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How should I email quite a few professors for PhD positions while also not 'mass emailing'?

A1. Generally cold calling is doomed unless you're calling a graduate school that has a known commitment to the field of research you want to pursue. And that's assuming they have no formal ...
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How should I email quite a few professors for PhD positions while also not 'mass emailing'?

Perhaps this is not satisfying as answer, but, when asking "how to" do a thing that is doomed, or even sometimes viewed as obnoxious, ... the genuine answer is that you can't do it that way. ...
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How should I email quite a few professors for PhD positions while also not 'mass emailing'?

As somebody who has received quite a few of these emails in their lifetime (most clearly mass mailings, but occasionally also from people who seemed genuinely interested in my work), I would say your &...
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How should I email quite a few professors for PhD positions while also not 'mass emailing'?

I used to get quite a few such emails. They were long and detailed and immediately trashed without reply. It was obvious that the senders weren't really interested in what I do. First, apply to those ...
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How should I email quite a few professors for PhD positions while also not 'mass emailing'?

What are you trying to achieve? If your goal is to get an offer for a PhD position which suits your skills and matches your goals and expectations, you need to spend more time researching each ...
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Is having double bachelor's disadvantageous in masters admissions?

A bachelors in data science would not harm your application for a masters in physics. It might be slightly helpful. However, be ready to answer the question: Why did you get this extra bachelors? ...
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What to do with a physics PhD in Europe?

I realize that this might not qualify as a literal answer, but just some career advice from someone who has completed theirs. Don't give up if you really want a career in academia. Times are hard now ...
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What to do with a physics PhD in Europe?

In principle, for most employers, age should not matter. That's because age discrimination is usually frowned upon and many employers want to say that they don't discriminate for that reason. Example. ...
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