I came across two pages of advice to grad students: Stearns’s “Some Modest Advice for Graduate Students” and Huey’s “Some acynical advice for graduate students” (pdf). Both of these are directed primarily at grad students in the sciences, both authors being zoology and ecology professors. The two pages are fairly divergent in their advice. The former is a bit more cynical (= modest, somehow), the latter less cynical. Most of the stuff seems applicable to philosophy grad school. There is some stuff in their about being treated like a colleague. Maybe I’m oblivious, but that doesn’t seem to be a problem in the philosophy programs. Enjoy with an appropriate amount of salt.