Jessica McCann

Jessica McCann works in research communications at Harvard University as well as a freelance writer and editor. She graduated in 2004 from Northeastern University with a BA in English and a minor in international affairs, and in 2017 with a master’s in English Literature from Harvard University Extension School. Outside of work, Jess is usually doing yoga, running, traveling, or eating ice cream cones on the beach.

Articles

6 Genius Ways to Make Your College Education More Affordable

Six smart strategies for bringing down your college costs and getting more financial aid.read more

How to Get Financial Aid for College: The Ultimate Guide

Choosing a college is complicated. You've got to figure out what type of school you want, where to live, what to study, and--oh yeah--how to pay for it all.read more

10 Overlooked Questions You Need to Ask When Looking for a Grad School

Don't forget to ask these tough but often forgotten questions in your graduate program search!read more

Second Chances: How a Low Undergraduate GPA Affects Graduate Admissions

So, your undergraduate GPA is...eh. And now you're applying to grad schools with a number that doesn't reflect your drive. What to do?read more

6 Grad School Networking Tips (That Won't Make You Feel Ridiculously Awkward)

For some people, networking sounds about as fun as a root canal. But with a little effort, you can make some incredibly valuable connections.read more

A Shifting Dynamic: Women in Graduate STEM Programs

STEM fields aren't just for boys. Girls may be in the minority, but they're slowly gaining ground in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Read on to learn how a graduate degrees in STEM areas are helping women get ahead.read more

Dealing with Graduate School Rejection

No matter how incredible your applications are, there's a chance you might not be accepted to the graduate program of your dreams. But don't let the rejection get you down. Read on for some advice and words of encouragement.read more

The 20 Steps of Graduate Research...Told in Cartoons

We put together a handy guide to graduate research. In cartoons. Because we're all adults here and we can use cartoons as a narrative device if we want to.read more

Find the Right International Graduate Program for You

Looking for a graduate degree with a side of adventure? Consider applying to some graduate programs overseas!read more

(Calmly) Tackling the GRE

Worried about the GRE? Don't be! Read on for some tips and tricks to help you get through the test.read more