“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any directions you choose.” – Dr. Seuss When admission offers begin to roll in, how do you choose? Maybe you think back to how you selected your undergraduate institution, maybe you talk to your friends and family, or… Continue reading Multiple Admission Offers: How Do You Choose?
Wondering about on-campus versus online graduate study? *High-five* for doing your research! There can be a big difference between classroom and e-learning, especially in graduate school, because your field of study is more specific and in-depth. Let’s begin with how these learning modalities are similar: They both aim to impart knowledge and offer a scholarly… Continue reading On-Campus vs. Online Graduate Study
The word “midterms” strikes fear in many graduate students, and rightfully so! Oftentimes you have group projects, time-consuming essays, presentations, weekly readings, and holy cow maybe even tests on top of all that. “Midterms” aren’t necessarily only during the midpoint of the semester, when professor’s post your grades; they often span a few weeks into… Continue reading Purrfect Playlists For Mid-semester
As of right now, there are 05 days, 17 hours, and 47 minutes before the fall 2017 semester begins…You feeling bummed yet? Or maybe you’re frantically indulging in the sweetness of these final days. Maybe you’re on to your next year of grad school, or maybe you’re a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed newcomer… No matter,… Continue reading Summer Blues: Transitioning From the Sunshine to the Classroom
Whether you’re new to campus, or you attended SUNY Plattsburgh for your undergraduate degree, you may not be aware of some of the incredible resources available to you as a graduate student. From library resources, to book nooks, we’ve got the inside scoop about the on-campus resources from the staff/current graduate students in the Graduate… Continue reading Write This Down!: Grads Reveal Their Most Treasured On-Campus Resources
So you’re moving to Plattsburgh and you haven’t started packing, or you have but very s…l…o…w…l…y. Picking up and putting down new roots can be exciting: you get to rearrange stuff, throw out stuff, buy new stuff, but mostly be overwhelmed by all the stuff. As the title of this blog suggests, moving is synonymous… Continue reading Packing Tips: A not-so-comprehensive list (because moving is complicated!)
The warm season is upon us–finally! After a typically brutal winter here in Plattsburgh, Graduate Admissions is coming out of hibernation to prepare for the fall semester. Planning ahead is probably one of the most valuable habits in the academic world. But it’s summer and summer means Netflix, reading for fun, and picnics by Hawkins… Continue reading Getting Ready and Planning Ahead: Coming to Graduate School