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  1. Re: So how hard exactly is grad student's life?

    I think mcsokrates has really put it best: it is, in my experience as well, about working productively, and not just working for the sake of working. For those that say grad school is hell, I'd say...
  2. Alright, awesome, just making sure. The sad...

    Alright, awesome, just making sure. The sad reality is that the academic job market is very tight, and a PhD from an unranked institution significantly reduces your competitiveness in that market. Of...
  3. Out of curiosity, what are your career goals? Why...

    Out of curiosity, what are your career goals? Why are you pursuing a PhD? That is, are you looking @ Academic or industry placement, or because you love research? (this last one is legitimate, too,...
  4. Some thoughts on your items: 1) Matters...

    Some thoughts on your items:

    1) Matters marginally. Not much to say.
    2) Over the years, I get the sense that these don't account for much of anything, because you're not in your PhD yet, and you...
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    Having spent 5 years at each institution, I'll...

    Having spent 5 years at each institution, I'll tell you that there isn't much difference for an MA with respect to the main issues, so you can't really "make a mistake", so go with your gut on this...
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    Assuming the OP is not Canadian, getting into a...

    Assuming the OP is not Canadian, getting into a decent Canadian MA is very difficult nowadays. Our funding is short for International students. so we only take a few. Unfortunately, you'd be in the...
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    Hmm, interesting. Theorists I know (mostly...

    Hmm, interesting. Theorists I know (mostly finance and IO) find opportunities consulting. Some have even been called as experts to testify in anti-trust cases. I don't really know what the wage...
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    From my second-hand experience with the grant...

    From my second-hand experience with the grant system, you don't actually earn extra 'salary' through a grant. The grant pays for conferences, RAs, equipment and data. Theorists get grants, but they...
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    This is probably what I'd do, but it depends on...

    This is probably what I'd do, but it depends on the quality of profs at UF vs. your current school. You're going to want good reference letters, and it's difficult to get to know someone and get a...
  10. Everyone has their favourite software. As a...

    Everyone has their favourite software. As a theorist, for numerical computations, graphs, etc, I use Maple (over Matlab and Mathematica). It's $100 for a student edition, and it pretty much covers...
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    You may be another candidate that can benefit...

    You may be another candidate that can benefit from a good Canadian/Euro (that is, non-terminal) master's. Now it is true that I applied such a long time ago (4 years), but most TMers were still as...
  12. Canada doesn't offer "Tuition waivers" in the...

    Canada doesn't offer "Tuition waivers" in the same explicit sense that US schools do. Toronto, for instance, offers about $30K minimum to first years, which works out to $22K+Tuition, but you have to...
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    I'm not sure how much ABD matters, but taking...

    I'm not sure how much ABD matters, but taking some empirical coursework in your second year can be useful for industry, especially at a bank. I had one colleague go after first year, and one go at...
  14. Crap crap crap. Sorry about that. Here I am with...

    Crap crap crap. Sorry about that. Here I am with my Toronto Blinders on, thinking everyone's comps are bunched together within a week somewhere in June. Yes. If your comps are split like this, then...
  15. Some Parting Thoughts for the End of the Season

    Now that the application season is over, it's about time for me to return to the depths of PhD-dom. I'll leave a few parting thoughts to those just beginning, from someone that's closer to the end. ...
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