7 Things Students Should Know About Internships

7 Things Students Should Know About Internships

Whether you’re thinking of applying to grad programs or you’re in the thick of internship applications, being aware of these seven points can save you some heartache when applying for an internship or practicum.

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5 Easy Things To Do Before Your Interview

5 Easy Things To Do Before Your Interview

Everybody knows that interviewing for a graduate or post-graduate position involves prep work. You want to be sure to effectively communicate that you are a polished, serious candidate. In addition to preparing your answers to expected questions, you may need to practice a job talk, teaching demonstration, or give an informal summary of your previous work. However, you can make that work a little easier by following these simple tips. For all you academic job hunters, also check out this article on the cardinal sins of interviewing.

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Best Grad Apps to Get Organized

Best Grad Apps to Get Organized

Grad students have so many things going on at the same time: school, work, family, and friends.  I definitely remember those times of feeling like I would never be able to catch up and get organized, so I wanted to see how some apps might help alleviate some procrastination and disorganization.  With all these handy mobile apps and tools right at our disposal, we have plenty of ways to organize our lives, manage our time.

1Password

If you’ve ever forgotten a password that you made for a website or profile online, this app may be perfect for you.  I personally downloaded it when I needed to keep better track of my usernames and passwords, and it’s one of my favorite apps.  It keeps me organized so I have one less thing to worry about.

Dropbox

Another one of my favorite apps is Dropbox.  It’s free to install and keeps me well organized.  I’d suggest installing it on your computer first so you can feel it out and get used to the organization and its many uses.  I suggest this app for grad students because it keeps great track of all your important documents for studying and writing papers.

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Best Financial Apps for Grad Students

Best Financial Apps for Grad Students

With tuition, housing, groceries, and gas costs, it’s no secret that grad students have money struggles.  One of the keys to staying above water financially is being educated and knowing how much money you have at a particular time.  If you use these apps well, they’ll help you figure out how much money you spend and where via budgets and other tools.  Each of the following apps brings something different to the table, so it’s important to know your priorities before installing an app. 

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Educational Apps for Grad Students

Educational Apps for Grad Students

Sometimes, graduate students want to learn something new and step back from the monotony of their field of study.  Apps like the ones I will discuss can provide opportunities for you to learn something new in an environment that is conducive to your lifestyle.

You might recognize the following apps from previous school subjects (or present, in case you see your own major here), but don’t let this alarm you.  The apps I chose to represent academic subjects are easy to use and are great if you want to take breaks with during your own schoolwork or if you’re looking to discover a new hobby.

DuoLingo

If you’ve ever thought about learning a new language, duoLingo would be a good place to start.  The light, fun app (which you can also access online) leads you from basic to advanced lessons, and you can choose to test out of certain lessons if you’re already an advanced learner and just want to refresh yourself.

NASA App

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