entertainment while in graduate school.  It’s hard enough to find…

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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…

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Working parents (and moms, especially) have muddled through the demands of raising their children and doing work for thousands of years. As a mom and young assistant professor, I have some confessions I’d like to share—the good, the bad, and the ugly.   1. I brought my child to extra-curricular activities. I was asked to be co-advisor for our department’s honor society. So I brought my daughter to various events…

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In creating your college syllabus, what course policies should you include? These tips may help you write a syllabus that clearly communicates your policies to your students. In my last post, I offered some things to consider when writing your syllabus. Perhaps, you have all the basics down. What about the course policies (aka “student responsibilities,” “instructor pet peeves,” etc.)? Whatever your policies,…

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An adjustment change that many graduate students have to go through is figuring out how to balance their social lives and academic lives. Undergraduates have plenty of opportunities to be social, but grad students have a much heavier work load, and therefore, less time. However, there are still a number of ways you can have a healthy social life while in grad school. Manage Your Time Similarly to how you…

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If you’re teaching a college class for the first time, making and writing your syllabus is no easy task. Be sure to consider these things before the first day of classes. Formulating Your Syllabus Why take that much time in developing your syllabus when students don’t read it anyway? Why not just copy and paste someone else’s syllabus who taught the class before? The syllabus is a formal statement from…

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I hope you’ve all been enjoying this blog series about adjusting to graduate school. Today’s post is about scheduling changes: what you should expect in grad school and how you can transition well. When you become a grad student, you might feel that you’re not able to fit everything you need to do within your week, but here are a few ways that you can alleviate this feeling. Set Your…

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Adjusting to graduate school is challenging for many reasons, but many students would probably tell you that the change that has brought the most difficulties is money. We already know that it’s difficult just to pay for grad school, as described in our articles about paying for graduate school. However, I want to focus on how to deal with the financial adjustments that must come…

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