Tips for Grad School Success

Grad School Tips:

As my experience supervising graduate students grows, I’ve recognized some common questions or challenges. I’ve created these quick tips pages to help make explicit some of the “unwritten rules” or tacit knowledge gained through graduate school. Nearly every page addresses a topic that doesn’t have a single authoritative answer- my advice here represents my own perspective and is informed by my own university and disciplinary contexts. I am intending this advice for the graduate students I work with directly, although there may be points here that are useful for others. As always, consider the advice I give here as one perspective on the issue, to be compared and supplemented with other resources.

If there are topics or questions you would like to see here, please let me know.

I’m indebted to Eamon Colvin for identifying many of the resources linked to in these documents, and collating the questions from students that appear in the FAQ document.