Posts Tagged ‘teaching 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

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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