Graduate School

Becoming a non-traditional engineering student

I am something akin to the poster child for the non-traditional graduate student. Took a terminal M.S. in Nuclear Engineering to support my parents, moved across country and worked a handful of menial jobs until I wound up with a job tangentially related...

Depressing look at grad school in the humanities Part 1

The Chronicle for Higher Education devotes periodic issues to particular themes like graduate students. Periodically there appears articles that are must read yet are painful to read this one does everthing it can to discourage students from pursuing...

Statement of Purpose: Part 1

A very frequent question is how to write an statement of purpose, which is the most important tool at your disposal to distinguish yourself from your competition. In this blog I offer up one sample statement of purpose. Two things have to come together