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    Asking because I don't really have any. I'm just quite happy to see where this career path takes me and make the most of life outside work.

    What about you guys? I know there are many people on here who are aiming high so let's hear it!
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    I made a Grow Your Grades blog with very specific goals and that helps to motivate me.
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    In a nutshell:

    Work towards getting a distinction in Part III and pursue a PhD, either within Oxbridge or at a top US university (MIT/Harvard/Stanford) :bigsmile:

    Let's see what happens
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    I want to do a PhD studying veterinary parasites or viruses to create vaccines, and then go into research in the same area.

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    (Original post by SeanFM)
    I made a Grow Your Grades blog with very specific goals and that helps to motivate me.
    Interesting. I see that your goals relate primarily to your degree, which is fair enough

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    In a nutshell:

    Work towards getting a distinction in Part III and pursue a PhD, either within Oxbridge or at a top US university (MIT/Harvard/Stanford) :bigsmile:

    Let's see what happens
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    I want to do a PhD studying veterinary parasites or viruses to create vaccines, and then go into research in the same area.

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    Oh, so we have 2 aspiring academics in the house! Quite refreshing considering the fact that most people (including myself) are just concerned about high-paid work etc.
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    Well currently I am sitting Nat5's (GCSE's in England) and am hoping to get full A's (Currently predicted 5A* and an A2) I'm hoping to get into uni and study medicine so I have to work hard :P
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    Try not to murder anybody/go mad while attempting to get through the whole school thang
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    (Original post by Most Competitive)
    Oh, so we have 2 aspiring academics in the house! Quite refreshing considering the fact that most people (including myself) are just concerned about high-paid work etc.
    Haha what are your potential plans then?

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    (Original post by Indeterminate)
    In a nutshell:

    Work towards getting a distinction in Part III and pursue a PhD, either within Oxbridge or at a top US university (MIT/Harvard/Stanford) :bigsmile:

    Let's see what happens
    Ahh so these are the big guns you never told me about Well, when you're a professor emeritus, might I please get a letter of recommendation?
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    (Original post by Retired_Messiah)
    Try not to murder anybody/go mad while attempting to get through the whole school thang
    ^I completely relate to this
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    Start med school this September at Edinburgh
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    Getting out of bed in the morning is a huge achievement for me lol.
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    Haha well I have heard its a big jump from GCSE to A levels so ill try.
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    Try not to murder anybody/go mad while attempting to get through the whole school thang
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Ahh so these are the big guns you never told me about
    :yes:

    Ambitious, I know :lol:

    Well, when you're a professor emeritus, might I please get a letter of recommendation?
    Lol, certainly!

    But it'll take me at least 40 years to get that title, so I'm not sure what use it'll be :laugh:
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    (Original post by Indeterminate)
    :yes:

    Ambitious, I know :lol:



    Lol, certainly!

    But it'll take me at least 40 years to get that title, so I'm not sure what use it'll be :laugh:
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Not for you
    Thanks

    But I'm finding it hard to imagine the MIT scenario, for instance
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    to get a first in my degree
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    (Original post by Indeterminate)
    Thanks

    But I'm finding it hard to imagine the MIT scenario, for instance
    Grad school admissions is completely different to UG in the States, which is notorious for focusing on the wrong things. Do brilliantly at Cambridge with research especially and try to connect with good professors who might have links b/c the letters of recommendation are absolutely key, on top of your publications in the states.
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    I can't believe I'm trying to advise you - you probably knew all of this already :rofl:
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    (Original post by Tayler474)
    Haha well I have heard its a big jump from GCSE to A levels so ill try.
    GCSE was the most overhyped thing I've ever done, easy game. Starting A level gave me multiple mental breakdowns and left me in various states of existential crisis.

    Real fun jump. However, still fulfilled my goal of not murdering anybody, for I am strong human bean.

    Be like me.
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    (Original post by Retired_Messiah)
    human bean.
    now i know where kidney beans come from!!!
 
 
 
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