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  1. What exactly do people mean when they say 2 years of research? Is this two years part time? A few hours a week or more like 20? I understand the more the better, but what is the minimum for a two year time period? Also, my GPA is a 3.5. What GRE should I shoot for? Is apply to 8-10 schools enough? These are not Ivy leage or anything special. I'm new at this and I've gotten so many mixed answers. TYIA
  2. Hi everyone I've worked as an analyst for 3 years and am fascinated by the application of statistics and related sophisticated algorithms by tech firms to drive business value. I want to deepen my knowledge base of the same via higher education. While researching programs, it appears to me that Analytics and Data science programs are sort of general purpose and don't go quite deep into the subject matter. Due to this I've been considering Statistics / Operations Research / Management Sci MS programs. Thoughts?
  3. Hi everyone, first off I apologize if this is not the right place for this topic or if it has already been discussed. I'm literally brand new, made the account today. A little about myself, I graduated from my undergrad this past december from Appalachian State University, a small school in the mountains of North Carolina. I moved to Albuquerque NM to take a year off and build new work in solitude. My plan is to apply for a graduate program in painting this upcoming cycle. I am a little overwhelmed with all the options, and need some advice on how to REALLY research a program besides reading through each program's website and sending emails. I am really looking for a school that gives their students the direct attention we deserve for committing so much time and effort into a unpredictable business. I really do want to go to a school with a good reputation, but that's not my primary motivation, however, there is something to be said from having a good reputation. A lot of my work comes from my interest in literature and philosophy, which ends up having a lot of representational abstraction. Any help would be wonderful! If any of this sounds good to you let's stay in touch!
  4. Hello everyone! If you are planning on applying to ENMU for their CDIS graduate program, you may or may not already be aware that you will have to be on-campus for your first semester. With that being said, if you are looking for on-campus housing for the Spring 2017 semester, I am looking for someone to take over my lease for the Spring 2017 semester. I am staying at San Juan Villages, an apartment community right across the street from the speech clinic! Super convenient and close by- and rent is only $480 a month including utilities, gas, electric, EVERYTHING! If you are interested, or would like more information, feel free to send me a message.
  5. Hello everyone, I'm looking for some inside information. I've been accepted to two Canadian PhD programs in social science fields and I am trying to decide whether to take the leap. What I really want to know, in a nutshell, is what my life will look like for the next 4 years. I'm unattached, no kids, dog-parent only. I have scoured the blogusphere to figure out exactly what it looks like on a day-to-day basis as a full time doc student and here is what (I think) I have come up with so far: Year 1: Course work (in my case 3-4 courses) which appear to be in the evening and based on a combination of regular graduate-level classes focused on research methods, and current topics in the field with some research papers for evaluation. Meanwhile, prepare my proposal and convince my supervisor that I am read to start independent research on my topic of choice. Hopefully, I get the Ok. - How much employment work (i.e. to make money outside of school) is feasible during this first year? I've heard that people start looking for academic jobs after first year and, if they are very lucky, can continue PhD work while teaching/working at another university. Year 2-3: Read & write. Read research related to my dissertation. Write some chapters, maybe publish some articles relating to those chapters. Come up wth a list of 30-40 articles on which to be tested for my "comprehensive exam" (no idea what that looks like btw... I'm guessing essay questions involving critical analysis...). Year 4: Finish dissertation, defend in front of a committee who quiz me on the research and poke holes, then revise and resubmit (do you have to re-defend?). Does this outline sound close? I've also heard that there may be an expectation to work for your supervisor on their research. I am I under a misconception that I will spend my time working on my own project? I'm not talking about applying for research assistantships or teaching here... just straight up bare-bones doctoral studies. I'm feeling pretty naive about what to expect so I'm trying to educate myself before I make any big, life changing decisions. Any insight is appreciated. Thanks for your help!
  6. Hello all! I've been lurking for a couple weeks (and learning so much! thanks to all of you for all of your help so far!) but I think I may be waaaayyy earlier in the process than most here so I wanted to ask directly for advice. Basically my situation is that I'm an undergrad, currently on leave and will be going back to school in the Fall. I've done two years, but due to a whole string of health issues I basically will be a sophomore when I go back (I've been taking reduced course loads, etc.). I recently have started considering a degree in a bio-related field, perhaps cognitive science or something similar. I started as a computer science major, but I'm really doubting that decision for personal reasons now. All of a sudden, grad school may be in my future which is something that I had never considered (CS majors in my department *rarely* go on to grad school and those are only the ones dead set on academia - usually it's a few years in a startup/industry before they decide to go back). Obviously I don't know one way or another yet, but I thought I would start to "learn the language" of grad school so that I wouldn't have to play catch up (as much) later especially since it seems *everyone* at my school already is preparing/dead set on it and I literally only figured out what the GRE in the past month. I'm a first-gen student and hadn't ever really had a personal relationship with anyone with even a BA/BS before going to university, so I am really starting from zero both in actual knowledge and cultural understanding of all of this. I know I'm way far away from worrying about specifics like where I want to apply, doing actual GRE prep, etc. but do any of you have advice/resources that are more along the lines of "Grad School 101"? Basically, what are the things that I should be thinking about at this point? What should I be considering when thinking about whether grad school may or may not be for me? Are there any good books/websites that cover the necessary jargon that I need to know? Sorry that this is so broad, but I thought it might be worth an ask since everything seems to be targeted at people who have already decided on grad school. Also, I hope this is the right place to post this, but if not, a pointer in the right direction would be appreciated! Many thanks in advance
  7. Hi all, I am applying for a CGS award, but I am also intending to start grad school in Sept 2012. Is there anyone who is familiar with writing proposals while not enrolled in any particular grad program? I understand the general structure of the proposal when enrolled in a specific program; but how does this differ for my situation? Any help would be great! Cheers, Nick
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