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by toferkey
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: PhDs - How to find a SF with research relavent to you?
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: PhDs - How to find a SF with research relavent to you?

I would disagree with regard to not doing SMART for PhD. My experience has been mostly positive, and SMART has just implemented a new program that will make it less relevant which facility you choose (essentially turning it into a post-doc). This year they just implemented a "seed funding" initiativ...
by toferkey
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Recipients
Topic: can we get a second degree at the same institution?
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: can we get a second degree at the same institution?

My opinion is that you are free to do this. Note from the previous poster the very important key term they copied, "Degree AWARD". If you receive the master's degree while completing the requirements for your PhD, and you don't have to do any additional courses or stay beyond your original award ter...
by toferkey
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: PhDs - How to find a SF with research relavent to you?
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: PhDs - How to find a SF with research relavent to you?

It's a bit of a crapshoot. I just looked at the websites for different SF's and tried to make a determination. One thing I also did was search for people with that lab's affilation on ResearchGate and LinkedIn to get an idea on what they ACTUALLY do, as opposed to what's on the website. I can say th...
by toferkey
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Strategies for Changing SF
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Strategies for Changing SF

I never changed SF, but some of my colleagues inquired with SMART about it. I'm assuming you are phase 1 and not yet hired at the SF. If so, I would just email your SMART Component liaison and ask them about it, it doesn't do your status any harm. My colleagues who were in phase 2, had emailed SMART...
by toferkey
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: NIWC-Pac salary
Replies: 2
Views: 1251

Re: NIWC-Pac salary

I don't know. However, one thing I've done to infer salary has been to keep an eye on USAJOBS from that specific organization to get an idea. SPecifically takea look at the minimum requirements and find one that aligns with you (even if it's not specifically your specialty). Also keep an eye out for...
by toferkey
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Advice from a Phase 3 scholar
Replies: 0
Views: 574

Advice from a Phase 3 scholar

All, Some advice from someone who has completed the program. Remember that you are an asset to your SF. They hired you because they want and need people with outstanding technical skills and intellect. Use this to your advantage, and don't let them keep you down. It's a two way street, they agreed t...
by toferkey
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Phase 3
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: Phase 3

I can't speak from personal experience, but I have two former colleagues who left somewhat prematurely. First to answer your question, yes SMART will almost certainly notice you have left early, regardless of how close you are to completing phase 2. Second question: If you intend to leave on your la...
by toferkey
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Document everything
Replies: 1
Views: 2601

Document everything

Just a friendly reminder to make sure you document your interactions with SMART. This includes: maintaining proof that your transcript has sent from you university, take screenshots of your award portal showing your documents have been accepted/received, and anything else so as to minimize a headach...