Practice a new skill that can help you excel: the following online education sites offer courses in programming, statistics, data science, and more.
Ed-X - This site includes courses from MIT, Harvard, and UC Berkeley on a variety of topics.
Coursera - Take classes from Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, and Imperial College London. Coursera includes Matlab courses through Mathworks!
Codecademy - Learn to code for free! Codecademy offers courses on Python and R, as well as many other programming languages.
There is an art to reading a research paper, one that is not always clearly taught in graduate school. Here are some resources to help you improve your research reading skills!
Having trouble accessing journal articles? Check out our guide for off-campus access.
Graduate school is a completely different experience from the undergraduate years, and it can be a hard adjustment to make. That adjustment can be confusing and stressful (and not just in the early years!). While there are many, many guides to surviving graduate school to be found on the internet, here are a few that focus more on how to be successful while also surviving and thriving!
The older, but classic, "So long, and thanks for the Ph.D!" by Ronald T. Azuma
From Nature, Twenty things I wish I'd known when I started my PhD, by Lucy A. Taylor
Finally, some Modest Advice, from Stephen C. Stearns