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  1. Hi! I'm currently a senior at TCNJ. I'm a Psych/Public Health dual major. I'm just going to list some of the things that will hopefully make me stand out, but I'm also going to attach my (really, really rough and in progress so don't judge) CV for more detail and stuff: my gpa is a 3.93/4.0 Phi Beta Kappa Lots of work with diverse individuals due to TCNJ's proximity to Trenton 120 hours in Fall 2017 at a nonprofit in Trenton that works with adolescents of different demographics (LGBTQ, homeless, etc) with emotional and behavioral challenges I've been in a research lab on campus since January that focuses on youth and community development, doing two major projects at a Trenton full-service elementary school DBT infused group work with 4th graders Mindfulness First author of an accepted Eastern Psychological Conference presentation submission I guess I'm just trying to figure out how competitive these MSW programs are & what my chances are? also, if anyone wants to review my previous statement, lmk (: real rough.docx
  2. Hi everyone! Could you give some advice about choosing a Master's degree in Biotechnology between Upenn or Northwestern? Or could you share some of your experiences in either of the two programs? I really don't know where to go… About myself, I prefer to pursue a PhD after the Master's degree (for now) instead of entering the industry. But I've heard that the program in Upenn is more industry-oriented, and I haven't gathered enough information about NU...Most of my information comes from the program websites, so I would like to hear more about your opinions and experiences! I will be very grateful for your suggestions! Good luck to everyone!
  3. 3rd Decision - 2nd admit 1st - NYU MS in Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship - Accepted 2nd - University of Wisconsin Madison -Rejected 3rd - Johns Hopkins University - MS in Biotechnology - Accepted as a Conditional Student. Should I wait for decisions from Columbia(MA Biotechnology), UMich Ann Arbor ( MS in Human Genetics) and UPenn( Masters in Biotechnology) or just go for JHU? JHU MS in Biotechnology is a course under AAP. I've heard mixed reviews regarding these courses, since they are part time. As an International student , will It be good for me to go for something like this?
  4. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I'm deciding between the biochemistry/molecular biophysics program at UPenn and the biochemistry (BCMB) program at Johns Hopkins. My issue is this: I feel as though I like the Hopkins program better (more researchers I'm immediately interested in from the faculty page [10 or so here vs. 3ish at Penn], more students, more professional development opportunities), though that isn't to say that I don't love the BMB program at Penn (I do like that there's a little more biophysics in this program). However, when it comes to cities, I really love Philadelphia and I'm less keen on Baltimore, although I think it would be fun to try to live in for a bit. People (grad students and faculty) at both programs seem very down to earth, happy to be there, nice, and encouraging, and both programs have a great community of structural biologists. Based on this, how much should I prioritize the city I'm living in vs. the program itself, or vice versa? Thanks in advance!
  5. Anyone on this forum that is applying to or going to UPenn? I just put down my deposit and excited that I will be attending their program. It has been my first choice.
  6. Hey guys! (First post) Program: Masters in EducationGRE Score: VR:152 Q:160 AWA:3.5 (I will be taking it again)GPA: 7.8/10 undergraduate Work Experience: 2 years with Teach For India after my undergraduation Undergrad/Grad Institution (Public, Private, Ivy, etc..): One of the best universities in India with an Economics major I am interested in pursuing my masters in education policy and I am looking at HGSE, Standford and UPenn (in that order) as of now. I would love some tips for my SOP, schools which I can apply to and the kind of work experience which Ed.M. looks for. Should I get more work experience and maybe apply in 2021? I am especially keen on HGSE's EPM and L&T Program. Thank you!
  7. Fiancee is faced with the two choices. Tried to find resources online to compare pros/cons and career focus for graduates but couldn't find any so I'm turning to the lovely people on thegradcafe. Would anyone be kind of enough to outline what type of candidates go to each school and the pros/cons? Thank you in advance.
