The INQUIRIES Journal Blog

The Career Value of the Humanities & Liberal Arts

The liberal arts and humanities teach students to think at an abstract level and to make connections that technology, so far, simply cannot emulate. These degrees teach more than just skills, but rather a way of thinking that will always have an important, strategic value—even in a marketplace that is based on scientific and technological development. Keep reading »

What is the Secret to Success?

Why is there such a disconnect between our intentions and our actions? And, how can we predict who has the grit to succeed, if we can’t depend on what people tell us? Keep reading »

Student Pulse is now Inquiries Journal

The name of our journal is changing to better reflect our growing base of contributors and to improve the experience of contributors and readers alike. Dustin Turin, publisher of Student Pulse, explains the change. Keep reading »

How to Use Regression Analysis Effectively

So, you want to use regression analysis in your paper? This guide presents a series of suggestions and considerations that you should take into account to avoid the most common pitfalls of using regression analysis in a paper for the first time. Keep reading »

The People of Globalisation: A Young Professional’s Reflection from the 2015 Asia-Pacific Cities Summit

From the 5th-8th July 2015, leaders from around the world gathered in Brisbane for the 10th Asia-Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum. Representing The University of Queensland as Young Professional at the bi-yearly event, I engaged in an event that breached both cultural and generational gaps. Keep reading »

How to Manage a Group Project (Video)

Group work is an inevitable part of most university courses and the ability to work well with other people is something all employers care about. While working on a group project can be incredibly rewarding, it can also present real challenges if you don't go in with the right mindset. Here are a few tips to make group work just a little bit easier! Keep reading »

Presentation Tips 101 (Video)

Presentations have become an integral part of most university and college courses. While some students won’t think twice before getting up to speak in front of a room full of people, for others, the thought of being in the spotlight can become overwhelming. Here are a few tips which will hopefully help to make you feel as comfortable as possible before giving your next group or solo presentation! Keep reading »

Finding Balance in Graduate School

In the darkest days of the graduate school “doldrums,” as you wade through readings and midterms and papers, it can be hard to recall why exactly you decided to go to grad school in the first place. Here are five tips for balancing your grad school workload with your personal life. Keep reading »

How to Select a Graduate Research Advisor

A research advisor is a professor who is largely responsible for your progress through your graduate program. Selecting the right one can make your progress through graduate school much smoother and help you succeed after grad school. Keep reading »

Writing a Graduate School Personal Statement

Learn how to write an effective personal statement for your graduate school applications. The personal statement is one of the most important parts of your application, so it needs to stand out. This overview breaks down the statement into three essential components around which you should focus your essay. Keep reading »