Thursday, November 17, 2022

Arthro-Pod EP 125: The Arthro-Pod Guide to Choosing a Grad School

Howdy bug lovers! Today's show is inspired by a listener request to talk about the different graduate entomology programs you can find here in the United States. We didn't want to rank programs necessarily, so we decided to talk about what we think is most important to think about when you are choosing a school to call home for a master's or doctoral degree. 

Tune in to hear about how each of us ended up in our graduate programs, what to look for in a potential mentor, some of the pitfalls of grad school, and maybe some advice on how to stay sane while you study your favorite insects!

Show Notes

There are rankings online that are aimed to help you see which entomology departments are the “best” though but question if the data used to create these ranking is applicable to you and your success as a graduate student. Does a program with many faculty or high level of federal funding necessarily have a good graduate experience?




You can check out this link from the Entomological Society of America for a fairly exhaustive list of possible grad school programs in entomology 

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