On Student Bios

Every GC applicant dreams of the day they’ll write a bio for their program’s website. A smiling headshot will accompany a short paragraph outlining their many achievements. How I see it, writing this bio is the moment that you’ve made it as a GC applicant. Yet, these bios can be harmful to the rising generation…

Staying Sane: Mental Health as an Applicant

Sometimes I think about just how much effort it took to be rejected from GC school. Between applications, interview travel, the GRE, and sending transcripts / scores, my first cycle cost about $3000. It also took about 9 months. But more than anything it was extremely taxing on my mental health. As a crisis counselor,…

What Happened Last Cycle: A Quick Breakdown

Before we embark too far on my journey into my second year applying, I thought I should share what happened last time, in brief. Last cycle I applied to genetic counseling schools while I was still an undergraduate. I knew I for sure wanted to be a genetic counselor and I didn’t want to take…