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Anaka940 views

Does a lack of summer internship threaten you're success in applications after graduation?

A summer internship during college is highly coveted but obtaining one is highly competitive and very difficult. Thus, by not having one in your second year of university, are you jeopardising post-university plans? Or will finding an alternative job or volunteering role be as useful? #college #university #internships #student #graduate #graduate-recruitment

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What time of year do most graduate job applications close?

Obviously I am aware it varies but is there a certain time slot throughout the year where most graduate job applications are open? When do they typically start to close? #job #graduate #job-search #first-job #graduate-recruitment #job-search-strategies

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Is taking a year out of university/college to gain a year of experience in industry really necessary?

Obviously gaining industry experience before graduating is great but how important would you rate it? Would it strongly differentiate between two potential candidates? How valued for a graduate job would it be? Even if the experience isn't completely relevant to the job. Are graduates looked down upon if they don't have any direct direct experience in a job environment in the field? I am mainly asking this from a computer science point of view, but of course other subject opinions would also be appreciated! #computer-science #job #graduate #graduate-recruitment #graduate-programs #industry #student-recruiting

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Choosing a post-baccalaureate program vs. masters degree vs. non-matriculation to improve my grades before applying to vet school?

I am in a position where the degree I am receiving (BS, MS) does not directly apply to veterinary medicine. I have taken some pre-requisite classes ("pre-vet reqs"), but in some I have received less than stellar grades. I am also completely missing some pre-requisites like upper level biology courses or have only taken half of a sequence (eg: organic chemistry) because of the requirements of my current undegrad program. I would like to re-take some courses and take some new courses before trying to apply to vet school. However, I cannot tell if a post-baccalaureate certificate program is most appropriate versus just enrolling as a non-degree seeking students to complete my pre-reqs. For a lot of post-bacc programs, I apparently have 'too many science' courses to apply to them. Does anyone have any advice? Does anyone know anything regarding which program is more expensive, generally? #college #career-path #graduate-school #veterinary #medical-education #academic-advising #graduate-recruitment #prerequisites

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What do graduate schools focus on in the admissions process?

I have heard that graduate programs will first look at GPA, which will then remove the unqualified students. #graduate-school #college-admissions #masters #college-recruiting #graduate-recruitment #graduate-programs

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Is it worth taking out student loans for graduate school programs? Will I ever be out of debt?

Currently applying to graduate schools. Private school programs are so expensive. #college #graduate-school #scholarships #student-loans #debt #graduate-recruitment

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How many graduate programs should one apply to?

Applying to graduate programs now. #university #graduate-school #undergraduate #university-applications #graduate-recruitment #graduate-programs

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Should I spend less time and money in college but graduate with a less desirable degree for my intended career?

Hi! My name's Keegan and I'm currently an undergraduate student in the honors program at Tulane University. After seeing and realizing the financial burden of my first semester here on both my family and my future self, I started thinking about changing my previous plan of a 3+2 year dual degree physics and engineering program at Tulane and then Vanderbilt or Johns Hopkins to simply triple majoring in 4 years here in mathematics, physics, and economics. Upon paring down even further, I figured out that I can graduate in 3 doing a double major in mathematics and physics, or in 2 with a mathematics major + physics minor. My cost of college would potentially halve, and I would be able to pursue a graduate degree on a shorter timescale. However, what I want to do as a career is automotive engineering, and I'm not sure what path I would be able to take from an undergraduate degree in mathematics to get to that point. Is it a better idea to spend less money and accrue less debt but have a less desirable degree for my intended career, or is it better to stick it out for a longer period of time and graduate with a more diverse range of degrees? #mechanical-engineering #graduate-school #mathematics #physics #automotive #graduate-recruitment #mathematics-education

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Biochemical Engineering from Biochemistry Degree

I'm about to enter my final year of a BSc Biochemistry degree in the UK. I would really like to go on to become a biochemical engineer but i'm not sure exactly what further study (if any) or graduate program that I would need to complete in order to do so. I would also be more than happy to go abroad (Iv been learning Japanese for about a year and know my way around Tokyo). #graduate #biochemistry #bioengineering #graduate-recruitment #working-abroad

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For a college graduate: If you could go back to your freshman year of college, what is one thing you wish you would have known, and one thing that you would do differently?

I know that now, as a senior in high school, there are a few things that I wish I could go back and tell my younger self... such as "don't worry about what other people think of you," "be more outgoing," and "apply for more scholarships your junior summer." In the same way, I am sure that there are practical and valuable things that college graduates wish they would have known when they were first starting college. I was wondering if any people who are now in the work force and have graduated recently or a while ago would share their thoughts! #college-major #graduate-school #graduate #experience #college-jobs #first-job #graduate-recruitment #career-goals

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Let's say I pursue an M.A. and want to get into a more prestigious university. What kinds of things do M.A. programs look for from applicants?

I'm thinking about pursuing my master's degree in another university after graduating #professor #graduate-school #graduate #academic-advising #graduate-recruitment #administrative-work

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How did you pay for graduate school?

I know that after I get my degree in biology I have to go to graduate school to get my doctorate. I know you can pay for college through scholarships, but how do you get scholarships for grad school? #graduate-school #phd #graduate-recruitment

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Should I apply to MBB etc consulting firms in my final year or have a year out after I graduate and have more time to prepare for interviews better?

I am a UK business student wanting to apply to MBB and other similar firms but I realise that to pass interviews at these firms you have to do extensive prep work (50 live practices, 2 months full time, amazing maths skills, PST practice etc). I am worried I won't be able to do a decent job of it all this year as I am moving to Austin in Texas to study for the Fall semester and will also be juggling my dissertation (done in a team of 5 solving a real problem for a business!). I am not used to the regular assessment at US universities and will also be travelling over christmas for 2 weeks with my family so may struggle to prep for january interviews if i were to get that far. If I fail the interviews I believe I can't reapply for 2 years. Alternatively, I don't apply this year and take a year out after graduating, do a notable summer internship and then apply, when I have more time to nail the interview process (and an even better CV - I have 2 strong internships already and am top 2% of my year) Will taking a year out look bad to MBB recruiters? Any advice would be hugely appreciated! #consulting #graduate-recruitment

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