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  1. “Students should fund their education with part-time work that they do while they study.” I agree with the speaker, as anything which is available at free of cost will loose its value. A student who spends his own money might know to value of class hours and he won’t skip a period in purpose. The student will also try to study well and try to get good grades to not waste his hard earned money he paid for education. The part-time job if it is relevant to the student’s field of study will definitely improve his knowledge and also he will get a practical knowledge and it will help in his future career. I is also a fact that spending valuable time in part time jobs rather than studying is not going to improve ones academic scores. Instead of wasting hours in jobs, one can focus in research in his field of study or gain knowledge outside his field of study. Various studies conducted suggest that the relaxation of brain is required for good health and mental ability to learn. Apart from studies and work, we need to allocate a adequate amount of time for our hobbies and entertainment. Also, a person who is living independently may find it difficult to spend his little earned money on education and satisfying his basic needs as-well. Medicine and Education should be free of cost to ensure that all the citizens irrespective of their financial status could get a proper education.
  2. Hi, I am a student of an Indian Institute majoring in Mathematics. I want to pursue my MS/PhD in Statistics in US. Please evaluate my profile and suggest me suitable universities. Details:- GPA 7.9/10 (I don't know the 4-scale equivalent) GRE General test- Verbal - 153 (61 percentile) Quant - 166 (91 percentile) AW - 4.0 (60 percentile) Will appear for TOEFL next month. Thanks in advance.
  3. Hi all, Im going to senior next sem and planning to apply for a position in stat graduate program. To be honest I am in complete awe and confusion about school selection since im not sure where would take a pretty empty cv and an ok academic record like mine. I literally have no peer, friend, or senior to ask/discuss about this. It would be very kind of you if you could help me figure this out, and maybe, recommend me some schools?. Here's my profile Undergrad Institution: Asian, top 50 QS ranking Majors: Math (mostly applied, stat, and fin-math track, my school doesn't have a separate stat dep) Double major: Business administration GPA: 3.96/4.3 translated to 96.22/100 if A+ = A Type of Student: International, asian, female GRE General Test: Q 167 V 154 W 3.0, planning to retake this sept GRE Math Subject Test: Planning on taking this Oct TOEFL: taking this september, aimingly > 100 Courses/Background: Math Classes: calculus 1&2, analysis, logic&set, linear algebra, complex analysis, basic topology, number theory, diff equation, (planning to take rigorous linear algebra, comp method for stat and lebesque theory next sem) Other Relevant Classes: Intro to programming, prob&stat, stat for business, stat for risk analysis, mathematical stat, prob theory, comp simulation for fin-math, numerical theory Computational skills: Python, R, Matlab Research Experience: a winning project in intel isef from high school, an individual study about financial math, and that's it :'( (my school doesn't provide much research opportunity for math student) Letters of Recommendation: 1 statistics professor (took two classes with her), 1 math professor (a close friend of mine), and 1 organizational behavior professor (close to me that I can guarantee a good recommendation, unfortunately i don't have close relationship with other stat professors, still wondering if i should take one from fin-math professor i did individual study with, he's well-known, but im not sure he can provide a good lor for me) Awards and honors: scholarships from school, a few other small scholarships Teaching experience: tutor of calculus 1&2 for a year until now Planning to apply to: (the schools i've searched so far, not sure at all about whether each is reach/managable/safe): Texas A&M, Rice, TU Austin, Johns Hopkins, Rutgers, Florida, Houston, UChicago, Ohio State, Boston Thanks a lot in advance. Any of your opinion would be precious to me!!!
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