Ideas in Ecology and Evolution
Getting into graduate school can be tough if you have not done your homework. I outline eleven strategies for increasing your chances of successfully being accepted into an ecology or evolutionary biology lab. Try to get good grades as an undergraduate, do well on the Graduate Record Exam (if applicable), join a lab reading group or undertake an undergraduate thesis, take time to forge relationships so you can have strong reference writers, obtain relevant work experience, author a publication, read peer-reviewed literature, attend national meetings, come up with some good research ideas, develop a relationship with a potential advisor, and apply to at least ten schools. If you follow these strategies, you have a high probability of getting into graduate school in ecology and evolutionary biology.
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Original Publication Citation
Walters, E. (2018). Eleven strategies for getting into graduate school in ecology & evolutionary biology. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution, 11, 78-83.
Walters, Eric, "Eleven Strategies For Getting Into Graduate School in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology" (2018). Biological Sciences Faculty Publications. 364.