hejduk Posted July 1, 2010 Share Posted July 1, 2010 This forum helped me to realize that a great way to get true insight into a program is to email grad students at the schools I'm interested in. You can usually find grad students listed on the program's website, but sometimes I've had to email admins to get students emails. The questions I ask are: What is the atmosphere of the department? Are people (faculty, staff, etc) friendly and collaborative? What are the teaching assignments like? While teaching, are you still able to properly attend to your coursework? is there a strong support network for students' spouses? Monthly "potlucks"? Is there a specific focus of the department (political, digital media, etc)? Are students supported in pursuits in publishing and conference attendance? What are the department and library facilities like? Any strengths/weaknesses of the program that stand out? Anyone have any questions or suggestions to add to this list? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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