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4 Ways to Get a Head Start on Graduate School While Pursuing your Bachelor’s

June 6, 2019

Who has the time to think about graduate school when they are still working on their bachelor’s degree? The truth is most start the process in their junior or senior year of college or after they graduate. Honestly, ...

How to Navigate Your Relationship with Your Academic Advisor

May 16, 2019

As a graduate student, you’ll work with many faculty members over the course of your program — and each will help you in different ways. Your advisor, in particular, is one significant figure. The best partnerships ...

5 Tips for Writing Your Ph.D. Dissertation

March 28, 2019

Somewhere around the end of the first year of your Ph.D. program, you will probably start (or have already begun) thinking about your Ph.D. dissertation — that all-encompassing body of work that is the pinnacle of your ...

Attending Professional Development Workshops While In Graduate School

March 7, 2019

We recognize that a graduate education goes beyond the classroom. That’s why SMU’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) offers professional development workshops to meet the diverse needs of our students. From ...

3 Reasons to Finish Your Ph.D.

January 24, 2019

Working towards your Ph.D. is a marathon, not a sprint. It takes years of commitment, self-discipline, and sacrifice to earn a degree. However, for those who make it to the finish line, the benefits are abundant. Read ...

Building Your Graduate School Community

December 13, 2018

The thought of starting graduate school is intimidating. Maybe you’re finishing up your undergraduate program, and you’re concerned about spending more time in school while your friends are getting new jobs. Perhaps ...

5 Tips for Landing Employment Opportunities During and After Graduate School

November 15, 2018

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 ...