Preparing a Competitive Application for Graduate School and External Fellowships
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?
Professors Darko Marinov and Robin Kravets will be this session's panelists.
Darko Marinov is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois (at) Urbana-Champaign. His main research interests are in Software Engineering, especially improving software reliability using software testing. He has lots of fun looking for software bugs and little fun writing short bios. More info is at http://mir.cs.illinois.edu/marinov
Video Link: https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_0yulxfsc/259783592