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  1. I would start with the folks in the independent training company. Explain to them what took place and how your actions were not unusual. Say you are planning to head back to school but wanted to finish training programs with your clients as promised. Tell them you feel you were unfairly terminated.
  2. I agree with the OP and thought this exact same thing, but didn't quite know how to phrase it.
  3. Soooo....whose gonna be purchasing the new resolutionary Macbook Pro with retina display, starting at $2199? o_O
  4. You playin, right? I mean this account and everything.

  5. I'm having this exact dilemma. I have to use SAS for my PhD program so I will need a Windows platform whether I go with Thinkpad or use a dual boot option on the Mac. The next generation of MPBs are rumored to exclude the optical drive. I'm wondering how this will affect loading Windows via bootcamp or other necessary software that will come on a disk?
  6. I'm not familiar with any fully funded MPH programs. But if you think you might be interested in a longer term investment in the field of PH, there are programs that combine MPH or MSPH and PhD, which have some funding (e.g. UNC Chapel Hill).
  7. Today, I can laugh at this thread. I made my decision like a month ago (forced by the hand of a very aggressive school). I finally chose and was sick to my stomach and depressed for like a week and a half. Today, I'm on cloud 9 happy and excited about the decision I made. I think it's like losing a little part of yourself when you turn down a school you could really see yourself attending. Now you no longer have that option. But if you just move forward and focus on the choice that you did make you will find your happy place .
  8. This is me. I use higher end skincare and foundation. For eyeliner and mascara I use Maybelline and CoverGirl.
  9. Well the meaning of the poem is open to interpretation. The first 3 stanzas tell us that the two paths are equivalent and have been equally travelled. But in the last stanza he speaks of himself in the future saying that one day he will look back and say that he took the road less travelled. From wikipedia: ....the irony lies in the distance between what the speaker has just told us about the roads' similarity and what his or her later claims will be. Frost might also have intended a personal irony; in a 1925 letter to Crystine Yates of Dickson, Tennessee, asking about the sigh, Frost replied, "It was my rather private jest at the expense of those who might think I would yet live to be sorry for the way I had taken in life."
  10. LOL - no prob, I think it's an all around good quote. Here is a poem - The Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim Because it was grassy and wanted wear, Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I marked the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost
  11. Hi All, Have you come across any inspiring quotes (famous, in your real life, etc.) regarding making a decision on which graduate program to attend? If so, please share! I'll start: "To thine ownself be true." - Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), English poet and Playwright
  12. I will be pursuing a PhD in Epidemiology and I noticed that compared to other disciplines (even within public health), it can be like pulling teeth trying to obtain funding. On the other hand, basic science PhDs seem to get fully-funded. Why is there such a disparity? Let's discuss.
  13. I asked for an extension and got one. Just ask. Tell them you are excited about their program but need more planning/processing time before making the decision. It helps if you throw out a date for the new extended deadline. Any idea when you might hear from the other school? Also, I would use some language about the April 15th deadline without calling them out directly. Like maybe say "I understand that my responding to the offer ahead of the April 15th deadline would help on both ends to proceed with planning; however, I would like to ask for additional time to..."
  14. The last author is usually considered the corresponding author and is responsible for providing guidance during research and editing of the written document. Last author is usually the PI. So last author is a pretty 'prestigious' spot. More so than first author at times. As far as the second author offer, my first piece of advice is --- TAKE IT! Secondly, ask what will your contribution be. It may be a contribution that you've already given to the research effort. Coauthors are also responsible for reading the document and proving comments once the paper is written. The role of a second author is not always set in stone. Effort and writing responsibilities will vary by project.
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