March 8, 2023

EE 500 A: Hacking the Ph.D.: An Introduction to ECE Research, and More
Spring 2023 – 1 credit
Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:20 am – ECE 269

Instructor: Georg Seelig,
The goal of this course is to help you be successful in graduate school. You’ll be able to practice writing, presentation and other practical skills in a supportive environment. The class will be
most useful for those still starting out, but all graduate students are welcome. We will cover a broad range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • The Ph.D. process – the Big 3 exams (qualifying, prelim exam, final exam).
  • Finding an advisor and picking a research project
  • Creating your community and professional network
  • Funding your Ph.D. through RA, TA, and fellowships
  • Health and well-being, dealing with frustration and stress
  • How to be a successful TA and a mentor to undergraduate students
  • Research ethics – case studies of research gone wrong
  • How to write a good fellowship or paper abstract
  • Improving your presentation skills – promoting your research and yourself
  • Career paths in industry and academia and how to prepare for interviews

2023 Spring EE 500 Hack the PhD – Introduction to Research

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