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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Apply to as many schools as you possibly can. Maintain your focus but cast a wide net in order to increase your choices when it comes time to accepting offers. Be sure to research the specific characteristics of each program, such as degree length, faculty, class sizes, fellowship opportunities, research specialties etc. as these factors may drastically influence your decision. — Crystal Bailey, Education and Careers Program Manager at the American Physical Society, Podcast Episode #2

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