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The first book to provide first-generation, low-income, and nontraditional students of color with insider knowledge on how to consider and navigate graduate school Is Grad School for Me? is a calling card and a corrective to the lack of clear guidance for historically excluded students navigating the onerous undertaking of graduate school—starting with asking if grad school is even a good fit. This essential resource offers step-by-step instructions on how to maneuver the admissions process before, during, and after applying. Unlike other guides, Is Grad School for Me? takes an approach that is both culturally relevant and community based. The book is packed with relatable scenarios, memorable tips, common myths and mistakes, sample essays, and templates to engage a variety of learners. With a strong focus on demystifying higher education and revealing the hidden curriculum, this guide aims to diversify a wide range of professions in academia, nonprofits, government, industry, entrepreneurship, and beyond.
Martínez-Vu Yvette :
Yvette Martínez-Vu is an academic coach and host of the globally top-rated podcast Grad School Femtoring. She is coeditor of the best-selling Chicana M(other)work Anthology and founder of Grad School Femtoring LLC. Miroslava Chávez-García is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Faculty Director of the UCSB McNair Scholars Program. She is author of Migrant Longing, States of Delinquency, and Negotiating Conquest.
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