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    Question Statement of Purpose Question - Mention Faculty Names?

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    I'm applying to econ phd this cycle and here's a question I have regarding sop:

    Should I mention faculty members that I want to work with in sop? It seems people do this all the time but



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    Re: Statement of Purpose Question - Mention Faculty Names?

    Right. Don't do it. It looks fake. What's more, applicants often mention names that don't match with their interests--which is a clear negative signal.

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    Re: Statement of Purpose Question - Mention Faculty Names?

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    Right. Don't do it. It looks fake. What's more, applicants often mention names that don't match with their interests--which is a clear negative signal.
    Thank you, I was wondering about this as well!

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    All people from my school that apply do it, most do well (some incredibly well). Not saying this implies it should be done but I'd say it's not a big deal whatsoever.

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