plantbasedpapi Posted May 11, 2021 Share Posted May 11, 2021 Hey! I'm new to this forum, but recently came to the decision to apply for statistics Ph.D. programs. Currently working at a data science startup (have done so since graduating undergrad), and feel like this is the step I want to be taking. Would love if you took a look at my profile and gave any advice/especially a list of schools that would be matches/safeties because I want a broad list to work off of and would like to maximize opportunity to get in at least somewhere. Thanks in advance!! Undergrad Institution: top 10 US universityMajor(s): Economics, Finance Minor: Computer ScienceGPA: 3.6 Type of Student: domestic asian maleGRE: Q: 170 V: 162 W: 5.5 GRE Subject: Plan to take in September/October; need to demonstrate strong math background given non-math/stat major exactly Coursework (completed) calc 3 (A), statistics 1&2 (A), probability/discrete math (A), data structures & algorithms (B), R (A-) Future coursework Planning on taking a Linear Algebra course at a university this summer/fall. Recommendations? Research experience data consulting summer research project with the Gates Foundation through my university (summer 2017). can get reference of it, but probably would not use that professor for a recommendation Skills R, Java, SQL Solid Python Intermediate Work experience Working at a data science startup for the past year full-time (leading political data player), TA-ed discrete math/probability course Letters of recommendation 3 solid, but not spectacular, ones; current manager (former Ph.D. in stat) at work, discrete math/probability professor, writing/career mentor (fame) Schools Still pretty unsure; don't have a huge geographic preference but would prefer being in a city (not a deal-breaker). Started thinking of schools like: Pitt, BU, VT, Arizona, Northeastern, UVA, UCLA, OSU etc. Also, my interest is to do research in the politics/campaign space (super interested in data revolution in politics, given my current job), so if you know of any programs that specialize in that, I'd love to hear. I know that MIT/CMU have good joint policy & stat programs, but I feel like they are significant reaches for me. Appreciate any and all advice! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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