Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

GREAT workshop @ Climate & Space

(Grad-school Readiness Experience and After Training)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI,  April 4, 2019

Students from all institutions are invited to apply to attend this one-day workshop at the Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Department. Participants will learn about the graduate school application process, the grad school experience, and how to translate that experience into opportunities.

Apply to Attend:

In order to apply you’ll need to know your current GPA, and have an unofficial transcript ready to upload. We also have Travel Awards available to help with travel and hotel costs. Follow this link to apply.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Workshop Highlights

  • How to pick the right graduate school and program for you. (Faculty  led  panel)
  • Putting together your application package. (Small group meetings with faculty)
  • Lunch and conversation with current graduate students
  • What do you actually do in graduate school?(both student and faculty perspectives)
  • What research opportunities are there here at Climate & Space?
  • Career panel about opportunities in academia, government and industry after grad school.

"Climate & Space is really a community...it’s inevitable that you’ll all end up doing your homework together and becoming friends. It’s also a really unique experience, especially at a school as large as Michigan.”


Agenda
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  • 9:00-9:30 AM: Welcome! Introduction to the Department and Workshop goals

:: Theme 1: I knew I was forgetting something! What to do before you get to grad school. 

  • 9:30-10:00 AM: How to pick the right graduate  school and program  for you (Faculty-led panel).
  • 10:00-11:00 AM: Applying to graduate school (Panel led by Admissions Chairs).
  • 11:00-12:00 PM: Putting together your application package (Small group meetings with faculty.
  • 12:00-1:00 PM: Lunch with current graduate students

:: Theme 2: Now what? What happens once you are in grad school?

  • 1:00-2:00 PM: What do you actually do in graduate school? (student perspective)
  • 2:00-2:30 PM: What do you actually do in graduate school? (faculty perspective)
  • 2:30:3:00 PM: What research opportunities are there here at Climate & Space?
  • 3:00-3:30 PM: Coffee and individual meetings.
  • 3:30-4:00 PM: Laboratory tour of facilities at Climate and Space Research Building

:: Theme 3: Well, that was fun. What do you now that you’ve finished grad school?

  • 4:00-5:00 PM: We will conclude the day with a panel about career opportunities in academia, government and industry after grad school.


Workshop Faculty Contact​: Jeremy Bassis, Associate Professor jbassis@umich.edu