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  1. devotee

    Minneapolis, MN

    Yeah, 20K is after all mandatory expenses deducted, but thank you.
  2. devotee

    Minneapolis, MN

    20K a year is about 1.7K a month. So, with 1.2K going out to rent, you are basically saying that with 500 $ in your pocket you can survive? It is quite doable then, better if you can find some place below 1K.
  3. devotee

    Minneapolis, MN

    Hello people. Do you think 20K~ would be enough to survive in Minneapolis? Thanks.
  4. It says "This attachment is not available. It may have been removed or the person who shared it may not have permission to share it to this location."
  5. Relatedly, where can I see the placement records for each program? Is there an index for that?
  6. I can't see this. It says that I do not have permission.
  7. Any updates from the University of Washington? Or is it completely nonsencial to expect something positive at this point?
  8. Obviously it may not correlate, but still, why are hundreds of people applying given the low chances of getting a placement? It is a 5 year commitment from probably the most valuable era of your life and this decision is not made by uninformed fools, it is done by a well-educated portion of the population, supposedly having the ability to research (the likelihood of getting a good placement). Are ALL of these people shooting blindly? I think the problem with the question is that it is too general. Just top-30 vs top-10. Those things are too contingent to be classified as such, in my opinion. What if you collaborate with a great professor in a mid-tier school that will unlock some doors for you? If you give the names of the schools, your intended area of research (some mid-tier department may be particularly strong in that subfield etc) the answer may be better concretized. It is too vague like this, I think.
  9. Is mid-tier defined as below the elite? Like outside the top 10? What is the general definition here? Are not there any good-but-not-elite schools between the mid-tier and the elite? Anyways, if the chances for decent jobs for the schools outside outside the top 10 were as grim as you point them out to be, I do not think we would be seeing this much of a competition for them. I do not think everyone applies to schools outside the top 10 just for safety.
  10. I am. I do not know how to interpret this, since, supposedly, every school has its own ways...
  11. Thank you. Are there any ways to politely ask if there is an available "slot" (I really do not know the terminology here, LOL) for me to be his student? In other words, how can I ask the chances of him being my advisor? Or would this be considered inappropriate at this point? I really want to make sure and this will be a crucial factor regarding my decision as he is the only person in the faculty whose research interests completely coincide with mine.
  12. Another question. Just got an e-mail from a professor, from the program I was admitted to. My research interests completely overlap with his, in fact he is one of the chief reasons why I applied to that particular program. He says that he has seen my file and is enthusiastic about the possibility of working with me. Apart from that, the email is a typical congratulations email, "don't hesitate to contact me for questions about the department, the program" etc. How do I respond this? What do you do here in this first contact? I guess it would be inappropriate to talk about supervisorship this early on. It might seem counterintuitive to not have questions in such a case, but coming from a professional background, I do not really know the etiquette here. Many thanks in advance.
  13. There is a rejection on Februrary 7 on the results page. I have heard nothing also.
  14. What are the tips for a phone call with the director of admissions of the program that I am admitted to? Said that the conversation would be about the program, the offer and the visit day. Is there anything that I should avoid or anything that would be positive to say? Any strategies that I need to follow? I am a bit nervous and I do not want to screw up. By the way, what is the worst thing that could happen if I screw up? At the risk of seeming too paranoid, I am curious, can they rescind the offer? Thank you.
  15. I see a lot of talk about top 10, top 20 etc schools. Which index is the most common one here? USNews? Times? QS? And do you refer to the whole world or just the U.S? Thank you.
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