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Behavioral last won the day on November 3 2011

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  1. Yeah, I believe the results have been out for a while regarding acceptances. Anyway, I went to the doctoral symposium last year. I registered on site and ended up paying $100 (instead of the online price of $60). It was informative, valuable, and actually really fun. You end up meeting a lot of your peers whom will be your colleagues for the rest of your career. I'll be seeing you there, too, evergreen!
  2. I was about to make the switch over to EndNote after finding out about the Web of Science shortcut for Endnote citation grabbing, but then Mendeley created a Google Chrome javascript to do the same thing. To pull citations in Mendeley, it's just a right-click and "Copy Citation" action for me. Maybe I'd think about using EndNote for citations if I actually integrated it with MS Office or something. And yeah -- Mendeley paper organization and PDF/annotation features were way better than EndNote when I was comparing them for a brief time.
  3. Not that different--it's really based on preferences (or in my case, I started using Mendeley since it was free and didn't know students at my program were given a free copy of EndNote).
  4. On average, I was reading around 20-25 articles per week just for coursework, and anywhere from 0-10 per week for my own research. Of that, maybe 150-200 or so were relevant to my qualifying exam a couple months ago. I was lucky enough to have more senior students tell me to write quick summaries (half a page [at most] to summarize the takeaways of each article) while taking courses, so it made prep quite a bit easier. My Marketing Strategy class had us read 55 papers in 8 weeks, which definitely seemed like a wake-up call since it was our first quarter in the program. The time it takes me to read a paper with decent proficiency has gone down from 2 hours to about 45 minutes (longer, of course, when I go back to highlight/annotate). For my first year research paper, I have maybe 200 citations in my Mendeley folder with a few dozen finding a spot in my text (I added citations into the folder based on title/abstract alone; many ended up not being too useful for my paper).
  5. It's also dependent on your advisor(s)'s style. My primary advisor is very hands-on and prefers to meet in person to discuss progress on our research rather than phone/Skype like others. My other advisor couldn't care less and she is fine keeping in touch via email.
  6. I had an R&R at a top behavioral medicine journal during PhD applications (it ended up getting rejected after 2nd round, though), and that was seen as extremely formidable at most of the schools I visited. Business admissions is a lot less cutthroat compared to Psychology if you're look at the behavioral programs. Many psychology students have to work as research assistants for a few years to get some pubs in order to be competitive at T50 PhD programs, whereas we don't. Do some research under a professor, get a good letter of rec, and even try to get your work up as a poster at a conference. That should be plenty to get a second look from most schools.
  7. Oh, crap. You went to the Burger place while we went as a giant giant group to the Peruvian place. Forgot! But yeah, evergreen, ACR is a great conference with lots of booze and academics just having a good time with each other. The fact that it's going to be in Vancouver is just icing on top.
  8. Another member from these forums (applesandoranges) also found us at ACR last year by coincidence. And if there's a conference to gather (for people in behavioral marketing) it's at ACR since it's the biggest relevant conference for our disciplines (SCP tends to be small and people only go to AMA when they're on the job market).
  9. Even the busiest of professors and graduate students have some free time where they don't do work (even if they find things like reading articles inherently enjoyable). Academia is definitely quite different in the way you operationalize work and free time, but I can't think of anyone who is "on" at all waking hours.
  10. Definitely go to ACR. SCP had Vegas going for it this year, which is the reason they got such a dramatic increase in attendants this year compared to others.
  11. Say hi to Christina for me, too! Boulder was a very very close second choice for me and I would have loved going to school there with John, Donnie, Lawrence, Susan, and everyone else!
  12. If you want to do OB, you'll stand out (the wrong way) by having a business undergrad paired with no research experience. Undergrad major isn't as important as having the relevant experience necessary to excel at these subdisciplines (i.e., psychology research for OB, sociology for Macro, work experience/math for strategy, etc.).
  13. Are there concerns from either side? Attrition rates, longer time to completion, etc.?
  14. This video series is popular among a lot of the incoming students in the Econ PhD board:
  15. The standard Econ-ish math courses would be Real Analysis, Ordinary/Partial Differentials, Probability/Stochastic Theory, and even Topology.
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