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GradShare: Social networking for graduate students
GradShare allows graduate students across the country to interact with each other - asking questions, crowdsourcing advice and seeking support from their peers. Participants share tips about everything from research to teaching to how to live on a graduate student stipend (one answer: "Never pass up free food!"). The Web site also features articles by veteran academics and administrators, who offer advice on academic work as well as on maintaining a healthy approach to work-life stress while in graduate school.
"We wanted our graduate students to be among the first in the nation to get this 'insider information', to make contacts with others at leading American universities and to get in contact with others in their own specialities nationwide.
GradShare was recently featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Speaking to the Chronicle, GradShare spokesperson Jeff Lang said: “GradShare will become a way for graduate students to use peer mentoring to get answers to questions that they’re either not comfortable asking their advisers or unable to ask their advisers."
The site, a service of information resource company ProQuest (a name familiar to librarians and researchers), is free to universities and students. It does not currently feature any advertising. The only requirement to create an account is a current university e-mail address. Although content is geared toward graduate students, it may also be useful to undergraduates considering graduate school.