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“So You Want to Go to Grad School?” USP Roundtable Discussion with Grad/Prof Unis

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for a discussion about going to graduate school, whether for a Ph.D. program or a professional school program such as law school, environment, nursing, etc.  A group of doctoral and professional school University Scholars will share their experiences and address your questions. Joining us will be:

PROF SCHOOL RESPONDENTS:

  • Asma Agad – Nursing
  • Zachary Ferguson – Law School
  • Daniel Ramírez – NSOE
  • Kelley Robbins-Thompson – NSOE
  • Bennett Wright – Law School

SOCIAL SCIENCES RESPONDENTS:

  • Hannah Ridge – Political Science (but humanities MA before)
  • Maria Zhu – Economics

HUMANITIES RESPONDENTS:

  • Bryce Gessell – Philosophy
  • Ana Ugarte Spanish/Romance Studies

STEM RESPONDENTS:

  • Lydia Greene – Ecology
  • Jeffrey Letourneau – Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
  • Kelly Moran – Stats
  • Dane Sequeira – Mechanical Engineering
  • Han Setiawan – Medical Physics

POSSIBLE QUESTIONS INCLUDE:

  • Why go to grad school?
  • What kind of program should I consider?
  • Do I need a certain GPA?  GRE score?  LSAT score?  MCAT score? GMAT score? (etc.!)
  • When should I apply?
  • From whom should I get letters of recommendation?
  • How should I approach the personal essays?
  • If I need to submit a writing sample, what should that be?
  • I’m not doing a senior thesis – does that hurt my chances?
  • What about gap year(s)?  Does that help or hurt my chances?
  • What about paying for grad school – how does that work?
  • What’s the difference between getting a Masters vs a PhD?
  • What benefits does getting a graduate degree confer?
  • What are the disadvantages of going to grad school?
  • What are my chances of getting a job in my field in academia?  Outside academia?
  • And anything else that you think relevant to share…

·         And anything else that you think relevant…

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Details

Date:
October 3
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue

John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall RM 240
2204 Erwin Road
Durham, 27708
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Phone:
919-668-1923
Website:
http://jhfc.duke.edu