VIU Grad School Questions & Answers

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Do you have any tips I can use when I am corresponding with a student (in a class I am assisting in) when they are rude or inappropriate?

Don't stoop to their level -- respond super professionally, formally, and maturely to them. You could be misinterpreting their... (more)Read 1 Answer
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How do you know if you should consider reconsolidating your loans, and when should you do so? Which reconsolidation services/companies are best and why?

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I've heard that some employers will pay for grad school. It seems like a difficult conversation to bring up with my boss- how do I go about finding out if my employer will pay for me to get my masters?

Typically, this is something done by HR. If your employer does offer this, it will be called a tuition assistance program (or something... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I have to take six credit hours of internship. Is it better to just to do it all in one semester or to split up the internship between two semesters?

That really depends on the rest of your schedule. It may be better to just get it over with in one semester but if you are taking a full... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Can you pay loans during your grace period, or will the companies start charging you payments because they think you're able/ready to start paying regularly?

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I got accepted to more than one grad school. The one I really wanted to go to offered me a lesser financial aid offer than another school. Is it worth it to pay more to go to the grad school I really want or better to save some money and go to the other school?

This is up to your financial situation. If you have the means to go to the school you really want to attend, do it. Financially speaking,... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What is the merit to obtaining a graduate certificate? Does it hold any weight for employers and will it help me get a job?

That depends on what sort of graduate certificate you obtain and what field you're looking to go into. Graduate certificates can be... (more)Read 1 Answer
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There is a professor that I really don't like in my department. He was rude and made sexist comments, yet didn't do anything overtly enough that I can report. I see him often in the hallways-- how do I acknowledge him as little as possible without being rude?

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I didn't get into any of the schools I applied to. Should I just get a job with my undergrad degree and forget about going to grad school or try again in a year?

I would definitely look for a job in the interim, but if you would like to continue on to grad school, do not give up. You should get a... (more)Read 1 Answer
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How flexible should I be in meeting with students outside of my office hours? I want to help the student but I do not want to waste a lot of time.

I think this depends. While you want to appear approachable and helpful, you also don't want students to abuse your time. I'd say the... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I'm finding it nearly impossible to keep up with the amount of readings and assignments in grad school. This is normal, right? How do you reassure yourself of this?

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Someone told me about the concept of employers "sponsoring" graduate students in exchange for the student agreeing to work for that company for a certain length of time after graduating--how do you find sponsors in your field? Has anyone successfully done this, and what was the process like?

I have not successfully done this, though I do work as a recruiter and have worked with individuals seeking sponsorship. For many they... (more)Read 1 Answer
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A fellow grad student has been making me feel uncomfortable. Do I try to discuss it with them first or contact a faculty member instead?

I'd try to discuss it with them first -- they may not even be aware that what they're doing or saying has been making you feel... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What are some ways for grad students to get in the fall spirit?

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What are the best ways for graduate students to save money? In what ways do you work to implement these into your life?

One of the easiest ways to cut down on spending is through your food costs. Instead of going out to eat, buy more groceries to cook!... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Will being an officer in an organization in my field really help me to land a job after grad school if it is not practical experience to my field?

It won't necessarily help you land a job after grad school but it definitely won't hurt. Being an officer in an organization may be... (more)Read 1 Answer
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How do you decide which grad school program is the right one for you?

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How do you decide which online program is the best for you?

A number of factors will go into the decision of which online program is best for you. These include how much the program costs, what... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Comps reading lists can seem so overwhelming! What are some ways I can tackle the mountain of requires reading without crying?

Take a deep breath and just start plugging away at it, a little at a time. Looking at the whole list and how much you have to do will... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Question for Teaching Assistants/Associates: What tools or resources would you share with future TAs or graduate instructors for managing the undergrad classes you teach?

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