Virtual events on how to find—and land—the right graduate-study opportunity

To an undergraduate student slogging their way through such curricular masterpieces as organic chemistry, heat transfer, and fracture mechanics, grad school may very well seem like a beast lurking in the shadows of some far off future, the dragon at the end of a hero’s arduous journey.

"It doesn't have to be that way," says Sabrina Jedlicka, associate professor and associate dean of academic affairs. "Whether or not to attend graduate school, and how to choose the right path once you've made that decision, is really just about understanding your options and following your interests."

To help Lehigh's STEM-minded students consider the possibilities of graduate studies in engineering, the Rossin College Office of Academic Affairs is hosting a number of virtual education sessions throughout October, aimed at making the entire process more transparent.

"This is not a hard sell of Lehigh's graduate programs, but we'd be delighted to make it onto our undergraduates' short lists next spring," says Sabrina. "Our goal is to equip our students to find the right path forward for themselves, whether it be here on South Mountain, or South Bend, or South China."

Contact the Rossin College Office of Academic Affairs with questions.

Please use the registration links below to gain access to the following virtual events: [Please note: Use your Lehigh email address when filling out the registration forms.] 

 


 

Hacking Grad School: An insider's guide to engineering grad studies
Wednesday 10/14, 7-8pm Eastern
Host(s): Associate dean Sabrina Jedlicka, Professors Donald Rockwell (MechE) and Mark Snyder (ChBE)

Yes, after college, you may really (actually) decided that your best bet is more school. So, how do you make that call? How do you find the right opportunity, what do you need to do to apply, how can you position yourself for success once you make that decision? Attend this session to learn how to consider your options, the differences between master's, PhD, and other opportunities, and the glory that is the grad school application process. This session is open to all students of Lehigh's Rossin College, as well as its College of Arts and Sciences. Register via the button below, or browse directly to https://forms.gle/aANGH9douFVFmxPV9.

Hacking Grad School
Wednesday 10/14, 7-8pm Eastern

 


 

The path toward PhD
Wednesday 10/21, 7-8pm Eastern
Host(s): Associate dean Sabrina Jedlicka; Assistant dean Susan Perry

The PhD degree is the most advanced degree one can earn, signifying one's mastery of a highly-refined topical area. How do you know what research topic to pursue? How do you find the right program and faculty mentor? In this session targeted primarily at junior and seniors in engineering, you'll get in-depth on the application process, including finding the right opportunities and recommenders, surviving the interview process, and how to evaluate offers and associated funding considerations. Register via the button below, or browse directly to https://forms.gle/VsKruU8VAaFPRWUC8.

The path toward PhD
Wednesday 10/21, 7-8pm Eastern

 


 

Is a master's degree right for you?
Wednesday 10/28, 7-8pm Eastern
Host(s): Associate dean Sabrina Jedlicka; Assistant dean Susan Perry

For many graduating seniors, a master's degree can be the ticket to a different career trajectory through the acquisition of advanced skills and knowledge, often via research. What is the difference between an MS and an M.Eng., and is it the same across disciplines? How can you best position yourself for success through the application process, and beyond? This session, aimed at seniors in the Rossin College, will help explain the benefits, the process, and outcomes of engaging in master's studies in engineering. Register via the button below, or browse directly to https://forms.gle/v2kZKAV3r4gkzMKc8.

Is a Master’s degree right for you?
Wednesday 10/28, 7-8pm Eastern

 


 

Contact the Rossin College Office of Academic Affairs with questions.

Hacking grad school

Don't stress about grad school—we can help!

The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University is hosting a number of virtual events throughout October to help undergraduate engineers understand the general landscape of  graduate opportunities within their discipline, and how to go about exploring those options with confidence.