som27 Posted April 30, 2019 Share Posted April 30, 2019 (edited) Need advice. Current stats: GRE-315 (Going to retake in 2 months, aiming 320+) TOEFL: 114 Graduating in a month (May, 2019) Overall % till now: 82% Preference for Course: MS in CS 1 publication in IEEE Conference (BVICAM) 1 academic internship in NUS (Got grade A and did a minor project in ML) Two month research trainee at DRDO(did survey on night image enhancement techniques and object detection using deep learning techniques) Major project in Deep Learning 2-3 small projects in the field of interest I got a job with profile of a software engineer in a known company. I am aiming for Fall 2020. Right now, the profile looks average considering I am aiming for Top 20 US universities. I have a few questions- 1) Should I join the company (will have to relocate) and do some research project side by side and try for a publication? 2) Should I consider not joining the company and look for an RAship in some institute instead for the next one year and apply in Nov-Dec'19 for Fall'20? 3) One of my recommenders left his job as a professor last month and joined administrative services. Will it affect in anyway considering he won't be a professor during the time I'll apply? 4) Should I rather gain experience and apply for Fall'21 for a better admit( Want to for Fall'20 personally) Can someone please provide with some perspective and give suggestions. Any tips for profile improvement will be highly helpful. Thanks! Edited April 30, 2019 by som27 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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