Rotations: Philosophy “Academic Dating” Advisor style Lab environment Interesting research? Is there a FUNDED spot available for me? Opportunity for 3 diverse labs/fields
Rotations: How to Choose Email, talk to PI Talk with Rebecca and SJT Talk to current students Attend lab meetings Attend research talks BioE Seminars BioE Retreat
Rotations: Step-By-Step 1. Choose rotation lab. 2. Complete rotation agreement form. 3. Get rotation credit. UCB: BioE 298/299 UCSF: BioE 250 4. Rotate! ( NEVER REPEAT ROTATIONS!) 5. Submit rotation eval. form to RP or SJT.
Selecting a Lab Relationship with PI Available projects Engineering vs. Basic Science vs. Clinical Science Available funding (It’s not rude to ask!) Lab culture Goals, timeline, location, etc.
Qualifying Exam Milestone event Proposal & defense of 6-12 months of proposed research Oral presentation Written proposal By Fall 3 rd Year 4 Committee Members BEAST Presentation
Qualifying Exam: Beyond Research Dissertation Manuscript of PhD Exit Seminar Last requirement!
Teaching GSI = Graduate Student Instructor or Teaching Assistant Must GSI ≥1 class. Usually 2 nd /3 rd year You choose class with Rebecca and SJT Communication skills booster
Beyond the Requirements: After the PhD PhD Academia: -Research -Teaching Industry: -Startup -Corporate Gov’t Public Policy Consulting Non- Profit
Overview Overall Requirements Courses Rotations Selecting a lab Qualifying Exam Teaching What do I need to do right now?
What do I need to do now? Get IDs, bus passes Register for classes Plan rotations Residency Register for Retreat Fellowships
Now: ID Cards UCB: Cal1 Card office on Lower Sproul Plaza Valid gov’t issued ID Student ID # AC Transit Bus Pass: register for classes UCSF: should have it!
Now: Course Registration UC Berkeley telebears.berkeley.edu Fall and spring semesters UCSF saa.ucsf.edu/studentportal Fall, winter, spring quarters
Now: Course Registration UCB “home campus”: ≥12 units @ UCB every semester File study list at UCSF only when taking courses there UCSF “home campus”: ≥1 units @ UCB every semester File a UCSF study list w/ ≥8 units every quarter
Now: Course Advice 2 = good, 3 = pushing it. Most important “class” = rotation Info & advice from BEAST Wiki, Peer Advisors, UCB Course Schedule, UCSF Course Schedule BEAST Office Hours Crossing the Bay – Remember: 1-way cross-bay commute > 1 hr
Now: Fellowships Part of BioE 301 Ask BioEs with fellowships for tips/help. Workshops re: NSF applications at UCB each fall Graduate Division Fellowships Office http://www.grad.berkeley.edu/financial/fellowships_office.shtml Terry Johnson https://sites.google.com/site/tdjberkeley/advice/fellowships David Breslauer http://biopoets.berkeley.edu/davidb/money.php
Now: Residency Must become CA resident! NRT $15k more than CA tuition “Established continuous presence in CA” ≥1 year before Fall 2012 Objective evidence that CA is permanent home
Now: Residency Documents confirming arrival in CA before Fall 2011 (airline tickets, gas receipts, etc.) CA driver’s license / CA ID card, CA vehicle registration, CA voter registration card CA bank statements, CA rental agreement Prior year tax forms (state / federal) Documents confirming summer whereabouts Submission deadlines: UCB: 8/22/2012, UCSF: June 2012
Now: Register for Retreat Granlibakken Conference Center Meet students, profs, and alums Discover goings-on Find future rotations Have some fun in Tahoe Register now! http://bioeng.berkeley.edu/graduate/retreat11.html
Now: Attend Research Forums Departmental Seminar BERFs & Exit Seminars Seminars at both campuses Seminars in other Departments
Now: Talk to Advisors Graduate/Academic advisor Head Graduate advisors Your Peer advisor Head Peer advisors Research advisor (PI)
Rebecca Pauling SarahJane Taylor Program Administrators UCB UCSF BEAST PresidentsHead Peer Advisors Win Pin Ng Now: Get Questions Answered Joey Wilson Lukasz Bugaj Rebekah McLaughlin
Questions? Peer Advisors Faculty/Grad. Advisors Program Administrators BioE Grad. Student Handbook BEAST Wiki: https://ucbeast.berkeley.edu Ask around. (We are friendly!)
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