Tuesday, November 12, 2013

5th Meeting - Graduate School Panel!

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We heard some great information from several Texas CSD grad programs today!

But first, some quick announcements:

Service Chair
- Buddy Day: Next Friday! Nov 22nd - 10 am - 12pm
- Thanksgiving Baskets - next meeting!
   - earn 1 service point for bringing a thanksgiving-themed food item
   - earn 1 service point for helping make thanksgiving baskets at the meeting

Fundraising Chair
- Bake Sale on Friday was a big success! Thanks to all who helped!
- Campus Candy - Next Tuesday! - Nov 19th from 4-9 pm
   - proceeds go to Austin Speech Labs!
   - we NEED at least 50 transactions for Campus Candy to be able to give us a check, so PLEASE COME!!!!


Socials
- Bowling! Next Thursday! Nov 21st @ 7 PM at the Union Underground
   - $2.50 bowling; $2 shoes
- Winter Holiday Social - TBD (will be during dead days)
   - we'll have activities like cookie decorating!


Panel!!!

UT Dallas - Dr. Robert Stillman
- stillman@utdallas.edu
- suggests you come visit!
- things to think about when choosing grad schools:
   - what is the school's approach to clinical education?
      - they individualize the program for you!
      - they have diverse students
      - they're very flexible - they know our career goals will change a lot as we go through grad school
      - they have a practicum with adults and children each for a semester, then it's up to you
         - a variety of settings are available in Dallas!
   - what's their degree plan like?
      - half required courses, half electives you decide on within CSD
      - they make it easy for you to specialize in things!
   - what are their facilities like?
      - UTD has two - Callier and Richardson 
   - reputation
      - US News and World Report rankings are great, but check with employers about who they hire!
   - what's the environment like?
      - very friendly, somewhat large program
      - open door policy
      - focus on being non-competitive, and that everyone succeeds

Baylor
- four semesters, last is all practicum
- 5 clinics at Baylor as well as off-campus opportunities
- lots of scholarships are offered!
- accept in the spring, summer and fall!
- very clinic-oriented
   - means the professors can focus on students more!
- GRE scores ARE important, but keep that in balance - the whole picture of YOU is most important
- letters of recommendation are also important to show you're driven and can finish quickly
- next deadline is Feb 15th
- class is 8-15 people per semester 
- have good pass-rates for PRAXIS
- clinic focuses on working together
- professors view the field as a mission, and what you to discover your mission 

University of North Texas
- five semester program SLP
- financial resources available dedicated to master's students
- clinical training available in larger Dallas-Ft. Worth area
- only accept in fall, usually 35-40 applicants
- audiology program is 3 years curriculum, 1 year paid externship
   - wide variety of courses
   - very strong in preparing you clinically, although research opportunities are also available!
   - make sure the research faculty get to know you well and become good contacts for you as you move into your career
- their SLP and audiology programs overlap and work together!
- clinical excellence is a focus
   - SLP program has a diverse range of supervisors with many areas of expertise
   - AUD program has a 1-1 to 1-2 supervisor to student ratio
- a way to build a great reputation to get lots of hands-on experience in the DFW Metroplex 
- SLP program only accepts 8%
- AUD program accepts 12%
- 100% PRAXIS pass rate and employment rate 

Our Lady of the Lake
- 25 students
- GPA, GRE, and letters of rec most important
- also letter of intent and resume!
- CLD and bilingual certificates available
   - (CLD = culturally diverse)
- small campus!
- Catholic School
- assistantships are only available for first years since second years are off-campus most of the time
- professors very willing to work with you on your interests
- thesis and non-thesis options 
- provide diverse options for externships 

General advice from the panel
- show schools you're interested! go visit! contact them!
- employers care more about your experience you've accumulated than whether you went to the same school for both your undergrad and grad degrees
- whether or not a group at a particular school gets competitive depends a lot on 1)the people 2)the size - less likely when it's large
- Baylor - research in language and literacy is what they're known for
- UNT - SLP - known for swallowing, voice, pediatrics; AUD - strong clinically
- UTD - AUD - cochlear implants are what they're known for; SLP - known for the language component more than speech 
- Our Lady - voice, speech science are a couple of things they focus on 

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