Hi. Do you have any advice for someone who is…

Hi. Do you have any advice for someone who is looking to apply to graduate school but who graduated from college in 2016?

I’m applying for a PhD myself and so far i think that a good thing to do is to read the latest papers of the group/mentor you want to work with and maybe write down some ideas, idk for example i’ ve just finished my MSc and i’m kind of trying to link some research that i’ve done to the stuff i read in their papers, so to seem prepared & pretend to have good ideas. Good luck!