KICKOFF TO STUDENT ADMISSIONS SEASON
The start of the new year brings the excitement of welcoming our superb new applicants as they visit the BCMB program. I can report that we on the Admission Committee have worked hard over the holiday season discussing our many outstanding applicants, and are now starting preparations to meet these extraordinary young scientists as we host their visits.
Like most of us, I feel these visiting weekends are one of the highlights of the BCMB year: it’s a great opportunity for our >100 faculty and students to enjoy each other’s company, both inside and outside the lab, by sharing our experiences with our many stellar applicants. There is a great deal of excitement among our faculty, as we prepare to schedule ~400 one-on-one 35 minute meetings with our applicants. At the same time, our energetic BCMB students and remarkable staff are planning a fun and memorable visit to Charm City.
But by any measure our challenge is great – we have only 48 hours to convey the special Hopkins spirit that has brought us all here, and ignites our passion at this institution that we call home. The challenge is magnified all the more by the outstanding nature of our applicants – a group that will visit many excellent institutions of higher learning all over the nation and be highly courted. So let’s make sure that we give them a visit to remember, until they join us as official BCMB students at the end of the summer!