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Video: When and what to study in graduate school (Parts 1 and 2)

This panel discussion was filmed at the Idealist.org Graduate Degree Fair for the Public Good in Washington, DC on 17 June 2009. Similar panels take place at every Idealist graduate degree fair—why not come and ask your own question?

Part 1

Here are the questions (and corresponding timecodes) discussed in Part 1:

  • 10:05 What advice do you have for someone applying to school abroad as a U.S. citizen?
  • 11:10 How important is it to look at the focus areas of the graduate faculty when applying?
  • 13:10 I've heard that there are countries where programs are socialized and are almost free?
  • 15:15 What's the difference between a masters and a doctorate in social work?
  • 16:30 Where can I look up financial aid information?
  • 20:25 What are some of the student support services you offer?

Part 2

Here are the questions (and corresponding timecodes) discussed in Part 2:

  • 0:00 Considering the economy, should I go straight from undergrad to grad school or work for a few years?
  • 4:00 You said social life of a school is important but many people tell me they are too busy in school to socialize.
  • 7:20 Talking about public health, is it better to have a specific career path or to come in more open-minded?
  • 9:10 What advice to you have for someone with lots of interests looking to go to grad school?
  • 11:05 What is the difference between doing non-credit courses and doing adult education courses in the workforce?
  • 13:20 Are admission interviews prevalent when applying to grad school?
  • 16:30 Do you have a recommended schedule for the application process?

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