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    Question Profile Evaluation for Fall 2018

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    Type of Undergrad: BA in Economics, Top 7 universities in South Korea
    Undergrad GPA: 3.9/4.5 (for home university), 3.92/4.0 (for one year study abroad in UT Austin)
    Type of Grad: None
    Grad GPA: None
    GRE: 157V/170Q/4.0AW
    Math Courses: Calculus I,II (A took in UT), Linear Algebra (A- took in UT), Economic Stat(B+ took in home uni), many Econometrics related classes (A/A+ took in home uni), Econ Stat, Math Econ, Computational Economics(deals with Diff Eq)
    Econ Courses (grad-level):
    Econ Courses (undergrad-level):Micro Econ I&II, Macro Econ I&II, Financial Econ I&II, Development Econ, Urban Econ, Management Econ, International Finance, Law and Econ, Crime and Econ, Empirical Macro, Empirical Micro, Time Series Analysis with Big Data, Quantitative Econ, Computational Econ, Big Data Analysis
    (Upper division classes mostly A+/A, Final Year GPA 4.3/4.5)
    Letters of Recommendation: One from Home University professor who knows me very well(Chicago PhD and Active professor), One Tenured professor from UT Austin(Berkeley PhD and very active), One lecturer from UT Austin whom I worked as RA for a semester(UT PhD), One professor from Bio-lab whom I worked as RA for 4 years
    Research Experience: RA in Bio-lab(which is quite unrelated to Economics, but worked for 4 years doing various stuff), RA in UT Austin for one semester
    Teaching Experience: Teaching Math, English, Economics in Korea(5 years of experience, but not college level)
    Research Interests: Development Economics, Econometrics, Applied Econ
    SOP: Specific motivation and contents but not very strong i guess
    Concerns: As an international student, not having MA and applying directly to Econ PhD abroad is quite unfamiliar route in my home country. I have taken many major courses, but I think my math courses are not enough(I didn't took real analysis). Plus, my last 40 credits economics grades are all A,A+ except just for one, but I don't have really good grades during my sophomore year. Especially for Micro. Also, I worked as RA in Bio-lab, which is not much related to Economics. Do you think it will negatively influence my admission results?
    Other: I have applied to MAs for Urban Planning for specifications in 'economic development'
    Applying to:
    Economics PhD - Boston University, UT Austin, Michigan State University, University of Virginia, Rice University
    Economics MA - University of Toronto
    Urban Planning MA - UIUC, UC Berkeley, University of Toronto, Rutgers, Cornell

    Can anyone leave me any comment please? Would there be any chances for me to get admitted?

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    Re: Profile Evaluation for Fall 2018

    Its possible. It depends on what institution your undergrad is. "Top 7" is ambiguous.

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    Re: Profile Evaluation for Fall 2018

    Itís one of the most prestigious institution in Korea.
    How does the overall profile sound like?

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    Re: Profile Evaluation for Fall 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Chillax View Post
    It’s one of the most prestigious institution in Korea.
    How does the overall profile sound like?
    To reiterate what Zubrus said, it does really depend on the placement record of your institution (and your letters of recommendation, of course). SNU has better placement compared to Yonsei or Korea Univ. The latter two schools also send their best students to top programs as well. I'm not too familiar with what placements looks like outside of these schools, even if they may be in the top 7.

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    I guess Top 7 from South Korea won't give you any advantage at all unless there have been many students from your home uni who study in US. I'm Korean and actually even I am not sure what top 7s are.. But I think you have a good profile and great experience in one of the decent schools in US, which may be helpful. The lab RA expeirence would also be good if you explained like how that experience affected you to further study economics or improved your research capabilities. Anyway good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathenomics View Post
    To reiterate what Zubrus said, it does really depend on the placement record of your institution (and your letters of recommendation, of course). SNU has better placement compared to Yonsei or Korea Univ. The latter two schools also send their best students to top programs as well. I'm not too familiar with what placements looks like outside of these schools, even if they may be in the top 7.
    I get the point. Like you said, my department hasnít been placing many students like Yonsei or Korea does even though it sends plenty of students in engineering department.
    Thank you for the comment and wish me luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeye View Post
    I guess Top 7 from South Korea won't give you any advantage at all unless there have been many students from your home uni who study in US. I'm Korean and actually even I am not sure what top 7s are.. But I think you have a good profile and great experience in one of the decent schools in US, which may be helpful. The lab RA expeirence would also be good if you explained like how that experience affected you to further study economics or improved your research capabilities. Anyway good luck!
    Thanks! Hope everything goes well with you either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chillax View Post
    I get the point. Like you said, my department hasn’t been placing many students like Yonsei or Korea does even though it sends plenty of students in engineering department.
    Thank you for the comment and wish me luck
    In that case, maybe you can benefit either by getting a masters or by working as a full time RA (those that sponsor working visas). Both tracks are experienced with placing their students/RA's into econ PhD programs. Considering that you have a good academic record, I think you'll have a good chance at these options

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    Re: Profile Evaluation for Fall 2018

    Since your interests lie in development, you might want to check out the pre-doc fellowship (just a fancy way of saying RA) linked below. The placement for their RAs are fantastic, although one could argue an input quality influence in the placement data since it's a highly competitive position.

    The Equality of Opportunity Project

    The fellowship is 2 years and they do sponsor your visa

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathenomics View Post
    In that case, maybe you can benefit either by getting a masters or by working as a full time RA (those that sponsor working visas). Both tracks are experienced with placing their students/RA's into econ PhD programs. Considering that you have a good academic record, I think you'll have a good chance at these options
    Thanks! I will definitely consider that as my option. My question is, do they normally accept international students?

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