[PAST EVENT] The Ph.D. in Computer Science: Getting There and Being Successful
Speaker: Prof. Denys Poshyvanyk from CS@W&M
This talk is aimed at undergraduate students who are interested in obtaining a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science. More specifically, I will try to cover the topics and answer the questions that undergraduate students frequently ask about graduate school:
What is a Ph.D. in CS and Why Should you Consider It?
How is a Ph.D. different from MS?
How to prepare a strong application for admissions?
What is a typical admissions process and the timeline?
How to make a smooth transition from undergrad to a graduate school?
How to find an advisor?
How to choose a research specialty area?
How to navigate graduate school toward a rewarding Ph.D.?
What are the differences/tradeoffs between a research career in industry, academia, government?
We will also leave plenty of time to answer any questions that students might have.