Becoming Dr. Aly

Hi, friends! This past week marked the beginning of my senior year of college. So naturally, I have spent these last few months thinking a lot about my plans for future. Specifically, my plans for after graduation. I have wanted to pursue a career in biological research for a long time, so I’ll be taking steps to achieve that goal. In my case, the next step is graduate school.

During my internship at Cornell this past summer, I learned a lot about the grad school application process and about what happens once you get accepted. I want to share my experiences and the things I learn with you all as I begin this journey, so I’m starting a new series on the blog! It’s all about the grad school application process and about life when I finally do start grad school next fall. It’s called “Becoming Dr. Aly”, because that’s my ultimate goal. I hope you enjoy this series and that you learn something from it!

Do you have any questions about the grad school application process? If so, leave a comment or email me! I don’t have all the answers, but I’ll be happy to help you as much as I can.

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  • Yay, this series sounds amazing! My goal was to pursue a PhD back when I started school, but I’ve found that an industry-centric route is more compatible for me. Regardless, I’m so excited for you to start on this journey, and to hear about it all along the way!

    • Hi Katrina! I’m glad that you’re excited for the series. I’ve wanted to do it for a long time and I finally did it. And I’m glad you found out early on that industry is more suitable for you. PhDs aren’t for everyone, and that’s okay!