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Academic Advising Day
Group Pre-Advising Session (Junior Class) Prof.
George Pins
  • February 12, 2008

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Topics for Juniors?
  • How do I do a degree audit?
  • How do I find an awesome MQP?
  • How do I find an REU or summer internship?
  • BME careers (BS/MS, Grad. School, industry)
  • Graduate School
  • Other????

3
How do I do a degree audit?
  • 4 year plan helpful for detailed scheduling
  • http//users.wpi.edu/kbilliar/service_adviseersrc
    .html
  • BME Tracking document to figure out what you
    need to graduate - Fill it in EACH semester!
  • http//users.wpi.edu/kbilliar/service_adviseersrc
    .html
  • Electronic audit to Registrars Website
  • Login through student tools
  • Known bugs

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How do I schedule in all those courses?
  • Course schedules
  • http//www.wpi.edu/Admin/Registrar/Rainbow/
    (Course schedule for current 07-08)
  • http//www.wpi.edu/Admin/2008courselist.html
    (Preliminary schedule for 08-09)
  • Watch out for category II classes (check course
    schedules, review 07-08 schedule)

6
How do I find an awesome MQP?
  • ATTEND BME Department MQP Fair
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008
  • Washburn 229, 5 PM
  • Send project sign-up sheet to Prof. Rolle
  • Go to
  • http//www.wpi.edu/Academics/Projects/ for
    project listings
  • Propose your own idea and group?
  • Think of background courses and experiences that
    youll need for your MQP
  • Analysis/design skills - FEM/CAD, Circuits,
    materials
  • Lab skills - wet lab, cell culture, testing
  • Writing
  • Aim to have Project by end of C or D terms.

7
How do I find a job or research internship over
the summer?
  • REU and summer internships are great, but
    competitive (see http//users.wpi.edu/bmes/)
  • Check under student resources http//www.wpi.edu/A
    cademics/Depts/BME/Resources/links.html
  • REUs http//www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.c
    fm
  • Career Development Center information sessions
  • Summer Internships and Cooperative Education
  • Given by CDC on academic advising day
  • Check www.medzilla.com
  • Check our MassMEDIC or Mass Biotech. Initiative
    for Massachusetts companies http//www.massmedic.c
    om/ or http//www.massmedic.com/
  • When REUs (NOW!!!!! May are closed!!!),
    Internships/Co-ops (Late C or D terms)
  • Jobs BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!

8
What can I do with a BS, MS, and PhD?
  • Undergraduate (BS) Degree (Biomaterials example)
  • Device/Implant Design and Development Team
  • Biomaterials Selection/Feasibility Assessment
  • Clinical, User Interface
  • QA/QC/Regulatory/Sales
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Graduate School
  • Masters (MS/ME) Degree
  • Team Leader/Program Manager
  • Research and Development
  • Doctoral (PhD) Degree
  • Director of Research and Development
  • Academic Research

9
When do I sign up for the BS/MS program?
  • Go to site
  • http//www.wpi.edu/Academics/Depts/BME/Undergradua
    te/bsms.html
  • Apply spring of Junior year or Fall Senior year
  • Completely SEPARATE from admission to the
    graduate program
  • Get signatures of instructors of 4000-level
    courses youd like to double count before you
    take the course

10
What is the difference between and M.S. and an M.
Eng. degree?
  • M.S. requires a thesis and is generally
    considered more scholarly and hands on than the
    M.Eng. (M.E.).
  • The M.E. does not require a thesis but requires
    additional coursework - it is generally viewed
    good technical degree.

11
Graduate School Applications
  • Begin in the Fall, GREs are VERY important for
    highly competitive programs
  • Personal Statements / Recommendation Letters
  • See http//www.wpi.edu/Academics/FS/
  • For letters, ask faculty that know you and/or you
    did well in their classes

12
What do I need to do before meeting with my
advisor to get the most out of our meeting?
  • Fill out a proposed course schedule for upcoming
    year
  • Fill out a BME tracking document and tentative 4
    year plan
  • Any questions you have about MQP, summer jobs,
    career planning, etc.
  • Degree evaluation
  • See tracking document
  • Links and forms
  • http//users.wpi.edu/kbilliar/service_adviseersrc
    .html

13
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Title: Academic Advising Day


1
Academic Advising Day
Group Pre-Advising Session (Junior Class) Prof.
George Pins
  • February 12, 2008

2
Topics for Juniors?
  • How do I do a degree audit?
  • How do I find an awesome MQP?
  • How do I find an REU or summer internship?
  • BME careers (BS/MS, Grad. School, industry)
  • Graduate School
  • Other????

