Links for students considering grad school
University of Michigan,
Grad School 101 FAQs
(College of LSA source but widely applicable)
"Considering Graduate School? Answer These Five Questions Before You Decide"
"What to Expect From Graduate School"
"Advice for Undergraduates Considering Graduate School"
"Applying to Ph.D. Programs in Computer Science"
Oregon Graduate Institute,
"Should I go to Grad School?"
Master's vs. PhD Programs
Testing the Water: Are You Ready for Graduate School
Why You Shouldn't Pursue a PhD
Life in Grad School
"Everything I wanted to know about C.S. graduate school at the beginning but didn't learn until later"
Dianne Prost O'Leary,
"Graduate Study in the Computer and Mathematical Sciences: A Survival Manual"
IU Computer Science Department,
"Survival in the Academy"
"Notes On The PhD Degree"
from math grad students to the question "Knowing everything that you know now, what advice would you give others entering or in the early years of graduate school?" (phd-survey.org)
"Top 10 Tips for Surviving Graduate School"
- "technology, education and training research from an industrial/organizational (I/O) psychologist in the ivory tower"; includes helpful posts such as "Grad School: What Will My First Year Be Like?"
"Seven reasons why graduate school is outdated"
Jane Bennett Clark,
"The Dark Side of Student Debt,"
Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2011