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Academic Advising Day. Group Pre-Advising Session (Junior Class) Prof. George Pins. February 12, 2008. Topics for Juniors?. How do I do a degree audit? How do I find an awesome MQP? How do I find an REU or summer internship? BME careers (BS/MS, Grad. School, industry) Graduate School - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Academic Advising DayGroup Pre-Advising Session(Junior Class)

    Prof. George Pins

    February 12, 2008

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute*Topics for Juniors?How do I do a degree audit?

    How do I find an awesome MQP?

    How do I find an REU or summer internship?

    BME careers (BS/MS, Grad. School, industry)

    Graduate School

    Other????

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  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute*How do I do a degree audit? 4 year plan helpful for detailed schedulinghttp://users.wpi.edu/~kbilliar/service_adviseersrc.html

    BME Tracking document to figure out what you need to graduate - Fill it in EACH semester! http://users.wpi.edu/~kbilliar/service_adviseersrc.html

    Electronic audit to Registrars WebsiteLogin through student toolsKnown bugs

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  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute*

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute*How do I schedule in all those courses?Course schedules:http://www.wpi.edu/Admin/Registrar/Rainbow/ (Course schedule for current 07-08)

    http://www.wpi.edu/Admin/2008courselist.html (Preliminary schedule for 08-09)

    Watch out for category II classes (check course schedules, review 07-08 schedule)

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  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute*How do I find an awesome MQP?ATTEND: BME Department MQP FairTuesday, Feb. 19, 2008Washburn 229, 5 PMSend project sign-up sheet to Prof. RolleGo to: http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/Projects/ for project listings

    Propose your own idea and group?

    Think of background courses and experiences that youll need for your MQPAnalysis/design skills - FEM/CAD, Circuits, materialsLab skills - wet lab, cell culture, testingWriting

    Aim to have Project by end of C or D terms.

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  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute*How do I find a job or research internship over the summer? REU and summer internships are great, but competitive (see: http://users.wpi.edu/~bmes/)

    Check under student resources http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/Depts/BME/Resources/links.html

    REUs: http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm Career Development Center information sessions Summer Internships and Cooperative EducationGiven by CDC on academic advising dayCheck www.medzilla.com Check our MassMEDIC or Mass Biotech. Initiative for Massachusetts companies http://www.massmedic.com/ or http://www.massmedic.com/

    When: REUs (NOW!!!!! May are closed!!!), Internships/Co-ops (Late C or D terms)

    Jobs: BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute* What can I do with a BS, MS, and PhD?Undergraduate (BS) Degree (Biomaterials example)Device/Implant Design and Development TeamBiomaterials Selection/Feasibility AssessmentClinical, User InterfaceQA/QC/Regulatory/SalesLaboratory TechnicianGraduate SchoolMasters (MS/ME) DegreeTeam Leader/Program ManagerResearch and DevelopmentDoctoral (PhD) DegreeDirector of Research and DevelopmentAcademic Research

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  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute*When do I sign up for the BS/MS program? Go to site:http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/Depts/BME/Undergraduate/bsms.html

    Apply spring of Junior year or Fall Senior yearCompletely SEPARATE from admission to the graduate program

    Get signatures of instructors of 4000-level courses youd like to double count before you take the course

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  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute*What is the difference between and M.S. and an M. Eng. degree? M.S. requires a thesis and is generally considered more scholarly and hands on than the M.Eng. (M.E.).

    The M.E. does not require a thesis but requires additional coursework - it is generally viewed good technical degree.

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  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute*Graduate School ApplicationsBegin in the Fall, GREs are VERY important for highly competitive programs

    Personal Statements / Recommendation LettersSee: http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/FS/For letters, ask faculty that know you and/or you did well in their classes

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  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute*What do I need to do before meeting with my advisor to get the most out of our meeting? Fill out a proposed course schedule for upcoming year

    Fill out a BME tracking document and tentative 4 year plan

    Any questions you have about MQP, summer jobs, career planning, etc.

    Degree evaluationSee tracking document

    Links and forms http://users.wpi.edu/~kbilliar/service_adviseersrc.html

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  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute*Other Questions ???

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