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    Sticky: Re: 2019 PhD Applicant Sweat Thread

    Can confirm this. I am finishing my first quarter as a 1st year PhD in Finance. I just finished my finals and grades are to be released next week. I doubt the faculty at my school has started...
  2. Thread: 1st Year Stress

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    1st Year Stress

    I'm just coming up to end of math camp and have to say that its been very stressful so far for all of us. I'm at a school with very strict comp requirements so I was wondering if the elder business...
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    Re: Profile Evaluation_Fall 2019_Finance

    Having just started a T10 Finance program, I think your stats look competitive. Your GMAT score will clear the filtering hurdle at most T10-T25 schools so I would focus more on your letters of...
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    Math Camp and Relevance of PhD Grades

    I had 2 questions I wanted to ask current/former PhD students

    1. What was Math Camp at your school like? What topics did you cover and how relevant did you find them in your coursework?

    2. I...
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    Math Prep for 1st year Econ PhD courses

    Hi There, I am an incoming Finance PhD who has to take 1st year Econ PhD courses at my school (Northwestern). I've been revising some math to prepare myself for the 1st year courses which include:
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  6. Re: Current/graduated students: first year advice and overcoming imposter feeling

    on.a related note, what is the best preparation for PhD? taking a break or doing some intense preparation in the months leading up to a PhD? I'm one of many entering a PhD after finishing a rigorous...
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    Re: 1st year PhD life

    I'm an incoming Finance PhD student so I will be required to take the Micro, Macro and Econometrics sequence with the Econ PhD students. Can you elaborate on why you think Econ professors don't try...
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    1st year PhD life

    As an incoming Phd student this fall I was wondering if any of the current PhD students on this forum could give an insight into what their 1st year was like, as well as any tips/advice based on your...
  9. Thread: Stipend-Housing

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    Re: Stipend-Housing

    You are right. I just received this email from tax support at NW:

    Considering you are non-resident of USA for tax purposes all your USA income will be subject to USA tax withholding, since...
  10. Thread: Stipend-Housing

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    Re: Stipend-Housing

    Wow, my information was to the contrary. That sucks being an Aussie myself. Sort of makes me reconsider my housing decisions...
  11. Re: why is it so hard for australian/non us phds to work in usa schools?

    I'm Australian and I'm heading to a T10 school for PhD in the US, so this is just not true. There is no bias based on geographical boundaries, its hard for anyone to get in because of the nature of...
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    Re: Profile Evaluation--Finance phd

    Your letter writers MUST be from Finance. The admissions process is somewhat network based so if your professors are well-known to the admissions committee members than that will help your...
  13. Thread: Stipend-Housing

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    Re: Stipend-Housing

    To give a bit more context, my school (Northwestern) is in Evanston which is about 20 minutes away from Chicago. I have a choice of picking on-campus housing on Campus vs finding an apartment in...
  14. Thread: Stipend-Housing

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    Re: Stipend-Housing

    Thanks, this is very helpful. Also, as I understand it, the fellowship component of the stipend is not taxed, but work requirements via RA and TA experiences are. Is this correct?
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    Stipend-Housing

    I understand the issue of housing is dependent on the cost of living, but in general does anyone have an idea what is the norm regarding how much of a stipend should be dedicated towards rent? Any...
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