hope4fall2012 Posted December 5, 2011 Share Posted December 5, 2011 I have been mailing professors of late and one professor offers to have a phone call to discuss his research group and the university. I would like to say this is good, but I'm very very bad when it comes to speaking with people. I dont want to screw up my app before even beginning it. I had a few questions about this : 1) What does one address a professor as in the US? An assistant professor? Here,in India we address them as Sir/Ma'am and when I was working in an American company (in India),everyone was on a first name basis. So I'm really confused. 2) Also, how long is the phone call going to be? What is usually discussed? I know I need to be up to date with the professors research, but do I need to be in a position to state my research goal. If yes, how specific do I have to be? 3) How is it normally done? Does the professor call you, or do you call them? Over the phone?? or skype?? I'm sorry if these are noob questions, but Ive never done this before and I dont want to end up embarrassing myself. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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