FAQs — Survey and Reception
English majors and their advisers at the 2016 Senior Thesis Reception
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about the senior thesis survey, photo shoot, and reception. If you have other questions not addressed here, please feel free to email Carrie Gates.
And remember to fill out the survey before coming to the photo shoot on Friday, February 28, 2020, anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you at the senior thesis reception on Friday, April 3, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Forum of Jenkins Nanovic Halls.
I am doing a creative project (e.g., senior recital for music, art exhibit, screenplay, video, etc.) instead of a research paper. Should I still fill out the survey?
- Yes. Please describe your creative endeavor on the survey, attend the photo shoot and join us at the reception!
I did a capstone project to complete my program. Does that count?
- Yes, if you are completing a semester-long, independent research project to fulfill the requirements of a major or minor, we would still like to include you. Please fill out the survey, attend the photo shoot, and join us at the reception!
I am not an Arts and Letters major. Why am I receiving these emails?
- If you are not in the College of Arts and Letters, but you’re doing a thesis in an A&L department or with an A&L adviser, we would still like to include you. Please fill out the survey, attend the photo shoot, and join us at the reception anyway!
I am doing two senior theses or capstone projects. Do I need to fill out the survey twice?
- Wow, congratulations! And, yes, please fill it out once for each project.
I am in the Glynn Family Honors Program and received two emails about the survey and presentation. Do I need to fill out the survey twice?
- No. We will be doing a separate bound book for both A&L and College of Science students in the Glynn Family Honors Program, but you only need to submit your information to us once.
I don’t know what the title of my thesis will be. Should I still fill out the survey?
- Yes, please fill out the survey even if you’re not sure of your title yet. Include a draft title if you have one. Email Carrie Gates no later than March 24 if you have changes to your title.
I can’t make the senior thesis photoshoot. What should I do?
- Please fill out the survey by February 28 and contact Carrie Gates to sign up for the make-up date — but try to make the main photo shoot if at all possible. Only a limited number of timeslots are available at the make-up session. If you can’t make either date, please fill out the survey and email Carrie Gates to discuss other photo options.
What should I wear to the photo shoot?
- These are professional headshots, so we suggest that you wear at least “business casual” attire. In short, dress smartly. See last year’s presentation for an idea of what works well.
What happens to the information I submit and my professional photo?
- Using the survey information you provide, we will put together a presentation with each student’s photo and a description of their projects, to be shown on screens at the senior thesis reception. We also create a bound book of the presentation, which will be displayed in the Arts and Letters dean’s office, the provost’s office, and the office for undergraduate studies. The presentation can also be found on the Arts and Letters website and is shared with A&L departments. Occasionally, we will also feature your project or photo on a display or handout to promote the value of doing independent research or an Arts and Letters education. Please contact Carrie Gates with any questions about this.
Can I get a copy of my professional headshot?
- Yes, we will reach out to you after the reception in April to see if you would like to receive a high-res copy of your headshot. This is a great opportunity to get a free professional photo for LinkedIn.