UIC Grad School Questions & Answers

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I am a new graduate assistant at my school. What is some advice you can give to help me be successful at it?

If you have questions bout the tasks you need to do, ask. Don't struggle and get stressed out or even do it wrong. Just ask and make sure... (more)Read 1 Answer
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My professor friend requested me on facebook but I have often posted about his class. Should I accept and delete my posts about the class or not?

I wouldn't accept your professor on Facebook. It is very important to maintain a barrier between your social life and your... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What did you learn from your first semester of grad school and how have you/will you implement it in the future?

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How should I ask a professor to write me a letter of recommendation?

First, try to make sure it is a professor you know well and one who knows you well, and in whose class you actually worked hard and... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Is it better to take a break prior to beginning a graduate program? Or to continue directly after completing an undergraduate degree?

Since it's competitive to get in, it's a good idea to start applying right away to see what your options are. That being said, if you are... (more)Read 2 Answers
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How should I study for the GRE?

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How do you introduce yourself to your grad school professors in office hours? It can be nerve-wracking to feel that they have such huge expectations of grad students, even though I know my value.

Send them an email first. Let them know that you are in the class and excited about what you are learning. Then, ask to meet with them... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Is getting two Master's degree worth the time? Do employers like seeing that, or would they prefer a PhD?

It depends on what the Masters degrees are in and what sort of job you're looking to get. Unless you're going into academics, a PhD may... (more)Read 2 Answers
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Any general tips I should keep in mind when preparing my grad school applications?

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There are some conferences I want to attend, not to present at, but because I think the panels they have might be beneficial to me. Do you find that attending conferences actually help you in the long run?

Yes! Even if you don't present, you can still meet people and learn from the speakers. Of course, presenting it great, but you can still... (more)Read 1 Answer
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As a teaching assistant, I think that one of my students has plagiarized. What should I do?

If you have a feeling about a paper, investigate it further! Many schools have access to Turnitin which is a plagiarism software. It can... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What are the pros and cons of having a pet while in grad school?

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Are there any scholarships specific to graduate students? If so, what are they?

There are many but you should first look at what your university specific has to offer you. It can have some really great options for you... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I fundamentally disagree with something my grad school professor said the other day and it's been bothering me. What should I do?

If it is something about the course or the topic, go discuss it with them. If it is something inappropriate about topics like gender,... (more)Read 2 Answers
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How should you approach a professor to ask them for a recommendation letter?

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I'm nervous that my GPA isn't going to be competitive for graduate school. How do I make up for this with extracurriculars, etc?

Having leadership positions in relevant organizations and other really relevant experience can show that you are committed to furthering... (more)Read 1 Answer
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How can low-income students avoid the shame or guilt of pursuing graduate school despite lack of financial support from family?

I agree with Madison in that grad school, while pricey, is an investment in your future, and that is priceless. To help with the... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What are the pros and cons of going to medical school including future options for advancement in a medical career?

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How can graduate students feel more connected to their campus when there are fewer of us and most campus programming is aimed at undergrads?

Get involved in student organizations geared towards grad students like graduate student associations for your department and the like. (more)Read 1 Answer
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I want to relax this summer, but know I need to get a head start on my thesis. What's the best way to space it out so it doesn't seem as overwhelming?

I've definitely been in this position! Getting ahead will always serve you well later on. Make a list of everything you have to get done... (more)Read 2 Answers

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