Graduate students

Essay offering advice on defending dissertations and theses

William and Matt Eventoff offer tips on how to prepare (and not to prepare) to defend your thesis or dissertation.

Dealing With the Committee

Fabio Rojas suggests ways to keep these key people for your dissertation helpful and supportive -- and strategies to consider if they aren't.

'No More Plan B'

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Leaders of history association, arguing that academic job market isn't getting better, call for new ideas on career paths, and adjustments in doctoral education.

New Graduate Enrollments Drop

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1.1% decline is first since 2003 and appears based largely on decreases in master’s programs in business and education.

Dissertation Limits

Karen Kelsky explores what the culmination of your graduate education does and doesn't do for you in a first job search.
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Negotiating No More

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Nation’s first union of teaching assistants, citing Wisconsin’s new rules for public unions, decides that it won’t continue with collective bargaining.

Faulty Forecast?

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New analysis of "climate" for women in graduate philosophy programs -- conducted without input of actual grad students -- has infuriated many.

A Graduate Student Burden

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The end of subsidized graduate loans in an era of declining resources means students will have to bear much of the increased costs.

Acceptances Up for Foreign Applicants

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U.S. graduate schools accept more from abroad, especially from China.


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