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Renzaglia, Karen S. [1], Osborn, Jeffrey M. [2].

What Works for Me: Studentsí Perspectives on the Graduate School Experience.

This interactive discussion session will be facilitated by a panel of graduate students and will explore the rewards and challenges of graduate education in plant biology. Educators and students at all levels are encouraged to attend and to share their experiences and perspectives on the value and rigors of pursuing an advanced degree. Topics discussed will include: How to prepare for graduate study; choosing a graduate school and finding financial aid; choosing an advisor/mentor; overcoming personal, social, family, financial and gender-related obstacles; the transition to graduate school; the value of networking and strategies for establishing professional relationships; professional development including publishing and attending meetings and; how to make the most of the graduate school experience.

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1 - Southern Illinois University, Department of Plant Biology, 1125 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, Illinois, 62901-6509, USA
2 - Truman State University, Biology Department, Division Of Science, 100 E Normal Street, Kirksville, Missouri, 63501-4221, USA

Graduate School
Professional Development

Presentation Type: Array
Session: D 7-1
Location: 402/Hilton
Date: Wednesday, August 17th, 2005
Time: 1:30 PM
Abstract ID:662

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