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

The best thing you can do as an undergraduate or early graduate student is get as broad a training as possible, in both science and communications.
Communication skills are extremely important, especially to aspiring scientists. Scientific research is funded as a public good by the federal government and various institutions. To get this funding you must compete with many others who want the same funding.
— Dr. Fred Dylla, Executive Director and CEO of the American Institute of Physics, Podcast Episode #4

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