Thursday, July 10, 2014  
Undergraduate experience nets graduate success | Korean students get taste of BGSU
Students from Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul, South Korea, listen to Dr. Gi Woong Yun, telecommunications, during a seminar on "Interactive Media, Networked Society, and Technology" in the active-learning classroom in Olscamp Hall July 9. The students are at BGSU for the Media and Communication International Summer Institute.

UNDERGRADUATE ENGAGEMENT PROPELLED WILLIAMS TO GRADUATE SUCCESS

Seth Williams (right) with Dr. Susan Brown
There are no lazy days of summer for Seth Williams, who just finished his first year as a graduate student in sociology. Like most graduate students, his reading and research continue apace. But Williams has an advantage: the methods and skills required to be a success in graduate school are already well familiar to him, thanks to the preparation he received as an undergraduate.

Williams took every opportunity to conduct research and do hands-on work, encouraged by faculty who "noticed I had potential and vocalized that to me," he said.

By the time he received his bachelor's degree from BGSU, Williams had thoroughly learned to use the Stata data analysis and statistical software necessary for graduate school, had his work from an internship with BGSU's National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) posted to the center's website, had completed two independent studies and won a BGSU award for a paper resulting from one of them.

Not only did he gain experience as an undergraduate, he also made actual contributions to the body of knowledge in sociology.

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TAKE PART IN COMMENCEMENT AS A VOLUNTEER

Be part of the pride and joy of summer commencement on Saturday, Aug. 9, by serving as a volunteer. Ushers, program distributors and others are needed to help ensure that students' and their families' experience creates a happy, lasting memory.

Sign up online today. For more information, call Lorrie Sawaie at 419-372-2774.


IN BRIEF

Help create "Broadway's Next H!t Musical" at the Donnell Theatre this Saturday (July 12).