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Surviving Grad School

Surviving Grad School: Credit Cards, Reimbursement, and International Travel

Life in the Lab, ScienceApril 11, 2013

Reimbursements and International Travel Graduate school comes with several financial challenges that require planning and careful attention to details. Chief among these challenges are the two big wallet busters: university reimbursements and international travel. Often these two combine to form a deadly, money sucking hydra. You will inevitably need to pay for something – airline […]

Surviving Grad School: Credit, why it matters, how to build it, and how to use it

Life in the Lab, ScienceApril 10, 2013

Graduate school can be a financially volatile time. Grad students, often living on a low, fixed income, may find that they are required to shoulder unexpected expenses–new computers, travel for research, professional attire, not to mention the cost of relocating to a new area. Many graduate students arrive straight out of university, having never needed […]

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