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As more women undertake graduate school, their need for guidance increases. The good news is, as the number of women who finish graduate school increases, so do the available resources. The Women's Guide to Surviving Graduate School is an excellent resource for women embarking on this educational journey. It is written by women, specifically for women. It provides information and advice relevant to both American and Canadian women, and focuses on elements related to graduate schools in both countries. The book begins with basic information about selection, applications, and acceptance processes, and goes on to guide women through such issues as determining how much their degree program is likely to cost and how to find funding. The authors also provide valuable advice on determining the best methods for planning a course of study and selecting programs. Finally, this book provides women with practical suggestions for becoming successful students and finding employment after graduation. The Women's Guide to Surviving Graduate School is the ideal, practical, and handy guide for professionals, students, and faculty in all areas.

Settling In: The First Week-or Do I Really need a Lunch Box
Settling in: The first week-or do i really need a lunch box

This chapter identifies some strategies that you can employ during the first weeks that will help you succeed in graduate school. They include deciding on what “look” is expected, networking with other women, and assessing your relationships with your faculty.

The first week of classes is a very exciting time. Universities often go into a form of hibernation during the summer and then spring to life the week before classes begin. For incoming students, this is your first opportunity to see what you have gotten yourself into for the next few years. Your screening of schools and the application and acceptance processes will ...

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