What I wish I knew before Grad School

This list originated from a lunch time dicussion of the CfA WIS (Women in Science) Group on Monday 7th August 2006. Female summer REUs were specifically invited to join the discussion. The discussion was lead by Cara Rakowski, Karen Masters and Sukanya Chakrabarti.

How to find which schools are good

Think about the number of women faculty

ADS is your friend

Research several possible advisors

Think about resources

Talk to current graduate students

Find out about course requirements

How to deal with the stress of the application process

AAS Meeting is a good resource

You can transfer

Don't ignore advice

Taking time off is good in many ways

Astronomy is International

Attend Colloquia

Take care of yourself in graduate school

Links to more advice on graduate school applications

Last modified: Mon Aug 21 16:33:25 EDT 2006