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  1. Greetings everybody, I'm new to the forum and just wanted to introduce myself, hence, maybe get some feedback about my graduate school pursuits. I just finished my bachelor's degree in Public Health and luckily I passed the interview for a Master's degree in One Health and Epidemiology at the same time. But the problem is: Now I have to choose which one to attend: 1. PH: Master in Public Health: (1-year course) from SEAOHUN, if I keep my score 3.0 GPA, free 1 year (not include the money to do my thesis) + 1500$ stipend. => I can learn in-depth about economic health or nutrition/occupational health/reproductive health. 2. Epi: if I have scholar: free 2 year-course, even including my thesis (help from a teacher of Massachusetts or my school to publish the thesis) + time to do summer course at University of Massachusetts Medical School => study in favor of academic research. I haven't decided which one to enroll in. I have trouble finding my interest because each course has its advantages. It is triggering to choose between the two. QUESTIONS 1: Have anyone learned PH or Epi program? Could you tell me your own experience? What are the major differences between the 2 coursework? 2: Career path in the future, which one will benefit more? 3: Could you share some insights about PH or Epi? P/s: I am not a native English, therefore, I will have some mistakes in my writing. I am so thankful if anyone could give me some advice. Thank you so much.
  2. Hello, I'm a biology major in my final year of a MS from a (top?) school in India for pure sciences, my undergrad GPA was 3.3 and my master GPA is 4.0. Primarily my working background is in behavioral ecology, with three summer internships in Germany and the UK(Wuerzburg, FU Berlin and Glasgow) and a couple semesters of lab work at my home university which I could not invest more semesters into due to being absolutely down trodden with chronic insomnia until early 2020, since then I haven't been able to get a lot of work done except contributing to some manuscripts or helping with the data analysis due to being confined into my house. Regarding publications, I only very recently got a manuscript accepted in Integrative and Comparative Biology(3rd author) and have submitted two manuscripts to Current Biology which we are confident will see it through to publication. I also have a conference presentation at the Artificial Light at Night conference, I do not know if the abstract submitted there counts as a publication. Thanks to the course structure here I incidentally have taken up a myriad of courses, for example : linear algebra, multi variable calculus, organic chem, physical chem, electromagnetism, statistical physics, advanced electronics, advanced ecological interactions, animal behavior, genome stability, advanced neurobiology, advanced dev biology, cancer bio, stem cell and regenerative med, biochem, virology etc. to name a few. So that is basically where I stand with my research profile. So why behavioral/cognitive neuroscience, in late 2019 I was offered a summer internship in a French lab to work with vocal learning in zebra finches, and I was quite honestly mesmerised by the research in the area, especially the neurological mechanisms of song acquisition and the endocrine signalling that facilitates learning, though I missed the opportunity due to covid restrictions in 2020 but I still am rather enthusiastic about continuing in that line of work. For my master thesis I will be working in my parent behavioral ecology lab, my PI is very understanding about my goals and there is scope for interdepartmental collaboration for my thesis to involve neurophysiological methods, though being in an unsuitable place, songbirds as a model organism are not available. What advice would you folks have for me to improve my chances of getting myself into decent(top 50) neuro Phd programs in 2022, I am quite apprehensive about working in a lab post graduation as pay in this country is very low and in most instances the Prof-student dynamic is quite honestly frustrating on most days, so I'm looking to start a Phd soon as I am done with my master thesis next summer. Many thanks, Aryan.
  3. I am a sophomore in UT Austin. Our university does not have statistics degree for undergrads so I am here for help :( I am interested in applying for statistics grad school in the future. Any courses may help me solid the base? My enroll date is April 30th, plz help me asap ) I've attached the courses here, for any more descriptions, please click these links below :) https://www.ma.utexas.edu/academics/courses/course-descriptions#upper-division-courses https://stat.utexas.edu/undergraduate/courses-undergraduate
  4. Hi everyone, I have recently been looking into becoming an Art Conservator / Restorer however I can't seem to find very much information pertaining to my current situation. I am hoping someone here is able to help me. I have an undergraduate degree in a non-related field (psychology) and would like to know what I need to do in order to become an art conservator. The only post baccalaureate program that I can find is the one year program at SACI in Florence, Italy but I am wondering if there are any other options for me other than this one route. It seems very unlikely that I would be able to enter directly into a masters program but at the same time it seems to be overkill to have to obtain another undergraduate degree. Any direction would be very much appreciated. Thanks so much, Sincerely, Kadin Goldberg
  5. Hi, all. I know this is a looong explanation; please bear with me, because I desperately need advice! **Background: Got BA in Psych, then worked as a community support provider for a year at a MHC for adults with mental illness. Fall 2016, I applied for a MSW program and got in. I've been at school for 4 weeks (I'm no longer at the job). Problem: Up until spring of 2017, which was AFTER my program accepted me, I wanted to be a therapist. I am introverted but (IMO) good at helping people work through their problems, and I generally enjoy doing so. But I often found my MHC job to be incredibly stressful, and many of my therapist coworkers seemed overwhelmed, stressed, and didn't particularly like their jobs. A couple quit or moved departments because of the huge caseloads, bunches of paperwork, and stress of the job (seemed like a bad sign). However, I had already formally decided to go to school, so I continued with that plan. Honestly, I loved and cared about my clients, but I found the constant worries of suicide (and homicide) were too emotionally taxing for me despite being fairly successful at my job. After the first half year, I started dreading work because I'd worry so much, in spite of my previous training. I found it difficult to have the energy to do anything after work. Self-care and coping skills helped somewhat, but I still did not often look forward to my job. This intensely concerned me, because I want to have a career that helps people, but one that I can also enjoy (aka stress is manageable) and that is sustainable for me long-term. My professors seem to think I just need better coping skills, but I'm not sure that the intensity of SMI/crisis clinical work is for me. But, it's hard to give up my dream of therapy. I don't want to continue with my MSW for no reason, but I don't want to give up on it too early, either. I have faith there could be a clinical career out there that fits me. Thus, I was thinking I could: 1. Shift my career focus to addressing people's general life problems ("counseling"?), not geared toward SMI. Sort of like counseling psych v. clinical psych. I thought this might decrease the number of crisis situations that always sent me into an internal tizzy. But is this kind of work even possible for a SWer to obtain when just starting out-- or even in the future afterward? 2. EAP counseling, because it seems to me this is also more life-problem and not crisis/SMI based, and I could merge my Psych and Business interests. But it appears difficult to break into that field. Am I being unrealistic in hoping to do more "general counseling" or EAP type work? Should I go find something more "behind the scenes" to do with my MSW? (I've thought of grant writing or program planning, but have no current experience there.) TL;DR : Find working with/counseling SMI/crisis clients very stressful- wondering if more general counseling about life issues, or EAP careers, are realistic and less stressful for a future entry-level MSW grad. Desire to help others while moderating own stress level for more sustainable career. Willing to consider other options if suggested.
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