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  1. The importance of being earnest, or rather of LOR's

    In my ongoing effort to not read these 50 papers, today Iím going to talk about letters of recommendation. First allow me to state from here on out I will be using the popular LOR instead of typing out the full words. First this saves me time in writing and second, even though I am a PhD student, I have no idea how to spell recommendation and am sick of seeing that little red line under it. Quick aside, Microsoft word will always get a notice and thank you in my papers. Without it I would be ...
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  2. Cost of a PhD

    A lot of the focus on this board is on people who are applying. While we have a stable of active current students, I would guess that the majority of readership is driven by applicants. Which is great, but sometimes I feel like this can be a disservice to future students. We talk in generic terms of the difficulties of PhD life, but I'm not always positive we do a good enough job at really explaining how stressful it can be.

    Before I continue, let me tell you that getting a PhD ...
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  3. Tips for Interviews

    Interviews are going to start here in a few weeks, and I thought that I would give you some helpful tips (in a conveniently numbered format). A lot of you have the same questions year after year so I thought this would be a convenient place for you to start.

    Before you get an interview:

    1. Just because people are posting on GradCafe and on here that they got interview invites, doesn't mean you should freak out. As hard as this advice is to take, try to remain calm. ...
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  4. Application process

    Quote Originally Posted by XanthusARES View Post
    So we're getting to that time of the year again. Some of you have probably started schools sites nearly daily to see if their applications are available. Most of you (I hope) have already written your first few drafts of your SOP and have your LOR's planned. The rest of you still have time, so don't worry yet, but these are things that you should definitely be thinking about now.

    So, right around this time of year we seem to get a glut of questions about the application. While
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  5. Need advice to get research experience for PHD in Business

    Quote Originally Posted by zzhzz View Post
    Hey Guys,

    I have graduated from "Industrial Engineering" department from Turkey with 3.65/4.00 GPA, 3rd rank in 120 people class, in 2009. I had a thesis about "Supply Chain Performance Measurement and Management" which is pure research paper.

    Then I have just got an MBA degree again in Turkey with 4.00/4.00. This program was part-time MBA and it does not have thesis requirement. However, I wrote four three research paper for different classes (organizational
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