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Here's How Ph.D. Students Get Their Research Published

October 17, 2019

The old adage in academia is “publish or perish,” and there is some truth in this saying. Academics are seeking to do cutting-edge research in their discipline, and the way to share this research is through publication. ...

3 Questions to Ask Yourself if You're Making the Choice between a Master’s Degree and Ph.D.

October 10, 2019

Whether you've been out of school for three months or three years, you may still be asking yourself the same questions

5 Tips for Landing Employment Opportunities During and After Graduate School

October 3, 2019

Working towards getting a doctorate is a huge step in your career journey! You are undoubtedly busy with your coursework, but likely already thinking about the next step after graduation. We know that some graduate ...

4 Financial Management Tips for Graduate Students

September 26, 2019

Without a doubt, graduate school is a financial investment, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be a financial rabbit hole.  In addition to strengthening your academic, research, and career skills, your time in grad ...

Studying Plants Is Helping Us Understand Climate Change — An Interview with Dr. Bonnie Jacobs

September 19, 2019

Dr. Bonnie Jacobs is a renowned and widely respected paleobotanist who works and teaches in the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences at SMU. She holds her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, Tucson and has ...

SMU'S Support During My Ph.D. Has Made All the Difference

September 12, 2019

Earning your doctorate is no small undertaking. In fact, many potential Ph.D. students hesitate to commit to a program because of a fear that they might not be able to finish their degree. Louis Quinones had the same ...

[New Resource] Discovering Your Planet: A Complete Guide to Earning A PhD in an Earth Science

September 5, 2019

For some, a love of our planet and a desire to understand how it works motivates them to pursue an advanced degree in the Earth Sciences. Others see the detrimental effects of climate change and are spurred to take ...