Useful pointers for CS PhD Students
Slide presentation from the 2011 ISI Graduate Student Symposium: "Courses,
Quals, and Thesis: Roadmaps and Advice for Graduate Students"
I used to organize a discussion at the beginning of the school year
how to make it through the PhD program at USC. .
I have a few slides from my talk on
applying to a PhD program.
Tambien puedes ver informacion adicional que
les doy a mis compatriotas espaNoles sobre
el proceso de admisiones y de financiacion.
Other useful pointers are:
Transcripts from the
Workshop on Academic Careers for Women,
(which means advice from women, and is not specific to women.)
- On financial aid:
The financial aid information page,
sponsored by the National Association of
Financial Aid Administrators. It contains information on scholarships and
grants, as well as warnings about fraudulent search firms. The association
consumer scholarship tips .
The College Board
database of scholarship sources called Expan Scholarship Search. A similar
database is available in many libraries and counselors' offices through a
software program called Fund Finder, also from the College Board.
The Sudent Loan Marketing Association
offers information on scholarships, grants and students loans.
is a free version
of the data base of the Scholarship Resource Network, a search firm. It
focuses on private-sector aid like academic scholarships.
"The Prentice Hall Guide to Scholarships and Fellowships for Math
and Science Students",
by Mark Kantrowitz and Joann P. DiGennaro.
Many pointers to advice on research and writing.
Many more pointers and advice
"How to do Research in the MIT AI Lab", by David Chapman.
"Estudios Superiores: Como Despegar a EEUU",
de Carlos Puchol y Emilio Camahort.