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For an undergrad, how long should a short-term volunteer position in a lab be?

I've been working as a research student at a biochemistry wet lab since my final years of high school (as a result of cold-emailing a professor). I'm entering the same university as that of this lab ...
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When are reference letters requested during applications for a professorship (W1/W2/W3) in Germany?

When applying for a professorship (W1/W2/W3) in Germany one always has to list three and sometimes more previous employers/supervisors who are willing to write a reference letter. At which stage of ...
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Applying for IT job [closed]

I want you to give me a sample application letter to apply to ICT department of a company.l will like to compare the sample with mine. Thanks
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Creating a CV for phd application without any prior research experience/publication

I have been selected for an MS program(in Computer Science) at a US university for this Fall. I have an experience of around 4 years at various roles across different level of companies. I am always ...
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Should I emphasize on volunteering work in my SOP and/or CV?

I have been involved in two volunteering groups for the past two years and I'm not sure If I should ever mention it in the SOP/CV. Should I mention it in one or both my SOP and CV? Also, how detailed ...
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Is it advisable to cite papers in PhD Statement of Purpose?

I found out some similar questions, such as https://www.quora.com/Should-I-cite-papers-in-my-Statement-of-Purpose, Is it advisable to use formal citations in a statement of purpose?. However, I think ...
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Is it possible to obtain an English certification online? [closed]

Assume that you are applying for a certain position and they require a proof that you master a given language at a certain level. Are there websites where you can fill out tests and obtain a ...
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Does it matter that your dissertation has been submitted when you apply to a postdoc position?

I'm finishing my fourth year of a Ph.D. in mathematics. I have enough for a dissertation, and by the end of the summer, I will probably have enough for a very nice dissertation. And I plan to finish ...
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How does applying to work with multiple potential advisors at a university work?

I plan on applying to some graduate programs for a psychology PhD. At some of these universities, there are multiple professors I am interested in having as an advisor. If I am accepted to the program,...
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Changing the status of my paper in a job application

Two days ago, I have applied for a lecturer job and my CV & cover letter included a paper which was under review at that time. Yesterday, I got this paper accepted and will be soon published. As ...
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What to include in a motivational letter for research grant?

I was thinking of what would one include in a motivational letter for a Phd grant/scholarship at the cross-section between mathematics and economics? I have no experience in processes of this kind, ...
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Are There Any Schools That do not require a formal education for a BS. MS. and/or Ph.D.?

Over my career as a student, I have found that traditional 'Bricks and Mortar' schools are not conducive to a proper learning environment for me, so I switched to home-school for 10th grade*. I have/...
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How important is GPA for getting accepted into CS masters programs? [duplicate]

I'm currently going into my 3rd year at Georgia Tech (a college known for its difficult workload), and I'm very worried about my major GPA (about a 3.2-ish). I've gotten A's in some of the easier ...
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Cover letter - why include address?

I am applying for a postdoc position, and one of the required documents is a covering letter. Internet has models and templates and guides for such letters in rich supply. One thing, however, strikes ...
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PhD position: got rejected - reapply?

I applied for a PhD position and I was invited to give a talk about my Master thesis, but I didn't get the position, because: Maybe my talk wasn't as good at it could be- I wasn't ready with my ...
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Enquiring status of postdoc application

Is it a good idea to ask the person who one has applied to for a postdoc position about the status of that application? If yes, what should be the "reasonable" time period after the deadline of the ...
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Inquiry and assistance [duplicate]

I am a graduate of Mathematics, from the University of Ibadan (First and Second degree), Nigeria. I have a strong background in Analysis and Algebra, with a good GRE score but I have been unable to ...
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Is Math GRE not worth it?

Finished bachelor's and master's in mathematical finance. Applying for PhD in math, which may or may not be in a university that requires General GRE or Math GRE Based on my other questions (like ...
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Apply for PhD with low undergrad GPA and good grad GPA [duplicate]

i have poor ungrad GPA (2 of 4), and good grad GPA (3.88 of 4) What are my chances if I apply for PhD study at Germany? B.Sc pure mathematics M.Sc financial mathematics (i love it)
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Does it make sense for the professor to write a recommendation letter that is directly readable by the student?

It seems that US universities usually provide a link to the professor of the applicant, and let him/her directly upload the recommendation letter to that link, meaning that the student would have no ...
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Can a technological bachelor apply for a master degree course in a first class US university? [closed]

If a technological bachelor technologist has the necessary funding to the tuition fees, some years of work experience, excellent GPA/TOEFL/GRE/recommendation letters, can she/he apply for a master ...
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How to get started on a PhD?

When visiting my old school to attend the graduation of a friend, I ran into my old tutor. Exchanging stories and ideas, she nearly immediately offered me the option of a PhD position under her. Now, ...
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Given three reference letters in a postdoc application, how to decide which to list as the second letter and which to list as the third?

Usually institutes ask for three letters of reference for a postdoctoral position. Generically the first reference is the applicant's thesis adviser. Now my question is : does the ordering of second ...
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How do undergraduate theses affect master's application?

