So now I am getting into the mode of emailing POI's. All sorts of questions are poping into my mind at the moment. While I will be talking to my research adviser about this ( hes making a specific point that we should) I am also wonder what other people's point of view when first approaching a POI for the first time, when trying to figure out if they have space available in their lab and why you think that they would be a good fit. I know that there are thread's on here about them. I have been reading them. I am still nervous about them. Is this normal? I am going into the sciences and especially in the geosciences this seems normal. But I don't want to come off as a complete ass, pardon my language. I will of course run a final pass by my adviser, but does anyone have any advice on where to start? im starting to get all excited about the process!
how do I put my best foot forward?