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As graduate students and postdocs, it’s easy to find ourselves a little strapped for cash. That being said, there are some services that we absolutely have to be able to pay for, like healthcare, dental care and vision care. There’s no harm in trying to save some money while paying for these often expensive necessities, but it’s important to know what your options are. Plus, saving money at the cost of your health isn’t something you should be considering. Take a moment and read through our tips and tricks for finding affordable, full-body health care.
As an undergraduate student, you were probably asked incessantly what your major was and how you could use that degree in the “real world.” But how many times were you asked why you chose to go to your undergraduate institution and how you made that decision? Ainsley Lambert, a UC sociology student, focused on these questions for her master’s thesis, which was chosen to represent UC in the social sciences category of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Distinguished Thesis Award competition.
Did you know that UC has over 2400 international students from 112 countries across the world? Would you like to get to know some of them? If so, check out the BEARchats program. BEARchats is a cultural exchange program that pairs a domestic student and an international student for weekly hangouts. Join the program and participate in events like laser tag, shopping and fun winter activities with a new friend! Currently, the program needs domestic students to pair with wait-listed international students. Apply today!
The Graduate Student Expo & Poster Forum: Share your work, compete for prizes & network with local professionals
The Graduate Student Expo & Poster Forum, scheduled for Friday, March 6, is open to ALL graduate students to present their work. This event offers new avenues for students to present their scholarship. We are looking for students wishing to present posters of their research, hang and discuss their visual work, make a musical or other creative performance, or publicly read their scholarly or creative work.
In classic Ohio style, the winter weather has been somewhat unpredictable this year. However, you can still enjoy some festive fun! There are all sorts of things going on in Cincinnati and the surrounding areas, and some of them even offer discounts for students. Check out some of our favorite winter activities (such as "The Nutcracker" at the Cincinnati Ballet and ice skating at Fountain Square) and take some time to enjoy your break!
Graduate students enrolled in U.S. universities can apply through the Institute of International Education for support to conduct doctoral research at one of 15 prestigious universities in China under the Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship of the Confucius China Studies Program. The fellowship will support 60 doctoral candidates to go to China to study, conduct research, and write their doctoral dissertations for a period of six months to two years. Funding will cover tuition, a research stipend, medical insurance, airfare and a stipend for living expenses. The application deadline is January 29 for awards beginning in the fall of 2015.
The hard and fast technical knowledge you learn in your classes is only a part of what’s necessary to land your dream job. Business leaders are becoming more and more concerned with what they call the “skills gap” in today’s graduates. They’re concerned that today’s generation doesn’t have all of the necessary “soft skills” to succeed in today’s workplace. So, are you doing everything you can right now to develop your soft skills? If not, read this article to find out what skills you’ll need to land that dream job and what you can do while in graduate school to develop those skills.