Tag: graduate school

Advice from the Other Side: Owning Your Career Path

With the spring semester coming to an end and summer quickly approaching, Terriers are securing all kinds of exciting summer internships, fellowships, research opportunities, full-time jobs, and graduate school acceptances. You’re happy that your friends are succeeding in their career development, but what happens if you don’t get the position you wanted, or the salary ...

Your Grad School Personal Statement: Part 4

Editor's Note: This is the final installment of the four-part series. My first three tips urge you to use your personal statement to explain the depth and complexity of your motivation for pursuing your chosen field. But what if a big part of your motivation is…money? Don’t worry. Go ahead and draft one or two ...

Your Grad School Personal Statement: Part 3

Editor's Note: This is part three of a four-part series. In my previous posts, I suggested that you structure your essay around a theme not a timeline, and make the theme your core drive or drives that explain specifically your experience and goals. A key word here is core. It’s not enough to say that you want ...

Your Grad School Personal Statement: Part 2

Editor's Note: This is part two of a four-part series.  When explaining why you want to go to grad school, it’s natural to trace the relevant parts of your experience through time. Organized that way, the essay is chronological. As a place to start, this structure is good because it’s pretty easy to complete a first ...

Your Grad School Personal Statement: Part 1

Editor's Note: This is part one of a four-part series.  Four things will make your grad school personal statement successful. The first is to focus on motivation, rather than trying to stand out. For your personal statement, many will advise you to be unique, to find a hook or angle in order to stand out ...