I am an undergraduate student and have a plan to apply to a master's program. I am about to start to work on my graduation thesis for graduation at my university. Question: How does my graduation ...
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Research proposal for postdoc applications

I am a final year PhD student in Physics applying for postdoc. Usually institutes ask for statement of research in postdoc applications. But one of them asks for a research proposal (less than two ...
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How can a Masters help my med school applications [closed]

I have already graduated from college, but I did not make enough connections to get good science recommendation letters and my GPA is not so good. Given that, my back up is to do well in my Masters in ...
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Computer Science Publications: conference vs journal on application form

I'm a UK post-doc working in Computer Science -- specifically, Computer Vision and Robotics. For the next stage in my career, I'm aiming to apply for some very competitive post-doctoral research ...
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Quitting current PhD programme and impact on future PhD applications.

I am currently enrolled in a PhD programme in a north American university and I am considering quitting my current PhD and applying for a PhD in another institution. The reasons for me doing this ...
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Disclosure of history of depression

I have studied for eight years at University and have at the moment achieved a masters degree in Mathematics. During my first 4-5 years or so, I suffered on and off from depressions and my performanes ...
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Will flat earth society membership affect my graduate school application?

Just to be clear: no, I don't believe in the flat earth theory. However, a few years ago, I thought that the flat earth society forum is a good place to practice my debating skills and to have fun. ...
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To what depth can a new algorithm be presented while applying for PhD?

I am applying for PhD to German and Finnish universities. I do not have any publication date. Hence there is no direct proof that I can do the research. However I am working on an algorithm. The ...
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Are References Confidential?

I am a postdoc who has been supervising a Master's student, who is applying for a PhD. The application uses an online system, and I have been notified that I have been designated as a referee. In ...
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Should I disclose academic misconduct on a grad application?

I am applying to a master's programs right now and am in a bind. My professor accused me of academic misconduct in one of my undergraduate classes. After I submitted my assignment I had asked a ...
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I am determined to be a professor, should I quit my low-tier Ph.D. program and go to a higher-tier school for a PhD.? [closed]

I have been studying as a computer science Ph.D student for 3 years in a relatively low-tier school. I have done pretty bad during my first 1-2 years as an undergraduate. Even though I have received ...
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Did a masters in order to make up for my BA marks. But I did worse. What now? A second MA?

The title says it all. One thing to mention though, is that I am not too bad - I have B+ marks. Another thing to mention is that a lot of my doing bad had to do with mental health and family in war. ...
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Cover letter for applying via Email [duplicate]

I am going to apply for a postdoc position. Applicants are asked to send their CV,research statement, name of referees etc as a single PDF file directly mailing to the "principle investigator" of that ...
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What to write in first mail to a role-model researcher for PhD position? [duplicate]

I have been following a researcher since last three years and have read all most all of his research papers (whichever is freely available). At the same time, I have been continuously upgrading my ...
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What should I write for “Research and Teaching Merits” when applying online for a PhD?

Recently, I want to apply for a PhD position in a place which uses an online system to submit applications. The position is going be filled by either a PhD student or a Postdoc. There is a section in ...
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How faculty might assess a PhD applicant who already has a PhD degree?

What concerns/worries a potential PhD supervisor might have when he/she sees an application from someone who already has a PhD and applying for the second one? The fields of study are distantly ...
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Reverse engineering the acceptance rate?

Assume that we have an educational instance X which requires a certain prerequisites (mininum TOEFL, GRE score, etc.). In total 100 applications have been received and 50 students have failed to score ...
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Lecturer in Math position application - UK - Teaching statement

I am currently applying for a lecturer position in mathematics, in the UK. I just have a general question regarding how the applications usually compare to US applications. In the US, most of these ...
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What's the impact of former university's transcript on PhD application?

I'm a junior majoring in chemistry and have a plan for applying Ph.D. after graduation. My current GPA is not distinct, just 3.65 out of 4 (Many people say 3.7 is competitive while 3.6 is like average ...
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Citing oneself in PhD application documents: Good or bad?

Some PhD applications I've gone through involved submitting a research proposal, statement of interests and/or a sample article review (e.g. of a specific, pre-determined article which has relevance ...
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Listing rudimentary language proficiency in an application in that country despite English being working language

Should a person list his/her (very basic) knowledge of a language spoken in a country he may be working in on an application for a position in that country, even if the language really isn't necessary ...
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Which non-academic projects/experiences to mention in a PhD application?

I want to research as a PhD student after several years of being away from academia but am unsure which non-academic positions to include, how many of them, and how to describe them: The PhD will be ...
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Applying to do a PhD after a(n unsuccessful) period of job hopping

Disclaimer: Since this question is explicitly about applying to do a PhD, I figured that the Academia SE was a better fit than Workplace, but do correct me if I'm wrong. How can I explicitly, ...
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What are the rules for applying for the same fellowship (scholarship) after being rejected? [closed]

I have been applying for scholarships and fellowships for a few years, sometimes I have been successful, other times not. Last year I worked a lot to prepare the project and invested all of my time ...
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Should I give up on trying to get into a PhD program?

I majored in philosophy, Late in my undergrad career, I decided I wanted to get into linguistics instead, so I applied for PhD programs. I had a 3.95 GPA, had taken around 15 graduate-level courses as ...
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How should I ask what degree abbreviations an academic wants to come after their name?

I am writing a conference presentation application form, and so far presenters must fill in the blanks as follows: Name Title (Mr, Ms, Dr, Prof, etc.) Position Organisation I also want to know ...
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How do I best disclose the Incomplete grade in the application?

Background Story: I was studying mathematics abroad as an exchange student for a year at one of their top universities. The first semester was very stressful for me, making me not able to complete ...