Admission Essay/Personal Statement

Admission Essay/Personal Statement

Order Description

-highlight the experiences that distinguish you as an applicant
-discussing your professional goals, and special accomplishments or experiences.
-expressing your motivation and goals for graduate study in your proposed field
-your current academic and future career plans as they relate to the Princeton department to which you are applying.
-cite relevant academic, professional and personal experiences that influenced your decision to apply for graduate admission and to obtain a graduate degree
-insight on your past experiences and your future career objectives
-Past: What have your educational and work experiences been thus far? What has led you to this point in your life?
-Present: Why are you applying to graduate school? Why are you choosing this institution? Why are you choosing this program?
-Future: What are your career goals? How will your degree from Stevens help you to attain them?
-discuss your research interests and how they align with the work of the current faculty
-define your professional goals and outline why you would be successful in our program.
-expressing your motivation and goals for graudate study in your proposed field.
-envision career goals once you receive your Ph.D. Degree -describe of your research focus within the field
-provide the detail that best reflects your research focus and understanding of that area at this time
-have a general area they wish to study and strong motivation for this
-address the specific research they hope to contribute and how this fits into the current research
-describe the current state of the research field and its literature, what problems need to be addressed
-develope concept of a specific research topic they wish to pursue
– discuss potential problems that you might address in you research
-show your understanding of the current research in your areas of interest
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I am applying for PhD program. I will apply to various different schools. Please leave blank for any indication of names (applicant, school, program). I will insert them. Feel free to contact me for any specific information and additional information not mentioned here. You can contact me anytime. Thank you very much for your tremendous helps and valuable times.

Below are all of my background information. Feel free to use all if any or any is relavent, convience, and best fit. Feel free to use as much as you wish. Do not forget to contact me or email me anytime if you have any question at all or need more details or informations on anything.

Thank you very much again, I appreciate it very much. Thank you very much for your help and time! I appreciate very much your help and time.
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PH Programs of interest (molecular level associated with human health, well being, research, diseases, diagnostic and treatment): Molecular bioscience, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemical Biology, Biomedical Sciences

seton: phd in molecular bioscience
https://www.shu.edu/academics/artsci/graduate-biology-programs.cfm
rowan : cell and molecular biology
https://global.rowanu.com/programs/475
princeton: molecular biology
https://gradschool.princeton.edu/academics/fields-study/molecular-biology
Stevens : chemical biology
https://www.stevens.edu/sit/graduate/academic_programs/chembio.cfm
Rutgers: Biomedical Sciences
https://grad.admissions.rutgers.edu/GraduateProgram/Detail.aspx?code=76132B°ree=PHD
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I attached written reports/papers. Please see attachments.
Seperate Attachments: Thesis paper, Internship paper, NJPIRG paper

thesis paper: internship with Professor Salvatore Coniglio, Kean University
internship paper: internship with Professor George Wulster, Rutgers

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Education
Kean University, Union, NJ
Master of Science, Biotechnology, May 2015
GPA: 3.743

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Bachelor of Arts, Biological Sciences, May 2010
GPA at Rutgers not so good 2.8
4 years

I am from Vietnam and have US citizenship already. I came to US 1996.
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Internships

Graduate Internship/ Laboratory Research with Salvatore Coniglio, Ph.D September 2014 – May 2015 (attached separate thesis paper )
Kean University, Center for Science, Technology & Mathematics Union, NJ
Studied the field of oncology on glioma tumor cells and microglia
Observed gene expression using real-time polymerase chain reaction
Observed protein expression using western blot
Evaluated the effects of drug markers to inhibit CCR1 receptors

Undergraduate Internship/ Laboratory Research with George Wulster, Ph.D January – May 2010 (attached separate the internship paper)
Rutgers University, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology New Brunswick, NJ
Studied the effect of Nonanoic Acid as anti-fungal control agent for Botrytis cinerea
Evaluated the effect of Nonanoic acid to inhibit Botrytis cinerea fungus
Determined the potential phytotoxicity of Nonanoic acid
Performed cell culture for Botrytis cinerea fungus

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Graduate Assistantship

Graduate Assistantship with Brian Teasdale, Ph.D January – May 2015
Kean University, Department of Biological Sciences Union, NJ
Studied the phylogeography of algae
Evaluated the toxicity of phycolloid extract Carrageenan
Literature search and compilation
current review project assessing the health effects of the phycocolloid carrageenan in animal subjects. Current molecular techniques used to obtain and interpret data for phylogeographic studies with the Rhodophyta (red alge). Toxicity of food grade Carrageenan
Protocoling labs/classes.

