Our Grad School 101 programs are targeted toward undergraduate students in STEM fields who want to learn more about graduate school. Our co-chairs organize panel discussions and speakers for summer REU students and groups of undergraduates from neighboring universities.
The goals of this program are to demystify the process of applying to graduate school, increase students’ interest in pursuing a graduate degree, increase students’ confidence in their ability to select a program that fits them, and enable students to network with graduate students and professional researchers in their fields of interest. Common topics of questions and discussion include: What is grad school like? Should I go? How can undergraduates gain research experience, refine their interests, and become good applicants? What is the application timeline and components? Are there good strategies for taking the GRE and writing essays? What are the faculty perspectives on admissions?
After each session, refreshments are provided to encourage students and panelists/speakers to chat informally. The students also receive course packets with additional advice.
For more information on future events or how to get involved, contact our Grad School 101 co-chairs.