Tag Archives: grad school

Thinking about Graduate School?

Come have dinner and learn from alumni, current graduate students and staff about the ins and outs of graduate school and the application process. Panelists include:

Eugene Wong ’09, Economics and Math double major
MBA 2015, Yale School of Management

Andrea DePetris ’10, Psychology major
PhD 2016, University of Connecticut, Clinical Psychology

Emily Goettsche ’12, Neuroscience and Behavior major
MPH 2015, Yale School of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Ruthann Coyote, PhD
Pre-Professional Advisor, Pre-law and Health Professions
Wesleyan Career Center

Get a better understanding of the timing, how to select a school, preparing for entrance exams and how to pay for grad school! Please RSVP here.

Date: Thursday, March 26 (Today)
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons
Cost: Free!

Jose Maria Buendia Concert


Wesleyan graduate student (yeah, we have those! They’re super cool!) José María Buendía, whose EP we featured several months ago, is performing his original works live, and he invites you to come and listen:

I will be playing a couple of songs on Sunday April 7th. It will be at the Romance Languages Dept. at 4pm. It will be an acoustic concert, and I will perform the songs from my EP “El ruido de las cosas” and some new ones.

Admission: food item for the local food bank.

Coffee and tea will be provided

Date: Sunday, April 7th, 2013
Place: Romance Languages Dept.
Time: 4 pm
Cost: Food item for the local food bank
Buendía’s website!

WesWIS Science Graduate School Panel

Alex Irace ’15, the infamous cofounder of WesStuffed, writes in with an event wholly unrelated to WesStuffed. Most of the pertinent information is included in the flier, but Irace adds this as well:

Sometime next week can someone post about this Wesleyan Women in Science event? It’s occurring Monday, December 3rd, but guests have to RSVP so it would be awesome if we could have it posted at least a few days before the event.
Panel members include:
  • Richard Zeff, the Assistant Dean of Admission at Uconn’s School of Medicine
  •  Mary Keefe, Director of Admission at the Yale School of Public Health
  •  And Cheryl-Ann Hagner, Director of Graduate Student Services at Wesleyan (to talk about the BA/MA program)
  •  As well as graduate/medical students from various schools

Date: Monday, December 3
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Place: Albritton 103
Cost: Free, but you gotta RSVP
Holy shit: It’s December!

The MFA in Creative Writing: Where, When, What, Why, How

Maxwell Bevilacqua ’12 takes a break from his stardom with Wesleyan’s premier Creed cover band to let you know about something called an MFA:

Prof. Michelle Herman P ’16, the director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Ohio State, is here to tell you everything you wanted to know about graduate work in creative writing, from what MFA programs look for to what MFA programs are good for. Advice from the theoretical to the practical—what not to do, what must be done, and why.

Everyone is welcome to come and chat with Professor Herman. (She is a Wesleyan parent.)

Sponsored by the Shapiro Creative Writing Center and Writing at Wesleyan. For more information, contact Anne Greene at agreene@wes.

Date: Thursday, September 27
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: Allbritton 311

UJSS Accepting Submissions until May 7th

Get that grade, get that award, get that article published! Off you go to graddd schooooooool. What? Elizabeth “Lizzie Tyrone” Williams ’13 hollers at you, girl:

The deadline for the spring publication for The Undergraduate Journal of Social Studies (UJSS, click here to access) is fast approaching! Please feel free to submit essays on any social science topic to ujsswesleyan(at)gmail(dot)com by May 7th.

Good god, I need that caffeine right up in here.

Law School Student Panel

From someone somewhere:

Interested in law school? Have a ton of questions and wish you could talk to someone who has gone through the process? The Wesleyan Pre-Law Society is hosting a panel discussion led by Wesleyan students who will discuss everything from taking the LSATs, choosing a law school, deferring, and gap years. Come get your questions answered!

Date: TODAY, April 21
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Usdan 110

The Tenured Radical on Grad School

Professor Claire Potter at the Tenured Radical has some sound advice regarding the value of graduate school, especially in an economy that seems increasingly unfriendly to students who climb higher into academia, only to find that the job prospects at the top are less than encouraging:

The thought that I was sending more unlucky holders of the B.A. down the chute to the slaughterhouse of graduate school raised this question for frustrated job-seeker and blogging comrade Sisyphus. “Do you ever feel like you shouldn’t be sending students on to grad school and contributing to the whole PhD ponzi scheme?” asks this industrious young scholar, who applied for over 60 jobs this year, fifty of which have fallen to budget-cutting. “Esp. when there are all these dire predictions about even undergrad degrees becoming priced out of affordability for the middle class? I‘m trying to get an academic job right now and bad as this year is compared to other years, people keep telling me it will just get worse [from] here on out.”

I guess my first response is no, I don’t feel bad about it, because all education is useful even when you can’t extract profit from a degree in the way you originally planned to do so. And my advice is to stay away from these doom-and-gloom types who tell you your life is over without suggesting any viable alternative, particularly if they are members of your dissertation committee. They are only bringing you down at a time you need optimism more than ever

Read the rest at the Tenured Radical. Also, some suggestions on how to make the grad school recommendation process easier on your professors.

A minimalistic kitchen

For graduates and rising seniors, Mark Bittman (my all-time favorite chef) has a great article and video on a cheap kitchen setup. His version will cost about $200-$300 depending on accessories. I’d argue for a 30 dollar microwave too – those things can be pretty handy.

[A No-Frills Kitchen Still Cooks]

GRE Revisions Cancelled

Er, I don’t know how many of you this affects, but some pretty good (or bad depending on how you look at it) news was released today from the ETS. They’ve decided to not institute the revisions to the GRE they had planned for next year.