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Lopez-Smith, Renee A. [1], Villarreal, Juan Carlos [2].

What Works for Me: Graduate Students and Professors Share Advice on the Graduate School Experience.

This informal session is designed to discuss the transition from undergraduate to graduate education in plant biology. Professors and graduate students from various levels of higher education will be on hand to share their experiences and offer their advice about getting into graduate school and making it work. Topics to be discussed will include: financial aid; how to choose a graduate school and advisor thatís right for you; research funding; the necessity of networking and establishing professional relationships; the research environment including attending meetings and publishing; and coping with stress and the personal challenges that accompany the grad school transition. We encourage students and educators alike to share their experiences and perspectives on the value and challenges involved with pursuing an advanced degree in the exciting field of botany.


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1 - Southern Illinois University, Department of Plant Biology, 1125 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL, 62901-6509, USA
2 - University of Conneticut, Ecology and Environmental Biology, 75 N. Eaglesville Road, U-43, Storrs, CT, 06269-3043, USA

Keywords:
undergraduate
graduate school
funding
professional development.

Presentation Type: Discussion Session
Session: D5
Location: Council Chambers/SUB
Date: Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
Time: 11:00 AM
Number: D5001
Abstract ID:929


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