A few days ago (ok, maybe it was more than that, the days kind of blur together), Sci got an email in her inbox, and the instant she got it…she knew she had to address the crowd. For it went like this:
I am a neurobiology undergrad. I am looking at graduate programs. I
have figured out that there are a great many labs out there that I
would enjoy, which is bloody great – except the number of schools
they’re at is about 30.
How do I narrow this down and not either gloss over a really good
program that might be in a crap location or not select good criteria
for a curriculum or other things?
I want to hear from you especially because you’re a grad
student right now.
First off, Sci noticed a vast difference between this letter than the letters full of flattery and awe which are sent Isis’ way. Sci’s a little jealous. Perhaps her humble manner makes her more approachable, but we all want some worship, don’t we?!
(of course we do)
Anyway, on to the question. When looking at grad schools, how do you narrow it down? What should one look for in a grad program in neuroscience?