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Graduate School in Your Future?

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Author:Dianne Prost O'Leary
Description: Written by a former director of undergraduate studies attempting to smoothe the transition from undergraduate to professional, this document offers advice to students on entering, surviving, and thriving during graduate study and beyond. Graduate School in Your Future? is intended for aspiring mathematicians or computer scientists in the US, but may also appeal to a wider audience of scientists and engineers around the world. Chapters include Applying to Graduate School, The Life of a Graduate Student, Surviving Written Exams, Surviving Oral Exams, Finding and Dealing with an Advisor, Finding a Topic and Beginning Research, The Thesis Writing Process, Careers in Government and Industry, and Professional Ethics; sections address questions such as Why go to graduate school? Can you afford it? How should you prepare for graduate school? How can you minimize the pain of writing? Is a professorship in your future? Why choose an academic career? What is a professor's life like? How do you find a job? Resources cover professional socieites, research pointers, literature on women and minorities in science, teaching advice, and more.

Levels: High School (9-12), College, Fourth-Year College, Research
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Math Ed Topics: Degrees/Higher Ed, Job Placement/Job Market

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