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  1. Hi, I'm an international student with an interest in policy. My end goal is to become a consultant for government policy, and I was wondering whether looking into internships in US government entities is reasonable or a waste of my time. Could anyone help me on this?
  2. fall19applicant

    GPA system in US

    Hi to All, I had a query regarding how US universities perceive %ages scored ny Indian students in B.Tech. I scored 80% (from DTU) and the topper scored about 87%. Though my score is low, but so is of the whole batch. I want to apply for masters in US, is there anyway I can mention the .topper's percentage to them? Or any other alternative ? Or will they consider my GPA as 8 ? Thanks in advance!
  3. Hello Beautiful people, May you kindly help me evaluate my feasibility for MPP Programs in the US. Here is a brief overview of my profile; 1. GRE 332 (169 in Quant, 163 in Verbal), Toefl ibt 109 2. Undergraduate degree: Mechanical Engineering (2015 Graduate)3. GPA: 3.304. Work Experience: Present: 1.5 years since working in a non-profit as a Program Assistant developing policy proposals; Previous: 1 Year in Mutinationals including Engro Corporation, MOL Oil & GasI would especially like to hear the opinion of people already studying in MPP or other relevant programs; however, I am all ears to anyone providing a sound advice. I am also concerned about my undergraduate education not aligned with the social sciences. 
  4. SkunkStyle77

    Fall 2018 Italian

    Hello everyone, surprisingly, there's no thread for Italian this year and I thought I create one. I applied for 4 PhD programs and still waiting for a reply. I had two interviews a few weeks ago but nothing since. Do you people want to share your experiences as well? Cheers, P. EDIT: Yes, I am freaking out and I have a bad feeling about this whole thing.
  5. Hello everyone, I have received an offer from Rhode island school of Design (Masters in Furniture Design) and from Royal College of Arts (Masters in Design Product). Both the college are well known for their quality of education in respective courses. Which one is better for an international student wanting to pursue a practical and exploratory course for masters and also intending to find a job in the city. Exposure wise I think the city of London would be better but RISD is also know for its workshop based curriculum. I would appreciate any kind of input or insight regarding the courses and the universities.
  6. Hi there! I've always been told that it is wise to listen to experienced people, so I would like to know your opinion in the following matter. I have studied an undergraduate degree in Europe, in aerospace engineering, a field that I love. I've been granted a scholarship to study in the US a graduate program (master's degree). Given my qualities and interests, I would like to eventually work on a engineering management job, in the space field if possible. I feel like I have learnt a lot in my undergrad degree of technical knowledge, but I feel I still have lots to learn about management... So what do you reckon is wiser, to keep doing a specialized master's degree and thus achieve a greater level of technical expertise, let's say in space engineering, or start doing an engineering management degree instead, in order to complement my already existing technical basis? Please also take into account that as long as it's possible, I'd like to stay in the US after studying and work there, despite how hard I have gathered it is for international students... Thanks a lot,
  7. Hi all! I have my GRE in a month and I am having a freakout in terms of my preparation. On the test day they give you an option to send your scores to 4 universities for free. I have been trying to figure out 4 safe universities for my profile, but all options I considered earlier have very low acceptance rate. Can you please help me find out some safe universities for my profile, or point me in the correct direction? Thanks so much in advance. Here's my profile: GRE practice tests - 322 manhattan, 320 (3.5 awa) princeton review I national conference paper 1 year experience (will be 2 at time of joining - fall 2019) at fortune 500 company internships in all 3 years - 1st yr at startup, 2nd yr at ngo, 3rd year at above company ~80-82% undergrad Did some relevant nanodegree courses with scholarship, and another relevant professional course from a top 5 college in India. Anything else I forgot to mention? I'll add in comments... Looking for masters program in computer science.
  8. Hey guys, I was offered a place at the University of Bath to do my masters in Microbiology. The only problem is that I can't really afford the cost of paying as an international student. I was looking online and mostly found scholarships for 3rd world country students. So I was wondering if anyone knew of any scholarships that US students can apply to. Thanks!
  9. Hello folks? Anyone out here applying for 2018 I/O Psych Ph.D. programs? Let's connect! It would be helpful and fun.
  10. Hi, I have a question regarding employment regulations for international students in the US. I understand that as an international student in the US, you are not allowed to work off campus, and not more than 20 hours per week. That much is clear. My question is, does this apply to publishing? In the simplest example, if you have a story/article and want to sell it to a magazine in a freelance capacity (i.e. you're not employed by them), can you do it? I couldn't find any solid information about this online. It's not employment in the traditional sense, but you're still getting paid. If you have knowledge about F1 VISA regulations, I'd appreciate some clarification on the matter. Thanks!
  11. I'm currently doing my Bachelor's (BTech. - Final year) in Biotechnology in Manipal Institute of Technology, India. I'm quite keen on applying for graduate programs later this year, colleges like UCB, UPenn, Columbia, UCSD, Cornell and also considering Yale, MIT, Stanford and the works. I will be giving my GRE exam shortly and also have completed a 2 month internships in a pharmaceutical company and a premier university (Indian Institute of Tech) in India. I will also be interning from January 2017 at the Centre of Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB, Hyderabad), another renowned lab. I had previously briefly worked on a project in college to devise a diagnostic kit and am currently working on another (in collaboration with the Department of Virus Research, Manipal). I am hopeful of publishing a paper on the latter, sometime later this year. Being from India, I'm severely lost with regards to the requirements expected from top universities as mentioned above in terms of GRE scores, GPA requirements and lab experience & LoRs in general. Given my lab experience and a 8.5 CGPA (Indian standard) without publications, am I being realistic in considering these colleges for my master's? Would working in few more well-established labs and applying next year improve my chances?
  12. xx Little Wanderer

