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  1. mox

    San Diego, CA

    I did my undergrad at UCSD and am fairly familiar with the social and academic scenes at SDSU and USD if you have an questions fire away.
  2. Hi, everyone! I just received my first interview invite for the season at Indiana University of Pennsylvania PsyD program. I am coming from the NYC area and was wondering if any of you interviewed there and what the experience was like in terms of using public transportation to get there, if they offer student hosts or if you stayed in a hotel, was there inclement weather during your travel and if so how did you deal with the situation? Although I made this thread specifically to get feedback for IUP, I want to open this up to anyone that has similar questions for their upcoming interviews at other schools too.
  3. Just got my GRE scores and I had 146 V and 155 Q. I have some research experience, 2 published papers, currently lecturing. First Class MSc. Good SOP, Good LORs, Poor Bsc results Which schools can I realistically hope to get admitted to, with a pretty decent chance at getting some funding or assistantship? (Schools in the US)
  4. This is my first posting on Grad Cafe, so here it goes.... I'm applying to urban planning programs that have a transportation policy focus. Right now, I am definitely applying to UNC- Chapel Hill, USC, UCLA, and University of Maryland. The first three programs are all housed in the schools' public affairs, policy, or arts and sciences schools. Maryland, however, is based in the School of Architecture. I'm much more of a policy guy, and U-Maryland's curriculum has a strong policy focus. However, the curricula at other architecture-based schools I researched, such as Harvard and UPenn, have a greater focus on studios and design. How much difference does where a department is housed affect the curriculum? Also, can anyone recommend other top planning programs with a transportation focus? I am using the 2012 Planetizen Guide as a starting point. I have also considered applying to the planning programs and Tufts and FSU. I currently live in DC and prefer east cost schools, but I am willing to go anywhere to get a degree from a top school and eventually relocate to New England (hence the two Cali schools). About me: Recent grad from top liberal arts school with Government major and Econ minor and a 3.76 overall GPA. I've been working for the federal government for the past two years but not for DOT. GRE scores: 650-verbal and 690-quant. Thanks for any advice!
  5. SeriousSillyPutty

    Tips for Biking to School

    Parking passes at my school are $480 a year! (And this is not downtown NYC/LA/Chicago, where parking everywhere is at a premium.) Fortunately I live just 1.5 miles from campus, so I'm planning to bike. A few miles is nothing on a bicycle, but I've always been a fair-weather rider: Currently, I'll ride my bike to work (5 miles away) IF it's not too cold and IF it's not raining and IF I don't have to wear anything special and IF I don't have to go anywhere after work and IF I'm not in a rush. (So, like, once a week, during the summer.) Any tips on bike commuting in less-than-ideal conditions? I was thinking about keeping a gym bag at my desk, so I can change on days where the ride makes me wet. I could wear gym clothes to school every day then change, but it seems like a short enough trip that I could get a way with regular clothes most of the time. For rainy days, I was thinking about getting one of those rain suits that comes with "rain jacket" pants... is that overkill? And biking through snow just seems like an accident waiting to happen. (I could walk to school, too, I suppose...) And do you think a backpack will do, or is it worth investing in a rack for my back wheel and a bag that attaches to them. (Saddle bag? See, I'm not even a legit enough cyclist to know what the accessories are called!) Thanks for the tips!
  6. Is there anyone willing to review a first draft of an SOP for a Master's in Urban Planning? I could really use some advice to see if I am on the right track. It's only 800 words, if that helps.
  7. I'm applying to urban planning programs that have a transportation policy focus. Right now, I am definitely applying to UNC- Chapel Hill, USC, UCLA, and University of Maryland. The first three programs are all housed in the schools' public affairs, policy, or arts and sciences schools. Maryland, however, is based in the School of Architecture. I'm much more of a policy guy, and U-Maryland's curriculum has a strong policy focus. However, the curricula at other architecture-based schools I researched, such as Harvard and UPenn, have a greater focus on studios and design. How much difference does where a department is housed affect the curriculum? Also, can anyone recommend other top planning programs with a transportation focus? I am using the 2012 Planetizen Guide as a starting point. I have also considered applying to the planning programs and Tufts and FSU. I currently live in DC and prefer east cost schools, but I am willing to go anywhere to get a degree from a top school and eventually relocate to New England (hence the two Cali schools). About me: Recent grad from top liberal arts school with Government major and Econ minor and a 3.76 overall GPA. I've been working for the federal government for the past two years but not for DOT. GRE scores: 650-verbal and 690-quant. Thanks for any advice!
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