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Grad Resources

If you want to improve your knowledge, and possibly boost your earning power, it can help to get a PhD. However, getting an advanced degree can be a lot of work. Becoming a successful graduate student requires time and effort, and you may have to do a great deal of work. Additionally the work itself is harder. After all, you are attempting to become an expert on a subject.

Even after all of this hard work, though, there is no guarantee that you will be able to get a good job, even with a Master’s degree or PhD. Sometimes it helps to make connections and meet other people. If you are interested in finding support for your tie in grad school, as well as making connections that can help you land a job later, you might want to participate in some of these 25 useful networking sites for grad students:

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Upgrading your browser to Google Chrome has a lot of advantages. There are so many applications that you can download for Google Chrome; you’ll wonder how you ever did without it. Here are twenty we think are especially good for PhD students.

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You might think the title for this article is a joke — after all, who has time to read extraneous writings during grad school? But, you might be glad that you glanced through this list of the top 50 blogs every graduate student should read, and to bookmark a few of them for your sanity, for tools to help you study and stay tech-savvy, and for financial reasons. If nothing else, read Dr. Stearns’ modest advice to grad students and take it from there. [click to continue…]