    Anthropology of religion and humanitarian aid

    Anthro friends, After years of exploring various fields, I'm finally closing in on my longtime dream of breaking into the field of humanitarian aid (through anthropology). I'm interested in applying to doctoral programs this fall to research humanitarian aid, ethics, and the role of religion with a focus on China/Asia. I majored in English in undergrad and have a first master's in religion. I did a one-year conversion course in social anthropology because I was drawn to the anthropological research method but still feel relatively ignorant about the field, particularly in terms of strong universities, programs and better known faculty. Eventually I would like to transition into doing research for a large international NGO to improve humanitarian practices. Any advice? What are some great Anthropology programs for studying humanitarian aid, ethics, and religion, hive-mind? (I am applying for PhD programs) Thanks in advance for your response(s)!
  13. RidhimaK

    NCSU CS vs Rutgers CS

    Which one should i choose for MS CS: Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ North Carolina State University,NC Which one has better internship and job opportunities??
  14. I got several official letter in biostatistics phd program. After Ph.D., I hope to continue my biostatistical research as post-doc and professor. I'm wondering the future career in biostatistics after Ph.D. as follow universities. NYU, Miami, Indiana, Arizona, Wisconsin-Madison, South Carolina, Penn State, UC San Diego, University of Florida. The thing is that they are not included in the ranking of biostatistics phd program because those programs are belonging to medical school.
  15. Hello there! I'm currently an undergrad (graduating in 2018) with the ultimate goal of pursuing a PhD in English lit (specifically my interests are Romantic & Victorian studies). Unfortunately, it so happens that I am not majoring in anything related to English, so I am looking to complete a master's degree first. I have some interest in studying in the UK, but I wonder if there is any significant difference between US & UK master's degrees in the field that could potentially harm my chances at later pursuing a PhD in the US? Ideally, I'd love to be able to get into one of the better programs, so to speak, though I know how insanely difficult that is. I am currently at a top 10 school for undergraduate, if that has any bearing, and specifically would like to pursue my master's at University of Edinburgh (I'm really interested in their Romantic & Victorian program). So I guess my questions are: does the name of the graduate institution matter a great deal in PhD applications? Would a UK degree put me at any disadvantage? Thanks in advance for your responses!
  16. ak547

    RA/TA or pay?

