Monthly Archives: February 2016

Overcoming the Challenges of Grad School: Preparing for Qualifying Exams

One of the major challenges during my graduate studies was the preparation for the Graduate Qualifying Exam (GQE). I started preparing for that exam six months in advance, and I spent every night solving the previous exams to get an idea … Continue reading

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Staying Organized to Improve Productivity

Setting: It’s that time in your graduate career where your advisor says: “Time to start writing the first chapter of your thesis!” or “You should write a summary of all the papers you’ve read so far.” In that moment many … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Tutoring: More Than Extra Income

A guest post from Natalie Coston: Every Monday morning, I start my week sitting at my desk and waiting for the familiar voice that I have come to know so well over the years. My tutoring student walks in and greets me … Continue reading

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Hard Choices – Picking a Grad School

Well, it’s Galentine’s/Valentine’s Day weekend – or by the time I finish writing this maybe after, who knows – which means most graduate programs are busying beginning to send out acceptance decisions. For those of you who have received an … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Challenges of Grad School: An International Student’s Perspective

As a graduate student in mathematics, I would like to tell you my story about the major challenges that I have faced during my graduate studies in mathematics and how I overcame these challenges to make my success happen. First of … Continue reading

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