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  1. Hi y'all! I was just accepted into TC for their Psych in Education (clinical psych) program. Columbia has been my dream school for so long, and I am so thrilled about this decision! I have a few other offers, but highly considering TC for grad school. I personally want to get my Ph.D. in Clinical Psych, and am looking for a combo of both research and clinical experiences in grad school. I also live in California and as a WOC, diversity is a big thing for me. I'm also really nervous about the tuition of attending because I'm already in debt from my undergrad. For those who are familiar with the program, or are/have been students in the program, could you please provide some insight as to the pros and cons about going there? Any info would be much appreciated! Thanks so much!
  2. jcoleiscooliguess

    Issue task attempt 1

    Hey all! I wanted to know if anyone would be willing to go over my essay for the GRE. Thank you so much for your time! Woven baskets characterized by a particular distinctive pattern have previously been found only in the immediate vicinity of the prehistoric village of Palea and therefore were believed to have been made only by the Palean people. Recently, however, archaeologists discovered such a "Palean" basket in Lithos, an ancient village across the Brim River from Palea. The Brim River is very deep and broad, and so the ancient Paleans could have crossed it only by boat, and no Palean boats have been found. Thus it follows that the so-called Palean baskets were not uniquely Palean. Write a response in which you discuss what specific evidence is needed to evaluate the argument and explain how the evidence would weaken or strengthen the argument. The argument above assumes that because a Palean basket was found a great distance from Palea past a major river, Palean baskets are not unique to Palean culture. The argument fails in its assumptions and lack of explanation for it to be considered. The author in the beginning assumes that the Paleans did not make any boats during the time and thus couldn’t through the river. It could very well be in the next couple of years on the site that the author begins to find remnants of rafts made by the Paleans. The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence. The way the author could strengthen the argument would be to find evidence that indicates that the Paleans did not make boats. Even if the river was an unconquerable barrier, it doesn’t mean that they were isolated as well. They could have interacted with other cultures, who then appropriated the ideas of the Palean people. Estimation of date of creation between the discovered basket and other baskets is crucial. The argument also uses vague language to describe the environment as well as the discovery. It is unclear the depth and breadth of the Brim River; only that’s “deep and broad.” It would also weaken this argument if it was discovered that the Palean people were strong swimmers and could overcome this barrier. It’s also unclear what the distinctive pattern gives artifacts a Palean distinction. If the argument went into further detail, it would most likely be strengthened. Nevertheless, we also run into the meaning of immediate vicinity. There is no explanation to the immediate vicinity, which could extend as far as 3 miles or be right under their feet. All in all, the author lacks a lot of detail in the argument to make the argument believable. Other evidence may need to be analyzed before it is believable.
  3. Hello! I was accepted at the University of Cambridge for a MPhil and I am very excited but also very worried about funding. Webpage says they are still seeking college membership for me and I am still waiting to see if Cambridge Trust offers something. Any advice? Anyone else out there?
  4. For this question, would graduate school count as college, or is that separate? If it's separate, would I just fill out "0" if nobody else in my household is pursuing a college degree? The question is: How many people in your household will be in college in 2017-2018?
  5. Hey guys!!!! So i have recently started my application to Tufts MALD, NYU Wagner, UChicago Harris and Brandeis. I am an international student graduated from a public university in the US this may. My plan is to work in my country until next summer and by then hopefully get accepted to any of the schools and start my MA. My GPA is 3.6 pol sci major minored in IR, my GRE is really not that great i would say average and from a developing country, i have not had any internship whilst i was in college. However, i would probably start working for the government (my country) from this November and make up that "work experience" preferred by Grad Schools. My main is concern is the "money". I got a full scholarship from my country to study in the US however, i can not get another scholarship from my government for MA again. I was previously accepted to NYU GSAS and Boston University, however i had to decline the offer because of financial reasons. This year i want to do it right, i have researched and all the schools i am applying to offer various schorlaship, grants and TA etc, and i understand that it is extremely hard and rare to get FULL Ride for MA from the schools i am applying to. Can you guys tell me what other external sources i need to consider? Ex: their website, name etc. Considering that i am an international student. Also, when i should start applying to external funding? After i get acceptance or while i am applying ? Thank you guys too much!!!!!!!
  6. JohnSGrad95

    CUNY MPH

    How is CUNY's MPH program?
  7. I got accepted into a MPH program. However, I'm waiting for other schools to get back to me. The issue is that the MPH program that I was accepted to expects me to turn in a commitment deposit 3 weeks after I have received the acceptance notice. Just out of curiosity, would it be an issue if I paid the deposit to secure my seat, and then decide to pay the deposit for another school if I get accepted there?
  8. JohnSGrad95

