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Carnegie Mellon Department of Chemistry

Guide to Graduate Studies

Supplemental Materials

Agenda for Original Proposal Oral Exam

Please note that the following agenda is provided to promote consistency in the conditions across exams and committees, and to provide students with a clear picture of what to expect during their exam.

As preparation, the student should bring a copy of the written proposal. It can be useful to prepare some additional transparencies on key topics and/or be prepared to use the board to help in answering committee members’ questions. In general, it is useful to allot 1.5–2 hours for the presentation, following oral exam, and feedback.