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  1. Can you guys please read my personal statement and tell me how it is or what you would change. Upenn MCIT personal statement.docx
  2. Hi everyone, I am currently submitting my application for UPenn's mid-career doctorate in education leadership. The program brochure claims that all applicants will get to have an interview. Does anyone know if this is true? I found some information online that says about 33% of applicants get accepted into this program. Does anyone have more insight into how competitive this program is or if it's true that all applicants get an interview? PLEASE let me know your insights!
  3. Hi all, I got accepted to Penn GSE’s Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development and Columbia Teachers College's Developmental Psychology program. I’ve gotten a GAship from Penn but that’s only for 5 hours per week. No GA as of yet from Columbia but overall, Columbia is going to be financially cheaper than Penn. What do you all know about each school, program, culture and network. Any tips/advice in making a decision?
  4. Hey Y’all. I’ve been accepted into the MSW programs at Penn and Boston University and i’m Curious if there are others out there who are trying to decide between the two programs? I haven’t visited either, and wondering if I should go next week. Thanks!
  5. I am currently considering between these choices: - UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering (Product Design/ Controls) [https://me.berkeley.edu/graduate/meng/] - Penn Robotics [https://www.grasp.upenn.edu/academics/masters] - Cornell Engineering Management [https://www.engmanagement.cornell.edu/em] My background is in Mechanical Engineering from a top 5 undergraduate school. Mainly hope to develop a deep specialization in robotics, controls, design for manufacturability, hardware systems development on the technical side, and take 2-3 management courses from the business school.
  6. Hi guys, I applied for the MES fall 2018 at Penn and i'm yet to hear back from them. I just want to know if anyone else applied and is equally waiting to hear back. I submitted my application before their April 1 deadline but completed my application end of may , that's 6 weeks till date. I have written to the school and i was advised to wait two more weeks (which ended Friday). Should i be worried? Eek ? considering i'm international and would probably have to apply for form i20, campus housing and student visa.
  7. Stuck choosing between my top 3 picks UCSF, UPenn, and Johns Hopkins for a PhD in Cellular/Molecular/Developmental Biology (varies by school/program). From what I've seen, heard, and read, all three schools have amazing programs, I think my decision will more likely come down to quality of life in those three places. San Francisco - I'm from the Bay Area, so family is nearby, easiest move and probably safest of the three cities. BUT expensive af and I don't get the experience of moving to a new place. Philadelphia - Had great interviews with faculty members there, but didn't think th
  8. I've narrowed my decision down to two programs: UCSD's Biomedical Sciences program, and UPenn's Cell and Molecular Biology program (I applied to the Gene Therapy and Vaccines track). Both are umbrella programs of sorts, because I'm not sure what kind of research I want to do. I'm just interested in hearing different takes on the two schools and programs. I'm from San Diego and I love it, but I'm not sure about Philly. I visited during the interview weekend and I'm not sure that was enough time to get a good feel for it. I'm confident I could find a great thesis lab that I love at either place,
  9. So I've recently been accepted to both UPenn's Urban Teaching Apprenticeship and Teachers College Elementary Inclusive Education program. I'm trying to weigh the pros and cons of both programs, but I'm having trouble deciding! At UPenn I would be getting a Pre-K-4 certification, and at TC it would be 1-6. The UTAP program would be a one-year program, and TC would be two years, or one and a half if I accelerate. Both programs give the opportunity to earn a Special Ed cert alongside Elementary. Right now I would say I'm leaning towards Penn but I also know that TC is very highly regarded in
  10. Hey Everyone, I need help choosing which university to go to! I narrowed it down to Gatech and Penn (University of Pennsylvania) from the following list: Gatech, Penn, USC (Southern California), Wisconsin-Madison, Columbia, Brown, Rutgers Interest: Computer Vision and Deep Learning Cost Restrictions: None. I am willing to figure out how to pay if the university is worth going to. Goal: Planning to do a PhD after my masters. Therefore, I plan to do a lot of research during my MS. I was able to narrow down to these 2 universities based on professors and resea
  11. Hey Everyone, I need help choosing which university to go to! I narrowed it down to Gatech and Penn (University of Pennsylvania) from the following list: Gatech, Penn, USC (Southern California), Wisconsin-Madison, Columbia, Brown, Rutgers Interest: Computer Vision and Deep Learning Cost Restrictions: None. I am willing to figure out how to pay if the university is worth going to. Goal: Planning to do a PhD after my masters. Therefore, I plan to do a lot of research during my MS. I was able to narrow down to these 2 universities based on professors and resea
  12. 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.
