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Graduate Forum

Date/Time/Room: Friday (3/30/2012) at 3:00 pm in 304 Pickard Hall

A panel of approximately five members of the mathematics and statistics faculty and two senior graduate students will discuss ideas and suggestions for graduate students working towards a Ph.D. Some of the ideas to be discussed will be: meeting deadlines, how to read research papers, what to do if a disagreement arises between the Ph.D. student and his/her Ph.D. advisor, tips for job hunting, etc. Each panel member will talk for at most five minutes on such topics, and there will be time for the audience to address questions to the panel members.

Suggestions for further reading:

  • A PhD Is Not Enough: A Guide To Survival In Science (Paperback) by Peter J. Feibelman ( UTA library should have this book )

  • http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~drogalsk/jobadvice.pdf especially the bottom half of page 2 which has good advice in it for working on a Ph.D. as well as advice on job hunting.

Both these references are best read early in one's PhD and reread later as one progresses through the Ph.D.

Questions, etc, on arrangements should be sent to Dr Vancliff.

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