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About CherryBlossom_

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  • Birthday 12/18/1989

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    Traveling, movies, TV series.
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    Statistics, Applied Math

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  1. CherryBlossom_

    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    Searching for housing when you're 5150 miles away is overwhelming :S I have 15 open tabs and a huge list of options in a city I've never been to... I'm unsure by nature... and now comes the ultimate challenge haha But it's a good feeling after all 😃
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    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    Gold piece of advice ❤️ also, I cannot second enough what @bloomeighty said about financial independence! Very true! It's hard when we're used to a place/a situation/people and then life changes and we just have to move on. I'm quite older than you guys (graduated in December 2013) and at the time I think all of us were so tired of school and so eager to "start living" that we didn't feel emotional at all. I think it's more of a cultural thing but here in my country engineering students seem to graduate never wanting to look back haha cursing everyone and everything related to their undergrad experience. I didn't see it that way... I had a great undergrad experience, which gave me my best friend, a 4-year relationship (which ended, but yeah that's another story rs) and great memories... Unfortunately... people move on and it's hard to keep in touch =( we start by meeting once a month, then once every two months, then at birthdays... and then the inevitable happens: meetings at weddings and baby showers! haha your old group of friends is now in their early 30s!! But you know what? That's the beauty of it! I mean... I met my best friend at my very first day in college, 10 years ago. And she's still my best friend. We talk about other things now, but sometimes we just sit and remember classes, teachers, people from college, search their profiles on FB HAHA and it's so much fun. The good ones, the true ones? They'll stay. ❤️ As the time passes by you realize you have less people around, but the ones you have are the real ones! And it'll be a blast for all of you to share all of the milestones of your lives: first job, first salary, first apartment, first marriage and so goes on.
  3. CherryBlossom_

    The Positivity Thread

    It’s a “peace feeling”, isn’t it? I feel the same! I’m not going to my first choice but I’m going to a good school, the one who wanted me from the beginning and from whom I get a good vibe! We can finally start planning ahead and fall in love with our new countries/cities ♥️
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    Fall 2019 Statistics Applicant Thread

    Guys, anybody heard from UIUC (MSc) lately? Someone posted in the results page that (s)he talked to the program director and he told results would come out at once (so: not rolling) before (or on) April 15th. But right after that 3 people posted their acceptances already... and so far all I got was radio silence! I have another acceptance reminding me to accept/register/send them visa documentation literally every day... and I'm starting to worry about the timing of things (visa, looking for a place to stay, renting my place here and even buying a cheaper flight ticket to get there haha - internationals have a lot to worry about haha) Do you have some experience with their admission process? Are they used to admit people way past April 15th?
  5. CherryBlossom_

    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    Guilty pleasure: watching culinary reality shows. Real life: I have 5 delivery apps I use on a daily basis, lunch and dinner. 6 sabbatical months later, doing nothing and being anxious all day, I put on 13 pounds. Nobody notices cause before I was almost *too* thin hahaha but when I look at the scale *I* know, you know? And I feel like doing nothing! In my mind I’ll just start moving on with my life once I know all the results and decide where I’m going!
  6. Thank you very much for your replies, @fireuponthedeep and @GoPackGo89! I’ll definitely look into these ideas when the program starts! As you said, @fireuponthedeep, best case scenario would be to find opportunities within the statistics/applied math departments, but if that’s not the case I wouldn’t mind to get back to my engineering roots, especially because there are some areas there I really like and I used to be good at (process control, for example).
  7. CherryBlossom_

    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    Today I’m in the kitten mood... plus a bottle of white wine and tons of SVU old episodes hahaha
  8. Sorry to interrupt your conversation, but that’s some gold piece of information! I’m about to start a master program without funding in the US (and my currency is devalued when compared to USD :S)! I’ve applied for Statistics/Applied Math programs, but I have practical knowledge with SAS and some other packages (5 years working in Finance), and I graduated as a Chemical Engineer. Does that mean that I could, for example, look for positions in the Chemical Engineering Department? Even though I’m not actually enrolling in a Chemical Engineering post-Grad program? And one more question: to do so... would it be necessary for me to be a licensed engineer in the US? (I mean, to officially register etc?) It would be GREAT should I be able to seek opportunities in other departments (such as the engineering ones)!
  9. CherryBlossom_

    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    This application season is so overwhelming =( I couldn't possibly imagine that I would be affected like that... I mean, I'm not new at adulthood, I'm almost 30, I've been dealing with generalized anxiety and moderate OCD for more than 10 years and even so I'm able to be highly functioning: I worked in Finance for all my life, dealing with all sorts of pressure, deadlines and nasty people (oh, and a plus: I overcame the end of a long-term relationship along the way =/). Finally, FINALLY, I worked up the courage to quit my stable-high paying job and "follow the dream": move abroad, go back to academia, officially changing fields (I'm a Chemical Engineer applying for Statistics/Applied Math programs), and now this whole process is wearing me down. I'm waiting for one last result so I can decide where to go (which University/city in the US), and not knowing and not being in control is driving me crazy and messing up with my OCD symptoms like never before. I took this semester as a sabbatical one (after all those years in the bank I owed me that haha), and I KNOW I should take these last months here in BR to enjoy the city (I'm from São Paulo, it's a huge city, I could basically choose a new restaurant a day to try haha), enjoy the company of my parents, friends, travel to cities nearby etc. I'm moving abroad, after all! It's supposed to be exciting!! But all I can do is WORRY about this result that won't come out and won't even let me be excited about the city I'll move to, because I don't know WHAT IT IS YET. =( I just want this whole application season to be over =( good news or bad news, I just want some closure, please =`(
  10. CherryBlossom_

    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    Don’t give up on hope, @feralgrad! I know where you’re coming from, I’m almost losing it at this point, waiting for the last result to come out and checking the portal every 30 minutes, but I rather think the reasons behind our acceptances/rejections and funding are beyond our control now... we could manage it up until we submitted our docs; from that time on... it’s on their hands, it depends on the number of places available, budgeting, the cohort size and quality... and so on. I’m sending all my positive thoughts to you. I hope we can get some positive news real soon!
  11. CherryBlossom_

    Fall 2019 Statistics Applicant Thread

    Anyone heard from UIUC (MSc)?
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    I am still waiting for their Masters in Statistics results!
  13. CherryBlossom_

    Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page

    HAHAHA omg, I shouldn’t be laughing but this is the best reaction ever!
  14. CherryBlossom_

    Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page

    It's not a rejection, but it made me smile and gave me hope ❤️ hope it can give you all the same feeling!
  15. CherryBlossom_

    Fall 2019 Statistics Applicant Thread

    I applied one week later (Feb 1st or something) haha so I guess I'm waiting a little longer! Thanks for the reply and super congrats on your offer! ❤️ (haha edited because I was so lost on my dates)

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