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Resources for Starting Graduate School

Below are a few links to resources that can help you get started in your career as a graduate student.

FGS Checklist of expectations for graduate student and supervisor. This checklist will help to clarify roles and expectations.It is to be completed by you and your supervisor at the begining of your program, and reviewed each year.

Questions to Ask When Thinking About Pursuing a Ph.D. Chris M. Golde

Welcome to Graduate School. Six key lessons to help Masters and Doctoral students thrive in their first year. by David Shorter

How to survive your first year of graduate school – Part 1 Recognizing the five stages of academic culture shock and practical tips to succeed. By Nanda Dimitrov, University Affairs

How to survive your first year of graduate school – Part 2 Recognizing the five stages of academic culture shock and practical tips to succeed. By Nanda Dimitrov, University Affairs

How to Get All Important Teaching Experience By Richard M. Reis, Chronicle of Higher Education

How to Get the Mentoring You Want: A Guide for Students at a Diverse University [.pdf] From the University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies

How to Succeed in Graduate School: A Guide for Students and Advisors By Marie desJardins

Hugh Kearns, Thinkwell Hugh Kearns is recognized internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher. Excellent E-Books on PhD strategies for success.

Learning to Network By Jason Connell. This University Affairs online article goes through why networking is important, and the 5 steps to networking. (added 15 Nov 2012)

The PhD Thesis - A Crash Course in Project Management by Kaitlin Gallagher. This GradHacker post talks about using project management tools in completion your thesis. (added 19 Nov 2012)