I'm a budding scientist and I think one of the distinguishing characteristics is the diversity of experiences I possess. I'm Cynthia Gershome from India. I have been working in one of India's reputed Research and Development organisations, Dr. Reddy's Research Foundation for the past two years. For the betterment of my academic credentials and to gain an in-depth understanding of Pharmacological sciences, I intend to pursue a PhD degree. My objective for graduate studies in Pharmacological sciences is to prepare myself for a career in research. During these two years at Dr.Reddy's research foundation, I found my work experience and laboratory training to be extremely rewarding. My learning curve has been boosted tremendously during my stint here. A broad spectrum of responsibilities have been assigned to me, some of which have been of research experience, includes screening out new chemical entities (NCEs) in both in vivo and invitro conditions. Our lab is involved in the in-depth studies concerning the actions of PPAR ligands at the cellular and sub-cellular levels. I was involved in standardizing protocols in the lab and executing experiments in primary hepatocyte culture and cancer cell lines like HepG2, HCT and other cell lines like 3T3L1, L6, THP-1 cell lines. Apart from this I have also been exposed to a fair amount of work in cell biology including immunoprecipitation, glucose uptake studies, enzyme assays like COX, CAT assay. Apart from this I have experience in animal handling and have screened NCE's in various animal models such as db/db, ob/ob, Zucker fa/fa rats, ob-SAM, SAM, C57BL6 mice. Working at this level in an industrial milieu has convinced me to pursue my research as a viable career. Among the several outcomes of our research endeavors has been a poster presented at the 62nd scientific session of American Diabetes Association meeting held at San...
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I want to share my application story with you. It's a story about how a guy with a GPA lower than 2.3 has gotten full assistantships. Of course, not by cheating. Repetedly, I have seen questions like "Can I apply to US schools with a GPA of 3.1." You can't imagine how I felt whenever I saw this kind of questions, unless you know that my GPA is less than 2.3 and was still applying. As Jinbo explained in the 9-Step Guide at BeBeyond, there is no sole factor that is decisive in admission. The GPA is about your past so isn't it more advisable to try to improve yourself than to cry over the spilt milk? A 3.1 GPA is really not bad, at least to me! In college, I ditched most classes to play tennis and cards or simply stayed in bed until lunchtime. In the last year, I had to face the reality that I possessed probably the worst academic records in the whole Department. I did begin to worry about my future as I realized that knowledge still played and would continue to play an important role in job searching. Also, for the most part, I grew tired of being a bad student. I wanted a change. I considered my situation and decided that I couldn't do much about my past, but I could give myself another chance to prove my intellectual strength. The way to do it was to pursue a gradute study. I still ditched classes, but I picked up my brand new course books and stopped oversleeping. It was amazing to find out that learning actually was not so boring as I had thought before. Finally, I was admitted by a graduate program with the forth-highest overall score among about 30 test takers. It turned out to be...
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My best time for learning is in the morning. After I complete my routine morning rituals, I'm energetic and ready to start the day. I feel best when I can schedule my learning time two hours after I awake and late afternoon right before and after dinner. Below is an example of my peak and valley learning times. I'm a grouper. I like to learn from top to bottom. I like to see the broad picture and add the details later. I like to visualize the end result(s) of the new topic or subject first. Once I have a good mental picture in my mind, the details, such as how much do I know about this topic or subject, what can I contribute, and what resources can I turn to, to achieve those results start to add to the broad picture. After mind mapping the project with the details, I like to write it all down and map it out on paper before I jump right into it. Many times I have started new projects with very little information and knowledge of the topic or subject and the end results were very successful. For example, my employer asked me to accept the task of administering the close out procedures for a Shopping Center we built in Kapolei last year. This is a very detailed and important task that is a Contract requirement to the Developers and Architects of the project. The secretary on the project had to take an emergency leave of absence and had no time to train. I had no previous experience or knowledge of how to do this close out however, I was confident that I could perform this task and the Company believed I could as well. As I dove right into this task, I never once thought...
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Shelly Klyk November 3, 2003 I have recently given a lot of careful thought and consideration as to what I foresee happening in my future. I have begun to think and concentrate on some life long goals for myself. For many years I have just went day by day trying to make ends meet. I am currently employed at a restaurant as a waitress, where I have worked for seven years. It is now that I have realized that I can do better for myself and for my family. I am also currently taking care of my grandmother who is disabled with the Alzheimer Disease and is wheelchair bound due to a broken hip. Along with caring for my grandmother, I also care for my father who has many disabilities as a result of juvenile diabetes. He is blind, has had several limb amputations, heart surgeries and stokes. Caring for my families medical and survival needs has caused me to feel needed and capable of things more than serving food to patrons. I have gained a new respect for my abilities and have decided that I want to return to school and one day help others in need and earn the salary that goes along with doing so. The first step in setting my personal and/or lifestyle goals for my life is achieving a sense of financial security. I need to obtain a decent career in order to help provide for a family of seven. I have a stressful time trying to make ends meet. Now as I have taken the first step in the right direction and enrolled in a degree program I will be able to achieve my goals. My long term educational goal is to earn my degree in Bachelor in Science of Health Services. From there I will use my degree...
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Edward Houston GEN 300 Mrs. Black November 21, 2003...
