VIU Grad School Questions & Answers

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What is the biggest difference between grad and undergrad?

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How early should you ask for letters of recommendation when applying to grad school?

Start asking at least 4-6 months ahead of time as many professors [depends on subject matter] so they can put it on their... (more)Read 3 Answers
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I'm applying to grad school and my GRE score is low. I don't have time to re-take it before the deadline for applications. How should I go about sending in applications if my GRE score is lower than the minimum requirement?

Testing a lot of time separates the men from the boys and the women from the girls. Some people shy away from tests and if it is a... (more)Read 3 Answers
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Any tips on how to ace the grad school interview?

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Is it worth taking a prep class when you're studying for a graduate admissions test, or are you better off saving money and studying on your own?

My advice is to take a practice test first. See where you are. What do you need to get to be considered for the program you're entering?... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I am required to do an internship for grad school. Do I choose one that is easy and convenient or one that pushes me out of my comfort zone?

I think the most important thing will be to find an internship that interests you. It's a good idea to push yourself out of your comfort... (more)Read 3 Answers
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I have a horrible GRE score. I've been invited for interviews, but I'm afraid I'm going to be confronted about it. Any suggestions?

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Is it rude to knit during a lecture? I sometimes have a lot of nervous energy that makes me fidget really obnoxiously to those around me. Knitting helps me center my energy into my hands. I don't even have to look at it and can totally pay attention to the lecture.

I think this would be a great thing to discuss with your professors in their office hours--professors always want to find ways to... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What are people's reasons for attending graduate school? What are people's reasons for not attending graduate school?

I wanted the connections in my field, I need the higher degree to teach, and I wanted a grad program to help immerse me in the writing... (more)Read 3 Answers
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What's the best type of outfit to wear to graduate school interviews?

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A student made an anti-semitic comment to me in my office hours. How can I handle this? I felt too uncomfortable to say much when it was just him and I in my office.

Definitely tell your supervisor and ask him/her what you should do. This is absolutely not okay and it needs to be handled, but you want... (more)Read 2 Answers
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How do you read a book you don't like?

I do not like most of the books I am required to read for class! What I do is read the intro, conclusion, and the first and last... (more)Read 3 Answers
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Can you have a part-time job on the side during graduate school?

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I'm about to graduate from graduate school and I am thinking of taking the summer off before starting a new job. I feel really burnt out-- I have been working 60 hour weeks for years. But I feel bad, like it will stop my momentum if I do. Should I take a break or should I power through it?

I think it's a great idea to take some time off between graduating and starting a full time job. Once you start your job, you won't be... (more)Read 2 Answers
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How feasible is it to work a part time job while also doing grad school? Is it even possible?

My grad school is great with only assigning night classes, giving us flexibility to work during the day. During the semester, I only work... (more)Read 3 Answers
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Is it a good/bad idea to use a newly-taken-out student loan to pay off older student loan debt? For instance, if I'm offered a loan in grad school and I will only need part of it for living expenses, is it smart to use the rest of that newer loan to pay off undergrad loans?

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I'm a grad student. When I go to class, I do not dress like a slob but I certainly do not usually dress up. I had no idea there was some kind of informal formal dress code. Is this a myth or an expectation nationwide that I was unaware of?

Grad school sort of suggests a degree of professionalism that would elicit a business-casual type of attire at most, and regular attire... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What's the best way to study for the GRE?

I went with the Princeton Review GRE book and it really helped me out. They are really funny and make studying a little less daunting.... (more)Read 3 Answers
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Grad students: how are you "making the most" of your program? I'm curious to see what this phrase means to you all!

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What's your favorite thing about grad school?

I like the tight knit community my cohort has formed since we all started the same year and have many of our classes together. We can... (more)Read 1 Answer

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