Graduate School

It’s Graduation Gift Time!

Another school year ends and yet another flock of high school seniors heads out into the world. This is a major milestone, although many seniors view it merely as a transition to college, the military, or a job. In coming decades, though, most grads will look back and recall fondly those days of math, science, ...

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Sunset for College Rankings?

If you’ve spent any time at all on the College Confidential discussion forum, you’re no doubt aware of all the controversy about college ranking lists, especially those published annually by U.S. News and World Report (USNWR). Ranking mania has seeped into almost every corner of of the higher education admissions game, from undergraduate through graduate ...

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How Do Graduate Admissions Differ from Undergraduate Admissions?

Today’s article was submitted by Brian Witte. After completing your bachelor’s degree, you may debate whether or not to continue on to graduate school. Before you commit to an advanced degree, it is important to recognize that some graduate programs are markedly different from undergraduate college, in terms of both expectations and admissions. Did you know, ...

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Book Review: Guide to Socially Responsible MBA Program

The Aspen Institute Guide to Socially Responsible MBA Programs: 2008-2009 (Paperback) Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.ISBN-10: 157675765X Reviewed by Sally Rubenstone As I thumbed through The Aspen Institute Guide to Socially Responsible MBA Programs: 2008-2009, I wondered how many business school aspirants put social responsibility at the top of their grad-school must-have list. So I decided to ...

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Overeducated and Underemployed

Parents of college-bound high school seniors out there, have you ever wondered, “What if Adam [or Emily] graduates with a four-year degree, lots of loan debt, and can’t find a job worthy of his [or her] education?” That nagging question is becoming more and more pertinent in today’s economy, where companies and even the military ...

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The GRE

Most graduate schools in English speaking countries require prospective students to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The GRE tests abstract thinking skills developed in undergraduate study in the areas of math, vocabulary, and analytical writing. These examinations are not designed for any specific scholastic program; they are, rather, intended to predict a student’s success ...

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Careers in Architecture: Making the Grade

Architects employ a combination of math and physics to design buildings and other structures. But such a simple definition hardly encompasses the range of careers available to students who have completed a Master of Architecture (MArch) program at any one of 84 accredited U.S. programs. Architects are also responsible for selecting construction sites, determining the ...

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Repaying Student Loans from Graduate School

If you’re starting to worry about repaying your student loans or what will happen to your loans if you return to graduate school, a brief overview will help calm your fears. How long do I have to repay my student loans? Stafford and PLUS Loans generally allow borrowers up to ten years to repay the ...

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Glossary of Job Search Terms

You may come across some of these more common terms in your job search: Job Description A detailed description of the responsibilities, activities and deliverables of the person holding the position. Minimum Qualifications Usually these are the requirements that must be met to be considered for a position. For example, they may include certain education ...

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Graduate Engineering Programs: A Quick Glimpse

The American Engineers’ Council for Professional Development defines engineering as “the creative application of scientific principles to design or develop structures, machines, apparatus, or manufacturing processes, or works utilizing them singly or in combination; or to construct or operate the same with full cognizance of their design, or to forecast their behavior under specific operating ...

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