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  1. Hello, I am looking into start writing my thesis proposal, specifically doing the background research section. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to decide what information is important and should be included, how broad do I need to go? Just in general what advice do you have for writing the proposal and finding the background information? thanks!
  2. Undergrad Institution: Medium sized state school Major(s): Environmental ScienceMinor(s): Geological science/coastal geoscienceGPA in Major:3.6Overall GPA:3.4Position in Class: mid to mid topType of Student: domestic white maleGRE Scores (revised/old version):Q:162V:151W:3.5Research Experience: NoneAwards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list a couple timesPertinent Activities or Jobs: State Geological Survey working of geologic maps, GIS, and field workAny Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help: Study abroad for geologySpecial Bonus Points: took two graduate classes but was not on resu
  3. Hi all- I've seen a few posts on people receiving emails saying to "check the graduate portal". Anyone know if they mean ApplyWeb? Two of my schools use that and I have only found the status of receiving information from myself, recommenders, etc. I'm particularly looking for information regarding the University of Cincinnati and Miami University of Ohio. If not, what portals are they referring to. I can't find the names of any graduate school portals for these schools that do not require you to be a student. Cheers
  4. I had applied to all MS programs but was recently accepted as a ma in geology. What is the actual difference within a department besides not having a research based thesis?
  5. Hi, So I got invited to visit the campus of one of the schools I applied for for Earth Sciences and I'm not sure what would be appropriate to wear. Like do I wear full business casual or more like jeans and a nice shirt?
  6. Hello! Long time lurker and this is my first GC post. I received my informal acceptance email from Yale (Geology Dept) last Monday Deb. 5, but it will take a few weeks for the Graduate Admissions office to send me the official acceptance so I can formally accept. Does anyone know when the official letters go out? I have a few other places I need to turn down, but I guess I'm a nervous person and don't want to do so until I'm formally accepted at Yale. I just feel bad that I'm leaving a few other programs on the hook when I know I'm going to reject them.
  7. So I am here to vent about two big topics that are interconnected with my graduate school experience. Firstly, I realized upon the middle of my first semester (I started in fall 2017) that my advisor is a bit scatter-brained. At first, I was okay with the scatter-brained bit because my previous advisor was a bit scatter-brained so I figured that since this was master's (and everything was based on my own interpretation of the literature, experiment, etc...) that this would not be detrimental. That was until three months ago when my research partner and I were thrown into a project that wa
  8. Hi all, I'm ashamed to post this to complete strangers but I'm hoping you all might be able to give me some advice. I started college in 2003 and had to leave prematurely due to medical issues. At that time, I had what was to later be diagnosed as schizoaffective disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and a severe depressive disorder. This was so rough on me that my GPA plummeted to an abysmal 2.1. Fast-forward to today. My conditions, though not cured, have improved dramatically and I'm going back to school to finish my B.S. in geology next Fall. I'm going to be going to
  9. Hi all -- I have a question for those of you on the far end of the phd tunnel, or perhaps some of your who even have experience (or heard of people) that have had their field research component delayed. I was brought on to a research group last year in anticipation of our grant being funded to continue some of the lab's previous work in Antarctica. My adviser has a horrifyingly shocking success rate with grants (in 25 years he has never not had PI funding), which is why he brought me on before we had official confirmation. A long series of events later (including major funding uncertainti
  10. Hi all! Just a quick post asking for advice for the coming application season. Me: Current undergraduate junior. Female. At major research university. First gen college student. GPA: 3.4/ major 3.6 Work: 2 paid jobs, one is supervising at a customer service place, another is a work study in a geology lab Research: 1 semester of helping out w/geochem, just offered my own project to perhaps publish on in Fall Goals: PhD program, possibly in paleobio, at CU Boulder, Washington (Seattle), Montana, Wyoming GRE: Havent taken yet, but
  11. Hi all, I've been having a hell of a time choosing which school to attend for my PhD in geology this fall. I have full funding at both schools. My dilemma is that I like the advisor and my would-be lab mates at UC Davis more than at UCSB, but I like the research more at UCSB than at UC Davis. Also I think the quality of life is just higher in Santa Barbara. Does any one have any advice? Thanks!
