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Explore Grad Studies in CSE Workshop

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Have you considered applying to graduate school, but don’t know where to start?

Join a group of successful graduate students and faculty for some help figuring it all out, and explore whether graduate study in computation is for you.

Students from all institutions are invited to apply to attend Explore Grad Studies, an in-person, one-day workshop hosted by CSE at the University of Michigan. Participants will learn what faculty look for on a grad school application, what day-to-day life is like while you’re getting a PhD, and what kinds of jobs (research or otherwise) your studies will prepare you for.

Explore Grad Studies will take place Saturday, October 19, 2024 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Applications are due by August 15. A limited number of seats are available.

Workshop schedule

Note: This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Times shown are in Eastern Time (ET).

Registration and Breakfast9:00am – 9:30am
Welcome and Icebreaker9:30am – 9:45am
Faculty Research Highlights and Panel Discussions9:45am – 11:00am
Break11:00am – 11:15am
Graduate Student Panel11:15am – 12:15pm
Lunch with Faculty12:15pm – 1:45pm
Writing Clinic: Tips for a Strong Grad School Application (parallel sessions for MS
and PhD)
1:45pm – 2:50pm
Break2:50pm – 3:00pm
Writing Clinic: One-on-One Feedback Sessions (Statement of Purpose)3:00pm – 4:00pm
Closing Remarks and Feedback Survey4:00pm – 4:45pm
Bus for non-UM students to return to hotel4:45pm
Dinner downtown Ann Arbor for non-UM participants (with current graduate students)6:00pm

For more information or questions, please email [email protected].

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