Grad School Choice

Amy Freitag at Southern Fried Science recounts advice she received from her a mentor late in her undergraduate career on getting into graduate school: if you don't receive a stipend, you're not really in. "When it came time to choose schools, the [five] years of funding Duke offered me made a large part of my decision as to which graduate school I attended," she writes.

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