Latonya - University of Toronto Mississauga MMI - Intro
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On during this video, I'm going to explain to you the master's program that I'm in the application process and why you should join. As you know, we're going to Tanya and I am from a small little town called Graham. Um, I just graduated in 2020 for a political science degree that I earned in my undergraduate, and now I am part of a national program called Masters of Urban Generation. There's a great Jim booster, June, any kind of food you could possibly think of in the health exception our school hats. So next I'm gonna tell you more about the program that I'm in the national government, why I chose it a little bit about the application process and a little bit more of a question that you might have come along. I'll show you so Applying for grad school in terms of the school that I wanted to go through was a little different for me just because I was already going to the University of Toronto. The Mississauga campus and I had just finished my undergraduate degree, and then I applied to graduate school and I got in. I don't even have to pick another school because I was already at the school that I was planning to go to grad school at as well. If you're going to pick a grad school because of dependent that we're having now, they're most likely the state online or virtual for a while, but hopefully we'll be able to go back to school soon. In that case, you might wanna pick program depending on whether you're going to live on campus. If you're going to live at home, we're gonna live at home. Think about transportation costs, how long it takes you to get there. It's also important to look for a schools that have good amenities, good facilities, good gym. I chose this program because off the elements that sounded interesting to me. For me, an internship was important because I wanted to be able to go through a program that when I graduated, I would have practical skills that could be applied me directly to the workforce. Personally, I do enjoy school, but I know I didn't want to be in school for the next four years. So the application process, I'm just gonna talk a little bit about my experience. Um, applying to grad school list some advice that you might need and some tips that might help you along the way. I'm just gonna talk about my statement of interest or essay, my first piece of advice. So for the application process, you're going to require references, and it's about who can attest to your character, to your intellect and to the hard working ability. I chose to go with the professor and a boss that I had at a workplace that I was at its really important Thio not just go through the application process by yourself, because these individuals, they can also help you and support you during your process, for example, for my statement of interest, My professor really helped me craft that because it was the first time that I ever wrote one, and I wanted to make sure that I wrote it correctly. So it's always important to consult individuals that, you know, have great advice to help you through that process. So I've talked about vulnerable communities, talked about low income families on how unfortunately society is supposed to be a place where we can achieve our goals and great have great opportunities. I explained how I wanted to learn throughout this program policies, programs, ideas, how we can make that race more equal for everybody. So my advice for a statement of interest in your essay is to talk about what you know. A lot of people are applying from a diverse range of programs, but one thing they all have in common is their academic background. What's going to make you stand out is your experience, because talk about your struggles, talk about your barriers, talk about how you overcame things and, most importantly, talk about how that translates into the program that you're trying to get into and how you're going to add to the program, but also what you're gonna take away from it. Some helpful tips during the application process Tip number one, start early. You do not want to put this process on hold or procrastinate because you will find that you don't have what you need to have a great application. A big part of the application are references on sometimes represent. Take a long time to get back to you, so you want to make sure that you contact them first to ensure that you have their responses in time to head in the application. A second advice is Don't base your decision to go into a program on whether or not you think is going to get in for my program masters and Urban Innovation. Since it was a brand new program, they were Onley accepting maximum 12 people on. When I first heard that, I said, There's no way that what I'm going to apply because there's no way in the world I'm going to get in and remember saying that to the program coordinator at the time. She said, Don't think like that, because if you think like that, then you're not going to apply. That's the same advice I'm going to give to you. Don't look at the amount of people that are accepted to the program, focused on an application. Focus on what makes you a great African and apply anyways. Hopefully, it helps you, but yeah, talk to other people as well. Other students in graduate programs speak to them, speak to the actual coordinators of programs as well, because they're willing to help you as well.