Bringing It Home – The Saint Rose Blog

Author: Irene Kim

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How to make your grad school recommendation letters tell the story you want

It’s easy to think of recommendation letters as just more annoying documents that admissions counselors require – hurdles that you have to jump to apply to grad school. But they’re a crucial part of the story you’re telling to convince the school that you belong there. They can be powerful testimonials to your character, abilities, and potential that showcase your…

Sarah Uzzi G'21

Graduate School: Finding a Master’s Degree Program, Part 1

  By Sarah Uzzi G’21 Making the decision to go to graduate school is exciting. It can also be overwhelming and nerve-racking. Saint Rose graduate student Sarah Uzzi shares tips and insights from her personal experience. When I started my undergraduate career, I never expected I would want to earn any degree beyond a bachelors. But the second I declared…

How Do I Tell My Friends and Family I’m Too Busy with Grad School to Hang Out?

  By Amelia Koethen G’19 When I first applied to graduate school, I had a lot of concerns about managing my time. Would I be able to make time for myself, keep my full-time job, and have time to give my studies the full attention they required? I was concerned about forgetting or neglecting work tasks or school assignments and…

It’s NOVEMBER. Do I still have time to apply for grad school?

You’ve probably heard the conventional wisdom about how far ahead you should plan for graduate school: Start at least 10 to 12 months before the application deadline (November-December) researching prospective colleges or universities, parsing out pros and cons, taking required standardized tests, and requesting letters of recommendation. But what if you don’t have a full year? What if you want…

Managing your personal information

Cybersecurity 101, Part 5: Assume You’re Not Safe. Proceed from There

  Our cybersecurity experts share tips for good electronic hygiene. In this installment: best practices for hardware and browser management, Wi-Fi, and safety with cellphones and email. The cybersecurity experts Dr. Zumrut Akcam, assistant professor of computer science Dr. Kimberly Cornell, assistant professor of computer science Dr. Mark Gilder, assistant professor of computer science Dr. Ian MacDonald, professor of computer…