Infoõhtu: Graduate Study in the USA. Myths and Realities
Oled huvitatud magistri- või doktoriõppest USAs, kuid ei tea, kust alustada?
Tule kohtuma professor Jan Kregeli (Bard College) ja professor James Mendeziga (Indiana University- Purdue University) kolmapäeval, 11. oktoobril kell 16.00 TTÜ Mektorysse Raja 15-034.
Basics to know about the graduate school in the US. What US grad schools offer for STEM areas and for social sciences/humanities/economics.
How to prepare yourself for successful application? Who are the international students American professors are looking for?
Presenting yourself to faculty member/professor (first e-mail, how to introduce yourself). What is most important in the application, and why? GPA? GRE score? Work experience? Recommendation letters? Personal Statement? Resume´?
Mõni sõna esinejatest:
Professor James Mendez: currently I am an assistant professor of chemistry at Indiana University - Purdue University Columbus. I received a B.S. in physics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana and a Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio. I started by academic career teaching at a community college in Louisiana (essentially a teaching college). My current university also has a focus on undergraduate education although I have a small research group researching polymer from natural sources.
Professor Jan Kregel: Jan Kregel is director of research at the Levy Economics Institute, director of the Levy Institute master’s program in economic theory and policy, and head of the Institute’s Monetary Policy and Financial Structure program. He also holds the position of professor of development finance at Tallinn University of Technology. In 2009, Kregel served as Rapporteur of the President of the UN General Assembly’s Commission on Reform of the International Financial System. He previously directed the Policy Analysis and Development Branch of the UN Financing for Development Office and was deputy secretary of the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters. His major works include a series of books on economic theory, among them, Rate of Profit, Distribution and Growth: Two Views (1971); The Theory of Economic Growth (1972); Theory of Capital (1976); and Origini e sviluppo dei mercati finanziari (1996).
In 2011, Kregel was elected to the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, also known as the Lincean Academy, the oldest honorific scientific organization in the world. He studied under Joan Robinson and Nicholas Kaldor at the University of Cambridge, and received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University under the chairmanship of Paul Davidson. He is a life fellow of the Royal Economic Society (UK) and an elected member of the Società Italiana degli Economisti. In 2010, he was awarded the prestigious Veblen–Commons Award by the Association for Evolutionary Economics for his many contributions to the economics field.