Education Program General Information

Opportunities for Students: Student Days

The SC2002 Student Days Program will host more than 60 undergraduate and graduate students to learn about career opportunities in education, research, and industry. The students will learn about employer and government research internships as well as professional mentoring programs. They will receive tips from experts on interviewing techniques, preparing for the computerized GRE's, and applying for graduate school, scholarships/fellowships and more. Students will also be able to participate in all the technical seminars, presentations and exhibits offered on Wednesday, Nov. 20 and Thursday, Nov. 21– including free noon meals on both days.

Registration for SC2002 Student Days is now available. Below is a summary of Student Days activities and events. Further information on each activity is available and linked to the individual event. Panel member bios and links for even more additional information (from each panel member) will continue to be posted and updated.

We are requesting your assistance in getting the word out to students about this valuable program. An introductory letter and promotional flyers in both letter and 11X17 size are available for distribution.

Tips for a Successful Interview: A seminar on interviewing techniques, presented by technical recruiters, will cover the issues of drafting objectives, interview goals, desired skills, strategies, types of interviews, and common questions.
Fellowship/Scholarship Panel: A panel of individuals who serve on fellowship and scholarship committees will share advice on what makes one applicant appear better than another. They will also offer suggestions for picking and applying for fellowships and scholarships.

GRE Preparation: Kaplan, Inc., the world's leading provider of test preparation will provide an opportunity for students to see how they can improve their GRE scores. Participants will receive detailed personal feedback in addition to a free GRE strategy session outlining several proven Kaplan techniques for mastering the test.

Young Researchers Panel: A panel of young researchers will be available to address questions about their achievements and the road they traveled to become research scientists. All members of this panel will be conference attendees and/or exhibitors. For more info see Solar Panels.

Internships, Employment and Graduate Research Opportunities: Employers and university personnel will present opportunities for internships, employment and graduate research at their respective universities and companies.

Graduate Admission: A panel of chairs and deans from Baltimore/Washington DC universities who participate on the selections committees of graduate programs will discuss the graduate application process and address students’ questions.

Mentoring Panel: A mentoring program is a dynamic professional development program. Questions to be addressed by this panel include: How does one find a mentor? What is the difference between a formal versus an informal mentoring program? When should one accept advice from a mentor versus trusting one's instinct?

Graduate School Myths: The director of Science Student Diversity Programs in the Dean of the College of Letters & Science office, University of California, Berkeley, will discuss the myths associated with applying and getting into graduate school.

Fellowship and Scholarship Panel: A panel of individuals who serve on fellowship and scholarship committees will share advice on what makes one applicant appear better then another. They will also offer suggestions for picking and applying for fellowships and scholarships.

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