Application Assistance Program
The academic community prospers when talents from different backgrounds come together to solve scientific problems. Since 2019, the BCS Application Assistance Program (AAP) has been striving to narrow the information gap and share social capital in STEM.
The AAP is a volunteer-based, student-run initiative that allows current graduate students to offer support to and share personal experiences with prospective students during the graduate application process. AAP volunteers are happy to answer questions related to student life, career planning and graduate application.
Our volunteers are enrolled in the BCS PhD program and working in labs in computational, molecular, systems, and cognitive research domains of the department. Each volunteer comes from a unique set of personal trajectory, training experience and cultural background, and therefore represents their own views rather than the stance of BCS as a department. Personal information shared with the AAP volunteers will not be shared outside of the group, or with BCS faculty.
Applicants may sign up for the AAP here starting Sept 1, 2023. Enrollment to the AAP closes on Nov 20, 2023 (i.e. a few days before the PhD program’s application deadline).
Current or former members of the BCS Grad community may sign up as volunteers anytime by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.