    Hello all! I'm new to this forum and this is my first post here. I'm in a bit of a dilemma so I thought I'd ask you guys because I've been going over the posts on this forum and you all give some great advice! Basically, I've applied to about 8 schools for my Master's in Aerospace Engineering (Aerodynamics in particular) and I've gotten accepted to 2 of them. I'm still waiting to hear from the rest. I've received admits from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft, Netherlands) and University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign (unofficial, but still). Both great schools but I have not received funding offers from either of them. The cost of attending TU Delft (incl. living) is about half of that of UIUC, but I'm pretty sure chances of getting an RA/TA in UIUC would be much higher as TU Delft requires their RAs/TAs to speak Dutch, which I do not. Assuming I get no funding from the remaining offers as well (keeping my expectations low so as to not be disappointed), it really boils down to a US vs. Netherlands debate. Most of the schools I have applied to in the US have around the same cost, so I can safely say that I'll be paying half of what I would in the US, at TU Delft. However, I am also sure that my chances of getting an RA/TA would be much higher in the US, than in the Netherlands. What do you all think I should do? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
  17. Hello Guys. Thanking all of you ahead for reading my posts and writing your thoughts as comments. I have been out of Grad School application scene past 5 years and need some help assessing my profile and giving me few tips and suggestion. It will be great to know how my profile stacks up against fellow applications for Top 30 EE RFIC/Analog IC/Circuits PhD Programs in US/Europe. Any University suggestion is appreciated as well. For Spring 2018/Fall 2018 session. (Critics are welcome as i need to improve, be as frank as possible) My Profile: GRE (Q 170 / V 155 / 4.0) , MS in EE with Research/Thesis from TTU (2012) - GPA 3.7/4.0, BS in EE GPA 3.6/4 (No Publications) Work Experience -- 4 years and counting -- 3 years at Qualcomm (top 5 RFIC Company) as RF Hardware and Test Engineer, 1.5+ at another competitor (present). I have been told my work experience is negative for PhD as its been 4 years since i graduated with MS, Does it matter that much ? What do you guys think about my acceptance chances to Top 30-50 EE Programs In US/Europe . Any university you want to suggest. Few University of my choice with similar research interest -- UT Austin, Texas A&M, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine/Davis. Georgia Tech, Univ of Colorado Boulder, Arizona State University, University of Washington. USC, UMass Amherst. NCSU Thanks Again,
  18. I've lurked around this forum for a rather long time. It's certainly US-centric, but I was wondering whether someone has heard about the Doctoral Training Centres. Unlike regular 3-year PhD UK programmes, these centres require students to carry out rotation labs, take classes and whatnot, just like a regular doctorate in the States. They are still shorter, however: we are talking about 4 years. Are these kind of programmes well/better regarded in the USA? In particular, I've heard about people being rejected from graduate departments like MIT Biological Engineering, Stanford Bioengineering at MASTERS LEVEL!, Harvard SEAS and yet promptly accepted by Imperial College, Cambridge or Oxford (Synthetic Biology/Bioengineering). Does this mean that these top UK programmes are second tier?! Or are they well regarded?
  19. hopefulandconfused

    Delaying an offer until Feb/March

    Hey everybody, I wanted some help in deciding something. I have recently been offered a PhD position at a new institute in France. I originally met the institute head in an internship in England while I was working in an adjacent lab to his with some of his collaborators. He was then preparing the move to this new institute and offered me a possible position. I was then in the middle of my undergrad. Fast forward a year later and he's just opening up his institute and he formally offer me a position in August. It's a good option that already comes with funding, but I was planning on applying to US and UK schools and I will only receive answers from these schools late Feb/March. I was a bit overwhelmed with schoolwork and applications when he made his offer clear, so I said that I might be able to answer better in November when my schoolwork would be smaller. November has come and I don't know what to answer. As I said, it's a good offer, even if the research that they specialize is different than what I would originally choose, but there's also a possibility of a co-advisor closer to the research that I want to undertake. I would be satisfied in working with him from what I've seen, but I would decline that offer if I get into my top schools. I don't know if I'll be able to get in to my top schools, but at the same time, I don't want to offend him by asking for a very big extension (and therefore making it clear that he's not my top choice). So, what should I do? Do I ask for an extension and risk losing this chance? Or go into an ethical minefield by just accepting it and if I get into my top schools I decline? Am I overthinking this?
  20. Caryatid236

    Foundation Directory?

    Hi All, I'm searching for additional funding as a U.S. Citizen in a Canadian doctoral program (Interdisciplinary Humanities). I'm trying to find smaller scholarships that are available through charitable foundations or trusts. I have run across a ton of foundation directories for the UK and some other countries, but haven't been able to find anything terribly useful for the US or CA. Anyone know some good places to look for this kind of thing? Or, alternatively, some good scholarships for me to look into? (I'm applying for OSG, inelligible for SSRHC because I'm not a CA citizen, missed the deadline for Fulbright this year- I applied and started my program very late in the game so now I'm playing catch-up). Thanks in advance for any help!
  21. Lalbadshah

    Applying Early?

