I would advise students to think about how the skills they learned, can be applied...
Focus, Focus, Focus; or, How I Survived Fluid Dynamics... would be the title of my memoir, should I ever choose to pen one.
My current research focuses on gene therapy, tissue engineering and vaccine development.
UMD gives you broad opportunity to be whatever you want to be.
I co-founded a biotech startup with other University of Maryland graduate students.
My UMD education enabled me to develop relevant and novel ideas in terms of biomass use for energy production.
Take the time to build relationships with peers and professors... Those relationships... are the main reason I care so much about UMD.