Hamid T.

Graduate Ambassador at Cornell University

Hometown: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands


Graduate Program

Graduate Program: Psychology, Ph.D.

Anticipated Graduation Date: 2021


Institution: Leiden University

Major: Psychology

My Background

I was born in The Hague, The Netherlands. I studied psychology (B.Sc.) and cognitive neuroscience (M.Sc.) at Leiden University, before starting my Ph.D. at Cornell.

Why I chose Cornell

After considering my options, I felt the strongest connection with Cornell. The program offered me possibilities to study the topics I was interested in, the other students in the program were friendly and supportive of each other, and Ithaca looked like a great community.

My research interests

I study the computational and neural mechanisms underpinning attention, learning, and the hippocampal formation.

My advice for those exploring graduate school

Know that it's a hard, but also fulfilling experience. You should prepare yourself as best as you can, by understanding the various aspects of a given program. So, ask questions. Grad school interviews are just as much about you interviewing them as they are about them interviewing you. In addition, keep in mind that graduate school can take a long time. So, consider the community. Do you get the impression that the students are getting along with the faculty and with each other? Can you see yourself living in that particular town or city for, potentially, 5+ years? These aspects are just as important as those pertaining to the program directly.

I'm passionate about...

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