2009年3月30日

下一站到麥城 (2009)

New Haven閃亮亮的Orange Street,從East Rock岩頂展望


轉眼過了三年,竟然又要篇放榜文。對比當時申請上耶魯的狂喜,今年準備申請的心情平靜了許多,目標比當年明確,更認識自己,也自認做好念博士班的準備,我只是把所以申請準備盡力做到最好,剩下的就交給命運決定。

讀了耶魯,眼睛長在頭頂上,我很貪心的只申請了我的dream schools,結果碰上史上最強的金融風暴,申請人數激增,學校財政狀況吃緊,錄取人數下降,說是史上最困難的一年恐怕也不為過。結果戰況慘烈,感覺自己以卵擊石,
三月中,眼看大勢已去,已經做好重新申請的準備,結果突然接到Wisconsin來的消息,本來以為接到錄取信會跳起來大叫,結果因為網頁寫的不清不楚,看了幾下才發現自己好像上了,一時之間還不太相信是真的。

最高興的當然是雅婷也申請上了Wisconsin的農業與應用經濟所(Agricultural and Applied Economics),我想這就是天註定吧,一起扶持了這麼久,現在總算要讀到同一間學校了,人生還真是奇妙。儘管兩個人目前都沒有獎學金,以後說不定要靠學校免費食物度日,能夠一起努力,卻是錢永遠換不來的機會。


目前計畫六月搬家,暑假回台灣,八月到麥城。

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Program:

PhD in environment and resources
Admitted:

University of Wisconsin - Madison (Accepted by website, 3/18)
(admission without funding)
Rejected:


Stanford (Rejected by email, 1/28)Yale (Rejected by email, 2/6)University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Rejected by website 3/12)Harvard (Rejected by email, 3/12)Columbia (Rejected by email, 3/15)Masschusett Institute of Technology (MIT) (Rejected by email 3/20)University of California - Berkeley (Rejected over phone, 3/24)Background:

NTU BS Chemical Engineering, minor in Economics GPA:3.5/4
Yale MEM School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Yale MA in International Development Economics
Certificate in Development Studies
Test Score:

GRE(PBT): 600/800/3.5 (2003/10)
TOEFL(iBT): 30/30/27/26/113 (2008/11)
Reference Letters:

4 Yale Faculty, 1 NTU (2位全寫,第3封3個人分寫)
Publication:

1 Chemical Engineering co-author paper, 1 book chapter translation,
Working Experience:

Military Service 1+year
Summer Intern *2 (Merck Taiwan, TERI India)
NGO volunteers *2 (台灣至善協會, 台灣環境資訊協會)
Administrative Assistant 2+year (系辦打工)
Research Assistant 1+ year (系上研究中心)

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7 則留言:

  1. Alex Lo3/31/2009

    Still a pretty good start.

    Just make sure you publish

    enough papers during the

    course of your study. Cheers!

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  2. Carter3/31/2009

    恭喜恭喜,畢竟你們兩個人還是能去一

    個學校了

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  3. Waiting4/01/2009

    恭喜兩位,我有幾位台灣朋友在Madison,需要打聽甚麼資訊的話可以跟

    我說一聲



    我八月份可能會去Madison開會,也許有機會見到面 :)

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  4. Alex Lo4/10/2009

    Just found that other than YF

    Tuan, UWM also has Daniel

    Bromley, an leading

    institutional ecological

    economist. See you've really

    made a good choice!

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  5. Hi, liu~



    今年我也到 Madison唸書!

    到時候見~

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  6. cathyshiue4/25/2009

    能一起唸書最好了!尤其又是在美麗的城市! :)

    恭喜你~~

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  7. tommy lin2/09/2010

    恭喜你申請到這麼好的

    program和學校!

    我目前申請10fall的

    Environmental

    Engineering 和

    Environmental Study! 總

    共送了15間, 目前很可惜已收

    到三間rejection! 看到你的

    blog 想請教你很多關於環境

    這一領域的事情! BTW 我有申

    請Yale Environmental

    Engineering!

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