Posts Tagged ‘research assistant’

Using job-seeking skills in your grad school career (Podcast #6)

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Amanda Palchak is our guest this episode. She is a physics graduate student at the University of Southern Mississippi, and was a Society of Physics Students intern this past summer. Amanda worked on “Career Pathways”, a career resource for undergraduates, and will share her advice about how to get into TA and RA positions — and what they’re good for!

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Scholarships and fellowships for graduate school

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One of the biggest concerns people often have about graduate school is its cost. A student has to factor in tuition, living expenses, food, transportation, and books — all of which add up to a considerable amount.

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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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