3
How do I do a degree audit?
  • 4 year plan helpful for detailed scheduling
  • http//users.wpi.edu/kbilliar/service_adviseersrc
    .html
  • BME Tracking document to figure out what you
    need to graduate - Fill it in EACH semester!
  • http//users.wpi.edu/kbilliar/service_adviseersrc
    .html
  • Electronic audit to Registrars Website
  • Login through student tools
  • Known bugs

4
(No Transcript)
5
How do I schedule in all those courses?
  • Course schedules
  • http//www.wpi.edu/Admin/Registrar/Rainbow/
    (Course schedule for current 07-08)
  • http//www.wpi.edu/Admin/2008courselist.html
    (Preliminary schedule for 08-09)
  • Watch out for category II classes (check course
    schedules, review 07-08 schedule)

6
How do I find an awesome MQP?
  • ATTEND BME Department MQP Fair
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008
  • Washburn 229, 5 PM
  • Send project sign-up sheet to Prof. Rolle
  • Go to
  • http//www.wpi.edu/Academics/Projects/ for
    project listings
  • Propose your own idea and group?
  • Think of background courses and experiences that
    youll need for your MQP
  • Analysis/design skills - FEM/CAD, Circuits,
    materials
  • Lab skills - wet lab, cell culture, testing
  • Writing
  • Aim to have Project by end of C or D terms.

7
How do I find a job or research internship over
the summer?
  • REU and summer internships are great, but
    competitive (see http//users.wpi.edu/bmes/)
  • Check under student resources http//www.wpi.edu/A
    cademics/Depts/BME/Resources/links.html
  • REUs http//www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.c
    fm
  • Career Development Center information sessions
  • Summer Internships and Cooperative Education
  • Given by CDC on academic advising day
  • Check www.medzilla.com
  • Check our MassMEDIC or Mass Biotech. Initiative
    for Massachusetts companies http//www.massmedic.c
    om/ or http//www.massmedic.com/
  • When REUs (NOW!!!!! May are closed!!!),
    Internships/Co-ops (Late C or D terms)
  • Jobs BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!

8
What can I do with a BS, MS, and PhD?
  • Undergraduate (BS) Degree (Biomaterials example)
  • Device/Implant Design and Development Team
  • Biomaterials Selection/Feasibility Assessment
  • Clinical, User Interface
  • QA/QC/Regulatory/Sales
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Graduate School
  • Masters (MS/ME) Degree
  • Team Leader/Program Manager
  • Research and Development
  • Doctoral (PhD) Degree
  • Director of Research and Development
  • Academic Research

9
When do I sign up for the BS/MS program?
  • Go to site
  • http//www.wpi.edu/Academics/Depts/BME/Undergradua
    te/bsms.html
  • Apply spring of Junior year or Fall Senior year
  • Completely SEPARATE from admission to the
    graduate program
  • Get signatures of instructors of 4000-level
    courses youd like to double count before you
    take the course

10
What is the difference between and M.S. and an M.
Eng. degree?
  • M.S. requires a thesis and is generally
    considered more scholarly and hands on than the
    M.Eng. (M.E.).
  • The M.E. does not require a thesis but requires
    additional coursework - it is generally viewed
    good technical degree.

11
Graduate School Applications
  • Begin in the Fall, GREs are VERY important for
    highly competitive programs
  • Personal Statements / Recommendation Letters
  • See http//www.wpi.edu/Academics/FS/
  • For letters, ask faculty that know you and/or you
    did well in their classes

12
What do I need to do before meeting with my
advisor to get the most out of our meeting?
  • Fill out a proposed course schedule for upcoming
    year
  • Fill out a BME tracking document and tentative 4
    year plan
  • Any questions you have about MQP, summer jobs,
    career planning, etc.
  • Degree evaluation
  • See tracking document
  • Links and forms
  • http//users.wpi.edu/kbilliar/service_adviseersrc
    .html

13
Other Questions ???
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