Friday, October 12, 2012

Creating Your Own Opportunity

"Creating Your Own Opportunities"
Special Chemistry Junior-Only Event
Thursday Oct. 18, 7:00-8:30
RNS 356

This is a very important event for all junior chemistry majors. The basic premise is this: Don't wait for opportunities to land in your lap. Go after them! Regardless of your career plans, there is going to be vital information discussed at this meeting that will help you get where you want to go (or help you figure out where that is).

We're starting a new program in the Chemistry Department this year to proactively help YOU SPECIFICALLY make the absolute best you can out of the few remaining opportunities you have before graduation next year. I know -- sounds like a long time off, still, but now is the time to plan. Now is the time to get organized! We want to help you do that.

At this meeting we'll discuss:

-- Research opportunities both during this coming summer and during the academic year.
-- Deadlines and how to make sure you don't miss them.
-- Getting recommendation letters.
-- Opportunities for independent study and independent research.
-- Advanced courses in chemistry coming your way this spring and next year, including "Literature of Chemistry" -- a senior-only course.
-- The seminar program, and what you can do to shape it to your interests and make it your own.

The Department really needs your input on many of these fronts. How can we help you achieve your goals? How can we make these last few semesters the best for you? How can we tune our program to this PARTICULAR group of upcoming seniors? What do you want to see? What do you want to learn about?

So, 7:00 - 8:30 next Thursday, RNS 356. Be there! (Or let me know you can't make it and why, please.)

Refreshments provided. (Suggestions welcome!)

Prof. Hanson

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