For undergraduates planning to earn advanced degrees, standardized tests are a crucial aspect of the admissions cycle. Across Stanford’s campus, in between juggling classes and extracurricular activities, students use different methods to prepare for whichever test they are planning to take, with some choosing to attend test preparation courses and others studying independently. Melody Rodríguez…
Senior year brings a lot of new things into the mix: honors theses, job applications and graduate school applications to name a few. These all tie back to the impending sense of confusion of what the next year might hold. In many ways it bears similarity to senior year of high school, but I’ve already…
During its first meeting of Summer Quarter, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) discussed the ASSU operational budget and measures to improve funding conditions for graduate students.
Meghan Shea ’17 was named a Rhodes Scholar-elect on Nov. 19, making her one of 32 American students to win a fully-funded scholarship to further her studies at Oxford this year. Shea, an environmental systems engineering major at Stanford and prospective nature, society, and environmental governance student at Oxford, is an active member of several on-campus programs, such as Students for a Sustainable Stanford, and an independent researcher working through such programs as Stanford@SEA and Mentoring Undergraduates in Interdisciplinary Research (MUIR). The Daily recently sat down with Shea to shed more light on her journey as a scholar.
Jorge Cham, PhD ‘02, creator of Piled Higher and Deeper (commonly referred to as PhD Comics), a comic strip about the struggles of graduate school which originally appeared in The Daily, will give a lecture called “The Power of Procrastination” on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. in Hewlett Teaching Center. After the lecture, he will hold a book signing in Packard Auditorium, where he will sign student copies of the first four volumes of PhD Comics.
The US News and World Report recently released ratings of top graduate programs showing that Stanford’s graduate schools of business, education, engineering, law and medicine are all ranked among the top three in the nation.
The Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) has received a $100 million dollar gift and a promise of $50 million dollars in matching funds if others donate to start a new initiative aimed at alleviating global poverty.
The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SIIDE), pronounced and known informally as “SEED,” was funded by a gift from Robert “Bob” King ’60 and his wife, Dorothy “Dottie” King.
Teach for America has become a household name over the past year as the number of applications has skyrocketed 32 percent to over 46,000 — making TFA one of the leading employers of new graduates from top schools across the nation, including Stanford. Increased media attention, along with a growing TFA presence on campus, has brought the program to the front page of many campus publications. While this Editorial Board believes that TFA’s burgeoning success attests to the civic-mindedness of our peers, it also casts a spotlight on the gaping lack of options for Stanford seniors seeking alternatives to graduate school, consulting, or finance.