Is Graduate School Really for You?: The Whos, Whats, Hows, and Whys of Pursuing a Master's or Ph.D. (Google eBook)
Landing a job in today’s academic job market is no easy feat. Is graduate school the answer? This informed and candid book provides anyone thinking about pursuing an advanced degree—and those who support them—with the inside scoop on what to expect in graduate school.
Amanda I. Seligman helps potential students navigate graduate study—not just how to get in but how to succeed once you are there and what to expect when you leave. She weighs the pros and cons of attending graduate school against achieving a sustainable work-life balance and explains the application process, the culture of graduate school, and employment prospects for academics.
This book guides readers through the ins and outs of graduate school, and no topic is off limits, including
• qualifications and admission guidelines• financial aid and graduate stipends• meeting expectations and residency requirements• coursework, theses, and dissertations• degrees, jobs, and academic careers• tenure, research, and peer review• social life (will you still have one?)
Written in a question-and-answer format, Is Graduate School Really for You? eliminates the guesswork. Whether you are considering applying to graduate school, already enrolled, or would simply like to know more about continuing your education, this is the book for you.
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Review: Is Graduate School Really for YouUser Review - Juman Albukhari - Goodreads
I recommend this book for undergraduate students who are planning to start their grad school including the exams and the applications that are required from them. Read full review
Review: Is Graduate School Really for YouUser Review - Emily - Goodreads
This book really helped me make a crucial decision that surprised me, but in the long run, is really for the best. Read full review
CHAPTER 1So You Want to Go toGraduate School
CHAPTER 2Financing Your Education
CHAPTER 3Graduate Expectations
CHAPTER 4Coursework Is Hard Work
CHAPTER 5Dissertations and Theses
CHAPTER 6The Academic Culture
CHAPTER 7Having a Life in Graduate School