PrinceElvis97

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Hello,

I am currently taking part in a research internship and at the culmination of our program we are presenting a poster at our university's symposium. Do you find poster presentations in university symposiums to be great as well, or do we have to present at a conference for it to be really worthwhile?

Also just wondering how would you rank the following based on what you value most in research:

1. Publication in a journal
2. Poster
3. Powerpoint presentation to faculty, staff, and students

Also if I have to make a poster AND give a separate talk to the entire science faculty and students in the college of science. How should I include both on my AMCAS?

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Thanks for your input!
 
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Dox4lyfe

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Wait but I though poster involves a presentation... so isn't it better than a normal presentation?
It depends. If it's the type of poster presentation where people walk around and some ask questions, then a presentation where everyone's attention is directed towards your project may be better.

A poster presented at a university symposium is something you could and should mention in your application, although regional and national conferences carry much more weight due to the selectivity and quality control.
 

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It depends. If it's the type of poster presentation where people walk around and some ask questions, then a presentation where everyone's attention is directed towards your project may be better.

A poster presented at a university symposium is something you could and should mention in your application, although regional and national conferences carry much more weight due to the selectivity and quality control.

So basically what I did is I created a poster at my university symposium AND also a separate presentation to the whole college of letters and sciences research faculty. I don't know how exactly to phrase that in my app, cuz I did both!


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So if I give an oral presentation at my university symposium is that better than giving a poster presentation at my university symposium?

I wouldn't consider it "better," OP. From the conferences I knew of, entering oral presentation is as easy as making a poster presentation. It was meant to give students another format to present their research, not necessary that one is better than another.
 

Dox4lyfe

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So if I give an oral presentation at my university symposium is that better than giving a poster presentation at my university symposium?


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Because this is a university symposium, there isn't much of a difference between a poster and an oral presentation. Had this been at a meeting or national/international conference, an oral presentation would have been much more significant.
 
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