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Questions for You Kind Individuals

Answers to various questions regarding the SMART Scholarship application process. Includes many tips and statistics.

Questions for You Kind Individuals

Postby Grayson » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:28 pm

Hey everyone,

I have several questions that I would greatly appreciate if you could help me answer. I apologize for any redundancy, and feel free to answer any part or none of the questions, I just want as much helpful information as possible.

Is there a general consensus about which facilities are more "cutting edge" and which ones are more antiquated? I am excited about the idea of working for the DoD, but I want to be involved with more modern technologies, just to secure my future career prospects.

Are undergraduate students allowed to work at the ISN at MIT? I saw that as a listed facility, and the stuff they are working on seems absolutely fascinating.

Do any physics majors out there have any advice for the application, or what labs to apply for? This vaguely relates to the first question, but when I try to look at the projects that different labs are working on, the information is either nonexistent or quite sparse (I assume this is in part due to the security clearance involved with said projects).

When talking about the research I've already done (about 1 year mechanical/materials engineering lab), do they want super technical details usually, or just a general overview of what I've done?

Do any of you have any regrets for any of the choices you've made during your whole experience? Didn't work hard enough and made a bad impression? Worked too hard and burned out? Picked the wrong facility? Etc.

Finally, any general advice for the kind of stuff that they like to hear on the application questions or phone interviews? I've just registered and will start filling out the application over the next couple of months, but I wanted to see if there are any things you included in your application that anyone mentioned as standing out or being particularly attractive so I can tailor my experiences to sound more appealing.

Thank you all very much for your time, I appreciate it.

Regards,

Grayson
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Re: Questions for You Kind Individuals

Postby malarious » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:21 am

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