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  1. 1. Agricultural Biology Researcher (working on it) 2. Rice Farmer (have the land and work it for personal crop use, so I guess I'm qualified, would need waaaaaay more land & equipment to turn it into a business though I have relatives who do this for a living) 3. Master Sake Brewer (Would need to pass a pretty grueling examination for this one) 4. Truck Driver (would need to update my CDL) We'll see how my PhD applications go this year, I'm probably going to go with #2 or #3 if I don't get admission. I suppose my MS in Bioinformatics won't be wasted. Maybe I can create sentient ric
  2. http://www.youtube.com/embed/nhjGoaKf52s "Kids you tried your best, and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try." - Homer J Simpson I like to draw inspiration from odd wells.
  3. Hi! I'm 36 and a father of two (4 and 2) I didn't apply for Social Work (although that was my wife's major in undergrad!) but I basically applied to universities local to my job. I never thought about it, at my advanced age I doubt there is much they could ask me I have not already heard! I figure I'll just be upfront and honest about my ambitions to take over the world. I've been fortunate enough that it's going to be a mix of savings and TAP from my employer. I should come out of it relatively unscathed and in the black. I graduated in the late
  4. I guess this is a more likely (but still far-fetched) scenario when trying to apply to PhD programs and needing funding? If you're an old fart like me just trying to get your MS and some research experience after a decade or more in "the real world." I'm having a hard time seeing any institution saying, "Nope, we don't want your free money and labor." Unless your SOP and LORs were written in crayon and your GPA puts you in the squares club! Although, I suppose if the 2 Universities that I have applied to don't want me, I'll just go down to the pub and have a beer and start working on n
  5. I've sent hand written thank you notes. It seems inappropriate for me to give them gifts for their recommendations. Perhaps my views are antiquated, but I was always taught that proper etiquette was to send a thank you note. I should also note that I work along side the professors and researchers who wrote my recommendations letters while going to school part time, so it would be awkward for me to be giving them gifts as one is my current boss! I think as long as you don't go too overboard a simple thank you note and a gift card is probably fine, but do be careful as some institutions d
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