  8. Hi! I've applied to the following programs, and I was hoping to get some insight into which programs were worth the inve$tment - in terms of employability / phD prospects afterwards! Would love to hear any feedback! Thank you!! Stanford MA in POLS (Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies) - pending Columbia University MA in Education Policy - pending University of Pennsylvania MsEd in Education, Culture and Society - admitted with $10,000 scholarship and option to apply for GA (max. $3,500) Georgetown University MA in Educational Transformation - (unofficially) admitted with $15,000 scholarship NYU MA in Education and Social Policy - admitted with $500 fellowship at Education and Social Policy Institute Background about me: I'm an international student. My interests lie in the role of education policy as a tool for mitigating inequality in society. I hope to work in a think tank in the US after graduation. I'd appreciate any help, especially from people who have experience in any of these programs, on sorting out which programs best suit me. As an international student from a developed country, I don't qualify for many scholarships other than the merit-based scholarships offered at admission and am concerned about investing in a degree that will not maximize my employment potential in the long term. I'm also happy to answer questions as well, if anyone has any about the admissions process!
  9. Does anyone know if UPenn has send out all interview invites for linguistics graduate admissions yet? Do they notify students of rejection too?
  10. Hi all! Looking for some help here. I've scrolled through different threads re: SP2's admissions interview and have seen different things. I've seen that it usually takes ~3 weeks after submission to get the scheduling email. I submit my application on Saturday, Dec 1 and heard back two days later on Monday, Dec 3. I'm assuming this is good, or is this just because I submit so far in advance of the deadline? Also, any advice about the actual process would be helpful! I'm curious to know how much of the interview is focused on weaknesses/gaps vs. positive notes/resume reinforcement. Thank you!
  11. I’m currently in my foundation year of my masters program for social work. I’m at University of Pennsylvania and having a very tough time here. I believed this would be an amazing environment but its been anything but that. I’m contemplating transferring grad schools to somewhere I feel welcomed and comfortable as well. I want to be happy.. anyone have any recommendations for schools to look into?
  12. Hi all, I've 6 years of work experience in sales and marketing consulting, and 7+ years in social space as a volunteer for educational initiatives, including leading the CSR engagements at my firm for over 4 years now. I'm now looking for opportunities to move full-time in this space, so am planning a masters in education as a first step because that's where my heart lies; I've worked in education for the last 7 years on a pro-bono/voluntary basis over and above my full-time job. GRE: VA - 154, QA - 165, AWA - 4 TOEFL: Result awaited GPA: Yet to do a WES evaluation, but I've 80.59% from Delhi University in India. Work Ex: 6 years in Sales and Marketing Consulting Pro-Bono/Voluntary experience: 7+ years in Education , including leading the CSR engagements for over 4 years now. I'm leading the engagements with a learning centre near my office, and have designed 3 programs - Math/Science remedial, Spoken English, and Career Counseling. Masters Programs I'll be applying for fall 2019: IEP/TIE at HGSE (can anyone help me figure out), IED at TC, UCB programs, SSCE at UCLA, Upenn I'm more inclined to US programs because of the job prospects, but would like to hear reviews about UCL, Oxford, and Cambridge (EU vs. US). I aim to leverage my corporate experience experience and work in international education space, either in content building, policy implementation, or school leadership. I know 3 options is a long list but will want the program to help make a better choice. My objective is to improve the overall quality of education and change the way we teach. We have been teaching the same age-old skills and curriculum which is not even relevant in the modern day. It will be great if you can help me choose programs where I can leverage my consulting/corporate skills. Anyone who has made a successful switch from corporate to education, or is planning to do so? I'm more inclined to 1 year programs. Any leads will be appreciated!
  13. starting to think about grad school applications. I am going into my 4th year at a BArch program where I have a minor in history. I have wanted to go into HP for many years but am torn about where to apply. I am looking into Clemson, UMD, BU, and UPenn but would love any inside knowledge about the programs. Also nervous about acceptance rates and what the schools take into account on deciding
  14. 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.
