- ID classes will be very useful in BME Design and project classes such as 2250 & 2310
- Do not take both capstones together, try to take ID capstone before BME
- If you have any extra BME depth class that is be related to ID, it could count as ID depth elective (1 requirement)
- Think of ways you can use ID skills to complement your BME skills in your projects
- You don’t have to be good at drawing to be an ID minor, Visual Design Thinking class will train you for the drawing skills you need
- Some ID classes can be counted as BME depth electives
- Apply as early as you can.You only get one permit per semester (2 in your last semester), and you have to have at least 4 semesters left.
- You also need to take CS 1331 before you can apply, and don’t load up with other classes when you do, because it’s not like CS 1371
- Coding is always a helpful skill that is valuable for projects in BME like BMED 2310, 3110, and Capstone (and groups will love you if you can code)
- Many approved BME depth electives count for the MSE Minor
- The MSE advisors are very helpful, and use them to help you understand what each of the classes entails
- MSE is a very linear curriculum, so try to know ahead of time what classes are going to offered which semesters
- Information and skills you learn in your MSE classes can work to your advantage in 2310 and Senior Design
- Start by talking to an upperclassman that has done the study abroad you want
- Plan which classes you can take there and plan the rest of your schedule around it
- Galway is mostly depth electives, so save these for your summer abroad
- GTL has a lot of core classes, so save these for your semester abroad
- If doing an exchange program, find out how the credits transfer to GT
- Take harder classes abroad for non-GT programs! For out of state students, the GPA does not transfer over.
- Go to the career fairs each year at the very least to get practice
- Update your resume each semester
- Talk to upperclassmen to see what they did in their internships and apply to ones that sound interesting to you
- Begin searching for internships/co-ops first and second year. Any experience you have before you graduate will help you will stand out more
- Use projects from 3110, 2310, and research classes in your resume
- Do research even if you don’t want to have it as your breadth elective
- If you’re interested in pursuing fellowships, or graduate school, please pursue Petit Scholar program, or the Presidential Undergraduate Research Award (PURA). This allows you a chance to work on an independent project and possibly get published!
- Try to be involved with research as soon as possible – it is another thing to gain experience to allow you to stand out from others!
- Attend pre-health overview sessions as a first year, and get advising through GradesFirst with either pre-health peer advisors or the pre-health advisor!
- Get involved with volunteering or shadowing to get a better idea of whether you actually want to do medicine as early as possible.
- Be aware that in order to graduate and head straight into medical school, you’ll need to take the MCAT in your junior year of college (medical school applications take a full year)
- Plan your schedule in advance to give you enough time to study for the MCAT