Our first posts will be mainly geared towards physics programs, like REU’s and graduate school. Current undergraduate students have compiled this advice from articles on the internet and discussions with professors. If you have questions about physics jobs in industry, your best resources right now are probably your professors and the Career Center.
How to apply to graduate programs and REU’s
- What you need to know in college to be ready for graduate school
- Aiming high: things you can do to help yourself get into a top graduate school.
The things your classmates aren’t telling you that they’re doing!
- Your GPA and GRE do not determine your future success
The evidence-based pep talk that you need but haven’t gotten yet.
- Should I go to graduate school?
Don’t make up your mind until you’ve fully thought it through.
- What does a graduate application look like?
- Where should I apply for graduate studies?
- Constructing a CV – your scientific resume
- Getting recommendation letters
- How to write application essays for graduate school and summer research opportunities
This page also includes links to advice blogs as well as dozens of successful personal statements and research proposals.
- Interview tips
Once you have an offer:
- How to be a successful research student
- How to go on a graduate school visit and what you should think about when picking a school
Also, it’s not always a bad idea to wait until the last minute to make a decision. It’s not unheard-of for programs to offer students they really want thousands of dollars extra on deadline day.
What you can apply to…
- Summer jobs, internships, and research opportunities
- Prestigious honors, awards, and fellowships
- Graduate and professional schools
- Bridge programs for underrepresented minorities who want extra preparation for successfully applying to graduate STEM programs. These generally function as two-year master’s programs that provide students with free tuition, health insurance, a living stipend, and assistance in applying to PhD programs.