VIU Grad School Questions & Answers

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I'm in the last year of my masters and am debating whether or not to move forward with the PhD. How can I figure out if continuing is right for me?

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How long does the process of applying to graduate school take? (GRE, applications, interviews, etc.)

Honestly, it depends on your process. Even studying for the GRE is a factor that you should take into account, and if you are being truly... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I only got accepted into one school to continue my graduate studies, but they are not offering me any financial aid. Should I go or should I wait?

Only you can really make that decision but you do need to consider a number of factors, such as whether it's financially possible for you... (more)Read 2 Answers
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I have an assistantship where I grade papers for a professor-- it's only supposed to be 20 hours a week, but he gives me so much to do that it takes way longer than that. I don't want to make the professor angry, but I am working way too much. What should I do?

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How value is graduate school for journalism vs. gaining hands-on experience?

Definitely hands on experience. Get your feet wet before going to graduate school first. You might not even be accepted to graduate... (more)Read 1 Answer
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It is impossible to keep up with my grad school reading course load. What are some techniques or tips to thoroughly skim read a book?

The reading is insane!! What I do is I evaluate each of my classes that I'm taking during a given semester, and put them on a reading... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What's the best free and user-friendly program to use for someone trying to create a website? What are the pros/cons of each website creation program or service?

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How do you prevent burnout in grad school?

Always push yourself, but never push yourself so far that you fall off the cliff. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that t... (more)Read 2 Answers
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I'm starting my graduate studies in the fall and don't know anyone there. Where are some places that I can make friends that are not undergrads?

Get involved with student organizations on campus! Some of them are specifically for graduate students, such as Graduate Student... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What devices should grad students have to optimize their days/lives? Are there any programs or gadgets you find useful as a grad student?

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My family has recently been through a natural disaster that has wreaked havoc on my ability to focus. How can I maintain productivity in grad school while processing this trauma?

Having been through a similar traumatic event [house burned down while all 9 of my family members, including me, were in it at night... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Are there graduate programs that people can apply for that are not extremely specific? What if I don't know what I want to do after college yet, but I do want to go to graduate school?

I agree with Victoria. My degree, once I'm done, will allow me to choose from a variety of specific things I want to work for, which I... (more)Read 2 Answers
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I waived my right to read my recommendation letters for graduate school, but now I'm worried about what they say! Tips?

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Are interviews a big part of the application when applying for grad school?

It depends on the type of program to which you're applying! None of my grad school options had an interview component, but some will... (more)Read 1 Answer
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My graduate school classes are much smaller than my undergrad classes were, and I'm overwhelmed. How can I feel more comfortable in this environment?

Besides getting to know your professor and fellow classmates, push yourself to talk in class. It's easy to feel overwhelmed and be a bit... (more)Read 2 Answers
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Best tips for financing graduate school?

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When should someone start thinking about graduate school? What is the application process like?

You should start thinking about it your Junior year. That way you have enough time to study for and take the GRE or other required tests... (more)Read 1 Answer
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In grad school, is it better to study with many different professors or to take classes with the same few professors to develop relationships?

The best solution is to value both perspectives and try to accomplish both tasks--you want to meet a good variety of professors at first,... (more)Read 2 Answers
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When should I start applying to graduate schools?

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Can you list attending a conference, but not presenting at one, on your resume if its on a related topic or is it irrelevant?

Yes--list it! It illustrates the scope of your interests, and tells employers that you care about self and professional-development. Not... (more)Read 1 Answer

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