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Old 04-15-2008, 05:58 AM
 
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I am accepted by Stony Brook University in Materials Science and Engineering, Master's program.

But I am not quite sure about this shool. Do anyone know anything about SB?
What about the reputation? Is it optimistic to find a good job after graduation?

Thanks a lot.
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:30 AM
 
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A degree from anywhere in engineering should make it easy to get a job.
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Old 04-16-2008, 02:22 AM
 
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From what I've heard, SUNY Stonybrook is one of the best of all the SUNY schools.
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Old 04-16-2008, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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It depends on the program in some cases, but SUNY SB is particularly looked favorably upon for Physical Sciences and Engineering. Congratulations!
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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I am accepted by Stony Brook University in Materials Science and Engineering, Master's program.

But I am not quite sure about this shool. Do anyone know anything about SB?
What about the reputation? Is it optimistic to find a good job after graduation?

Thanks a lot.
First off, Congratulations!

SUNY Stony Brook is one of the top SUNYs and is a national top 10 research university.

As I am not familiar with careers in your field, I can't answer your last question, but will note that I see a number of faculty are affiliated with Brookhaven National Labs. I don't know whether the master's program has some sort of placement program with BNL, but it is another question to ask.
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Old 04-16-2008, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Huntington
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My suggestion would be to come here and see the school for yourself. Ask all your questions, look over the department you'll be working in for a few years, talk to professors, etc.

The school has a very good reputation and is well regarded.

As far as job placement, well, I would think that will depend on your exiting GPA, if you've been published, any internships you may pick up along the way, etc. Many times internships are the doorway to a job. And the references you pick up doing an internship is extremely helpful. In other words the credentials that you build while you're in school will make a huge difference in getting hired.

Good luck to you.
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:40 PM
 
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SB is an excellent school.
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:38 AM
 
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Default another school

thank you so much for the information.

I just received another admission from Case Western.

Maybe Case will be a better choice?
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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thank you so much for the information.

I just received another admission from Case Western.

Maybe Case will be a better choice?
That's going to have to be your call

Do the research and visit the campuses to make your final determination.

Best of luck!
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Old 04-18-2008, 12:03 PM
 
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I received my undergrad from SB. The programs in the science fields are fabulous. The professors are top-notch, some of the best in the country. It is, however, a very large school, and it is easy, if not unavoidable, to be just another number among the masses (which I happened to like b/c I showed up for my necessary classes, earned my grades and got my degree without the fuss of advisors and faculty on my back). But you are going to find that with any large campus, especially such a large commuter school such as SB. You really should tour and get a "feel" for the schools, and make your decision from your tours. Deciding on a school is a subjective process, you really cannot base your decisions on anonymous folks such as ourselves, even if we are trying to offer some sincere advice. Best of luck to you!
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