Jul 13, 2021, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM PDT


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Career Talk

The Hows and Whys of Getting a PhD

Presented by Vivian Shen (PhD Candidate @ Carnegie Mellon University)

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Talk Description: This talk will be in roughly two parts. The first is why someone would want a PhD: what career paths does it open up? Why is it different from a Bachelor's or Master's? What are the pros and cons of graduate school? The second is how someone can set themselves up for a PhD: how can you prepare, during undergraduate or while working, for a PhD? What do PhD programs look for in a candidate? Once in a program, how can you do "well"? Hopefully, if someone is considering pursuing a PhD, this talk will help answer some questions, or at least introduce a new possible path for others!

Speaker Bio: PhD Candidate at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/vhshen