Planning for Graduate Work in Chemistry
Successfully preparing for, finding, and transitioning into a graduate program requires an investment of time and effort. Central to this process is the on-going consideration of your goals, strengths, and opportunities. The contacts in your network will also provide information, advice, and support. Remember that great resources for learning about graduate school are undergraduate advisers, graduate faculty, and graduate school events held as part of undergraduate programming at ACS meetings.
The process differs for each person, reflecting different experiences, abilities, and goals. As the Timeline for Success indicates, there are some common steps in each phase of the process:
Common questions to consider throughout each phase of the process
- Why are your pursuing a graduate degree?
- What do you want to contribute to the chemical sciences?
- What graduate school experienes will benefit you?