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  1. Hi everyone! I graduated from UCF Dec 2017 with a bachelors in legal studies and minor in criminal justice. I had hopes of becoming a lawyer but after working at a law firm and interning for a judge, I realized it just wasn't for me. I then decided to switch directions and started working towards getting a doctorate in physical therapy (I was originally a biomed major when I started college and wanted to go to med school but was also super interested in law). After much thought and having tried my hand at having hands on medical experience working as a tech in a trauma unit at a hospital,
  2. I have completed BTech Biotechnology from Anna University, Chennai India in 2014 with a cgpa of 8.86, Department first, university rank holder. Have an above average academic record and IELTS score 8. Worked as an IT professional for five years. Now married, looking for masters in canada in Health Informatics or Bioinformatics. From the official websites of the top 20 universities of Canada, I can see I meet the basic eligibility criteria. But, recently one of the consultants I spoke with, told me that I have higher chances of being rejected either in the application phase or in the Visa phase
  3. Hi all! This is my first post on here so hopefully I am posting in the correct place. I am in the process of applying to grad school for Speech Language Pathology for the Fall 2020 cycle. Needless to say, I am SO nervous!! I've taken the GRE (154V, 141Q, 5 W), and am planning on retaking this month to hopefully bolster those scores a bit. I'm an out of field applicant but completed a leveling program last year and have spent this year volunteering to hopefully get some more experience to add to my resume. My main question for anyone out there: does work exp
  4. Hi, I have started drafting my SOP, i'm facing a blocker on how to bridge my two years of work experience in an different field in my SOP. Should i not mention it or how can i cover the same in my SOP. I did my bachelors in Electrical engineering and sad part is that i'm working in TCS for the past two years now. Any help is appreciated.
  5. Hello, I am currently in the process of marketing myself as a candidate for an SLP master's program. I know that having relevant experience in the field is a really big selling point. I currently just work at a minimum wage waitress/server position to pay the bills, but am planning to quit/cut down on hours so I can pursue a job in the field. I just wanted to ask how everyone else was able to obtain a position/gain experience without a license. I'm researching Speech Therapy clinics and rehab clinics in my area and am planning to email them and reach out to ask if they have any
  6. I graduated from undergrad 10 years ago with a terrible GPA (2.3). Now, I'm looking to attend an online grad school program in Computer Science. I'm a very different person than I was 10 years ago. I have over 10 years of industry experience now and have since been promoted to staff software engineer at a reputable company. I've kept up learning by completing over 10 MOOCs. It seems like a decade of experience matters much less than my low undergrad GPA. Is it even possible to get into a grad school program? Are there any schools that weight experience more than GPA? Feels like the o
  7. If you're anything like me, you're thinking "jeez I haven't heard back/gotten accepted anywhere yet....wth will I do this fall?" In my desire to have some sort of a plan (if only for being able to work towards something and remain sane), I've thought of a thousand other things I'd like to/plan to do if I don't end up going to graduate school. Some are silly (biologist-turned-celebrity-chef) and some are legitimate (gain more research experience and network), but all have the potential to be extremely valid come graduation in a few months. What about you?
