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1answer
75 views

What is the proper etiquette for requesting speakers from industry for an academic seminar?

I am in a program that has a seminar class where the students are strongly encouraged to get people to come and present. I was wondering if anyone else ever had to find speakers and if so had a sample ...
3
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1answer
165 views

Is it necessary to wear a white shirt inside the graduation gown for Masters degree graduation ceremony?

I have my graduation ceremony coming soon. The graduation dress usually consists of the gown, the hood and the mortar board. however the hand sleeves of the gown are a bit short and hence a full shirt ...
8
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2answers
179 views

Etiquette/social norms for a grad student toward a faculty going on sabbatical

I took a class with a professor and really liked his teaching. Since then, we've had several conversations and I've gone to him for advice once. While I don't work with him and I don't know if he'd ...
26
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4answers
3k views

How strong of an obligation does an advisor have to attend his/her Ph.D. students' graduation?

I will be graduating my first Ph.D. student this summer. My student is quite strong and has done good work, and I am quite proud of him! I do face one conundrum. He has expressed the hope that I ...
16
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3answers
584 views

Advisor's wife is having a baby, should we be getting him something?

My advisor's wife is having her first baby and he told us about it at our last lab meeting. We understand that this will mean he might need extra time/patience as the big day approaches, but are we ...
12
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1answer
400 views

Is it ok to ask a potential PhD advisor for more information about their future grants?

Is there an etiquette when asking Potential Advisors about their future projects? The reason I ask this is because a Potential Advisor informed me of a future grant that she is applying for, which ...
2
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2answers
411 views

Graduate Student Co-authorship Etiquette (Dissemination of Student Papers Not For Publication)

I recently finished my masters degree and co-authored a lengthy paper (It was my idea and I took the lead on the research and writing). The paper is not for publication but provides valuable ...
27
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7answers
23k views

What should a proper email signature look like for graduate students?

So far, what I have is First and Last Name Title Group/Lab Name School Name Address and Phone I'm especially confused about the "title". I'm not sure if it should say "Graduate Student", ...
4
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1answer
109 views

how to present a talk on work in preparation

I guess this is very common, to do a presentation to your lab. I wonder how I can cite in my slides that the presented work will be part of a future paper. I remember to see in past presentations a ...
11
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2answers
583 views

Advisor getting married, should grad students chip in for gift?

Our advisor is getting married over winter break. None of us are super close to him and the wedding is going to be a very private event that none of us are invited to. Should all of us (his graduate ...
9
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2answers
424 views

Appropriate time for contacting professors after PhD enrolment

Assume that one has begun a PhD program at a university which allows a student to choose an advisor after his/her first year in the program and the student has narrowed down to a couple of potential ...
12
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1answer
1k views

Etiquette for an initial meeting with a prospective advisor: What is expected of the student?

Assuming that one has begun a PhD program at a university which allows a student to choose an advisor after his/her first year in the program and the student has narrowed down on a couple of potential ...
18
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2answers
412 views

Etiquette for discussing authorships, expectations, etc. with potential advisors

Assuming that one has begun a PhD program at a university which allows a student to choose an advisor after his/her first year in the program and the student has narrowed down on a couple of potential ...
14
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3answers
642 views

Etiquette for establishing contact with multiple professors for PhD guidance

Assuming that one has begun a PhD program at a university which allows a student to choose an advisor after his/her first year in the program and the student has narrowed down to a couple of potential ...
8
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2answers
210 views

Etiquette to take external help

Assume that the student (during his PhD) is faced with a problem which he and his advisor are both completely new to; The advisor is trying to help the student but owing to his lack of ...