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Summer Plans Dilemma: RSI, INSEAD, Harvard.. Please help! Research Focused
Hi everyone, I'm a rising junior from Midwestern USA and I am currently planning my summer plans for next year (2019). I have pretty much three options/opportunities to look into right now. Could you all please give feedback on the positives/negatives and which one may be best! Here are the options:
1. RSI (Research Science Institute) at MIT. I'm sure basically everyone knows about this on CC, but just going over the details. I obviously haven't gotten into the program yet (and there's a good chance I won't too because of such a low acceptance rate), but this is an *awesome* program for research. On top of that, it's an actual summer program, unlike the other two options I have (but this doesn't affect me much). The major thing with RSI is how prestigious it is. If I get in, it would be an incredibly prestigious opportunity for me. The major issue is that I don't really know if I should even apply if I decide to choose one of my other options.
2. Summer research internship (independent research) at INSEAD in Paris, France. This one is *extremely* unique, I got a response from a renowned professor at INSEAD that I could neuroeconomics research with her. So I'm sure not many people know what INSEAD is, but it is basically the Harvard Biz School for Europe. It's a top biz school in the world and doing research here would be an incredible experience for me, since it would be like study abroad but I'd still get to work. The professor is also very famous in the field of decision neuroscience. This research topic also interests me a lot, since it integrates business and neuroscience.
3. Summer research internship (independent research) at Harvard University in Boston. I also got a response from a professor at Harvard Med School to do neurodevelopmental disorder research in her lab. This is also a great opportunity for me because Harvard is one of my top choice schools and I would love to go here. It would also be cool to live in Boston for a couple months, since I've never been there.
My future goals are mainly to dual major in neuroscience and economics/business/finance, so it would be awesome if you all can help me decide which opportunity is best for me!