Hi all. I am a current undergraduate at Smith College and I’ll be applying to grad schools next year. I want to know where I have a good shot at getting in, and what I can do to improve my application within the next year.
My stats are:
Minor: Applied Statistics
Research Experience: at the time I apply, I should have 1 year as a paid research fellow working on shared data, and 1 year collecting original data for my own study. I work under a world-renowned leader in trauma as my advisor and mentor.
I engaged in volunteering as a youth mentor
I work as a paid assistant to a journal editor for one of the highest impact psychology journals in the world, 10-15 hours a week
I TA intro stats courses at Smith
I work with human trafficking victims and help run a social group for survivors
I am a marathon cycler and rower
I am interested in researching trauma, particularly Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy and sex trafficking. I am also 29 and had a career in law enforcement prior to starting college. I also have an associates degree in government.
I have been looking at Harvard University, UNC Chapel Hill, Stanford University, and University of Michigan, but I know these are some extremely competitive programs. So, to wrap up, do I have a shot at these programs? What can I do to improve my chances? Also, does anyone have other suggestions of other programs to look into?