    I'll be applying for Fall 2017 Masters programs in the US and was wondering if there was any advantage of applying early? Of the 9 colleges that I am planning on applying to only U of Chicago has an "early action" deadline. If I apply early do I get my reply earlier? Is my application evaluated earlier? Any help is appreciated Thanks
  22. Note: I accidentally posted this under Writing samples so now I'm reposting this here... GRE 320 awa - 4 Verbal - 158 Quants - 162 Undergrad - 4th year - B.tech CSE - India Top 10 Unis - college has MOUs with tons of unis abroad(mostly US) so they may have heard of my UNI(Not sure if this is relevant) CGPA - 3.36/4 4 Internships 1 month full time - Networking related 6 months (worked remotely) - Networking related 6 Months (Part- time) - Image processing 1 month full time- Software development for Data Analysis firm 1 paper accepted for publishing - image processing - using thresholding to isolate brain tumors in MRI - scopus indexed journal 1 paper - review process underway - Internet of Things - Cloud based patient monitoring system Programs of interest: Computer Science(general), Computer Vision, AI, Machine Learning,Networking and network security , Robotics University List (not in order): CMU Columbia NYU University of Toronto John Hopkins U of Alberta U of Chicago U of British Columbia Boston U Purdue U of Southern California Questions: What are my chances for acceptance to unis on my list with my profile Are the unis on my list out of my league/ Should i be aiming lower? if so how much lower? Any Suggestions for replacing any of the unis on the list? Any feedback Thanks For giving this a read
  23. Hi,I am a 4th-year student from Anna university, Chennai (India).My profile is:8.87 CGPA (till 6th sem)320 GRE (163 quants/157 verbal; 4.0 AWA)TOEFL - yet to take (expecting 105+)Papers/Research published : NoneExperience:2.5 months summer research internship at Indian Institue of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) in Machine learning.3-4 projects done in machine learning (all in github profile)Recommendations: Expecting 3 from my univ profs and 1 from my IIT-prof (internship guide)Interests: AI (specifically, machine learning) Univs I have selected so far:Top preferences:Univ of California - LA, SD campus Umass Amherst Georgia tech CMU Univ of Illinois - UC campus Univ of southern California Univ of Wisconsin - Madison Univ of Texas Austin,ArlingtonUniv of Maryland - college park Univ of ChicagoSecondary choice: UC - Irvine NCSU ASU NYU Penn statePlease help in evaluating my profile and suggesting suitable universities.Also, since I have about 1.5 months to apply, should I take GRE again? I am confident that I will improve my quant score by at least 2 or 3 marks, but not sure about verbal - might stay same or even decrease. Will the 2-3 mark improvement significantly affect my chances in the above-listed universities?Thank you!
  24. Hi, I have a 60th percentile in my PGRE and a 330 score in the general one. I have completed my Bachelors from India and a Master's from a top 30 college in US. I would like to keep all my options open while applying for a Astro PhD program for Fall 2017 later this year. I have reasonable research experience and I believe can obtain good reference letters from my past PIs. Considering the AAS statement on the correlation (lack thereof) between the PGRE and Astro performance I had decided on not giving the PGRE again. However, I would like to know whether that is foolhardy decision, especially since so many admission committees don't even look at apps below a certain PGRE threshold. Has the change in sentiment towards the PGRE permeated in enough admission committees?
  25. Hey all! I'm not sure how many people on this site are in the same situation as me, but I think this topic may be general enough to warrant discussion. I'm a UK/US dual citizen, and I've been studying physics for the last 4 years in the UK. I've applied to schools in both countries (masters in aerospace engineering), and I need help weighing the pros and cons. US Pros: 2 year Masters program gives me more time to learn, and may be viewed as 'more legitimate' Aerospace industry is much better in the States After 4 years in the UK I think I'd like to spend some time in the US (also, I think I want to eventually end up living/working in the US long term) Easier to enter US aerospace industry from US school UK Pros: 1 year Masters program will allow me to enter the industry much earlier UK schools are fantastic at putting graduates directly into jobs with grad placements- I would be able to quickly find a job and gain experience (I suspect) my current qualifications would be seen as 'more legitimate' in the UK, and I would have an easier time finding a job here. MUCH MUCH Cheaper I don't believe that my top school in the US would give me a better education than my top school in the UK, or vice versa. Luckily, as a dual citizen, I don't need to worry about Visas, but if anyone would like to extend this discussion to international applicants, feel free. Any thoughts?
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