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  1. I've just been told I'm on UC Davis' implicit waitlist. Obviously any accepted applicants should take as much time as necessary to consider their choices, but if you have stronger offers you strictly prefer I'd appreciate your notifying them. Thank you all and good luck!
  2. Still haven't heard from UCSD, NYU Stern, or UC Davis. Should I be assuming IR? I emailed all programs last Monday and haven't heard back.
  3. Hello, I just received an email asking me to complete a 3 hour data analysis and coding quiz sometime in the next few days as part of the University of Chicago Pre-Doc positions interview process. Has anybody taken a similar quiz that may be able to tell me what I can expect? This is my first time doing this for an academic interview, however, I've taken IBM's coding quiz for a software development position in the past. I plan on brushing up with a couple questions on HackerRank, but I'm not sure if this is going to help seeing that this is a data quiz and I haven't heard the language requirements. Any advice would be great, I haven't had an acceptance come in yet so I'm really hoping to continue this interview process. Thank you!
  4. PROFILE: Type of Undergrad: T50 US News Undergrad GPA: 3.8 (BS Econ, Math/Quantitative Computing Minors) Type of Grad: n/a Grad GPA: n/a GRE: 165/161/3.5 (Q/V/AW) Math Courses: Calc I, II, Multivariate, Real Analysis I, Linear Algebra I, Transitions(intro proofs class), Probability(3.5) Comment: All 4.0 unless stated. Taking Real Analysis II and Abstract Algebra this fall Econ Courses: Intro-Advanced Micro (includes game theory)[3.5 in intermediate], Intro-Intermediate Macro[3.5 in intro], Labor, Education, International Policy, Urban, Econometrics Comment: All 4.0 unless stated Other: Internships at fortune 50 companies Interests: Labor and Education Letters of Recommendation: 1. Metrics prof, knows me well and has advised on research 2. Econ scholar advisor, lukewarm letter 3. Research advisor, knows me well, strong letter from assistant prof 4. (Expected) Thesis advisor, top ranking metrics prof Research Experience: Senior thesis on machine learning applications, independent (published) teacher union research Teaching Experience: Independent tutoring, TA for introductory econ courses Concerns: Poor GRE (retaking - didn't prepare much first time), I have less math than I'd hope, Not a great undergrad school ranking Questions: Where should I be applying assuming I get a 167 or higher on the GRE? If I stay at 165? Should I consider looking for RA work instead of applying to Phd? Thank you!
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