I Lived Out of a Backpack for Three Days (OU Interview)

This past weekend I went out to Oklahoma City for my first interview of this application cycle. I had some fun, meet some people, and accrued some more interview tips and ideas. I also lived out of only my backpack because I flew United Basic Economy? Ready to hear all about it? Let’s get started….

Five Interview Tips You Haven’t Heard Before

Good morning! This week was rough. Assumed rejections coming at me from a couple of schools. ๐Ÿ˜ข But you know what, now it’s Thursday and it’s time to turn my attention to the first interview I do have. In just a few hours, I’m leaving for Oklahoma! This week, in preparation for my interview, I…

Further In the Journey: Current GC Student Experiences

Hello again! No news again this week. I had been expecting news from Oklahoma University, but their notifications have been delayed to early March. There should be some things happening with other schools in the next week or so, so hang tight! This week I’m excited to share the experiences of four current GC school…

Elective Gap Year: Pros and Cons (feat. Fellow Applicant Mandy)

Hey blog-dogs! No news for me this week, though a few schools that I didn’t apply to have offered this week. We’re definitely in the full swing of interview offer season. With such a competitive application process, some prospective GC students wonder when they should apply. Will they be competitive enough right out of undergrad,…

Everything to Know About Interview Offer Season

Hello, blog friends, I’ve got news! On Tuesday I accepted an offer to interview at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science. I am flying to Little Rock on Feb 20th and will be there Wednesday and Thursday, and my interview is all day Thursday. I’m so excited to visit the school and this new…

Geneticists, Genetic Counselors, and Me with my Bachelor’s in Genetics?

Happy New Year and welcome to the ever scary and exciting interview offer season. As of yet, there is no news. ๐Ÿ˜‚ My husband is a 3rd grade teacher. In the age of scientific and technological advancement, teachers like him are actively encouraged to teach young students about scientific topics and related careers. To my…

“Girls”: The Gender Imbalance in GC

Happy Holidays, bloggos! In my undergrad major, everyone had to do at least one semester in a research lab to graduate, usually for free. I did my time in a lab studying the impact of the drosophila gut microbiome on fly phenotype. Lab work was often tedious and challenging, as I had to figure out…

Hit Me When I’m Down: Asking for Feedback

Happy Thursday, readers! This is my last day of work before I get a whole five days off for Christmas! Kind of makes me jealous for all of the students out there getting a month off. But I donโ€™t envy finals. This week, by popular demand, I’m covering last year’s feedback. I understand the curiosity…

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…