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  • Re: Grad School Advice

    With your publication and with glowing letters of recommendation, you may be okay for a master's degree. Admissions are typically less competitive than those for a Ph.D. program. If you do not get into graduate school, there is no shame in working to gain more experience (and publications) in your field. The further out from undergrad you are the less your grades from that time matter, particularly if you are working in the field and can show you've contributed to your discipline (i.e. publications).
  • Re: Do I need to do research in high school?

    A research program that requires just 10 hours/month? I honestly can't imagine much coming from this other than maybe learning basic lab skills, like pipetting. Research requires way more than just 10 hours a month (let alone 10 hours a week) for it to be meaningful.
  • Re: Time before Ph.D

    Totally agree with @AuraObscura - no need for a BS in biochem to get a PhD in genetics if you already have a biology degree. Truly a waste of time and money. Definitely get as much research experience as possible.
  • Re: 21st century wedding "tradition" or overreaching?

    We got married five years ago. My bachelorette party was simple: baseball game in the city we lived in, followed by a BBQ at my dad's house (he cooked), and then an evening out for drinks. My husband did something similar for his bachelor party. We both had a great time at our respective parties and an even better time together at our wedding! Our wedding was very traditional, but people still comment that it was one of the most fun weddings they've ever attended.

    I have noticed though that most people now seem to be having "destination" bachelorette/bachelor parties. I think this is absolutely ridiculous and so expensive!
  • Re: Disclosing Illness in Application

    If I were you, I would have the counselor address it in his or her letter, but I would ask him or her to not specify the disorder and just say that you were facing health challenges your freshman and sophomore years that are now being successfully managed. Unfortunately, depression and other mental illnesses are often viewed negatively by college admissions.