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Summer programs: start looking IN WINTER

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Replies to: Summer programs: start looking IN WINTER

  • playerbest4playerbest4 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    I am going to be a sophomore this fall, and applying this summer for a program, do you guys have any beginners advice? Thanks in advance.
  • ScienceAndMeScienceAndMe Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    I am a biotechnology student ,currently in my 3rd year of bachelors in India. I am looking for internships in US universities. My GPA is not that great due to some personal issues that cropped up during exams ,so I failed a few exams in college but I have potential to do research and I love science. I am currently working on a research project in India and my report is due in November. I would like to do a summer research internship in the US or UK in May-June, for 2 months. Please give me some information on this.
  • ScienceAndMeScienceAndMe Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    I am a biotechnology student ,currently in my 3rd year of bachelors in India. I am looking for internships in US universities. My GPA is not that great due to some personal issues that cropped up during exams ,so I failed a few exams in college but I have potential to do research and I love science. I am currently working on a research project in India and my report is due in November. I would like to do a summer research internship in the US or UK in for 2 months. Please give me some information on this.
  • AmuchanAmuchan Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    Ok I'm going to be a rising senior this summer but the only problem is that for this entire summer, I'm going to be traveling to see family and stuff. The only summer program I have done is Duke TIP which I did for two summers. Will this effect me??
  • julyjade24julyjade24 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    Hey amuchan, how was your experience at Duke TIP? Which course did you take? I'm looking for more summer programs to apply for and the math/science field studies seem pretty interesting.
  • catch221catch221 Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    Thanks to 082349 for the internships!

    I've applied to a number of summer programs, but all the programs I'm interested in start before my school year ends (our schedule is shifted back a bit).
    Do you think it's worth missing a good chunk of schools and having to make up finals early (around two weeks in advance :/) to go to a prestigious summer program?
  • orangesrule108orangesrule108 Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    Has anyone gone to Taft's Summer Program? I considering it for this summer, 2013, and wanted to gain some primary source knowledge about the program itself.

    Thanks,
    -orangesrule108
  • orangesrule108orangesrule108 Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    Hi catch221,

    I have some experience in this field. I left school 2 weeks early in order to go to a summer program last year. This is what I did:

    1) Convinced my school's principal to let me leave early because:
    A) I was a great student and wanted to leave early for EDUCATIONAL purposes
    B) I promised to take all of my finals/exams 3 weeks early so teachers would have
    time to grade all of them.
    2) I took all of my exams early, so I had to teach myself the material I would miss while I was gone
    3) Got my yearbook, had everyone sign it, then got the heck out

    Best,
    -orangestule108
  • catch221catch221 Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    @orangesrule108,

    Thanks for your input! I figure that if I get in, I'll have a talk with my counselor and see what options are available for me. I think that the school will understand that it's important for me to attend :)
    It definitely helps to know that someone has successfully done this- much appreciated. :)
  • benjifrankbenjifrank Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    For me it is nice & I am searching for the summer program like you mention in your post for me cousin. Thanks for posting this post.
  • limetegalimetega Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    Hi, has anyone taken Boston PROMYS or Stanford SuMac, or any other math/science related rigorous summer program? I am planning to apply to them this year, but not sure if they are worth the money. (they are so expensive!)
  • Megan31296Megan31296 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    I did SSP last summer and it was about $4,000 for 5 1/2 weeks, but it was absolutely worth it. It was probably one of the best experiences of my life this far. Not only was it a lot of fun, but I gained a lot of confidence and learned a lot about what I plan on doing after college. It also gave me a lot of skills that I will need to be successful after high school, and that alone is worth the money. My assumption would be that almost any summer program would give you similar feelings if it was something you were interested in.
  • AcademicChampAcademicChamp Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    What scholarships are available for pre college programs?
  • rstein3rstein3 Registered User Posts: 88 Junior Member
    Has anyone had exerience with JSA summer programs?
  • tonystarkofwinterfelltonystarkofwinterfell Registered User Posts: 2,357 Senior Member
    edited October 2014
    I'm not sure if I have the grades for any of the programs I want to go to; I got three B+s last year (freshman year--both semesters of Honors English and the first semester of Honors Alg 2/Trig; but I am a year ahead in math). I know I can get As in all my classes first semester (and I have more motivation to do so, as my grades will decide whether I can take the classes I'd like to take next year).

    Will doing things like SciOly and being a member of science clubs boost my application? I'm also a math team and Science Bowl teacher for elementary school kids (I get paid). (the programs I'm thinking about applying to right now are Stanford Earth Sciences, a commuter internship for people from the general area; and COSMOS)
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