Category Archives: Resources

Anything useful that CSE students should know about, from best restaurants around town to how-to guides to the computing clusters.

Making Your Internet More Reliable

Regardless of if you use the Internet on campus or off, you can prevent your Internet from going out by using an alternative DNS server. Set your DNS settings to use 8.8.8.8 (Google) or 208.67.222.222 (OpenDNS) This method works particularly … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With GSA Events

So there are several ways to make sure you are aware of all upcoming GSA events. Read your email! We send out lots of emails before big events, especially those that require RSVPs. This website has posts about upcoming events, … Continue reading

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Favorite Restaurants and Farmer’s Markets

Favorite local restaurants/bars: Bridge – A nice wine bar Bobo Noodle House – A short walk across from campus at Skinker Rooster – Great crepes Bailey’s Chocolate Bar – No explanation really needed. Give it a try. Ted Drewe’s – … Continue reading

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Voter Registration and Driver’s Licenses

These can usually be done at the same location, but finding the full list of locations and required documents can be surprisingly annoying. For your convenience, we’ve found them for you. List of required documents DMV Locations The closest location … Continue reading

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Random Advice

Some things we wish someone had told us when we started the PhD program. While they may seem like common sense, it never hurts to be reminded of the obvious. Don’t play office politics, speak poorly of others (constructive criticism … Continue reading

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Health Insurance

The biggest thing we get questions about from incoming students is health insurance. As graduate students, we are eligible to get health insurance through the school. The most up-to-date information on that can be found on the SHS website. Nonetheless, … Continue reading

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School Services: Immigration, Disabilities, and Health

We always get questions about supporting services on campus. There&amps a great support system on campus for just about everything, but here&amps some information about the ones we get the most questions about. Immigration There&amps two really great resources for … Continue reading

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Fellowships, Scholarships, and Grants

Yes, theoretically your advisor should have enough grant money to pay you for your entire time in the PhD program. That should not stop you from applying for fellowships, scholarships, and grants. If something happens to your advisor’s funding, then … Continue reading

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Self-promotion

You should have a personal website, CV and/or resume. Keeping all up-to-date is an important part of being a researcher. For easier CV and/or resume maintenance you can use LaTeX templates, of which there are many on the internet. Find … Continue reading

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WUSTL Computing Resources and VPN

At some point you will need to access some of the many clusters available on campus for jobs that your computer can’t handle. The school has a cloud cluster available to all students, and some labs also have their own. … Continue reading

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