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Personal goals are important in every aspect in ones life. I set personal goals every day, from work, to home, and now to school. I think without personal goals we would wander about aimlessly. Personal goals I have are both short and long term. I have always been able to set goals, but I have also been remiss in meeting some of these goals. Goals are sometimes unattainable due to extenuating circumstances, examples being job changes, moves, marriage, children, financial, etc. My biggest priority short to mid term personal goal is to complete school, earning my Bachelors degree in business management. I chose business management because it ties in with several other professional goals I have set for myself. I am seeking a promotion in my current place of employment, and I truly believe having a Bachelors degree will help me stand out amongst my counterparts. To date I am excited by being enrolled in the University of Phoenix, as I believe they make the task of achieving this goal a reality. In my mind I have set certain shorter term goals, or as I have begun referring to "tasks", to help make the goal more realistic. I equate it to "baby steps"… each class I complete is one step closer to achieving my goal. A distraction currently is trying to accurately determine how many transfer credits the University Of Phoenix is going to award me for previous schooling and life experience. I would like to know this, so I could know exactly what my graduation date would be. As it is my belief that there should be deadlines in attaining ones personal goals. Another of my personal goals is to get my Private Pilots License. It has always been a dream of mine to fly airplanes. I had actually looked into attending...
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My Personal Goals As a Student at the University August 3, 2003 The University, through its diversified course styles and programs, has enabled me to realize the possibilities of continued education and the achievements that this can provide. My desired achievements as a student at the University consist of short and long-range goals that pertain to an occupation in the field of adult education. The short-range goal that I have is to improve the skills I use daily in the performance of my job as a maintenance instructor. These skills include development and presentation of training material as well as application of adult learning techniques. It is often difficult to create an exciting learning environment when most of my personal experiences were limited to standard educational concepts. I believe the experience I acquire by attending classes will provide new insights, leading to more creative thought processes in the design of training classes. Much of my daily work is performed using computers to conduct research activities and produce written material for use in the classroom. Currently, the material I develop is for use in an instructor lead environment. However, with the advances in technology it becomes increasingly important to be able to offer computer-based training when appropriate. The courses offered at the University not only provide information in these areas but also the experience of the adult learning concepts. There are several areas of instruction at the university that should be beneficial in improving my work skills. These areas include document writing, classroom presentations, resource searches and general work habits. These are tools I can put to use immediately as I perform my daily tasks, providing not only a benefit to me, but also to my fellow workers. My long-range goal is to broaden my area of qualification to provide more employment options for the future. Not...
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Growing up in a family of five, we always went to church. Every Sunday my mother would dress my two brothers and I up and we would go to service as a family. This wasn't something we did on occasion; rather it was standard or a routine we followed. Ever since I can remember we attended an independent Baptist church. In Sunday school I was taught a verse in the Bible found in the book of John, chapter three, verse sixteen. It reads, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have Everlasting Life" (NIV). This basically sums up my religious belief as a child that I still believe in as much or more today. I was saved, or accepted Jesus Christ as my savior, and baptized when I was 5 or 6. My mom always told me that after I was saved there should be a difference in how I acted and the way I handled situations in life. She said that I changed so much, and I knew that I did feel differently. I just felt like there was nothing I couldn't accomplish. Even though I was very young, I had a new way of looking at life. Sometimes when I was in a bind I would say a little prayer and it seemed to calm me down. Also, it seemed these prayers would always be answered. These little experiences reaffirmed and helped my belief in God grow. Contrary to what many believe about Baptist church, the basic principle of the Baptist church I attended was simply to be a loving home for believers and a welcoming place for those who are searching. They were not as strict as some of their counterparts in the Baptist...
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Why The Creator Of The DVD is my personal God 2002 was a record-breaking year of the movie business. However, it also boasted the lowest number of movie-goers in more then a decade. So, how is it possible that less then half the people went to the cinema, yet the business raked in double the earnings? Simple. Double the price tag. Going to a movie is no longer a cheap date. You'll be lucky to get away at under $20 a person. Going to a Friday or Saturday night show (the most poplar time slots) ranges in price from around $7 to $12, depending on the city and the theatre itself. After that is the ever famous money-hungry concession stand. Your average popcorn comes in at around $3 while your medium drink is even more at closer to $5. And heaven forbid you want any Gobstoppers or Lemondrops to go with that, or you're talking another $2 - $3 for a small box of candy you could pick up at the 7-11 for half a dollar. When you add this all up and multiply it by a small family of four, you're shelling out a serious chunk of change for 2 hours of (hopeful) entertainment. Of course, there are obvious ways around this. For the avid movie-goer such as myself, here is a simple, yet effective, "Cheat Sheet" for not breaking the bank at the show: First, if at all possible, move to a small city with one theatre that shows last month's big movie and charges about a buck for admission (think "The Trail"). If this isn't possible, (or you just have to see Star Trek episode #8927 on the opening weekend), at least try to work your schedule so you can see a Saturday or Sunday afternoon matinee. Chances are you'll be...
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Everyone has special qualities about themselves. The better a person knows himself or herself, the better they can assess the areas that require additional personal development. These areas can be divided into specific traits called strengths and weaknesses. In this paper, I will discuss some of my personal strengths and weaknesses; I will also include my plans for improvement and actions I have taken thought out the years to overcome my weaknesses through my strengths. Speaking front an audience whether, in class room, in public, or at work is on the top of the list of my weaknesses. The problem stems primarily from the fact that English is my second language. This weakness can be broken down into two parts: One mastering the language itself, vocabulary, grammar and sentence structuring. People tend to judge our character through the way we present ourselves through speech and ability to present our ideas in comprehensible fashion. My limited vocabulary and pronunciation needs a lot of improvement. The Second part of the weakness is the fear to stand front an audience, and deliver a speech or a presentation. This weakness is a direct result of earlier part, mastering the language and the ability to deliver a speech are two sides of the same coin. My ability to present my ideas limited by my choice of words then, most likely my audience will not get my point. How can my audience comprehend the concepts I am trying to get across to them if my speech might as well be in a foreign language?...
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