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REU Lunch & Learn: Preparing a Competitive Application for Graduate School and External Fellowships

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Department of Computer Science
Location
2405 Siebel Center
Date
Jul 17, 2019   11:30 am - 1:30 pm  
Speaker
Professors Brian Bailey & Chris Fletcher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Contact
Alayna Timbo
E-Mail
atimbo@illinois.edu
Phone
217-300-1255
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Originating Calendar
Computer Science Department Events Calendar

This session will provide information, examples, and strategies for how to prepare a competitive application for graduate school and external fellowships. The session will address questions such as: What should you write in the personal / research statement? What should you highlight in your resume? Should you take the GRE? Who and how should you ask for letters of recommendation? How are applications reviewed? Should you contact professors at the schools you are applying? How important is prior participation in research? Do awards (e.g., CRA Undergraduate Research Award) matter?

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