Why You Need To Learn to Ask For Help

KeepCalmStudio.com-[Crown]-Keep-Calm-And-Ask-For-HelpFor some reason we tend to avoid asking for help. It is one of those things we are all guilty of doing. On multiple occasions when I needed help, I shied away from asking for it. The reasons vary situation to situation; sometimes we do not want to ask for help because it is an ego issue, other times we are just too ashamed to ask for it and sometimes there is no one to ask.

But if one is to pursue graduate studies and live the cursed life of a graduate student, not asking for help is a habit that needs to be gotten rid off as soon as possible. Because the harsh reality of life is, those of us in Grad School will spend most of our time asking our professors, colleagues and even friends to help us out with one thing or another simply because it is a learning process and it cannot work without seeking our answers to stuff we do not know. And this is a lesson I learned the hard way when I started out my first semester. Continue reading Why You Need To Learn to Ask For Help

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Is Grad Life For You?

523014_10150889830082564_1662008603_aThe decision to pursue graduate education is probably one of the most important decisions anyone would take in their life time. Grad School is nothing like Undergrad life. It is not as fun and there is just a lot more at stake.

Unfortunately in most countries, most developing countries to be specific, pursuing Grad education is something that needs to be done and is not really a choice. In such a case most of the people who start grad school continue their undergrad mind set which is focused on getting grades and passing courses. The problem is that is exactly what Graduate School is not. It is not about the grades, it is not about having a high GPA and it is not even about attendances. Grad School is about what you want to learn and how you plan to use that learning to improve yourself as a person, as a job candidate and as a member of the society. Continue reading Is Grad Life For You?