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Big Ten Academic Alliance Discovery Program The Application Process Zoom Meetup - Shared screen with speaker view
Rashaad Barnett (he/his) - Northwestern University
12:31
Hello and welcome Stephanie
Rashaad Barnett (he/his) - Northwestern University
12:35
It's great to see you
Rashaad Barnett (he/his) - Northwestern University
21:19
what was the question again
BTAA
21:31
What’s the difference between undergrad and graduate school, and what should I expect in my graduate school journey beginning with the application?
Rashaad Barnett (he/his) - Northwestern University
21:39
thank you
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
21:42
What’s the difference between undergrad and graduate school, and what should I expect in my graduate school journey beginning with the application?
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
23:06
Next questions: What are the most important things to know when applying to graduate school and for improving my application?
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
23:21
I'll call on R and G next
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
27:28
Stephanie then Richard, next question: What do programs look for in applicants, and how can I make myself stand out?
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
31:19
we are moving into the next section
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
31:29
Timeline and PreparationWhen should I start my application, and what's an appropriate timeline for developing a competitive application?
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
33:03
Gabriela, I'll call on you next
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
34:52
Rashaad, I'll call on you next
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
35:44
Rashaad (hold, I'll ask others to chime in before the next questions -- here's your question): What advice do you have for preparing for the application process, and what skills should I start developing now in order to have a competitive application?
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
35:58
Richard you're next
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
39:42
Stephanie do you want to chime in with this question?
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
44:06
Gabriela and Richard: Are there resources to help me develop a competitive application? (mentors, career services)
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
49:57
Stephanie, I'm going to ask you to answer this question because we are running out of time:
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
49:59
Application ComponentsWhat’s the difference between a statement of purpose, a personal statement, a supplemental statement, a diversity statement, and a research statement?
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
53:56
I'm passing on the CV question (Rashaad)
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
55:09
Rashaad and Richard: Are there any tips you can provide on crafting the best personal statement?
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
55:58
Gabriela and Stephanie: My GPA is not great, are there other things I can do with my application to show I am still equipped and ready for graduate school?
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
01:03:28
nice transition !
Rashaad Barnett (he/his) - Northwestern University
01:05:01
I am so sorry, I didn't know that was your question
Stephanie Danette Preston, Penn State University
01:05:15
no worries
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
01:05:18
it was a perfect transition !
Stephanie Danette Preston, Penn State University
01:05:22
yes
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
01:06:12
We don't have a lot of time, so I'm just going to ask these two final questions:
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
01:06:15
After the ApplicationWhat should I expect once I’ve submitted my application, and how long do I have to wait before I hear back from the program?Please explain the admissions process? How do admissions committees decide who gets accepted?
Christopher Pérez - University of Maryland
01:10:37
SROP Coordinators: https://www.btaa.org/resources-for/students/srop/introduction