What are graduate schools looking for?

The inside scoop on what grad schools are looking for in applicants.

Ah, the question every student asks as they consider attending graduate school. What exactly are programs looking for? What do they want to see I’ve done? How can I make myself a competitive applicant? The truth of the matter is: graduate school is all about fit.

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Financial Planning for Graduate School

Denison’s Financial Wellness Coordinator, Sam Smith, discusses financial planning for grad school.

Although not necessary for many professions, a graduate degree may be the crucial factor in landing a desirable entry-level position for those first entering the job market. Finding the right program requires a substantial investment of time and effort in researching schools and programs and determining interests and career goals.

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10 Questions You Should Be Asking Graduate Schools Now

Ten questions you should be finding answers to while researching grad schools and programs.

During the graduate school research and application process, it can be easy to forget that YOU are selecting a program as much as THEY are selecting you. Many students will half-jokingly say “I’ll go anywhere, literally anywhere that admits me”. Listen, I get it, the admissions process can be time consuming and emotionally draining.

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Graduate School Terminology: What do all these words mean?

What do all these words even mean?

Few activities will give you impostor syndrome as quickly as the graduate school research and application process. Academia, especially at high levels, throws around terms, slang, and acronyms like it’s no one’s business. But, no fear, I am here to define some of the most common and potentially baffling graduate school terms!

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Considering the at-home GRE? What you need to know!

Are you thinking about taking the at-home GRE? If so, here are 5 things to consider!

For many Denisonians, attending graduate school is an eventual goal. Whether that goal is something you plan to seek within this year, or the next few years, now is a great time to consider your GRE prep (as scores are valid for five years)!

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The Graduate School Process: 3 myths busted

Three grad school myths debunked

Graduate school is both an exciting prospect and an intimidating one. As with all things in the era of the internet, there are also many myths circulating that are not based on these things called “facts”. Sara Stasko, Myth-buster extraordinaire, is here to set the record straight.

Myth #1: You should always try to attend a prestigious institution

Let’s be real: we all want to be fancy!

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5 Strategies for Understanding & Destroying the GRE

Five strategies to help you feel like a GRE champion!

“Give me more standardized tests!”, the college students shouted desperately, “We love them!”. Thus, the beautiful, the glorious General Record Exam (GRE) was graciously provided for us all as a step in the graduate school admission process. Ok, we may not all be happy about it (let’s be real, few of us are), but this is actually a test that you, as a Denisonian, are 100% capable of destroying!

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The Graduate School Interview: Be prepared for these 10 questions

Be ready to be asked these 10 questions during your grad school interview

Receiving an interview invitation for graduate school can be one of the most exciting and terrifying events in your undergraduate experience. Positive: you are one step closer to an acceptance. Negative: you now must arrange travel and get hyped up to go talk to some really intelligent people.

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Graduate School: The 10 financial questions you should investigate

10 Financial Questions You Should Ask Yourself About Grad School

I like money. I sometimes pull up my banking app just to stare lovingly at my savings account (it’s not robust, but it’s mine). When I chose to attend graduate school, I knew that decision had financial implications, both positive and negative, that I needed to examine.

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A 4-Step Process for Obtaining Flawless Letters of Recommendation

4 Steps for Getting Great Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation are more powerful in the graduate school admission process then you might expect. Grades, whether good or bad, don’t tell the whole story about you as a person or about your academic potential, which graduate programs understand. That is where letters of recommendation come in.

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