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Beating Imposter Syndrome in College: Tips for Graduate STEM Majors

  April 17, 2024    

“Do I really belong here? I’m not as smart as the other students.” If you say something like this to yourself regularly, you may be experiencing imposter syndrome.

According to Merriam-Webster, imposter syndrome is defined as “a psychological condition that is characterized by persistent doubt concerning one's abilities or accomplishments accompanied by the fear of being exposed as a fraud despite evidence of one's ongoing success.” 

It’s also a condition that some graduate students experience...

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Topics: Graduate Degrees in STEM

Power in Purpose: How to Write a Statement of Purpose for Grad School

  April 09, 2024    

You’ve taken the GRE, researched your graduate program options, and started your application process. Now, it’s time to take on a task that you may have been putting off: writing your statement of purpose. 

Yes, your statement of purpose is an important part of your application to grad school, because it’s your chance to showcase your unique voice, experiences, and goals. But, it doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. 

In this blog, we’ll highlight the information you need to craft a strong...

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Topics: Graduate School Resources, WVU Admissions Resources

5 Things to Know About Online Grad School Programs

  April 05, 2024    

At West Virginia University, we get a lot of questions about attending graduate school online. So, based on those questions, here are five things we think you should know about the online student experience.

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Topics: WVU Graduate Programs, Graduate School Resources, WVU Online Degree Programs

4 Graduate Online Business Degrees for Busy Professionals

  March 29, 2024    

Getting a master’s degree takes commitment. That’s why West Virginia University offers dynamic online graduate school options that help professionals earn a graduate degree while managing their busy schedule.

When you enroll in one of our online graduate programs, you won’t have to give up years of full-time work just to earn the degree. Yes, you’ll be busy. But WVU’s flexible courses are designed for those who want to earn a graduate degree and still work full time.

If this sounds like you,...

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Topics: WVU Online Degree Programs

Reading Specialist vs. Classroom Teacher — What’s the Difference?

  January 25, 2024    

While being a Jack of all trades classroom teacher is a career fit for many, would you be happier working in a more specialized position? Many of today’s teachers are using their undergraduate degrees as a jumping-off point to pursue advanced degrees, certifications, and specializations that allow them to focus on areas of education that they’re passionate about. 

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Topics: WVU Graduate Programs

Do I Need to Take the GRE? Not for These 7 Programs

  November 02, 2023    

Many hopeful graduate students find themselves digging through a list of requirements, fees, supplemental essays, and interviews as they consider programs and universities. If you’re eager to get started on your next degree but the road to enrolling seems daunting, you might be looking for ways to minimize your stress. 

You’re wondering, “Do I need to take the GRE?” The answer is there are many programs that don’t require the GRE!

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Topics: GRE, WVU Graduate Programs, Graduate School Resources

6 Dynamic Careers that Combine Art and Science

  October 26, 2023    

In today's rapidly advancing world, careers that combine art and science have gained value and traction. They offer a unique intersection of creativity, analytical thinking, and innovation, making significant contributions across industries. 

The blending of artistic thought with scientific understanding and business acumen creates dynamic careers that shape the future. In this blog, we will explore the importance of art-science fusion, delve into some opportunities, and discover what types of...

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Topics: Career Options, Graduate Degrees in STEM, WVU Graduate Programs

What Can You Do with a Social Science Degree?

  October 20, 2023    

Making the decision to go to grad school is a big deal. And deciding in what area to pursue your master’s is an even BIGGER deal.

If you’re considering what field to go into, you might find the perfect fit within the social sciences. The social sciences are an interdisciplinary field of study that explores human society, social relationships, and behavior in order to understand and improve the quality of human life and social structures.

If you are intellectually curious and empathetic, have a...

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Topics: WVU Graduate Programs

How to Find a Graduate Assistantship in 2024: Tips & Resources

  October 17, 2023    

Graduate school is an investment — one that requires time, energy, and money. Especially today as higher education tuition costs continue to rise. 

While the benefits of graduate school are evident, it's also clear that graduate students want the assurance that they will enter the workforce equipped with the marketable, competitive skills needed to secure the career they want.   

One way that graduate students can gain practical field experience, deepen their academic understanding, and network...

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Topics: Funding Your Graduate Education

Beyond the Grades – What Do Grad Schools Look For?

  October 06, 2023    

There are misconceptions about what makes a good graduate application.

When choosing a graduate school and when navigating the graduate school admissions process, hopeful students can submit (in addition to undergraduate transcripts) other program-specific materials, which may include interviews, portfolios, résumés, test scores, recommendations, and essays.

Though high grades and test scores are highly commendable, the true picture of an individual is revealed in these supplemental...

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Topics: Graduate School Resources


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Deciding what graduate school to attend can be daunting at times, and navigating the admissions process can be that much more difficult. We hope to make the journey from considering graduate school to enrolling in a graduate program easier by publishing content that will be helpful to you as you discern if, when, and where, to pursue your next degree.

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