  12. I'm applying to a few schools for Fall 2017 and have a limited amount of people to review my SOP. Could anyone look it over for me? I'd certainly be willing to look over any material you have if you are in a similar position. Comment or PM me and I'll send it to you. Thanks! Zach Zens
  13. I just received an offer from CSUF which included a TA position, but it seems as though I'd still have to pay tuition. I've heard not to accept an offer if the tuition isn't covered, but I'm just wondering if anyone knows if tuition is ever covered at CSU schools?
  14. Hi, so I currently have only 4 more classes and my field study until I will graduate with my BS in geology. Recently I have been deciding I definitely want to further my education, but I think I want to go back to get my masters in teaching. I would definitely like to focus on geoscience if that is possible I'm just not sure if it is I need some help. I was looking into WGU and I meet all the requirements and some for everything besides life sciences. I went to temple university and we were not required to take any type of bio classes( besides paleo) so I'm afraid I won't be able to get
  15. This might seem pretty heavy for a first post, but now that graduate program deadlines are coming up and I'm nowhere near where I should be in my decision process, I thought I might solicit some advise from you all. I'm currently deciding between two programs, a masters in geoscience/geophysics and a masters in geotech engineering. The geo masters will be at UT Austin and the engineering masters will either be at VT, or Davis. All the programs are well funded but Austin is the most, with money flowing from every direction. I love the city of Austin and Davis, Blacksburg is kind of meh but the
  16. Howdy folks, awfully nice to find this place. Checking the results search for applicant acceptances and rejections has become somewhat of an obsession during this wait period. As such, I've noticed a few peculiarities, and I was hoping to ask about them and maybe start a discussion or two. 1) There really aren't that many geology/geoscience/geophysics applicants who frequent this site (or at least there are few who have posted their results). Why do you think this is? Much like our beloved stratigraphic record, I'm sure there are some artifacts and preservational biases, so how re
  17. Hello So this is my issue: I am currently a Geography major with a geology minor and applied to several schools for a masters in geology (Cal State La, Chico state, SF state, and SD state) I was influenced to apply to these schools to be conditionally classified and work on my pre rec (math, physics, geology, and chem) for a year until I begin my master's degree. But, I'm not sure if I will be accepted since I do not have a strong science background.... I have a 3.5 gpa, internship as a geologist and GIS analyst, strong letters of reference, and personal statement IF
  18. Hey Y'all! So I recently applied to Cal State LA, Cal State Chico, San Diego State, and San Francisco State for their masters in geology/geoscience. Did anyone else apply this month before the march first deadline? Anyone know when is the average time we will hear back if we applied this close to the deadline? any one know the difficulty of acceptance too? I am super nervous like many of y'all any info is great info
  19. Hello all, I was wondering if anyone else is having a similar issue with University of Nevada at Reno's online admission system. I submitted my application for geology a while ago, and got an email confirmation for it. According to the email the status of the application can be viewed online. However, whenever I login to that portal the application I sent in is "inactive." Its record is there though but it's missing a lot of info in its title. I called in, and everything is still there, active, and supposedly good to go. They have received all of my application materials. However I
  20. I emailed a professor from The Department of Geology of Miami University (Ohio) to ask her about the time line. She told me that the first round decisions have been made but they were not able to make me an offer but might recruit me later if there were some positions left. But she also told me that the possibility is not very high. It seems to me that I am on their waiting list but not rank very high. For god's sake! It is my first decision-like thing! I applied for 9 universities but heard from nowhere before this! And just look what the first is! Oh, I just bored of waiting. Is anyone rea
  21. Like, almost Randy Marsh funny? It seems that whenever they get a crazy story when working in the field, they never fail to mention it. One guy at Yale today even posted the Yahoo Answers-like comments to one of the popular media articles describing his research. And another guy talked about how a mummified (poisoned) puma cat somehow died in Pantagonia, and then a bunch of random animals took bites out of it and then died (and became mummified) as well.
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