After the initial euphoria wears off though, you might get just a bit disappointed and envious at your peers who'll be working at companies you wish you can go to.Next year, you tell yourself, you'll grab food from food trucks in NYC or walk on the Golden Gate bridge too.Many UW-Madison graduate students themselves have encountered prompts asking for such statements.This Fall the Writing Center hosted two sections on writing diversity statements; graduate students and I discussed how to thoughtfully express our experiences with and future contributions to diversity through our teaching, research, and service.You quickly learn to desensitize yourself to your peers' offhanded comments and questions like, "My Google interview went great! ", especially if you haven't gotten those interviews/offers yourself.", "I got 3 interviews this week and a couple more next week! Peer influence is huge, and coupled with a full course load, you might start to crack under the pressure.
Jennifer Anderson will offer guidance on: i) strategies for requesting quality recommendation letters (applicable to all application types) ii) crafting Work/Activities responses (for MD or MD/Ph D applications); and Please read one of these three books: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee or The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman or When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi and prepare three questions that you will use to facilitate critical discussion within the group.I first learned about diversity statements during my second year of tutoring in the Writing Center.A masters student in mathematics visited me at Memorial Library in Fall 2016 and asked if I could help him answer a short prompt about how he would contribute to diversity on a college campus as a Ph D student.In another major leap forward, researchers at the IPD have just published a revolutionary method for generating brand new protein drugs.These new drugs – called “mini-protein binders” – combine the specificity of antibodies with the high stability and manufacturability of small molecule drugs.