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  1. Hi All, My first post here, I have received acceptances from the University of Florida and Kansas State University for the Ph.D. Agricultural Economics program. Could you guys please help me make a decision on the basis of program strength, liveability as an international student, and ranking for career prospects. My focus of research is on the impact of price volatility (of agri commodities when sold by the farmers in the market) on the vulnerability of small farmers towards poverty and rural inequality. It includes price uncertainty, asymmetric information, price variability, and farmer poverty themes. P.S. I have to make the decision quickly, so prompt responses highly appreciated.
  2. Hello everyone, I am unapologetically paranoid about graduate school admissions. My undergraduate grades fluctuated quite a bit. I attended a community college for two years receiving a 3.4 GPA. I then transferred to a top 75 liberal arts college where I received a 3.2 GPA. My total undergraduate GPA works out to be a 3.3 which is not very good for more competitive programs in international development/public policy. I was hoping that I could get your feelings on my chances at admissions at Columbia SIPA and John's Hopkins SIAS. Other things to consider: I served in the Peace Corps in Africa for two years Taught in Asia for 1.5 years. Conducting research in Central America from July 2017-July 2018 I won and declined a Fulbright ETA grant. In total, I will have 4.5 years of international work experience before my program begins. My brother is a current undergraduate student at Hopkins and is researching at SIAS. I think that I will have rock solid letters of recommendation from undergraduate professors. I completed three internships during my undergrad and worked 20+ hours per week. White, gay, male Tell me what you think.
  3. From what I've seen, there aren't many agronomy/crop science graduate students on here, so this is a shot in the dark. But it's harder to find information on these programs than the more popular programs, so any advice would be much appreciated. Right now, I'm considering a crop science M.S. fellowship from Illinois-Urbana Champaign, an assistanceship at Minnesota, and waiting on a response from the program at Cornell. I know that all these programs are reputable, but I'm having a hard time making the final decision. Should I hold out for the Cornell decision? Does anyone know if one of these in particular has greater job placement or has a reputation that offers more opportunities for its grads? I don't personally know anyone in this field, so I'll be thankful for any input.
  4. From what I've seen, there aren't many agronomy/crop science graduate students on here, so this is a shot in the dark. But it's harder to find information on these programs than the more popular programs, so any advice would be much appreciated. Right now, I'm considering a crop science M.S. fellowship from Illinois-Urbana Champaign, an assistanceship at Minnesota, and waiting on a response from the program at Cornell. I know that all these programs are reputable, but I'm having a hard time making the final decision. Should I hold out for the Cornell decision? Does anyone know if one of these in particular has greater job placement or has a reputation that offers more opportunities for its grads? I don't personally know anyone in this field, so I'll be thankful for any input.
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