Can someone provide advise as to what a student should do immediately after being accepted into a graduate program and has identified with a professor?
Usually students are accepted in the middle of their final year of undergrad. A window of time opens between now and when the first semester begins.
I wonder what should a student optimally do during this time to smoothly transit into the designated graduate program.
Build up relationships with other graduate students, professors
Start reading papers on the topic of focus
Start preparing course work for first year of graduate school
Start identifying specific research area and pin point thesis topic and open questions
Get to know the locale
But ultimately this question is directed at people who have went through this process. What can a student do now in the little time that he or she has to smoothly enter the graduate program?