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sheriberi

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  • Birthday 03/16/1986

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  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
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    Education

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  1. sheriberi

    Stanford GSE

    Has everyone already received their financial aid package from Stanford? I still haven't received anything.
  2. sheriberi

    Moving abroad with pets

    @E-P @bumbleblu Thank you both so much! Lots of great tips! I'm definitely gonna try feeding him in his carrier and getting him used to the travel harness. I also bought the Feliway calming spray but haven't tried it yet. I'll give him an extra pet/cuddle
  3. sheriberi

    Moving abroad with pets

    @bumbleblu I guess I'm nervous because my cat is skittish and has never gone further than a trip to the vet. I hope the crowds and security scanners don't freak him out too much.
  4. sheriberi

    Moving abroad with pets

    @bumbleblu I also bought the TSA fast pass harness and leash but haven't used it yet. I've been worried that the plastic might snap if he gets scared or tries to run. Did you feel it was strong enough?
  5. sheriberi

    Moving abroad with pets

    I'm so glad to see other animal lovers who can't imagine leaving their pets behind! Some family/friends have told me to leave my cat behind when I go to grad school so it's easier to find an apartment and to avoid all the travel costs and stress. @kristine22 Like you, I simply tell them he's family and leaving him behind is what would actually stress me out. With so many things changing, it'll be a comfort (for both of us) to have him with me. I also hope to get a studio so I don't have to deal with a roommate who has a problem with cats. I'm currently living in Egypt, so I first need to bring the cat to California for the summer and then Boston in the fall. Any tips on this whole process are much appreciated! Also, what are the rules for bringing cats into the U.S.?
  6. sheriberi

    Harvard or Stanford GSE for Masters?

    @shookienewman I know I'm a little late to this thread, but I was curious to hear about your POLS experience. I hope you got a lot out of it and it suited your needs. I'm currently in the same position of choosing between POLS and EPM and would appreciate any insight anyone has that will help me - and anyone in the same boat - make the right choice. (I think you're right though...There isn't really a "wrong" choice!)
  7. sheriberi

    Cal-Berkeley GSE masters programs

    Nothing here. Many other schools replied back long before their official decision dates. Berkeley's window is so broad that it's hard to guess.
  8. sheriberi

    Stanford GSE

    Anyone attending both the Stanford and HGSE admit days (especially for POLS and EPM programs respectively), I'd be very grateful for any insight you have to share. I won't be able to attend either event, as I'm overseas now. I will, however, attend one of HGSE's virtual welcome events. There are so many assumptions/impressions we have about schools based on our reading and tiny snapshots of each program. It helps so much to have first-hand information as to what the day-to-day experience is like and what students feel is a unique strength of the program. Feeling very fortunate, but also very indecisive at the moment!
  9. sheriberi

    2018 Education Applicants

    Same here. Seems kind of odd, considering 4 out of the 5 schools I applied to sent me their decisions within a 48 hour window last Thursday/Friday. Did you apply for an MA too? I'm waiting mostly out of curiosity, but I've pretty much made my decision. Do you know the acceptance rate for MA programs at Berkeley GSE? Their website is kind of cryptic in all respects.
  10. sheriberi

    UCLA GSEIS?

    @Basil23 Thank you! Yes, the next day I got accepted to both Harvard EPM and Stanford POLS...So I guess all's well that ends well Any luck on your end so far?
  11. sheriberi

    Stanford GSE

    @Juicebox7 You're completely right about it being a luxury to have such a decision to make. I feel so fortunate and so excited (also very nervous, in a good way!). Since I'm living in Cairo right now, I won't be able to attend admit day at Stanford. Luckily, HGSE has several virtual events, so that'll be better than not attending at all. I agree that I'd probably fall in love with both anyway. @greenteagrad It's a great "boat" to be in! While it's difficult to really say without having actually experienced either program, I get the feeling that HGSE has incredibly rich opportunities that go beyond your class schedule. I feel like I'd be able to do/learn/explore pretty much anything that interests me and will help me grow. That is likely also true of Stanford, though I haven't seen that point highlighted as much. There's actually an old thread discussing EPM and POLS specifically that perhaps we can revive to find our best fit. It may also help future prospective students. To be clear, I'd be thrilled to join either program!
  12. sheriberi

    Stanford GSE

    Yeah, it was definitely a crazy, nerve-wracking day of waiting, but it was worth the wait! @Juicebox7 I see you've been accepted to both POLS and EPM. Same here! What do you plan to do? I think several of us are choosing between HGSE and Stanford GSE. I'm definitely leaning toward HGSE right now, but so excited about both opportunities. Congratulations everyone!
  13. sheriberi

    HGSE 2018

    I was accepted to the EPM program Here are my stats: Age: 31 GPA: 3.71 (undergrad), 4.0 (credential program) GRE: 166 Verbal, 155 Quant, 4.5 AW Professional background: Almost a decade as a primary teacher/English teacher in international schools in Cairo, Egypt (British system). Currently Key Stage 2 Head (basically head of Grades 3 to 6) Wishing you all the best wherever you decide to go!
  14. sheriberi

    Stanford GSE

    @gsehopeful Was feeling the same until I got my POLS acceptance just now too! Good luck people!
  15. sheriberi

    HGSE 2018

    Accepted to the Education Policy and Management program!
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