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  1. Hi guys, I'd really appreciate your help with my situation. I'm planning on applying to USC for the Construction Management graduate program and I just took the GRE's yesterday, however I got slightly lower scores due to my lack of preparation.Here's a brief description of my application:1. Undergraduate degree at California State University, Northridge with a major in Civil Engineering and minor in UrbanPlanning. (Cumulative GPA is 3.45)2. Four years of design and CM/PM work experience at reputable firms and municipal agency.3. Letter of Intent (will be good)4. Recommendation Letter (will be good)5. GRE scores: Verbal - 143, Quantitative - 158 (negative portion of app)Although my GRE scores are slightly lower than preferred, I don't think that USC is going to deny me just because of this one flaw on my app. I'm going to be super busy until the deadline for the application in January 2018 and find it very difficult for me to allow myself the time to study more and take the exam AND on top of that get recommendation letters, write my letter of intent, and apply. What do you guys think? Is it worth retaking the exam for a maximum of 5 point increase for each portion of the GRE?
  2. I'm currently doing my Bachelor's (BTech. - Final year) in Biotechnology in Manipal Institute of Technology, India. I'm quite keen on applying for graduate programs later this year, colleges like UCB, UPenn, Columbia, UCSD, Cornell and also considering Yale, MIT, Stanford and the works. I will be giving my GRE exam shortly and also have completed a 2 month internships in a pharmaceutical company and a premier university (Indian Institute of Tech) in India. I will also be interning from January 2017 at the Centre of Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB, Hyderabad), another renowned lab. I had previously briefly worked on a project in college to devise a diagnostic kit and am currently working on another (in collaboration with the Department of Virus Research, Manipal). I am hopeful of publishing a paper on the latter, sometime later this year. Being from India, I'm severely lost with regards to the requirements expected from top universities as mentioned above in terms of GRE scores, GPA requirements and lab experience & LoRs in general. Given my lab experience and a 8.5 CGPA (Indian standard) without publications, am I being realistic in considering these colleges for my master's? Would working in few more well-established labs and applying next year improve my chances?
  3. Hi buddies I'm a bachelor of chemical eng. and really really like to continue in the fields including space eng., astrophysics or cosmology... Anyone Anyone can help me and have any advice? please...I'll be grateful if anyone suggest even as a sentence. Thank you
  4. Hello everyone, my name's Colin and I was a 2016 applicant. Now, my M.A. is almost done, and it's time to reapply for Ph.D. I've been through this process once, made some mistakes, hopefully learned from them, and am happy to offer you any help, advice, or assistance you need! But first of all, who all is applying in 2018? How far along in the process are you?
  5. The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) is the largest virtual internship program in the world. VSFS offers all federal agencies the opportunity to host remote interns from U.S. colleges and universities. This year, there are more than 1,000 project slots with more than 30 federal agencies. U.S. citizen students - college level and above - can apply to the 2017-18 VSFS program each year between July 2 and 26 on USAJOBS.gov. See all of the projects at https://vsfs.state.gov/projects#all-projs-tab.
  6. Hello, I know the forum doesn't have much activity during this time of the year, however I am getting all my things together early/researching as much as I can due to my limitation of not being able to travel. I'm planning on applying this upcoming fall to a few different programs, mainly with a painting focus. My question is for those of you who were accepted last year and have had a semester at your program can you give more insight? Getting most up to date information is important, rather than reading from experiences from lets say 2012. I'm interested in hearing everyones opinions, but the schools I'm interested in are: Hunter Yale Iowa Rutgers SUNY Purchase Tyler Minnesota Portland State Cheers!
  7. I was admitted to the Boston University Master of Public Health program! Just out of curiosity, are any of you still uncertain about the concentration you've chosen? Do you think you might change your concentration after completing some course work? I'm just wondering if anybody else is in the same situation as I am. Should I be pursuing a Master of Public Health degree if I'm not entirely sure where I want to be in public health? Would it be an issue to enter the program and then explore where I want to be in the program? Is it a common occurrence, or do people usually know what they're doing 100% when they enter the Master of Public Health program?
  8. How does NYU's Master of Public Health program compare to that of BU's? Also, is New York a better city to study public health or Boston?
