Friday, March 13, 2015

ENGR 498A -- Preparing for Graduate Education

Prof. Eve Riskin will be leading a seminar ENGR 498A Preparing for Graduate Education in Engineering spring quarter on preparing for grad school.  It meets Tuesdays at 1:30 -- 2:20 PM in Loew 222.  The grading is CR/NC.

If you're interested in grad school, sign up now.  Space is limited but right now, there are a bunch of spots open.

We will cover topics such as:

  • Why go to graduate school in Engineering
  • Getting your graduate degree paid for
  • Apply to graduate school
  • Graduate student life and picking an adviser
  • The importance of undergraduate research
  • How outreach can strengthen a fellowship application
  • Choosing a university for graduate school
  • Practical advice on research statements

Students will get an opportunity to draft a research statement and get it peer-reviewed during the seminar.