Category: The Ultimate Guide to Grad School & Fellowships

Top 10 Tips for Making the Most of your Fellowship

Fellowships can be one of the most valuable experiences of your professional and academic career. Whether you are transitioning into a new sector or are traveling to research or work abroad for the first time, fellowships offer unique access to new resources, support, and professional networks that allow you to cultivate your skills and experience

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Securing Funding for Grad School. Do the Hard Work Early.

How many of you have thought about pursuing an advanced degree? Ok. Now, how many of you have immediately thought about the upfront financial costs of that advanced degree? Scary, right? When I was considering my Master program options I would hear everything from ‘it’s not worth it money-wise’ to ‘don’t worry about the upfront

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5 Things a Graduate Student Must Do 5 Months Before Graduating

Recently, I was working with a student who expects to graduate this coming spring (it is now early December). I realized that she was more forward thinking than many of my other students. She had developed a well-crafted resume; was thinking about letters of reference from professors, internship supervisors, and part-time employers; and was weighing whether

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Jitters, panic & madness – The true spirit of admissions

A brand new planner open next to me, music enveloping the air and a lot of fairy lights strewn around me—I was ready to tackle this head-on. Nibbling on a piece of chocolate, I opened my laptop and typed out ‘Best universities to pursue Masters in Development Studies’. That was the last time I remember

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Applying to Grad School for a Career of Impact

At PCDN we were planning on launching a group career coaching option to help even more people advance careers of impact. Then, COVID-19 happened. So here is the deal: We are opening four decades of  expertise and to help you. Once a week. For free. Join us every week viaZoom for a highly interactive session

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Leveraging the Power of Grad School to Advance a Career of Impact

At PCDN we were planning on launching a group career coaching option to help even more people advance careers of impact. Then, COVID-19 happened. So here is the deal: We are opening four decades of  expertise and to help you. Once a week. For free. Join us every week via Zoom for a highly interactive

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How to Change the World Through Fellowships

“How to Change the World through Fellowships” is admittedly a bit of an overdone title. But if the reader only remembers one thing I want you to understand that fellowships can be an amazing avenue to build and advance not only your career but contribute to significant change in the world. I write this post

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How (truly) Hard is a PhD?

How truly hard is a PhD? I still remember when I was an undergrad and one of my professors told me a PhD is one of the hardest things she had ever done in her life. I thought this was an exaggeration, but having done my PhD and finished over a decade ago I agree

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