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  1. Thread: 2021 Sweat Thread

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    This is a very good idea. I'd add a few columns to that list. For each faculty member, indicate whether they teach graduate classes, whether they advise graduate students, and whether they are...
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    Re: Profile Evaluation: PhD/Master's Degree

    Your two Michigan advisors are much better placed to answer those questions than we are. Their recommendation letters carry enormous weight. Yes, the classes, grades, etc. matter too. While your...
  3. Re: How much does it matter where math courses are taken?

    Not at all.
  4. Thread: 2021 Sweat Thread

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    I would put very little weight on program structure and stipend.

    Focus on
    Fit with your research interests
    Whether students are happy and feel supported by faculty
    Talk to students and...
  5. Thread: LOR dilemma

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    Re: LOR dilemma

    You should ask LOR 1 and 2 for their advice. They know you and these options better than people on an anonymous message board who do not have nearly enough information to make an informed suggestion.
  6. Re: How much does it matter where math courses are taken?

    It largely doesn't matter where you take them, especially among those places. It's very common for people to take math classes at community colleges or "lower ranked" schools in their area. As long...
  7. Thread: 2021 Sweat Thread

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    I would be cautious about making commitments before you have thoroughly research these programs, talked to current students, etc. Maybe you know enough already to be sure.

    Honestly, there isn't...
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    Re: Profile Evaluation: T20 chance

    Talk to your labor economics professor about all this. That person is best situated to give you advice. A big part of your application is what your letters say about you. Letter writers who have PhDs...
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    Re: working with young professors

    I'll add a few thoughts to the very good replies above. First, it certainly goes without saying that all of this is second order to finding a department with good teachers and advisers, whether they...
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    Re: British Columbia MA Program for PhD

    Lots of good advice above. I'll add that, in my experience, letters from math/stats professors are not particularly useful. Math professors generally don't know students that well and their letters...
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    Re: UW Seattle vs UC Irvine

    Congratulations on being accepted to these programs. I'm not going to say which I think is better. That would be inappropriate, but I also think you need to figure out which is a better fit for you. ...
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    Re: Quick profile check

    I agree with this. The one hole, so to speak, in your advanced course preparation is a deeper class in probability theory and mathematical statistics, or something along those lines. After that,...
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    Re: Navigating wait lists

    It doesn't matter. I would just include both on the "to" line.
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    Re: Wisconsin vs UT-Austin

    ^^This, this, and this. :)
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    Re: Navigating wait lists

    Include both people on the email.
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