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   * September: Together with the undergraduate faculty advisor, organize a research symposium once or twice a year (good times are the beginnings of the semester, early September and late January). ​ Advertise to both the faculty and postdocs looking for undergraduate students.   * September: Together with the undergraduate faculty advisor, organize a research symposium once or twice a year (good times are the beginnings of the semester, early September and late January). ​ Advertise to both the faculty and postdocs looking for undergraduate students.
  
-  * Early/​Mid ​October: Hold an "​Applying to Grad School"​ night for the majors. ​ Get 3-4 first or second year grad students to serve as panelists, and start a discussion about the General GRE, Physics GRE, letters of rec, the essay, where to apply, etc.  Distribute copies of practice Physics GREs, which you can get from the previous Undergraduate Liaison. ​ Order pizzas for this event; the department will reimburse you.+  * Early/​Mid ​September: Hold an "​Applying to Grad School"​ night for the majors. ​ Get 3-4 first or second year grad students to serve as panelists, and start a discussion about the General GRE, Physics GRE, letters of rec, the essay, where to apply, etc.  Distribute copies of practice Physics GREs, which you can get from the previous Undergraduate Liaison. ​ Order pizzas for this event; the department will reimburse you.  Make sure to inform the students in Astro 7A about this event; many of them are transfer students who haven'​t yet declared the major but will do so in the subsequent spring. ​ Also, it seems that holding the event earlier in the school year leads to better turnout.
  
   * December: With Dexter Stewart, organize and hold an "​Applying for REUs" night for the majors. ​ Bring in majors who have already done an REU or other research project to talk about their experiences. ​ Point the students to the AURR webpage to find information about REUs and other research opportunities.   * December: With Dexter Stewart, organize and hold an "​Applying for REUs" night for the majors. ​ Bring in majors who have already done an REU or other research project to talk about their experiences. ​ Point the students to the AURR webpage to find information about REUs and other research opportunities.