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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by neeky, Feb 9, 2002.

  1. neeky

    neeky Senior Member
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    ok,

    so I am going to UConn, and they sent me this letter about doing research over the summer...are any of you doing this? Any thoughts or advice? Should the summer be reserved for resting and getting ready for school or should one get at least their foot in the door when it comes to future research prospects? :rolleyes:
     
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    ENJOY your summer!
     
  3. MsPurtell

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    Hi Neeky,

    I got the same letter from UConn. I'd love to do research given my extensive research background, but I'll save it until next summer. I'd like to stay at my job as long as possible to earn much needed $$$ and I'd also like a few cool vacations before I get started with all that work come the fall!!!

    That's my plan. Margaret
     
  4. Blue Tooth

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    Although I won't be at UConn I definately will be doing research in the same lab I was in last summer. Sure it'd be nice to sit around and do nothing all summer but doing research can have a few advantages. First off, if you're new to the school you'll be attending, it'll let you get acclimated to the area, the school, and the faculty. I don't know how much money you'll make at UConn but I can make some great bank doing research (combining that with a second job for 70 hours weeks, fun fun fun. Thanks for making me a workaholic mom and dad <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> ) and the more money the better since I'll definately need it next year. I do agree with some of the posts though. I don't know how much time you'll have off between graduation and school (you are graduating this spring right?) but make sure you do take a few vacations. I know I'm planning on going to Vegas right before school starts. I've learned these past few summers that you have to temper working a ton with some fun otherwise you'll burn out and if you make it through the summer, you don't want to burn out when the first round of exams come. All in all, I really think it's worth it, the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages.
     
  5. neeky

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    hi mspurtell,

    i think your plan sounds good...my profs are cautioning me against the feared "burn out!"
    I am sooo happy to find a fellow UConner, and hell yeah we will specialize! But we have some torture to look forward to next fall.... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
     

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