Today was the day of meeting people. Ever since I came downstairs to the hotel lobby at 6:55am I was meeting people. Everyone’s pretty friendly. Luckily for me, this is a male-dominated field.
I met people from all around the United States – California, Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina. Everywhere. A lot of people attend HBCUs as well but I don’t feel left out, which is good considering I go to a predominantly white school.
Around 4pm I had a meeting with a current PhD student majoring in the area that I want to study. She looked quite sane considering this is her 5th year of graduate school. She introduced me to the President of the College of Computing as well as Director of a research program.
I shall be applying to this research program and then the dilemna will be – should I do an internship in CALI or research at my #1 choice for grad school. But FIRST I gotta get accepted…
Wish me luck!