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Anxiously Hopeful

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    India
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    Engineering

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  1. Hey folks! So I was notified today that I have received a scholarship worth 20,000 USD from U of Florida. I was planning to decline their admission offer today. I would have preferred being given some time before re-assessing my decisions, however, I have to make the decision today or else the scholarship offer would not stand. How weird is this???
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    So.. where should I go? - BME/Bioenigneering

    I got into JHU, U of Florida and Case Western for masters in BME. I am pretty much decided on JHU because the program is research-driven and in the future I would like to continue with my doctoral studies. For all those joining JHU in Fall 2019, let us connect!!!!
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    Quiet/Shy/Socially Anxious in Academia

    I just cannot wrap my head around the fact that why staying quiet is so stigmatized. Since childhood, I have been hearing words like shy, quiet, and timid to describe my personality. Even in college, while participating in my group research projects, I was considered to be a listener and not a contributor. Why is it so troublesome for people to understand that quietness does not mean a person is uninterested or afraid of presenting his/her own ideas but instead trying to make sense of what others are suggesting and not just mindlessly blabbering away. I think it is important to remember that everyone cannot be impressed. I have tried being an extrovert and within an hour I was mentally drained. The best in me came out when I was being me and worthy people- like my thesis advisor and not that one classmate who is not even in touch with me today- noticed and appreciated it and that meant the most to me.
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    Questions regarding TAship

    Hey everyone! As a newly enrolled master's student, I would want to apply for TAship positions at the Biomedical Engineering department at Johns Hopkins University. Can someone throw light about the entire selection process and how is it is like to be a TA?? Are you already expected to be an expert in the area in which you would be getting the assistantships or you are allowed to learn and earn at the same time??
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    Top-choice expensive school or mediocre less-expensive school

    Thanks for your input @csacwp1315 and @DiscoTech
  6. There are two universities that I am very interested in attending for masters in biomedical engineering and to which I have been accepted: the University of Florida at Gainsville and Johns Hopkins University. JHU has the best BME program but it is very costly. UFL, on the other hand, has half the tuition cost as JHU and I am also getting a $4500 scholarship there. Getting into JHU would be the best thing for my career, however, I want to continue with my higher studies and get a Ph.D. in the future and do not want to be neck-deep in debt. At the same time, I do not know if letting go of such an opportunity would be a wise decision. PS- TAship positions are available at JHU for first-year students and in the second year, students are eligible to get 100% tuition waiver provided they find a mentor who is willing to fund their studies while they complete their thesis. Please pour your opinions here.
  7. Wish I had come across such a compact list of things to remember during the application process earlier.
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    Gifts appropriate for LoR writers?

    While merch from the University you have been accepted to makes a great gift, showing your gratefulness by simply talking to them about how they have made a major contribution to your future is more important.
  9. I would have to go with @Ternwildon this one, that is, the university tag does not matter unless you want to end up in academia. A great mentor can open doors for numerous opportunities for you and also mentally enlighten you.
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    Biomedical Engineering/Bioengineering Applicant Profiles for 2019 Admission

    Did anyone get accepted to JHU and receive the welcome/funding letter from the department?
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    Johns Hopkins BME

    Hey! To all those (masters and Ph.D. applicants) who have been accepted to the BME program at JHU, have you all received the welcome/funding letter? I am waiting for mine. I applied to the MSE program and desperately hope to get some financial aid.
  12. First of all, I do not see career and love as mutually exclusive. For me, education builds my self-esteem and so does my partner and both are in the same boat, so in such a scenario an understanding is essential. Questions like what if I died in graduate school and would it be worth it? would not land me in a happy place. I can literally die right now when I am living with my parents, so is it worth it living with my parents.
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    Volunteering in POI's lab before applying?

    Although I have never been in this situation, I think it not only depends on the relationship you have with your POI but also on the profiles of the Ph.D. candidates who would be wanting to work with your mentor. If the POI finds applicants that are much better than you then he/she is under no obligation to reserve a Ph.D. position for you.
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    Will there be any possibility to receive a tuition waiver?

    Securing financial aid is typically very hard for master's students. I got the acceptance letter from Case Western University a few days ago and had the similar doubt, therefore, I asked my allotted advisor about it and he said that TA/RA positions are available but preference would be given to Phd students.
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    Scream Thread

    FFFFFFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH...........UNDING PLEASE!!!!!!
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