VIU Grad School Questions & Answers

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A fellow student made me feel uncomfortable in class. Do I speak to my professor or the graduate advisor about it first?

I would probably first go to the professor as they are the ones who can most easily regulate class discussions and comments. If these... (more)Read 2 Answers
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I won a grant to go to a conference but I need to keep receipts in order to be reimbursed, and it is a lot harder than I expected! How do you keep your receipts straight and organized?

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Any general advice for a college senior who is considering grad school?

Weigh all your options. There are many employers nowadays that cover (at least part of) the cost of graduate school. So consider whether... (more)Read 2 Answers
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How important is it to be involved with your department's graduate student association and how does it enhance your experience?

As an officer of my department's graduate student association, I may be biased. But I think that being involved is so important because... (more)Read 2 Answers
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Any tips for making friends in grad school?

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I am graduating from graduate school in May but I am already thinking about jobs afterwards. How soon should I begin looking for and applying for jobs before I graduate?

Check with your school's career center first and/or with a professor who has been especially helpful. Then, do a search on Monster,... (more)Read 1 Answer
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How far in advance of the deadline should I ask for recommendation letters for grad school?

Truly, as early as you possibly can. More than a month if possible and as stated previously, 2-3 months are ideal. Be sure that your... (more)Read 2 Answers
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Any tips for making a smooth transition from undergrad to grad?

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I am a new graduate assistant at my school. What is some advice you can give to help me be successful at it?

If you have questions bout the tasks you need to do, ask. Don't struggle and get stressed out or even do it wrong. Just ask and make sure... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I was extremely successful in college, but I'm anxious about the demands of grad school. What should I do to keep from burning out but also make sure to put enough time into my classes?

Don't over do your course load or commitments. A full time course load is only 9 hours-- and if you have an assistantship, they may make... (more)Read 2 Answers
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Any tips for writing the personal statement?

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How should I ask a professor to write me a letter of recommendation?

First, try to make sure it is a professor you know well and one who knows you well, and in whose class you actually worked hard and... (more)Read 1 Answer
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My grad school office mate does not show up to his own office hours which leaves me to deal with his students. How can I express this is not okay?

You need to approach him and discuss the situation because it truly is not okay at all. Tell him that his absence has affected your work... (more)Read 2 Answers
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How do I know which grad program is right for me? I'm interested in quite a few!

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How do you introduce yourself to your grad school professors in office hours? It can be nerve-wracking to feel that they have such huge expectations of grad students, even though I know my value.

Send them an email first. Let them know that you are in the class and excited about what you are learning. Then, ask to meet with them... (more)Read 1 Answer
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How do you make yourself stand out in a graduate school application?

Research the schools diligently, find the handful that you love, geek out about them, and then let that show in your application. I got... (more)Read 2 Answers
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How do you get through the mid-semester slump in grad school? I'm feeling overloaded!

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There are some conferences I want to attend, not to present at, but because I think the panels they have might be beneficial to me. Do you find that attending conferences actually help you in the long run?

Yes! Even if you don't present, you can still meet people and learn from the speakers. Of course, presenting it great, but you can still... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I have a fellow friend/grad student who constantly talks to me throughout class. How can I ask them to stop without coming across as rude or snobby?

Even though it can be difficult to confront issues like this, you can tell your peer that you have been having a hard time in this... (more)Read 2 Answers
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Are there any YouTube channels you recommend for graduate students trying to better optimize their lives?

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