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Gre prep and summer research opportunities

  1. 1. GRE Test Prep and Summer Research Opportunities: Making Yourself A More Competitive Applicant!
  2. 2. Extremely expensive from Princeton review! $900 and up! Kaplan also has prep classes, these classes are around $1300!!Worth a try! Will helpyou gauge what areasyou need to focusstudying and its FREE!!
  3. 3. GRE Test Prep Tips from US News• Go Back To High School! – Many of the math concepts come from high school geometry and algebra, a good review book will help!• Sleep with your dictionary! – The vocabulary on the GRE is much more advanced than the SAT. Read read read as much as possible and find a Kaplan or Princeton Review vocabulary review book!• Take a tough English class! – If you still have time, challenge yourself with an advanced college level English class. This is assist you with your analytical writing skills and comprehension.• If you can afford it…Take a Prep Class! – Whether its through Princeton Review, Kaplan, or a course available at a local college or university.• Don’t like your score? Take it again! – The GRE is offered several times during the week/day! If you don’t like you’re initial score, study again and take it again. This is why it is advised to take the test early, just incase you want a retake!
  4. 4. Summer Research Opportunities
  5. 5. Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU programs)• NSF sponsored (75 universities involved)• For undergraduates interested in research, this is an excellent opportunity to gain experience away from the home institution• Generally 10 weeks over the summer, stipend and housing provided• Can be a great opportunity to “test out” a graduate program you may be interested in• Can provide you with another solid reference who can speak to your research skills• Must be a US citizen
  6. 6. UC Irvine REU program website
  7. 7. Industry Internships – Dow, Amgen, Gilead, Bayer, Tyson, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Merck….,• Timing/duration/due dates varies• For some you can already have your BS• Most are paid and include housing• Good opportunity to experience research outside of academics
  8. 8. Industry Internships – Dow, Amgen, Gilead, Bayer, Tyson, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Merck….,• Timing/duration/due dates varies• For some you can already have your BS• Most are paid and include housing• Good opportunity to experience research outside of academics
  9. 9. Internships outside research – AWIS, ACS, AAAS, UCS, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Smithsonian….• Maybe bench work isn’t for you, but science outreach/advocacy/policy/communication/writing

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