PTYS/LPL Exit Interview Questions For Ph.D.

For students leaving with a Ph.D.

(note that an additional personal exit interview will also take place with the Assistant Department Head)
Optional Info

1. These five skills or abilities are those we want students to have when they leave LPL. For each learning outcome below, please assess your skills/ability and indicate which components of the PTYS academic program were most useful in acquiring/improving the ability.

1a
Ability to demonstrate a broad, but quantitative, understanding of planetary science, broadly defined (including physical, chemical and geological processes at work in the Sun, the planets, their moons, and other Solar System objects, as well as the objects orbiting other stars, as well as the processes occurring in the atmospheres of planets and moons), as well as a more-focused understanding of a subfield in planetary sciences (e.g. geoscience, astronomy, atmospheres, etc., via a minor course of study).
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Core-course curriculum
Elective courses
Grad-student colloquia
GTA (or other teaching) experience
Comprehensive exam prep
PhD dissertation and defense
1b
Ability to design, conduct, and document a research project that generates results that can be published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.
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Core-course curriculum
Elective courses
Grad-student colloquia
GTA (or other teaching) experience
Comprehensive exam prep
PhD dissertation and defense
1c
Ability to effectively communicate and present your research, or critically analyze the work of others, to peers and colleagues (e.g., peer-reviewed literature, national or international conferences or workshops) and to broader audiences.
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Core-course curriculum
Elective courses
Grad-student colloquia
GTA (or other teaching) experience
Comprehensive exam prep
PhD dissertation and defense
1d
Ability to teach a university-level course in planetary sciences, or related field.
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Core-course curriculum
Elective courses
Grad-student colloquia
GTA (or other teaching) experience
Comprehensive exam prep
PhD dissertation and defense
1e
Ability to compete for careers in academia, government research labs/projects, private/not-for-profit research groups, education, or other jobs requiring the skills of a professional scientist, and to become a leader in the field.
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Core-course curriculum
Elective courses
Grad-student colloquia
GTA (or other teaching) experience
Comprehensive exam prep
PhD dissertation and defense
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