Graduate Student Experiences

A Story of Serendipity: Transitioning from Math Education to Student Affairs & Higher Education

Deciding that you want to go to graduate school can be daunting and confusing. Questions pop up like, What kinds of programs am I qualified to apply for?  Do I need to keep studying what I majored in, in undergrad, or switch to something new? Are there masters programs that let me start fresh? What… Continue reading A Story of Serendipity: Transitioning from Math Education to Student Affairs & Higher Education

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Purrfect Playlists For Mid-semester

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

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Cultivating Community: A ‘thank you’ to all of our PSU grads!

  First of all… We want to say thank you to all of our grads (new, current, and graduated!). You’ve shown continuous support for our efforts in planning and executing grad student social events. In turn, you’ve built a solid and exceptional community of people.   Photo from: Naked Turtle Summer Social, July 2017  … Continue reading Cultivating Community: A ‘thank you’ to all of our PSU grads!

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Summer Blues: Transitioning From the Sunshine to the Classroom

  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

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Teacher Education Student Perspectives: Take II

“When one teaches, two learn.” -Robert Heinlein ••• Our Plattsburgh State Teacher Education graduate students are learning about learning! This is the second installment of our summer blog series: Teacher Education Student Perspectives. Our campus has amazing Teacher Education programs, and there’s so much to learn about them.  We’re excited to shine a spotlight on these… Continue reading Teacher Education Student Perspectives: Take II

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Teacher Education Student Perspectives

Education [ej-oo–key-shuhn]: the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. ••• Joseph Joubert said, “To teach is to learn twice.” Our Plattsburgh State Teacher Education graduate students are learning about learning! We’re starting a new… Continue reading Teacher Education Student Perspectives

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Write This Down!: Grads Reveal Their Most Treasured On-Campus Resources

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