  13. So I'm really struggling to make this decision and both are great options. I'm interested in pursuing some kind of cancer research and also have an interest in RNA biology. Penn is well connected in terms of cancer research, but Yale is extremely well-known for RNA biology, making this a difficult choice. I'm also struggling with factoring in student happiness level and work/life balance. When I interviewed at Penn the students seemed genuinely happy and like they had time to do things outside of lab. When I interviewed at Yale, the students seemed relatively happy but I've heard some discomfo
  14. Stuck choosing between my top 3 picks UCSF, UPenn, and Johns Hopkins for a PhD in Cellular/Molecular/Developmental Biology (varies by school/program). From what I've seen, heard, and read, all three schools have amazing programs, I think my decision will more likely come down to quality of life in those three places. My research interests are super broad so I'm not particularly worried about labs, I'm sure I will find PIs and labs at each program that I will love to work with. San Francisco - I'm from the Bay Area, so family is nearby, easiest move and probably safest of the three cities.
  15. Hi, I have been searching the web in hopes to find more information about the University of Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, I really haven't found any personal stories or testimonals about the school. I am interested whether they offer solid funding for graduate students, specifically in Fine Art?? Are there any students/alum out there who attend or have attended the school thatt wouldn't mind sharing their experience? (From any field )
  16. For my PhD, I am considering between Penn for Bioengineering and Yale for Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS). I have found professors at both schools with whom I would love to do research in and I got along well with the current graduate students at both schools. I feel very fortunate to have had such great experiences. I am very interested in taking my career after my PhD in the entrepreneurial or venture capital in the life sciences space. I am very interested in the life sciences because I would like to work on discovering molecules or developing diagnostics and drug delive
  17. olayak

    U Penn DSW

    Quick question, what criteria is the U Penn DSW admission committee looking for? I called them and they didn't give a straight answer. I was told that grades and publications and stats don't matter, it just depends on the individual. What does this mean? What are they looking for? Has anyone been accepted to this program? What stats do you have? Thanks!
  18. I'm a prospective applicant to the PhD program in the Department of Political Science at UPenn. My focus is in the IPE arena, and I'm interested in working with Julia Gray, Jennifer Amyx, or Edward Mansfield. I'd like to hear from a current student or recent graduate of the program about funding opportunities, RA, TA, and fellowship opportunities within the Department, student engagement with faculty, and perceptions of faculty overall. Is the general feeling that PhD students are well supported throughout their time at Penn? Side-comments about living in Philly are also appreciated. Feel free
  19. An email was sent to me from PennDesign admissions congratulating me on being shortlisted for placement in their MLA program and asked me to complete a 5 question/5 minute video supplement. Has anyone else seen this yet? Not sure if it's good, bad or if everyone at this stage of the application process is asked to do this. Any insight would be helpful.
  20. Hello All, I'm just writing to allay some of my anxiety of late. I applied to UPenn's Neuroscience program through the biomedical graduate group (BGG). Up until recently I've thought of it as one of my very top choices, but looking at some of the "results survey" entries are making me nervous. I guess I wasn't aware how stiff the competition for Penn really is. Anyone else out there who has applied, what are your thoughts on this? Have a lot of people heard about interviews? I'm curious to hear what others think. And if you wouldn't mind including a few things about yourself : What
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