Gram Neutral Posted April 29, 2015 Share Posted April 29, 2015 Hello everyone, I am a bit impatient here, so this is pretty early, but I'm looking for some feedback. I graduated in 2013 and applied to some PhD programs. I got 2 interviews but got denied at both schools. I spent the following summer working for a professor I interviewed with at one of the schools, and then I worked as a lab tech for the rest of the year. I applied to basically the same programs, and didn't get any interviews. I sat this year out, worked at an amazing internship in Europe working on some pretty cool drug research. Now I am back home and have a job in pharmaceutical research and development. I'm also taking grad classes and enrolled in a master's program an okay school. I'm in my first 2 classes now, and will be in another one in the fall, maybe two. That would be 12 credits of graduate school, and so far it looks like I will have a 4.0 this semester. My undergrad gpa at a top 50 school was 3.1 but 3.4 in my last 2 years, my V was 158 and my Q was 160 with a 4.0 in writing, and I had 2 years of undergrad experience. Now for the questions. Is it even worth applying to the same schools I applied to twice before, or are those pretty much wasted money? Is it beneficial to finish my masters, or does it not really make a difference? Will those 12 graduate courses help a lot? I took the GRE in 2012, should I retake it? My list before was UIC, Iowa, MCW, UIUC, Loyola, Pitt, and Florida last year. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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