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Federal Work Study (LABS during Rutgers Undergraduate)

9/2009- 12/2009 Undergraduate Research Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Professor Yair Rosenthal (federal work study) (https://marine.rutgers.edu/faculty/rosentha/rosenthal.html )
use microscope to categorize and identify foraminifera from fossil species.
Identified the small pieces of marine sediment from particular depths of the ocean.
Classified the geological patterns of seafloor spreading to determine the climate change.

Laboratory Assistant Department of Plant Biology and Pathology
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 9/2006- 5/2007 Professor Chee-Kok Chin (federal work study)
https://aesop.rutgers.edu/~plantbiopath/faculty/chin/chin.html
Prepared agar gel growth medium to produce asparagus with the resistance to diseases.
Isolated roots of the plant to propagate asparagus in growth tubes.
Provided growth tubes under sterile conditions.
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Federal Work Study(s) (during Rutgers Undergraduate)

Rutgers University- New Brunswick, NJ
Jan 2010- May 2010 Office Administration in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Established a purchase requisition. Archived of invoice data.Filed contracts. Handled databases related to vendors.

Rutgers University- New Brunswick, NJ
Sept 2008- May 2009 Office Administration for Institute for Women Leadership
Created and maintained data spreadsheets.Ascertained events and meetings.Prepared itinerary.general clerical duties including photocopying, fax and mailing.

Rutgers University- New Brunswick, NJ
Sept 2007- May2008 Office Administration in the Department of American Studies.
Managed office supply inventories.Created and modified documents.
Supported staff and faculty in assigned projects. Attended phone calls.
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Undergraduate Courses:
Calculus I + II, Microbiology, Systems Physiology Lab, Human Parasitology, Endocrinology, Animal Physiological Ecology, General Biology + LAB ( 2 semesters I + II = 2 labs and 2 lectures), General Chemistry + LAB ( 2 semesters I + II = 2 labs and 2 lectures), Organic Chemistry+LAB (2 semesters I + II = 2 labs and 2 lectures), Genetic +LAB, and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (one course)

Graduate Courses: (GPA: 3.743)
Molecular cell biology I + II, Medicainal Chemistry, Cellular Techniques LAB, Biostatistics & Computational Analysis, Chemical Instrumentation LAB, Molecular biology of cancer, Bioinformatics

Biostatistics & Computational Analysis: R software environment

Bioinformatics: Necoltide BLAST/Blastn, GeneBank, Unix Command Line, MUSCLE Alignment

Cellular Techniques LAB: cell culture, protein/gene expression (ELISA Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay, Western Blot, Bicinchoninic Acid Assay, Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis)

Chemical Instrumentation LAB: High-performance Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, Capillary Electrophoresis, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
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New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (attached separate the internship paper )
spring 2009(01/09-05/09) Professor Briavel Holcomb rutgers:
Worked with Hunger and Homelessness Campaign.
Recruited volunteers by gathering more students to participate in event planning on campus sites.Organized fundraisers by raising funds and goods as contribution to non-profit resource program. Coordinated sponsorship from organizations for foods donation in supporting food drive causes. delivered to local shelter.

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Activities: Member of annual NJ Festival volunteer in spring 2008 department of American studies professor Angus Gillespie. and faculty staff Helene Grynberg
escort vistors, set up camps for vendors/merchandisers
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Acheivements: Salutatorian (8th grade graduation), 3rd place in high school graduation class, 4 years high achiever (one for each year in high schools = 4 times = 4 certificate)
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4 years High School Magnet Program : Business and Finance Program
Pershing, Ferris High School Magnet Program Sept. 2005 – June 2006
Paid internship
Worked for Accounting Department.Evaluated accounting statement in preparing accurate accounting record on financial transactions.Managed email responses to provide requested financial activities for individual client accounts. Accommodated phone calls and faxing of original statement, account transaction and past checks. Reviewed accounting statements, managed email responses for client accounts, and telephone requests for documentation of past transactions.
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