Here's my application profile, to get the ball rolling: Undergrad Institution: Top 15 program for MSE, small private institutionMajor(s): Materials Science and EngineeringGPA in Major: 3.58Overall GPA: 3.29Position in Class: Small class, not the competitive type, so I don't know. Probably somewhere around the middle.Type of Student: Domestic, Indian maleGRE Scores (revised/old version):Q: 163V: 163W: 4.5Research Experience: 2+ years of focused research experience (on materials informatics) with the a well-known professor, and a summer internship with another well-known professor. One second-author publication and one third-author publication, hopefully one more second-author paper and a first author paper before admissions deadlines... we'll see though.Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Poster presentation at MS&T.Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Research is my paid job. I have hobbies outside of research and school (might include my photography portfolio in my app, we'll see), but not much that helps an engineering application. I guess I volunteered for getting people to vote last year. Special Bonus Points: 3 strong LoRs, one from a professor at a school I'm applying to (internship professor)Applying to Where: UCSB - Structural Materials and ICMEMIT - DMSE - Structural Materials Northwestern - MSE - Materials Informatics/Computational Materials OSU - MSE - Structural/Computational MaterialsSUNY Buffalo - MSE - Materials Informatics UPenn - MSE - Theoretical Materials Science Carnegie Mellon - MSE - Computational Materials Science Nervous about my GPA (I flunked my freshman year, especially second semester with some tough family news), but hoping that my research experiences help. I really just want to go to the school that I did my summer internship at, but it's a tough school to get into.
Hey fellow MSE gradcafe residents! Based on @shur42's thread from last year, I thought it would be good to start a thread for MSE students applying for the Fall 2018 cycle, to get to know each other and learn about each other's application profiles. Would also be helpful for those from the Fall 2017 cycle to contribute their profiles and any tips This is the template that they used (from a biology thread) for application profiles: Undergrad Institution: (School or type of school, such as big state, lib arts, ivy, technical, foreign (what country?))Major(s):Minor(s):GPA in Major:Overall GPA:Position in Class: (No numbers needed, but are you top? near top? average? struggling?)Type of Student: (Domestic/International, male/female, minority?)GRE Scores (revised/old version):Q:V:W:TOEFL Total: (if applicable, otherwise delete this)Research Experience: (At your school or elsewhere? What field? How much time? Any publications (Mth author out of N?) or conference talks etc...)Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Within your school or outside?)Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Such as tutor, TA, etc...)Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help:Special Bonus Points: (Such as connections, grad classes, famous recommenders, female or minority status etc...)Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:Applying to Where:School - Department - Research InterestSchool - Department - Research InterestSchool - Department - Research Interest