PTYS/LPL Graduate Student Exit Survey

For students leaving without a degree

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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).
1b
Ability to design, conduct, and document a research project that generates results that can be published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.
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.
1d
Ability to teach a university-level course in planetary sciences, or related field.
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.
Conference Presentations (Poster or Oral)
External (non-LPL) fellowships/research grants/funding/travel awards
Participation in outreach events or opportunities to communicate science to a broad audience, i.e., non-scientists
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