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Applying to Graduate School in Engineering: A Practical Guide

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Conference

2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2018

Conference Session

Getting Into Graduate School

Tagged Divisions

Graduate Studies and Student

Page Count

8

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/27607

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16

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Katy Luchini-Colbry Michigan State University

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Katy Luchini-Colbry is the Director for Graduate Initiatives at the College of Engineering at Michigan State University, where she completed degrees in political theory and computer science. A recipient of a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, she earned Ph.D. and M.S.E. in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan. She has published more than two dozen peer-reviewed works related to her interests in educational technology and enhancing undergraduate education through hands-on learning. Luchini-Colbry is also the Director of the Engineering Futures Program of Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society, which provides interactive seminars on interpersonal communications and problem solving skills for engineering students across the U.S.

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Abstract

This is one of three papers proposed to accompany an interactive seminar called "Getting Into Graduate School."

This paper is a practical guide for applicants who wish to gain admission to graduate programs in engineering in the United States. It discusses the typical timeline and key components of the graduate school application process, and presents detailed suggestions for developing academic resumes for graduate school applications. The paper also discusses the most common types of statements requested as part of graduate school application processes (academic, personal, and combined) and offers specific suggestions for developing strong statements.

Luchini-Colbry, K. (2017, June), Applying to Graduate School in Engineering: A Practical Guide Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27607

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