grae313 wrote: WhoaNonstop wrote:
kubikat wrote:Congrats! I didn't even know people got accepted that early. Esp. to Madison!
Yeah it's not the physics program or else this would be awful early.
To be honest t2k I think your background suits you better for engineering. I hope this doesn't come as an offense, but I think you should seriously think about the engineering over the physics
Agreed. With this guy's background I can see him as a shoe-in to engineering programs. Hopefully he has good luck with physics programs too and can have his pick.
I'm not offended at all. It is an accurate assessment. There are plenty of applications in engineering that can get me involved in the search for Earth-like planets out there, which is my primary interest. I've already made connections at NASA. They may just have to wait a little longer for me
My EE applications were done for two reasons. #1 - insurance in case I bombed the PGRE (planning to fail is better than failing to plan, in this case). #2 - play to my strengths. As Deion Sanders says, I'm going to "Do what I do", if I go this route.
However, this offer did not contain any funding offer. That has to be done separately, and without that, I don't go, so this is anything but a done deal. And, of course, I still have several other applications out there. UW ECE is #4 on my list, and my PGRE will kill #1 (CU) and #2 (UCSC), but I still have hope for #3 (NMT) and #5 (AZ - LPL).
I can't wait to tell the guys at work on Friday. One of the engineers there did his undergrad at UW. But the best part of this, for me, is that I now know, for sure, I will be getting out of that god awful dead-end company! When I read the email this morning I screamed like a little girl and said, "YES! **** YOU <company name>!"
I tell you what, this really feels great, and I thank you all. Your day is coming soon!