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Found 4 results

  1. I am deciding between Yale's BBS (Biological and Biomedical Sciences) Program and Penn's PhD in Bioengineering. I know one of them is basic science vs engineering, but I am wondering if there is a school that is better than the other for entrepreneurial opportunities, particularly in the life sciences / medicine. Additionally, is there significant difference in post career trajectories with a Biology PhD vs a Bioengineerign PhD? I appreciate any insights.
  2. If you are familiar with the Strategy & Entrepreneurship group (ranking, reputation, placement, curriculum, anything), I'd really appreciate your thoughts. Thanks a lot!
  3. I'm starting grad school this fall, but I'm thinking of forming a small business around some products/ideas for some supplementary income. Coming from an engineering background, I'm looking at an LLC since that seems to be the least hassle. I'm mainly interested in commercializing some apps/software I've developed, but I might do small runs of physical goods as well (electronic devices of my own design). Does anyone have any tips or advice for doing this sort of thing while simultaneously working on grad school? I know that time is going to be a huge issue, but otherwise I'm mainly concerned about things like intellectual property laws (will my university try to claim ownership of things I develop in my time as a student?) and residency issues (starting a company in a state where I'm not currently a resident).
  4. Hello everyone, I have a pretty serious problem. Until 4 years ago, I was a straight-A student in the middle of an undergraduate degree in International Affairs/Economics at a quite prestigious European university. I had a minor sports injury which severely affected my performance (due to chronic pain) and reduced my integrity to prepare for exams. To distract myself and breathe new air, I started a gap year and soon created a few businesses, which have brought me into various countries of the world, however neither of those initiatives was really related to my studies (internet marketing and tourism/entertainment) and, despite the great experience and exposure, they were ultimately a failure - in part due to my own loss of motivation. The year after, I started working on a fixed contract basis for a big and famous company, though still somewhat unrelated to my degree (financial services), and after finishing there I realized that what really motivated me was to work in the field of the degree I had chosen to study: international relations, intl organizations, diplomacy/related, etc. I would never go back in time, because during these years I have met wonderful people, learned a new language, and done things which I probably would have never done otherwise. But the price was high: I will be graduating almost three years later than the normal duration of my degree and with grades which, while not being bad, probably do not meet the requirements to enter a good grad school or even an internship in the field I desire to work in (I was basically doing the exams during these two "gap years", self-studying and not going to lectures). And all experiences I gained in these years "off track" are not formalized. There is no "certificate" for them (at least, not pleasant-looking ones...), no credentials. I would appreciate any advice on how I could ultimately return to the career I had in mind. For example, do you think I could/should write about all this in motivation letters despite not meeting the requirements of the places I apply to? Won't everyone think that if I failed once, I will fail again?
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