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Going Back to Graduate School? 4 Tips to Start Strong

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Back-to-school jitters aren’t just for young kids. If you’re heading back to graduate school this fall after taking a few years off, it’s totally normal to be nervous about the adjustment. After all, it has probably been a while since you’ve had to deal with homework, group projects, and professors. As an adult, you can […]

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How One Columbia Student is at Work to Do Good

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From fine arts to philanthropy When Daniel Salas, a professional ballet dancer based in New York City, was searching for the next step in his career, he knew he wanted to continue to bring ballet to the world. This time, however, he was looking for an opportunity to nurture the art form off the stage, […]

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Ask Alexis | Should I Go Back to School?

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Dear Ask Alexis, I’ve recently stumbled across Idealist and your column in general. I’ve been out of school for about a year and a half but am having trouble landing the full-time gig. My degree is in sociology and I know I want to work in social services with kids specifically, but the problem I […]

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I Got My Grad Degree in the Wrong Field! Now What?

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When you’re working toward your undergraduate degree, it’s almost expected that you’ll change your major at least once. Bouncing around a bit, academically speaking, has become almost a right of passage. But what about when you’re in grad school? Is it still okay to make a change, mid-study? What do you do if you’re halfway […]

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