  15. Hi! I was recently accepted into two great schools for a Master's program in biotechnology: NYU Tandon: M.S. in Biotechnology (might swith to the M.S. in Biotechnology & Entrepreneurship) University of Pennsylvania: Master of Biotechnology Program. I'm having a difficult time deciding between them, as both of them have good programs. Any advice? Additionally, does anyone know how is the biotech scene in NY like? Are there good opportunities as in other big biotech hubs? Thank you!
  16. hi, i got accepted to UPenn IEDP, Vanderbilt IEPM, and i'm waiting for UCL (education and development). all three are masters. can anyone who got accepted or is a current student give some opinions about the degrees? upenn takes 1.5, vandy 2, and ucl 2 years upenn is in phily, so i think better networks? vandy is 2 years and i like this because i'm going quite directly from undergraduate but i think the network and job market might be smaller. and several ppl recommended ucl about development. i'm weighing the pros and cons about these schools right now and any advice would help! thank you in advance
  17. Hi All, I recently was accepted to both the UPenn Biotech program and the UCSF/Berkeley MTM (master of translational medicine) program. I am in a bit of a dilemma because I really like both programs, but being that I don't really know what I want to do after the programs (aka my career trajectory), I don't know which program is better for me. I'm NOT concerned with the cost, or areas associated with the 2 schools. I'm more concerned with the networking benefits and where the alumni of the two schools end up after the program. Also, would attending UPenn help get me into the MBA program at Wharton if I choose to go to B-school later in my career? Would the same apply for Haas at Berkeley? What if I want to go into consulting or start-ups, as compared to generic biotech industry roles? Any answers or comments would help. Also, I'm waiting to hear back from the Columbia for the MA in Biotech, so any additional information that relates to that program would also help! Thank you
  18. Wanted to create a thread for Upenn. I am thinking of possibly applying, and wanted to hear thoughts about others' application process and why upenn. The cost is definitely playing a factor in my hesitation.
  19. Hi All, I was admitted to UPenn and CU's Chemical Engineering master program and I am having a hard time deciding which program should I pursue. Both names are great and their ranking are very close. Please leave a comment if you have any ideas if possible and any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  20. Hi, So I am waiting for either my acceptance or rejection to come in. I applied to the University of Pennsylvania and the Catholic University of America for Social Work; both in advanced standing. I had an interview with Penn with the Associate Dean and Received some news.. I was disqualified from their advanced standing because I had gotten two bad grades so they put me on the two-year track. I have been in contact with the Dean for some time and she apologized and explained if it had been anyone else they would have just rejected them. I haven't heard anything from the other school. I'm freaking out. Anyone else freaking out?
  21. Hi, so im slightly freaking out... i applied to UPenn along with two other schools.. I have a 3.3 GPA (I had some personal issues happen) and I had three letters of rec which one was from a provost. Upenn emailed me to say they reviewed and will be emailing momentarily. It wasn’t even that long. I did meet with someone there prior to applying and kept in contact. Should i be worried?
  22. What should one do? Pay $50,000 tuition at an ivy league university, or pay $0 - $10,000 at some other university (say any US university with QS world ranking below 250)
  23. Hi all, I'm considering applying to the Penn MPH part-time for Fall 2018. I have a full time job and am not planning on relocating for this degree, so I am only considering Philadelphia schools. Penn obviously has a very prestigious name in general, and in the medical world, even though the program itself seems to be unranked. Does the name matter in this case? Or would it be similar to me going to Temple (only enticing because of the price tag). Or is online even a better option? Another benefit for Penn for me is that they waive the GRE if you had another graduate degree, which I do. Any and all advice is appreciated. Thanks!
  24. Hello, I was wondering if anyone has received admissions response from the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education for the Fall 2018 cycle. I submitted my application last year in September, but haven't received any response. I am worried that the delayed response is because I am rejected! To anyone who has received a response, how long did they take to do so? Thank you!!
  25. Anyone receive decision letters from the UPenn Masters of Bioethics program for fall of 2018 admission?
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