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How to Navigate Your Relationship with Your Academic Advisor

May 16, 2019

As a graduate student, you’ll work with many faculty members over the course of your program — and each will help you in different ways. Your advisor, in particular, is one significant figure. The best partnerships ...

Inside SMU’s Clean Room: An Engineer’s Playground

May 9, 2019

Nanotechnology is driving some of today’s most exciting engineering breakthroughs, and for those on the forefront of nanotechnology research, the clean room is the ultimate playground.

A Current Student's Perspective: The Reality of Pursuing your Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

May 2, 2019

Note: this interview was condensed and edited for clarity.  Is graduate school really the new undergrad? Are you cut out for conducting research in your field? While Electrical and Computer Engineering is a growing ...

[New Resource] — A Complete Guide to Earning Your Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

April 25, 2019

In an age of rapidly advancing technology, the fields of electrical and computer engineering are undoubtedly pushing the frontiers of what scientists and researchers ever thought was possible. With practical and ...

5 Common Myths About Ph.D. Programs — Setting the Record Straight

April 18, 2019

The decision to pursue a Ph.D. is a big choice and requires lots of thought, research, and planning. After all, there are so many questions to consider when getting a doctorate such as: How much time will it take? Will ...

3 Mistakes Graduate Students Make When Applying for Research Fellowships

April 11, 2019

Earning a prominent research fellowship is a major accomplishment. Not only does it provide necessary funding for you to do your work, but it also carries a sense of prestige that helps elevate your reputation as a ...

How to Handle Rejection from Graduate School

April 4, 2019

You put a lot of hard work into your applications, but unfortunately, you didn’t get that admit letter for the Fall. It can really bring you down and make you second-guess your decision to pursue getting a doctorate.   ...