Thank you so much for the warm congrats! [Accepted to MPH programs at the University of Michigan and UNC.] I could not have accomplished this without Dr. Barry and Accepted. I really enjoy working with you all. I will keep you updated on my progress.
Updated progress: While the outside world might be bringing us a mixture of positive and negative news, I do want to share with you something that is purely wonderful, and that is I got into the MPH program at Harvard!
Although we did not work on a personal statement together for Harvard, I don’t think I could have gotten in without your very encouraging video calls and emails at the beginning of the application season. By talking to you, I started to see that those positive qualities of mine are much more solid than what I have previously realized. For this, I feel very grateful and fortunate to have known you and been your student.
This time around, I chose not to waste any time on decision making. I think one of the major messages I learned from you, as well as from my own experience, is to follow my gut. I took your advice and reached out to several professors and students at various schools, and this helped me secure a good gut feeling. I could have spent more time weighing between MS and MPH, but the fit that I could sense between my career goals and Harvard’s program waived all hesitations.
- Accepted to MPH programs at the University of Michigan and UNC. Later to Harvard.