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Seminario de Reclutamiento para

Internados de Verano y Escuela


Graduada UMass Amherst
Jess G. Alvelo-Maurosa, Ph.D Candidate

Department of Microbiology
University of Massachusetts Amherst
RISE-MARC Seminar Series UPR-RP

September 9, 2015

Social Media
Jesus Alvelo

@JesusAlvelo

#UMassUPR

Jesus Alvelo

UMass Campus

Surrounded by other 4 Colleges

Ranked #2 in the U.S. In Food

Graduate Employee Organization (GEO)

Research Facilities

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Solid Science Programs

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Biofuels/Physiology

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Solid Science Programs


Programs

Programs

VASCI
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Computer Science
Food Science
Kinesiology
Microbiology
Molecular/Cellular Biology
Neuroscience and Behavior
Evolutionary Biology
Polymer Science

Physics
Math and Statistics
Plant Biology
Biochemistry

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Financial Support

Programs

$23,000 stipend
Tuition Fees
Health Insurance
$600.00 for travel expenses
Dissertation Fellowship
Finishing Strong Fellowship
Monthly Meetings/Food
Graduate Workshops

VASCI
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Computer Science
Kinesiology
Microbiology
Molecular/Cellular Biology
Neuroscience and Behavior
Evolutionary Biology
Polymer Science
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Dr. Sandra L. Petersen: Executive Director

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Presidential Award

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Financial Support

Programs

$27,000 stipend (One year)


Tuition Fees
Health Insurance
Monthly Meetings/Food
Graduate Workshops
Mentorship

VASCI
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Computer Science
Kinesiology
Microbiology
Molecular/Cellular Biology
Neuroscience and Behavior
Evolutionary Biology
Psychology
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Useful Links Graduate School


IMSD Homepage
IMSD Brochure
Chemistry-Biology Interface Program

Office of Professional Development


PREP Program

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Links Summer Internship

Computer Science REU Program

Wind Energy REU Program

SURE REU Nanotechnology

NFS MRSEC UMass


ICE REU Program

Summer Programs
8-10 weeks
$4,000-5,000 stipend
Free housing
Food
Travel

SPUR NEAGEP Program


CURE REU Program
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Grad School in the U.S: A Puertorrican Perspective

Cultural Change
Adapt to climate
Bus vs Car
Income
Fiscal responsibility
Legally local
Culturally
international
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Grad School in the U.S: A Puertorrican Perspective


Find balance
Work vs Fun

Go to events
Read the emails

Interdisciplinary
No comfort zone
Profitable

Travel
Internships
Workshops
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Grad School in the U.S: A Puertorrican Perspective


Choosing a lab
Forget topic

Instead focus on:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Atmosphere
Money
Techniques
Publications
Topic

Varies a lot
New PI vs Old PI
Good lab, $, bad
people
Good lab, good
people, no money

Talk to grads
students!!!

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Grad School in the U.S: A Puertorrican Perspective


Relationships in lab

Not the sexy kind


Communication
Honesty
Fair

Negotiate with PI
After you give
results
Vacation time
Conferences
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Grad School in the U.S: A Puertorrican Perspective


To learn

Read papers
Read again
Small pilot test
Fail/Succed
Read again
Troubleshoot
Shooting trouble

Publications
Get them out
Collaborate
Co-authors are
good

Thesis
Very subjective
Topic/PI/Committee

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Grad School in the U.S: A Puertorrican Perspective


Beyond the title
Friends from the
world
Travel to places
Learn new stuff
You get paid
Happiness

Do not sacrifice

Dignity
Patience
Health
Happiness

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