mthompson33 Posted August 31, 2012 Share Posted August 31, 2012 Hello all! I recently began my quest for the perfect program and grad advisor. I'm persuing a masters in Ecology and not very quickly. Most of the people I know who have gone down this road began by contacting professors and then applying to the school only after they've confirmed that there is a professor interested in working with them. Is this normal? And on contacting advisors, how much do I need to tell them about myself? I really don't know what I want my project to be on other than that I'm mainly interested in Herpetology and would like to gain new experience. I've only conducted field work in the past and would like a masters project that gets me into the lab (weither its a genetics component or isotopic signatures for food web mapping..... I don't know). I'm scared to contact a professor and make a negative impression so I've just been spinning my wheels getting ready to contact them and not actually doing it. Any advice you have to offer on the process would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for the help! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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