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Join a study group if you can. You don't have to be buddy buddy but from what I've experienced, it's those students who help each other out that stay on top. Plus it's good to know "insiders info" on certain things
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I have to go. LOL  Everyone shouldn't, but I need to. 
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Idk, I only have my master's ( I wanna end up with a ph.d in clinical psych too.. *high five*) so my experience is different..But, it was fine, went by fast, I'm unorganized, and kept my terrible habit of not reading as we go and studying everything the night before

I had good professors though so I learned a lot in class and practicum

I will say I'm the sh*t at my study habits the night before the test (the way I organize my notes, how I make certain stuff stand out visually for easy recall on the test etc). I'm sure you know by now which habits work best for you. So, good luck and have fun!
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only change for me was that I ended up having me time to do whatever I wanted toward the end

I'm assuming you take school pretty serious now if you are going to grad school

keep studying and getting to know each of the professors

network with the others in the program

I did not stay single in grad school

I met my husband while I was in school

oh you are expected to get straight As in everything

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Yeah who says no social life?....there are way too many married grad students around these parts, ok they married each other but still LOL....even a lot of our faculty are married to each other, you just dont realize it coz the women very rarely take their husbands' last names, in fact it's highly discouraged.

I'm now coming to an end, but my experience has been awesome, mainly due to the kind of relationship I have with my advisor. I hate being micromanaged and she hates micromanaging, so she's let me be truly independent. Some of my friends have had it rough with their advisors, going as far as hostile work environment complaints filed with the univ police, department chairs being called in by the deans etc.

So my 3 pieces of advice I'll give any new grad student:

1. I'm not sure how Clin Pysch works in terms of a mentor but if your work is thesis based, choose your advisor very very carefully. Talk to former students, current students, etc. This person will be effectively in charge of your career for the next few years, outside your spouse/SO, this person is running your life. Their work ethic, what they expect from their students etc. Know all that. Also at the end, your advisor is going to help you find a job, so that relationship is very important way beyond grad sch.

2. Surround yourself with like-minded people i.e. study habits etc. I went to grad sch many years after undergrad so i couldn't be out in the bars on a Wednesday night with 25yr olds. Know what you went to do there and get to work.

3. If you are in a PWI/department, be ready for the racial bullshat that comes along. Very early on, my advisor sat me down and told me point blank that there were many people who didnt think black people belonged there so i would have to work twice as hard to prove im half as good. And a lot of the bullshat white kids get away with, i would be slayed for and nailed to the wall. I thought she was full of sh*t, but yap, true enough, that plays out everyday.

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if your mentor sucks be prepared to do what you have to do to achieve your goals

don't give up or think you don't have any options
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Are there any signs to look for with a good or bad mentor and adviser?  
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