FAQs for Current Students
You're expected to have questions. To make it easier for you, the FAQ section below has answers for you as a current student of one of our graduate programs. After you read the FAQs below, if your questions are not answered, please contact us.
How do I identify my faculty advisor?
MS students should take steps to identify an advisor to guide their thesis project as soon as possible. Similarly, PhD students should also take steps to identify an advisor to guide their research projects as soon as possible. Until you have found an advisor, the appropriate Graduate Director will act as your interim advisor.
What about the job opportunities after graduation?
Job opportunities depend heavily on many external factors (e.g., the economy, the particular area of specialization, the student's job search skills, etc.) so it is hard to give precise information on this. Graduates from our master's and PhD programs have been successful getting job offers from both large and small employers. For additional information, consider conducting an Internet search or contacting Graduate Director for Industrial and Systems Engineering, Associate Professor Sarah Lamor the Graduate Director for Systems Science, Associate Professor, Hal Lewis.
Additional FAQs from the Watson Advising Site for Graduate Students