Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide to Earning an M.A. or a Ph.D.
Is graduate school right for you?
Should you get a master’s or a Ph.D.?
How can you choose the best possible school?
This classic guide helps students answer these vital questions and much more. It will also help graduate students finish in less time, for less money, and with less trouble.
Based on interviews with career counselors, graduate students, and professors, Getting What You Came For is packed with real-life experiences. It has all the advice a student will need not only to survive but to thrive in graduate school, including: instructions on applying to school and for financial aid; how to excel on qualifying exams; how to manage academic politics—including hostile professors; and how to write and defend a top-notch thesis. Most important, it shows you how to land a job when you graduate.
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Review: Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide to Earning an MA or a Ph.D.User Review - Matt - Goodreads
As someone who's thought seriously about grad school for the past two and a half years and made sure to do my research thoroughly, this book just confirmed things I had already learned/figured out ... Read full review
Review: Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide to Earning an MA or a Ph.D.User Review - Michael Gehrling - Goodreads
I read this book to understand better the context of people I serve as a campus minister for grad students. Peters provides plenty of anecdotes that together paint a pretty detailed picture of ... Read full review