    Applying to Graduate School

    Is it a bad idea to pursue a graduate degree, such as a Master's degree, if you are unsure as to what subject you truly want to puruse and if you are unsure of your career path?
  9. Hello, I am currently a senior at a private liberal arts school in Massachusetts. My school is very competitive and extremely hard to get an A in. I currently have a 3.0 GPA and 4 years of research along with strong faculty recommendations. I was hoping to pursue a PhD program in the New England area (preferably Boston). Can you guys think of some schools that I could get into?
  10. I've been feeling overwhelmed lately, especially with college, figuring out what to do after I graduate from college, applying to graduate school, and what to do with a sub 3.0 GPA. I entered college thinking I was going to enter medicine, but maybe that wasn't the right path for me. Maybe it was, and my interests diverged too much. Maybe I wasn't focused enough. Either way, my grades for the first two and a half years (or maybe even 3) of college weren't stellar. I switched majors (Psychology) and started doing well in classes. I had a 3.61 semester GPA last semester. However, I'm currently a senior and am looking into graduate programs. I was thinking of entering public health and am currently applying to schools. I've been overwhelmed with finding a post-graduation plan because it seems that people who don't have post-graduate plans are stigmatized in society, either by family members, friends, or the stigma may even be internal. I know that I could have definitely done things differently in college, but here I am-senior year. I'm trying to pick up the pieces as best as I can with the time I have left. I worried that if I enter the workforce now, I won't really have many prospective employers, as I have a sub 3.0 GPA, and I've always wanted to continue my education so I can move up the societal ladder so to speak. I just need some guidance as to what I can do. I really feel as though I dug my own grave, and there's no climbing out of it. Can anyone help me?
  11. Hey..can anyone here check out one of the versions of my application essay..I like it the best but bot sure whether this is a good choice or whether something should be changed...thanks ### Transformation can be described as a change over time, however, transformation isn’t the term I would use to define my sudden “change”. My alteration wasn’t as depraved as most individuals who had gone through possibly worse, however, my adjustment was my own, meaning I didn’t know how to handle the situation around that time, nor did I know that this was going to be a turning point in my life. I can confirm that my “change” was mostly like a metamorphosis. A metamorphosis, was my way of being able to name my current situation and transformation at the time. My situation had turned me from a young innocent child into a young adult, faster than I had wanted to. When I was a young child, I remember being able to live and have fun, as if no care in the world. Before my situation, I remember being a child who would play in her favorite playground and would live each day with such excitement and love. That was basically the life of any child, just to have fun and laugh while you can, before life hits you with hard reality. My hard reality occurred when I was a child, in elementary beginning to notice that my health was failing, forcing me to change and adapt to new conflicts and brace myself for new solutions. What I mean as to brace myself, I meant, as a kid I was very clumsy and was able to get sick very easily, but I never knew that I would get so much worse than I expected. First, it had started with the stomach pains in my lower abdomen, and then suddenly after every meal I would have a need to throw up until my body couldn’t produce any more waste. This resulted only the beginning in which, much worse was coming forth. Therefore, my parents thought I had maybe received another infection or sickness and had given me antibiotics to help, however when the medicine didn’t show any sign of positive feedback, that’s when my parents decided to take me to the doctors. But I couldn’t help to think that, when I was supposed to be playing around and having fun like most kids, I had spent most of my time in the hospital being treated and tested. As the time came to finalize the doctor’s announcement, he had stated that I had a very complex and difficult case of the Peptic Ulcer Disease. Especially for my age, he had feared the worst because in order to get treatment I had to get my stomach pumped and go through an endoscopy, which of course, is no treatment for a child. Of course, I didn’t know what that meant so the nurses had to talk to me before and after the procedure of what they had done and how it will benefit me in the future. Once they had told me, they also mentioned that having an endoscopy at a young and early age is very risky. Risky in the terms that I might grow up into an adult and have complications with my throat or other body organs, due to the procedures and treatments. However, at that time I didn’t really much find a reason to care about what would happen to me, as long as I had received the proper treatment and was seeing positive results. During my time of treatment, I had been hit with realization that I was no longer like the kids who played all the time laughing but I was unique in a way that my illness, was the first stage of my metamorphosis. From that moment on, I had been treated differently by others and most importantly by my own self. I didn’t feel as a young child anymore but I felt as a child who needed medicine in order to live. I had to get treatment at an early age that I didn’t have much time building my childhood. After the procedures, I had been feeling worse for the reason that the doctors would always constantly repeat what was wrong with me. It made me feel insecure that my own body would not be good enough to live in. At this point of my life, I had been learning how to cope with my illness and I was learning the importance of