Posts Tagged ‘application’

Plan your application process (timeline)

Calendar, by Eric Rice (Flickr)

Succeeding in a graduate program in sciences requires commitment, responsibility, and hard work. Much of it starts with your application. Schools want to accept students who show they have what it takes to succeed throughout their often rigorous programs, whether it’s a master’s in physics, Ph.D. in astronomy, or anything in between.

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How undergraduates can boost their resumes (Podcast #1)

Pumpkin Drop at the University of Oregon (Credit: Wolfram Burner / Flickr)

Welcome to the first episode of the GradschoolShopper podcast. Here, you’ll learn about different ways undergraduate students can boost their resumes even before applying to grad school.

Our guest, Kendra Redmond, is the Program Coordinator and Assistant Editor for the Society of Physics Students.

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Advice to Students

Get a summer job, or summer classes, in the school you are going to study in. You don’t have to commit to anything long-term, but you can start in the summertime before your program starts. This way, you can also secure your accommodations and avoid competing with other students for housing during the fall. — Gary White, director of the Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma, Podcast Episode #3

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