  9. I need some advice on names of Graduate schools in the UK that offer Masters in International Development. My GPA isn't the greatest, I graduated with a 3.1 from an American university, but I've had about two years of experience in the Development field so far. Is there any chance I can get into schools in the UK with the GPA I have? If so any ideas about schools I should be aiming for? Thanks!
  10. title. anyone have any experience or advice on what to talk about that is out of the ordinary? I have a general gist of what I am going to talk about it. But thought it would be worth the ask.
  11. Hi everyone! I am new here so serious help will be greatly appreciated. I am graduating next year with my Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics and I was wondering what is the next best step for me to do. I am determined to get into grad school but I've heard that, for applied math, you have the option to either take a master's or go directly to getting a PhD. My ultimate goal is to get a PhD but getting a master's was what I was expecting to get first. Either way, I just wanted to know what most of you suggest I take: master's or directly get into PhD program? Also, what is the best school that offers a great graduate programs on Applied Math? As of right now, I don't have a specific concentration so a general best school will be fine. Thank you in advance, everyone!!! Have a great day!
  12. Hi, I'm currently looking at the University of San Francisco to get my masters in Higher Education. My advisor said it would be a good idea to try Americorps, I had mentioned it before. She said that Americorps would give me a break from school, and also develop skills that other Grads wouldn't have yet. Advice?
  13. I had applied to a graduate program April 12th. The due date was April 15th. I received an email April 14th asking me to come in for an interview. I went to a group interview plus a one on one afterwards (April 21st). During the group interview and one on one interview I teared up and cried a bit. During the group interview after I had introduced myself and answered when did I know Teaching was for me. Two of the interviewers paused to delve into my topic of education as a means for a better life. They talked for like 5-10 minutes after my introduction. During my one on one. I cried yet again. Thinking about my childhood and how hard it was to do well when my parents didn't speak English and how I had to fill out my own lunch form. She told me not to apologize and that it only showed how passionate I am. The interviewer told me she couldn't tell me if i got in or not because it was a group decision. She said I have qualities that they are looking for and that I have early skills for a teacher. They said they would inform us if we had gotten in or not in a week. Tomorrow will be exactly a week. I am nervous because I haven't heard anything back yet. My friend had applied for the same school as I did but a different program. She said she got an acceptance 2 days after the interview. Even though they told her it would be a week. I am really nervous and really hope I get accepted. Any suggestions? Do you think I've been rejected since they are taking so long? I haven't been able to sleep well since the interview and I've been refreshing my email every hour hoping for an update.
  14. Hey all, As I am transitioning into my Masters program, I am planning to pursue my DSW (instead of a Ph.D) and I am trying to find data as to which schools will be able to provide a more advanced clinical education, and I was hoping y'all might know! I am going to be attending Smith for my MSW, and I am aware they have a Ph.D program, but I would love to see where my options are as well. If you are in the DSW program, how is it so far??? Thaaaaaaanks
  15. Hey everyone! I recently got accepted to and also committed to Kent State University for the Fall of 2017! I don't know anyone else going to Kent and want to meet some fellow classmates! If you got into Kent and plan on going for Speech-Language Pathology, PM me or comment!
  16. Hello! Anyone else headed to Wake Forest this Fall? I'll be in the Communications MA program. Looking to meet some more folks who will be in W-S this Fall
  17. Seeking out International Finance and Economics (MA), Ryerson University FALL 17 STUDENTS Hi, I applied to International Finance and Economics (MA, F-17), Ryerson University. Lets gather all the applicants under this thread. Share your status! It's been more than a month and I have not yet received any communication from them (apart from GS Acknowledgement). Has anyone heard anything back even from them even in different subject? Moreover, how many students do they enroll in that course and how do i know about my application status?
  18. Hey everyone So i've gotten admits from University of Southern California (USC) and University of Wisconsin Madison (UWM) for electrical engineering. My primary focus would be on power electronics as I want to pursue my career in the electric vehicle industry. Which is a better university and why? Thanks in advance!
