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A Beggar's Blog



My application season so far

Posted by eklavya, 07 February 2011 · 311 views

I apologize to you all for being gone for a long time. It wasn't the application process that took me away. Rather, current project/s in my MS research have been taking up a lot of my time lately. Anyway, let me share with you how it has been so far.I started the season with 7 applications (to 7 programs/schools, of course). Three were my top choices,...


the BEST new year!

Posted by eklavya, 27 December 2010 · 136 views

Only 5 days! And comes 2011. With it comes the news of hope and destiny we all have been so desperately waiting for. While some programs and schools have already handed out interview and/or admission offers (I got into 2/7 programs!!), most of us are eagerly waiting for the adcomms to gather together, look at our application files and start se...


The void situation

Posted by eklavya, 11 December 2010 · 114 views

So... my first application deadline was Dec 1, three will be on Jan 1, couple on Jan 15 and one on Feb 15. I figured if I could send applications a little early, then I could chillax until I start to hear back. Therefore I completed all my applications by the Thanksgiving week, which is almost 3 weeks ago. Since then, I was kept busy with a paper we are t...


We are all beggars!

Posted by eklavya, 04 December 2010 · 144 views

Although begging is an indispensable tool, I hate it. I guess we all do. Even when done for the right reasons, it often invites awkward situations and therefore, is a pitiful act. This application season, I decided to apply to few PhD programs, and had to go through the begging process all over again. When I say ‘again’, I mean those hundreds, and perhaps...





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