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Postby mango2281 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:06 pm

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cinephile
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Re: Should I finish my master's thesis?

Postby cinephile » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:11 pm

Well, you have to account for what you've been doing these past two years on your resume, right? So, can you still list this masters as not as masters (if you don't do the thesis), or are you planning on having a gap in your resume?

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Re: Should I finish my master's thesis?

Postby Dman » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:13 pm

Does it qualify you to take the patent bar? If yes, then definately find a way to do it. If not, I would still find a way to complete it.

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Re: Should I finish my master's thesis?

Postby mango2281 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:24 pm

Dman wrote:Does it qualify you to take the patent bar? If yes, then definately find a way to do it. If not, I would still find a way to complete it.


Well, I have a bachelors in bio too, so I already qualify for the patent bar. But I hear you on still finding a way to complete it anyway :)

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Re: Should I finish my master's thesis?

Postby mango2281 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:27 pm

cinephile wrote:Well, you have to account for what you've been doing these past two years on your resume, right? So, can you still list this masters as not as masters (if you don't do the thesis), or are you planning on having a gap in your resume?


I suppose I would list the certificate instead, though I would always have to explain what that entailed. And I've also been interning full time at a foreign intellectual property office for the past year (another reason why the thesis was delayed).

I guess there isn't a good argument for backing out at this point. SIGH.

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Re: Should I finish my master's thesis?

Postby vb007 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:46 pm

A BS in bio isn't gonna help you land any patent prosecution jobs. A MS could make firms consider you, although PhD is strongly preferred. If you're interested in some other area of law, a BS is fine. A MS could give you a slight bump in areas such as IP licensing and patent lit, since having technical knowledge is valued in those fields.

I would go ahead and finish off the MS since you've already come so far.

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Re: Should I finish my master's thesis?

Postby cinephile » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:48 pm

vb007 wrote:I would go ahead and finish off the MS since you've already come so far.




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