Tips for Applying to Graduate School
NIH Resources for Getting to Graduate School:
- Everything You Need to Know to Get into Graduate School (June 18, 2013)
- Getting to Graduate School (from the 2010 Graduate & Professional School Fair) (7/8/2010)
- Preparing for the GRE – featuring the NEW computer-based GRE (9/5/2012)
- Choosing and Applying to Graduate School (9/23/2010)
- Writing Personal Statements for Graduate School (10/5/2010)
- Interviewing for Graduate School (12/13/2010)
“Funding your STEM Graduate Education” Webinar Recording:
Webinar Recording Link here.
This webinar recording is a great resource for independent study or group discussion. Students can view the webinar recording and associated professional development handouts.
STEM Fellowship Applications and Personal Statements — with guest speakers from NSF and the EPA!
This webinar recording features Dr. Joerg Schlatterer with the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, and Dr. Brandon Jones, with the EPA fellowship programs. This is a great resource for independent study or group discussion. Students can view the webinar recording and associated professional development handouts.
Preparing for Graduate School Resource Toolbox:
This collection of handouts helps students understand the graduate school application process and provides tips and strategies related to finding suitable programs and completing successful applications.
Getting Strong Letters of Recommendation Handout:
Handout link here.
We often get questions from students who are nervous about approaching recommenders for letters. This handout helps prepare undergraduate students to get strong letters for their graduate application packages.
Enhancing your Fellowship Application Handout:
Handout link here.
Writing a Statement of Purpose for Graduate School Applications:
This guide explains what a statement of purpose is. It looks at what graduate schools want from an SOP and the things they don’t want to see, like poor grammar and spelling. Includes tips to writing a statement and a template to follow.