Information on Graduate School

In my capacity as graduate school advisor for undergraduates in the Department of Biology here at Providence College, I’m collecting resources about graduate school. See the links below, and, if you’re a student at Providence College, feel free to contact me with questions.

Considering graduate school?
Should I go to grad school?
By David Baltrus http://mychrobialromance.blogspot.com/2013/11/should-i-go-to-grad-school.html

PhD skills: what it takes to make it as a PhD student
By Charlie Garnett-Benson http://beyondthecodon.com/phd-skills-what-it-takes-to-make-it-as-a-phd-student/

Should you go to grad school to be a professor?
By Brian O’Meara http://brianomeara.info/lab/shouldyougotogradschool/

Graduate school: the basics
By Laura Williams Presentation from September 30, 2015

Applying to graduate school
Ph.D. application hints
By Joshua Drew http://labroides.org/2012/12/17/ph-d-application-hints/

Thoughts on applying to grad school (for prospective students and their mentors)
By Meghan Duffy https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/thoughts-on-applying-to-grad-school-for-prospective-students-and-their-mentors/

Applying to biology PhD programs
By Casey Dunn https://medium.com/@caseywdunn/applying-to-biology-phd-programs

Dear Dr. Neufeld (Advice on contacting potential graduate advisors)
By Josh Neufeld http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2015_05_06/caredit.a1500118

How to choose the right lab for graduate school
By Claus Wilke http://serialmentor.com/blog/2013/9/29/how-to-choose-the-right-lab-for-graduate-school/

Understanding the graduate school interview or recruitment event
By Claus Wilke http://serialmentor.com/blog/2014/1/14/understanding-the-graduate-school-interview-or-recruitment-event/

Writing a Curriculum Vitae (CV)
By Laura Williams Presentation from December 1, 2015

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Advice to applicants of the NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
By Mallory Ladd http://www.malloryladd.com/nsf-grfp-advice.html

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