From Graduation to Graduate Degree

After you graduate from undergrad and enroll in grad school, you might think it’s time to kick back and take it easy. But if you hope to be one of the 790,000 students who earn their master’s degrees, you need an action plan. Read on for some tips and tricks for graduate school success. 

Figure out your loans

Getting enrolled into a graduate program is difficult. Even more difficult? Figuring out how to pay for that program! Have a strategy, a backup strategy and a backup for that backup. You’ll want to consider the financial options available to you. Be sure to do your research so that you can determine the best way to afford your graduate program.

Clean up your social media

You should feel free to be yourself on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, but make sure you’re presenting yourself in the right light. About 70 percent of hiring managers are screening candidates online, so every move you make on your public account could work for or against you. Check out our article on how to keep your profiles private and professional.

Avoid burnout

It’s not a surprise that health care providers have some of the highest burnout rates in the professional world. According to The Happy MD blog, an average of 1 in 3 doctors suffer from symptomatic physician burnout on any given office day. Take our advice to keep yourself relaxed and ready to take on the work week.

Learn how to balance coursework

You may have mastered organization in your undergrad years, but grad school is a new world with higher expectations and more devotion of your time to studies. We have a few tips and tricks that’ll keep you on task and ready for the new semester coming your way. These tips will not only benefit you through graduate school, but also when you begin your health care career.

Relax with some entertainment

With hours of studying and coursework possibly paired with working and making time for family, you’ll need to relax. If you’re feeling guilty for taking a break, indulge in some documentaries. Consider some our recommendations for compelling documentaries that will keep you entertained and educated.

Do you have survival tips for graduate school? Share your suggestions below.

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