March 2005 | Vol. 3 No. 2

March 2005 gradPSYCH Magazine cover

COVER PACKAGE: Breathe

Grad students: Learn how to find time to unwind

  • A family affair

    Pairing doctoral pursuit with parenting requires careful time management but can offer a natural balance between academics and personal life.

  • A push for part time?

    Half-time internships—though not mainstream yet—enable some students to better manage professional and personal obligations.

  • Survival of the fittest

    Experts offer students diet, exercise and other tips to improve their self-care.

  • Words from the wise

    Students and seasoned psychologists share strategies for juggling graduate school and personal life.

Teacher looking at a stack of papers

CAREER CENTER

Breaking into peer reviews

Graduate students often can get their feet wet with peer reviews just by asking to contribute

Guidance for reviewers

CLASS ACT

Paralyzed film subject chooses career in psychology

Brooke Ellison, the focus of Christopher Reeve's final movie, chooses a career in psychology to help empower others who face adversity.

Magnifying glass on open book

DEGREE IN SIGHT

Arizona State students create a self-care programChoose your research methods wisely

Balancing ambition and realism in your research design is key to a successful dissertation, experts say.

Coming out, finding a fit

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students share advice on searching for inclusive programs, coming out and more.

Find a family-friendly internshipGet funding for your LGB researchHelp for busy parentsHolding out for the perfect internship match

An internship site's last-minute funding proves a boon to needy interns and patients alike.

Learning to say "no"Striking a balance

Yes, it's possible to find a healthy balance among school, research, jobs, family and more.

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MONEY MATTERS

Getting health insurance

There are ways to find at least some form of health insurance without breaking the bank.

The benefits of membership

APA membership can help ease the transition from graduate student to psychologist.