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    Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    Biomedical Engineering

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  1. sgaw10

    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    Good things unfortunately don't last forever makes you realize how fast time passes and that it can be difficult to leave a comfort zone. Enjoy your current program while you can. soak it up!
  2. Is there any chance I could get by in St. Louis without a car? Coming from Chicago, I prefer not to own a car. But I realize public transit down there isn't so great.
  3. sgaw10

    The Positivity Thread

    I just won an Apple watch for giving $5 toward my class gift
  4. I feel the exact same way. Penn and Columbia were my top picks going into the application process. They ghosted me for ages, and I still haven't even received a rejection from Columbia yet. I love their locations and think my research fit was spot on, but in the end I'm grateful for what happened. Once you're in the top 20 or so, there's not much of a difference. There are amazing resources at all of these institutions. And when it comes down to it, if you don't have a supportive advisor or the willpower to be productive during the PhD, then rank alone won't get you very far.
  5. sgaw10

    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    Oh, believe me, I do distance myself from my parents a bit for good reason I'm fairly independent, so it's all right. I appreciate your words!
  6. Wow. At this rate they might have all of this cycle's decisions out by the deadline for fall 2020 apps...
  7. sgaw10

    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    Thanks. It's funny because I don't quite feel that I made many friends during my time here. It's the atmosphere itself that I will miss, and the professors especially. I think it's also overwhelming because my parents didn't go to college, so in a way I'm letting go of place that grew comfortable for me. And now I'll be stepping out of my comfort zone again onto the next "thing" in life.
  8. sgaw10

    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    That's awesome. I love tattoos so much, and I am definitely due for another
  9. sgaw10

    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    Thanks for sharing that. Fortunately my grad institution isn't too far from my undergrad, but it's far enough to make returning regularly a bit difficult. It's hard because my undergraduate community and city as a whole is the first place I've ever felt "home" in my entire life. To the point where I'm kind of considering getting a tattoo related to it, as cheesy as that sounds. I have heard that post-college depression is more common than people think. I hope that graduate school will distract me from that. Not that I would be using it as a crutch, but being in an exciting new community should help.
  10. Neither have I, besides an interview invitation on Tuesday that was a "technical error." Wish they could at least send me a rejection, too.
  11. Also just received it. I regret sending my application there.
  12. sgaw10

    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    I'm excited about graduate school, but I'm already starting to feel some extreme post-college sadness. I graduate in June. I love my undergrad institution to piece. I've already cried about it twice last weekend. I also wish my family understood anything about academia...
  13. Congratulations! So glad it's worked out for you, and it sounds like they want you there for sure.
  14. sgaw10

    The Positivity Thread

    Yes, it's been a long 4 months of waiting and even longer of test and application prep. Time to relax before moving and the real stress begins. Congrats!
  15. sgaw10

    WashU Fall 2019

    I didn't see a thread, so I decided to make one. I'll be joining WashU for the BME PhD program. Hope to connect with some people here!

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