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Thinking About Graduate School? Here’s Some Helpful Information
Thinking About Graduate School? Here’s Some Helpful Information

Marilyn G. S. Emerson, M.S.W., CEP

Going to graduate school is a huge step and should not be taken lightly. Don’t simply dive in. It’s not easy to keep your head above water if you’re unprepared. Graduate School can take years to finish and can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

If you know your career goals, you should start thinking about graduate school during the first two years of college. If you feel unsure, then give yourself more time. In either case, its sometimes best to wait a few years before…

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Find Your Ideal Dissertation Chair
Find Your Ideal Dissertation Chair

Noelle Sterne, Ph.D.

It is impossible to overestimate the significance of the student-advisor relationship. . . . This is both a personal and professional relationship that rivals marriage and parenthood in its complexity, variety and ramifications for the rest of one’s life. (In C. M. Zhao, C. M. Golde, & A. C. McCormick, 2007, More than a signature, Journal of Further and Higher Education, p. 263

These observations were made by a new “doctor” in a study on how the choice and behavior of chairs affect the satisfaction of doctoral students. In…

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