In our last issue, we shared pictures of Joint Program students collecting environmental samples for analysis, working with underwater robots, and more! Many of those pictures were from the pre-COVID world. Some showed JP students at work in masks during COVID, but many students had to postpone fieldwork during 2020. Now, during the summer of 2021, more students are returning to fieldwork! We have some updated pictures to share of JP students at work!
Graduate school, no matter what came before, will be a new experience. Despite the label, parts are less like school and more like a normal job, and the parts that are school in the traditional sense of classes tend to have a narrower scope and higher intensity. We’ve surveyed four students in the Joint Program who have just completed their first year, and they offered a fresh set of ideas on what to look for and expect in graduate school!