  19. So I've gotten good offers for MA in economics from UofT (15K), Queen's (14k), McMaster (24k) and I'm expecting UBC soon. UofT is my first choice, mainly because of international reputation, however Im seriously considering McMaster. Funding aside, the program is very small and when I visited, seemed very encouraging . I am applying to both ph.d programs and law schools next fall (still undecided). For ph.d i want to place somewhere in the top 4 Canadian schools so I have to be near the top of my MA cohort regardless of where I go . My question/concern is, will attending McMaster (considered a tier 2 program in Canada) provide me with the same opportunity as UofT's MA program when it comes to placement at the top 4 ph.d programs, particularly at UofT and UBC? I've gotten conflicting views from professors and grad students :/
  20. Hi all, I'm an engineering student in Ireland and as the title of this thread suggests I am deciding between doing a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering ONLY or in a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering WITH business. I am unsure of what I want to a do moving forward in my career and I am unsure which will be better in the jobs market upon graduation. I do enjoy studying engineering but I do feel I could really benefit from studying business related subjects, to become more rounded and increase the number of roles I could work in moving forward. I have read the statistics about the amount of times people re-invent themselves in the workforce and I feel that the joint masters minoring in business may provide greater flexibility down the line if I decide that better opportunities are away from the very technical focused jobs . There is only 5 more mechanical engineering classes in the Mechanical Engineering only masters but I am unsure if this would put me in a disadvantage in applying for purely mechanical engineering roles later in my career from a perceived less complete engineering education. Would HR Departments read through my cv if I chose the masters in engineering with business and decide I am not as capable and as good a candidate when it comes to applying for purely engineering roles? Which program would you recommend? Both are delivered in a good school Thanks for taking the time to read this. I would love to hear your feedback.
  21. I was just accepted into a graduate program that follows the april 15th resolution, what exactly does this mean? If I accept this offer then get off the waitlist at a preferred school does this mean I am not allowed to rescind my acceptance or just ask their permission? The april 15th resolution states: "Students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15; earlier deadlines for acceptance of such offers violate the intent of this Resolution. In those instances in which a student accepts an offer before April 15 and subsequently desires to withdraw that acceptance, the student may submit in writing a resignation of the appointment at any time through April 15. However, an acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to accept another offer without first obtaining a written release from the institution to which a commitment has been made. Similarly, an offer by an institution after April 15 is conditional on presentation by the student of the written release from any previously accepted offer. It is further agreed by the institutions and organizations subscribing to the above Resolution that a copy of this Resolution or a link to the URL should accompany every scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, and assistantship offer." Thanks in advance!
  22. Hello, Is there anyone who knows about a master degree called Comparative and International Education at Oxford? I'm wondering what kind of interview questions there are. Not to mention the difficulty of the critical reflection... Moreover, I'm curious about the reputation and career after graduating. I'm getting info from the website but it would be good to know if there is some "live" experience sharers. Thanks
  23. Hi everyone, first off I apologize if this is not the right place for this topic or if it has already been discussed. I'm literally brand new, made the account today. A little about myself, I graduated from my undergrad this past december from Appalachian State University, a small school in the mountains of North Carolina. I moved to Albuquerque NM to take a year off and build new work in solitude. My plan is to apply for a graduate program in painting this upcoming cycle. I am a little overwhelmed with all the options, and need some advice on how to REALLY research a program besides reading through each program's website and sending emails. I am really looking for a school that gives their students the direct attention we deserve for committing so much time and effort into a unpredictable business. I really do want to go to a school with a good reputation, but that's not my primary motivation, however, there is something to be said from having a good reputation. A lot of my work comes from my interest in literature and philosophy, which ends up having a lot of representational abstraction. Any help would be wonderful! If any of this sounds good to you let's stay in touch!
  24. Hey guys, I am new to the forum! I just have a question that has been bugging me, I would really appreciate some feedback or suggestion regarding my situation. So yesterday, I received a notification from UW Comm Lead department that I got into their waitlist. I replied to that email, reaffirming my interest in the program as well as attaching an updated resume. The advisor replied to my email today, saying she really appreciate that I continue to show my reaffirm interest for the program and that she partly want to see who from those in the waitlist are genuinely interested. She also mentions that she welcome additional recommendation letter or a revised materials. I was thinking of getting my current supervisor to write me one, do you think it is a good idea? Should I re-do my personal statement or video application? I'm just really anxious. Do you think I get a high chance of getting accepted? This is the only graduate program I applied to and I really want to get in. Thanks!
  25. When graduating with a PhD in clinical psychology, does the prestige of your graduate program effect your career in the short and long term? My career goals are centered around academic research with an interest in consulting. I'm wondering if the national reputation of a program (ie. graduating from a school in the top ten vs. top 50) is a significant factor in the trajectory of your career.