Thursday, February 2, 2012

Qualifying Exam

I must admit, I forgot about this page that I made.. I entered a Google search for "UML plastics qualifying exam," and this was the fifth page to turn up.

Anyways, I am anxiously awaiting my results from taking the qualify exam two weeks ago. That's right, two weeks. Could you imagine having to wait two weeks to find the results to a test that decides your future?

Here is how the test works:
Closed book: 2 Questions in 4 subjects (Materials, Design, Processing, Properties) 4 hours to complete. Go home, cry yourself to sleep. Then come back the next day and repeat the test for the open book section.
You need to pass 2 questions in each subject and 11/16 overall.

I can say hands down, this exam is the most miserable experience I have willingly put myself through. I studied for three weeks like it was a full time job. Between gathering information from other students, arranging study sessions with teachers asking questions, and having group studies with classmates, I have to had put in at least 40 hours per week. Actually taking the test was one of the most stressful experiences of my life. I have had nightmares about not knowing answers to simple questions, running out of time, and only getting two questions right on the entire exam.

I really hope that I passed, because I know that it would take a lot for me to put myself through this again. Stay tuned...


  1. great post by Guthrie Gordon

    One of my friend is interested in this topic

    Hope to see more posting related to Injection Mold

  2. Hey past me: Nut-up or shutup! No one is going to give you a PhD for showing up! This isn't T-ball.

    You (we) passed btw, stop whining.

    -Future Guthrie