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Early Start Experience

Will you graduate in May? What are your summer plans? How about starting at Notre Dame early and get paid to learn about the department's research, take workshops on how to teach labs and tutorials and write winning fellowship applications, strengthen your language skills, and get settled in, all ahead of the hustle and bustle of Fall semester.


New graduate students encounter many changes when they first arrive on campus and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering's Early Start Experience allows them to to settle in to Notre Dame ahead of orientation week. Launched in 2016, the program was a resounding success and will be continued in the summer of 2017.

Admitted students have the option to come to campus early and learn about the department. While on-campus for this fully-funded program, they will investigate the research being in conducted in the department, meeting with faculty and current graduate students and present their findings at the end of the summer to CBE faculty and your cohort.