Graduate School is the Best Kept Secret in America!
That’s right, you read the title correctly, graduate school is one of the best kept secrets in America!
Why is this the case, you may ask?
Well, there’s so many great reasons to go onto graduate school and obtain a master’s or Ph.D. degree to help further your career, or even just for the benefit of your own learning. I just got done reading an article from “How to Be a Good Graduate Student-Tips for succeeding in graduate school” by Frank Vahid. In the article, Mr. Vahid goes through a few different tips and strategies for “being” a graduate student in today’s society. If you’re already attending graduate school here at Niagara, then you’re probably already experiencing many of the tips and can definitely relate! For those of you reading this that are considering attending Niagara for your graduate degree, these are some awesome tips to read up on!
What I found particularly interesting is the reasons that Mr. Vahid lists for going to grad school. One of the most important points is that as an undergraduate student going into a graduate degree, you’ve already learned how to learn, which I know took me some time to learn as an undergraduate student. In addition, another great reason to attend graduate school, you get much closer to your professors and fellow students than you might have during your undergraduate studies. For example, in my TESOL classes, I only have 11 students in the class, which makes going to class actually fun and exciting! The professors go out of their way to offer help and add real world experiences to the class.