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EE undergrad looking for grad school advice

  1. Jul 8, 2011 #1
    Hello PF,

    I'm currently an undergrad electrical engineering student at a large state university. I am hoping very much to go to graduate school, either for further development of my EE skills, or for something different such as economics.

    My situation is this: I will be a fifth-year senior this fall. I have a 3.08 GPA after having a 2.6 freshman year as a journalism major (partied far too much), and junior year I had a very poor fall in my first semester taking basic circuits, diffeq, etc. (2.5 semester GPA; I was distracted). I have since undergone much maturation and I've applied myself to the tune of a 3.3 last fall and a 3.9 in the spring in upper-level ECE courses. I am very confident that I will score in >= 90th percentile on the GRE, both quantitative and verbal. I am currently working on an internship, and I'm hoping to parlay my experience into a research position this fall.

    I'm worried that I will not be able to gain admission to a good-quality graduate program with my resume. I would greatly appreciate advice from those experienced in graduate education or with anecdotal advice from a friend or colleague.
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  3. Jul 9, 2011 #2
    With a 3.08 overall and a recent upward trend, you should be fine. Especially consider your current university - they would probably be happy to keep you for graduate school

    I graduated in engineering with about a 3.20 overall with an upward trend my junior and senior years. I was admitted to graduate school at three major universities with full funding.
  4. Jul 12, 2011 #3
    Thank you for your reply. That is very encouraging! I will continue to work hard in school and hopefully I will be able to replicate your success.
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