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How many times have you said “I wish I had known!” or “Why didn’t they teach us this in school?”
If you’re a graduate student, you’ve probably said it a lot.
For some reason, from the moment you write your first application to the moment you get your hood and mortarboard, you’ll be re-learning what thousands of students have learned before you.
You’ll be treading a well-worn path, but for some reason, you won’t get a map.
Why don’t successful graduates take the time to help their successors along? Well, partly because they immediately get busy on the next stage of their career.
And partly because they may feel they’ve barely escaped the gauntlet of graduate school intact. “What advice could I give?” they muse. “I almost didn’t make it myself!”