bsharpe269 Posted June 25, 2014 Share Posted June 25, 2014 I have been VERY confused about whether I should be emailing professors this summer/fall. I have specifically chosen departments with at least 3 (most more) faculty members in my subfield. There are one or two at each school who are my favorites of course but my PI has stressed that it often does not work out with who you initially want to work with anyway. I have a ton of research experience in my field and am applying to departments that perfectly fit my experience. If all goes well, I will have 3 papers in very well respected journals in the same subfield that the departments are famous for. I have contacted 1 professor so far because I wanted to read a paper of his but since it was published in a book, I couldnt without buying the $30 book. I asked him for a copy of the paper and he responded very positively and then later added me on a social networking site. I feel weird just emailing professors though if I dont need anything though. My PI told me that he gets annoyed by these emails and they dont make a difference in admission anyway so it isnt worth the time. He thinks that all of the departments I am applying to are a great fit and my application will find its way into the professor's hands during the process. What do you guys think? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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