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Rising Stars of Research 2010 - Workshop: Becoming a successful graduate student
Rising Stars of Research 2010 - Workshop: Becoming a successful graduate student
Rising Stars of Research 2010 - Workshop: Becoming a successful graduate student
Rising Stars of Research 2010 - Workshop: Becoming a successful graduate student
Rising Stars of Research 2010 - Workshop: Becoming a successful graduate student
Rising Stars of Research 2010 - Workshop: Becoming a successful graduate student
Rising Stars of Research 2010 - Workshop: Becoming a successful graduate student
Rising Stars of Research 2010 - Workshop: Becoming a successful graduate student
Rising Stars of Research 2010 - Workshop: Becoming a successful graduate student
Rising Stars of Research 2010 - Workshop: Becoming a successful graduate student
Rising Stars of Research 2010 - Workshop: Becoming a successful graduate student
Rising Stars of Research 2010 - Workshop: Becoming a successful graduate student
Rising Stars of Research 2010 - Workshop: Becoming a successful graduate student
Rising Stars of Research 2010 - Workshop: Becoming a successful graduate student
Rising Stars of Research 2010 - Workshop: Becoming a successful graduate student
Rising Stars of Research 2010 - Workshop: Becoming a successful graduate student
Rising Stars of Research 2010 - Workshop: Becoming a successful graduate student
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Rising Stars of Research 2010 - Workshop: Becoming a successful graduate student

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Rising Stars of Research 2010 - Workshop: Becoming a successful graduate student for Social Sciences students, presented by Dr. Larry Walker.

Rising Stars of Research 2010 - Workshop: Becoming a successful graduate student for Social Sciences students, presented by Dr. Larry Walker.

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  • 1. Rising Stars of Research – 2010 workshop for social sciences students Dr. Larry Walker
  • 2. grad school ?? major life decision critical for career trajectory costly if you make a mistake aim for top-notch university and program location and livability costs and funding relationships
  • 3. careers demographics  demand academic position registered psychologist government agencies and NGOs (policy and research) business (management and research)
  • 4. grad student experience MA/PhD 6+ yrs full-time often unitized program few courses (research methods and statistics, core, breadth) … with small classes internships / field placements comprehensive exams research and thesis/dissertation
  • 5. grad student experience conference presentations publications small cohorts … within labs and areas social events / social life diversity – students from Canada, US, international
  • 6. areas of specialization (psychology) clinical (accredited) community behavioral neuroscience counseling cognitive science educational developmental school health forensic quantitative methods organizational social/personality environmental …
  • 7. apprenticeship model intense supervision and mentoring close relationship (but “arranged marriage”) commitment both ways collaborative, mutual support, feedback increasing autonomy
  • 8. apprenticeship model different styles (integrate vs. explore) match supervisor and program interest research prospective supervisors extensively  past and current work  future directions  track record with students  availability and accessibility  style and likability
  • 9. application process check university and department websites application deadline major or honors (or equivalent) GPA (last 2 yrs): B+ … but A more typical grades more important than actual courses (except those required for major, such as methods/stats) distribution of courses, rather than specialization
  • 10. application process lab, research, or directed-studies (individual) volunteer RA upgrading (unclassified studies) GREs (general and subject-test) letters of reference (strong recommendation, ability to excel at grad studies, specific vs. generic platitudes) statement (ideas, motivation, matching)
  • 11. admissions  MA  PhD  terminal MA models  fast-track to PhD  direct-entry PhD very competitive (offers < 10%) limited by supervisors’ load and interest limited by financial resources and space limited by funding policy
  • 12. funding typically low tuition in Canada tuition waivers often guaranteed minimum funding in supported years
  • 13. sources of funding teaching assistantships (dept) research assistantships (grants) fellowships  university entrance  Tri-Council (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR)  provincial (MSF, OGS)  private and specialized apply beginning of 4th year solid “A” average  increases likelihood
  • 14. www.sshrc.ca
  • 15. funding application value & results opportunity deadline duration Canada Graduate Scholarships Program Check your applicant – Master's status: (SSHRC-CGSM) • through your $17,500 university  spring For students applying university sets 12 mths 2011 to, or registered in, a deadline (Sept ?) master's or combined MA/PhD program in • directly to SSHRC the social sciences or  SSHRC’s humanities at a deadline (Dec ?) Canadian university.
  • 16. some hints minimum first-class average last 2 years check eligibility of subject matter accessible language … coherent and clear obsessive adherence to requirements complete bibliographic information for research contributions error-free!
  • 17. evaluation criteria and weighting academic excellence … 60% research potential … 30% communication skills … 10%
  • 18. typical process department appraisal rank and comment forward allocation to university competition university appraisal forward allocation (with alternates) to Ottawa SSHRC appraisal no national competition typically CGSM awarded

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