Welcome to the GradCafe

Hello!  Welcome to The GradCafe Forums.You're welcome to look around the forums and view posts.  However, like most online communities you must register before you can create your own posts.  This is a simple, free process that requires minimal information. Benefits of membership:

  • Participate in discussions
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Search forums
  • Removes some advertisements (including this one!)

shikkui

Members
  • Content count

    43
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About shikkui

  • Rank
    Caffeinated

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Application Season
    Already Attending
  • Program
    PhD

Recent Profile Visitors

733 profile views
  1. Ah, my bad. Was redundant.
  2. Isn't the Trinity degree closer to what your PhD interests are? The other degree seems further away from what your goals are...
  3. I reached out to a few PIs, but I'm not sure it helped. It definitely did solidify what I wanted to do though, and what types of projects I'd be interested in. Before I interviewed though, a PI reached out to me though (before I knew I was even going to interview).
  4. I would say search for schools earlier than the GRE. That way, you can send in your 3 free GRE scores to schools you really like. Also, reading papers from potential PIs early is pretty important.
  5. Are you just starting or are you currently in it?
  6. I hate people like that. Seriously, the world doesn't revolve around just what you're interested in! A lot of my family members are like that, and it honestly sucks to spend a lot of time with them because of that.
  7. I would be interested in learning more about making academic connections in grad school (i.e grad level conferences). Perhaps a podcast episode about the side of grad programs outside of the research and class portions.
  8. If you're planning to submit your application this upcoming December-January, you could start around october, november to reach out the potential PIs. That's what I did. I took the GREs over the summer which gave me enough time to prepare outside of school and take the exam at my own leisure.
  9. People on this site really like talking and looking at rank, but I think it's important to look at individual research that PIs are conducting. There isn't any point going to a school if there aren't professors doing work that you're interested in doing. Also, when you're looking at schools online, you should think about the offers that you could possibly get in terms of funding. Some schools are waaaay more generous than others.
  10. Thanks, no problem! Congratulations on your decision! What will your project be focusing on?
  11. Daaaaamn! So many people on this site are going to Harvard!
  12. It'll be a move for me! Congratulations to you as well! Will you be moving? I thought there would be more people who would have decided by now. XD
  13. Hey all! I really wanted to start an acceptance thread for a while, but I waited! Hopefully, it's around a good time right now to start one. I wanted to ask all of you macro/micro biologists on this site about what programs you'll be attending starting this fall. Starting with me: I'm attending USC's MBBO program~! I'm going to be a Marine Biologist. Where are you all attending and what program? Or what two schools are you deciding between?
  14. I'll be joining the MEB department at USC starting this fall! I'm not sure about where I'll live, and I'm looking for roommates.
  15. I'm irritated that I still haven't heard back from most of the schools that I applied to this year... Not that it really matters at this point, but considering the amount of money I've paid to each school for the application fee, I think it's unacceptable how late they are past the decision date.