coping. At one point in my life, I had been near a death experience at least once when dealing with my sickness. I can say that, the little scare I had when I heard the doctors say that a hole was near my heart was scaring me to death. However, I know now that I must continue to watch my health or I will end up in the beginning once again. After the near death experience, I had more intense treatments to make sure that I will live long enough to see my life expand and flourish, just like a butterfly after it escapes from the cocoon. I knew at a young age, that I had so much to do with my life. I know that I put individuals I love in pain just by the sight of my treatment, however, after my experiences I decided to live each day without a regret, trying to catch up with all those days spent in the hospital. It may sound cliché but those experiences shaped me by teaching me lessons that were too early for even a child to learn and understand, but I am glad that I have those experiences that taught me, how to live. Resources used Metamorphosis. Mariam-Webster Dictionary Online. Retrieved from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metamorphosis Tools used Ace Proofreading. Retrieved from http://acewriters.org/ Hemingway App. Retrieved from http://www.hemingwayapp.com/ Grammarly. Retrieved from https://www.grammarly.com/
  12. I have been reading posts regarding Masters in IA, IR and ID; and even one about career change by Nicole. However I haven't come across any one making transition to IA from an engineering background. I graduated in Electrical Engineering with a CGPA of 7.6 (India) in 2014 from a top 20 private university in my country, after which I've been working for an insurance company as a technical consultant. I worked my way through college as my father's pension (he's retired on medical grounds) could only partially provide for my and my brother's education. My main goal throughout college was getting a job at the end of the course to help my family's finances, and I did decently well. I have been doing well at my job, however after certain incidents in my life, I wanted to change my career path to international development and gain a Masters in IA, IR or ID, and since my father again has a job, I'll be able to continue my studies. I do not have a working experience in this field, but to make up for the education divide I enrolled myself in 2 MOOCs from Coursera (about to complete), with certificates from the providing universities and am also attending a 2 week program about UN and global challenges (complete with end exam and thesis) at IHEID, Geneva in Jan'17 amounting to 6ECTS. Also, during college I help set up a bio-gas plant in my village (internship/project) and have taught spoken English to foreign nationals for 8 months. I tried to get volunteer experience at an international Location, but due to my financial situation, I could not pay for the experience. Is it possible to get into a prestigious university program with my profile? My target colleges are: IHEID, SciencesPO, Maastricht University, King's college London, SOAS and University of Warwick. Language Expertise: English (Native/Bi-lingual efficiency), Hindi (Native/Bi-lingual efficiency), French (Beginner; 2 years at school) Many Thanks Note: Any comments or ideas on how to enhance my profile are welcome.
  13. I recently have been accepted to two doctoral programs in Mass Communication: One from Bowling Green State University and the other from the University of Southern Mississippi. The BGSU assistantship comes with funding for 3-4 years involving full tuition coverage and $13,500 a year (two semesters). The USM offer is full funding for one year plus a $11,500 stipend. After the one year is up, I have to ask for a renewal. Also USM requires their doctoral students to have health insurance which means an even smaller paycheck. Despite this, I do not wish to go to BGSU again because I already did my undergraduate work there (B.A. received my M.A. in Michigan college), and USM seems like a far more exciting place to enroll, even though I know that the funding is not quite as good. What do you think I should do? Thanks in advance!
  14. Hi, I am a junior at Florida Atlantic University majoring in electrical engineering, I want to get into a phd program for biomedical engineering. I am worried that FAU is not a good enough school and that I wont get accepted into a good phd program. I'm wondering if I should try and switch to a school like University of Florida, not talking about the Ivy Leagues, just a better school. My GPA is 3.77/4.00 and ive been involve in ASCE (I used to be a CivE major) and am being inducted into the Tau Beta Pi honors society Idk if it matters but I'm a florida resident, I pay in-state tuition Does anyone think it would be a good idea to try and switch? assuming I could get in? or will the phd programs not care that much what school I went to? Thank you for your answers
  15. Bleedoil

    Graduate School

    Hello, Can anyone tell me what my chances of getting accepted into a good graduate school would be, if i have industry experience and 3.7/4.0 GPA? I have not taken the GRE exam yet but I am studying for it. I would like to pursue a masters in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on material science. my background is in Petroleum Engineering. I am an engineer with a EIT certification. Additionally, I have a lot of volunteering hours with a nonprofit organization. What GRE scores would be good enough to get me into the below schools? School that I would like to apply to include: Stanford Columbia University Brown College Texas A & M University of Pennsylvania UTA USC UCLA UC Berkeley Thank you all for your assistance
  16. csecorner

    How to build your resume in college

    Hello people, The article I'm about to cite contains some tips on building your resume in college. Do you disagree with any of the points? Let me know what your thoughts are. http://www.crackthatinterview.com/2011/10/how-to-build-your-resume-in-college.html
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