  8. Thanks in advance. I graduated in the fall with a 3.53 GPA, BS in Sociology (Criminology) and a minor in History, from a Land Grant Public Research University. My plan for much of my undergrad career was to attend law school, but I always considered a graduate program in history. Now, after working at a law firm as a research assistant for several months, I am refocusing on a graduate program in history, as that is where my instincts and heart are taking me. I would like to pursue a PhD, as academia is one of my more focused goals. My question is whether private legal research, sepa
  9. I just graduated from University of Pittsburgh in Computer Engineering. My GPA is merely 3.3. But, I still want to go for my master degree. I will be go back to China and start to work around the end of February 2018. I will 2 courses from OMS CS Ga Tech at Fall 2018. ( I would assume I can get at least A-s). When I apply for my Fall 2019, would the time I already worked be counted as the time of my work experience (~Half year) ? Or the time prior to Fall 2019 (One and half year)? Should I consider apply for Fall 2020 for better chances? Here are my goals for my MSC
  10. Hi, I graduated from my bachelors (BA in Social Sciences) in 2013. When I graduated I was very confused about what I wanted to do, so I decided to move home and work for a before applying for Masters. I took a job in market (qualitative) research about a month after graduating - mostly because of a general interest in culture and human psychology. I stuck around for 2 years because I was told it wouldn't look good if I left earlier, but by the end of it I was sure I did not want to make it a career. I then went into brand consulting, but left after 8 months because the place I worked
  11. Hi all, This is my first post. After searching a bit through the forum, I haven't really found an answer to the questions I am asking. While some types of work experience definitely seem to be more valuable than others, I was just hoping for any information about how volunteer work and community/grassroots organizing is valued for MPA/MPP students? My ideal career is hopefully gonna combine policy, communications, and outreach. I have worked as a community organizer for a non-profit dealing with reproductive rights for about a year. Additionally, I also have six years of volunteer experie
  12. Type of Undergrad: Top 5 Chinese university with top 2 econ&poli sci departments in the countryMajor: EconomicsUndergrad GPA: 3.51Type of Grad: Top 2 IR programs in the US, strong econ focusGrad GPA: 3.83GRE: 169 V, 167 Q, 4.5 WAny Special Courses: Grad-level - Econometrics, Applied Econometrics (Cross-Sectional), Advanced International Macroeconomics, and a series of China studies coursesLikely Letters of Recommendation: One from program advisor (a highly renowned, though policy-oriented China expert, whom I worked with as an RA for one year); one from another professor in China field (go
  13. Hi all, I'm not planning to apply for MSW schools until next Fall, but I feel like I need to start making decisions soon to figure what I want to do. I want to eventually work in a policy/administrative role, but I also enjoy working directly with people. I have a BA in International Studies with a minor in Economics and have a lot of academic preparation for policy work, but my post-graduate work experience is in more direct service roles. I had a case management position working in a transitional housing program for immigrant families for my first post-grad year, and now I work as
  14. Hi all, I'm considering applying to dual MSW/MPP programs next fall, and I was wondering if anyone had advice on what I should do to make myself more competitive. I studied International Studies and Economics as an undergrad, and I have a fairly strong statistics background. My undergrad institution is a small, public liberal arts school that doesn't assign grades, but rather all students receive a narrative evaluation for each course completed. Most of my narrative evaluations of are quite good, but I'm not sure that admissions committees will read them. I figure I'll have to do ver
  15. Hi guys, My background is chemical engineering. I did my M.Sc. right after my B.Sc., and I have been working in the industry for about 10 years since. I have had 4 jobs altogether. All of them are related to engineering, but they are not exactly relevant to what I want to do for a PhD. For example, I have done a lot of process engineering, process simulation, equipment design and sizing, hydraulic calculations, etc., etc. These jobs all require chemical engineering as a foundation, but they don't qualify as a full-time research experience. So I feel that the work experience is not exact
  16. I'm currently a third year undergraduate student, studying Computer Science. I plan to apply for a research based Masters programme in Computer Science (in particular, Machine Learning) and shall start right after graduating, i.e. in fall 2017. Recently, I have been wondering if joining a Masters program right after graduating is the best idea. If I do get some relevant work experience (say, a year long), will it improve my chances of admission in the good CS schools? Additional Note: My current school doesn't provide any AI courses. However, I'm working on a six months project in ma
  17. When writing my personal history and including my work experience, 1. I only realized how much my ADHD affected my ability to work until after I graduated college the first time, and 2., I jumped around from temp agency to temp many times over several years among other attempted jobs I hated and left rather quickly, and 3. ,I have 2 resumes on two topics? How would I even begin to explain this sort of work history? Just leave many jobs that lasted less than 6 months which I basically tried and gave up on, out? And focus on my resume with the most art related experience and down play my post d
  18. Hello! I really need to get in gear in the next couple weeks and write up SoPs and personal statements for the MPP and MPH programs I want to apply for. Here are some sample prompts: For professional master’s program SoPs, how thoroughly should I develop my areas of interest? I have several, all within the purview of health/health policy, but otherwise relatively unrelated (e.g., the separation of physical and mental health vs. intelligent regulation of emerging technologies that have a direct impact on public health, along with a few others, though most aspects of health policy inte
  19. I am interested in applying to San Jose State's MPH Distance Learning Program for Community Health Education in the next year or two. I am a recent graduate of UC Davis (June 2010), with a BS in Psychobiology and a minor in African/African-American Studies. I will be starting a job as a Staff Services Analyst with California Prison Health Care Services next week, and I would like to know if this job will give me the work experience to apply for the MPH Program. In a nutshell, I'll be an auditor for CA Prison Health Care Services, and I will: analyze action plans, facilitate meetings with p
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