Articles by Claire McDonough

Claire McDonough, M.S., is a doctoral student at Georgia Southern University. Currently, she is completing her pre-doctoral internship at a public psychiatric hospital in North Carolina and anticipates graduating with her Psy.D. in 2019. Claire has experience in both the outpatient community mental health setting and inpatient psychiatric hospital setting serving individuals with severe mental illness. Claire is particularly interested in working with older adults and hopes to focus her clinical work and research on helping older adults and their family members manage issues common in late adulthood.

Budgeting for Success in Graduate School

Budgeting for Success in Graduate School

More likely than not, most of us lamented about being a “poor college student” at one point during our undergraduate years. Despite experiences akin to daily microwave ramen for dinner and sharing a house with ten other people to save some money, we find ourselves seeking yet another two to four years of college life to pursue a graduate-level education. While student loan debt seems to be ubiquitous in graduate school, there are several steps we can take, between applying for graduate school to walking at graduation, to lessen the damage to our wallets.