UIC Grad School Questions & Answers

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I'm in the last year of my masters and am debating whether or not to move forward with the PhD. How can I figure out if continuing is right for me?

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What should grad students be thinking about in terms of professional development (aside from networking, creating business cards, getting work experience, making LinkedIn connections)?

I think certificates are really helpful and useful! Most universities offer certificate programs in many areas for both degree and non... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I only got accepted into one school to continue my graduate studies, but they are not offering me any financial aid. Should I go or should I wait?

Only you can really make that decision but you do need to consider a number of factors, such as whether it's financially possible for you... (more)Read 2 Answers
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I have an assistantship where I grade papers for a professor-- it's only supposed to be 20 hours a week, but he gives me so much to do that it takes way longer than that. I don't want to make the professor angry, but I am working way too much. What should I do?

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I'm not sure that my graduate school essays are stellar. My professors don't have time to edit them and I don't trust my friends. How should I go about editing them to make sure they're the best they can be?

Think outside of your professors and friends! If your school has a writing center, schedule an appointment for a writing tutor to look... (more)Read 1 Answer
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It is impossible to keep up with my grad school reading course load. What are some techniques or tips to thoroughly skim read a book?

The reading is insane!! What I do is I evaluate each of my classes that I'm taking during a given semester, and put them on a reading... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What devices should grad students have to optimize their days/lives? Are there any programs or gadgets you find useful as a grad student?

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How much do grades matter in grad school? Obviously you have to make above a certain GPA to stay in the program, but between B+s and As, does it matter as much as it did in undergrad if you're getting all the content down?

It does matter. Your GPA is actually very important, at least in my field. And because you take less classes (if it's just a masters) any... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I'm starting my graduate studies in the fall and don't know anyone there. Where are some places that I can make friends that are not undergrads?

Get involved with student organizations on campus! Some of them are specifically for graduate students, such as Graduate Student... (more)Read 2 Answers
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I waived my right to read my recommendation letters for graduate school, but now I'm worried about what they say! Tips?

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I want to work with a specific professor in grad school. How do I go about asking him or her?

If you are applying for grad school at a university different from where you are attending undergrad, then write them an email. Be really... (more)Read 2 Answers
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Are there graduate programs that people can apply for that are not extremely specific? What if I don't know what I want to do after college yet, but I do want to go to graduate school?

I agree with Victoria. My degree, once I'm done, will allow me to choose from a variety of specific things I want to work for, which I... (more)Read 2 Answers
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Best tips for financing graduate school?

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How long does the process of applying to graduate school take? (GRE, applications, interviews, etc.)

Honestly, it depends on your process. Even studying for the GRE is a factor that you should take into account, and if you are being truly... (more)Read 1 Answer
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My graduate school classes are much smaller than my undergrad classes were, and I'm overwhelmed. How can I feel more comfortable in this environment?

Besides getting to know your professor and fellow classmates, push yourself to talk in class. It's easy to feel overwhelmed and be a bit... (more)Read 2 Answers
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When should I start applying to graduate schools?

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How value is graduate school for journalism vs. gaining hands-on experience?

Definitely hands on experience. Get your feet wet before going to graduate school first. You might not even be accepted to graduate... (more)Read 1 Answer
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In grad school, is it better to study with many different professors or to take classes with the same few professors to develop relationships?

The best solution is to value both perspectives and try to accomplish both tasks--you want to meet a good variety of professors at first,... (more)Read 2 Answers
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When should I start looking at graduate schools?

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How do you prevent burnout in grad school?

Always push yourself, but never push yourself so far that you fall off the cliff. 鈥淏elieve in yourself and all that you are. Know that t... (more)Read 2 Answers

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