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9 things you should consider before embarking on a PhD


Share with our students who are interested in a graduate program.
From: http://elsevierconnect.com/9-things-you-should-consider-before-embarking-on-a-phd/

Major points from the article:
1. Actively seek out information about PhD programs
2. A PhD program is not simply a continuation of your undergraduate program.
3. Take a break between your undergraduate education and a PhD program.
4. Your current area of study does not dictate what you have to study in graduate school.
5. Make sure the PhD program has a variety of research options, and learn about as many research groups as possible in your first year.
6. Location is more important than you think — but name recognition is not.
7. Those time management skills you developed in college? Develop them further.
8. Expect to learn research skills on the fly – or take advantage of the training your department or career center offers.
9. There are no real breaks.

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