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Type of Undergrad: BSc in International Economics at one of the best universities for economics in my home country Undergrad GPA: 3.9/4.0 (converted), top 5% of graduating class Type of Grad(s): double master's degree MRes (PhD track) in Economics and MSc in Quantitative Economics at three well-known universities in Europe (Barcelona and Paris) Grad GPA: 3.8/4.0 (among top 5 students) and 4.0/4.0 (with distinction, top of the class) GRE: V:161, Q:163, AWA: 4.5 Math Courses: mathematics for economics (covers basic calculus, real analysis, linear algebra, differential equations), statistics I-III, graduate optimization (programming, multivariable calculus), graduate probability theory (proof-based); many other required topics in math covered in (graduate level) econ classes, but do not explicitly show up on transcript Econ Courses (graduate level): micro I+II, macro I+II econometrics I+II, applied econometrics, advanced labor, urban and regional Econ, trade, advanced international macro; and many more in undergrad (including development, international, public econ etc.) Letters of Recommendation: very good (expected), one from my current RAship supervisor (well-known, works with professors from top US schools), one from my master thesis supervisor, all writers know me quite well and are top 5% researchers in economics according to IDEAS ranking Research Experience: current pre-doc full-time RA working on different projects in labor, IO and trade under supervision of well-known professor, master thesis with very good grade, published a co-authored article in an African central bank's journal, bachelor thesis with very good grade, one year part-time RA at an institute for applied economic research during undergrad Teaching Experience: TA in Math for Econ students in undergrad Research Interests: at the intersection of economic development, labor and IO, applied micro, with a focus on firm heterogeneity and firm behaviour in developing countries Other: internships at the UN and OECD, experience in international development cooperation, consultant for monitoring and evaluation I need your advice: 1) An obvious caveat in my application is my low GRE quant score. However, as it stands, I would like to know if I have any chances to get admitted to a top 20, top 30 or even top 50 school in the US? Put differently, to what extent can the rest of my application 'compensate'? 2) After my PhD, I am mainly interested in highly technical/research-related positions in international organizations, how do you think does a US PhD compare to one from a European program in terms of placement in Young Economist/Professional Programs at, say, the Worldbank? 3) Given my profile, goals and research interests, do you have any suggestions which programs to apply to? Any feedback is highly appreciated!
Profile evaluation- PhD in Organizational Behavior
phdinOBHR posted a topic in IntroductionsWrongly posted. sorry
What are my chances of getting into a mid tier program?
Ken Bao posted a topic in PhD in EconomicsHello everyone, Could someone please let me know what my chances of getting into a mid tier, even a lower tier, phd econ program is? I am really worried about my GRE scores and my research experience since I don't have anything that I am especially proud of. Though I am also curious as to whether my performance in previous math classes can show that my lower quant score doesn't mean that math will be a hindrance to my success. PROFILE: Type of Undergrad: BS finance at a non-ranked state school ) Undergrad GPA: 3.8 Type of Grad: terminal ma unranked grad department Grad GPA: expected 3.8+ GRE: Q162 V159 AWA 3.5 I have taken this twice now with no improvement on my quant and my second AWA scores are not available yet. Math Courses: Calc 1 (A-), Calc 2 (A), Calc 3 (A), intro and advanced linear algebra (A), math stats I (A), combinatorics (A), currently taking math stats II and real analysis but I won't finish before I apply, will take diff eq in the semester after applying to other schools. Econ Courses (grad-level): micro (A-), macro: in progress, labor (A), monetary (A), urban economics (A), Time series (B+), Applied econometrics (A-), Forecasting (A), Applied Topics with R (A) Econ Courses (undergrad-level): intro econometrics (A), intermediate macro and micro (A), international economics (A), mathematical economics (A). Letters of Recommendation: All three will be from phd professors who are actively researching and are from top 30 schools. They're well known in the area and I've done well in all their classes. Research Experience: Proficient in R, comfortable with eviews, and I am in my second year as a grad research assistant at a transportation research center that's part of the business school as opposed to the econ dept. The only academic type paper I've done is linked below, though I've worked on numerous other projects. I've also presented an undergraduate research paper at the Missouri Valley Economic Association. The Substitution of Ground Transportation for Service to Smaller Communities Now Receiving Essential Air Service Subsidies. Teaching Experience: none Research Interests: econometrics, natural resource and environmental economics SOP: n/a Concerns: poor GRE and little research experience. Other: I've received a scholarship from the econ dept for academic excellence. Applying to: Mostly mid to lower tier programs though there are two that are outside the U.S. that I'm not sure of their ranking. Currently I have hopes for University of Washington - Seattle, UC - Santa Barbara, Australia National University, Queen's University in canada, and University of Maryland - college park is my "reach" school.
Dear Friends, please help me choose GRE score. I am an Asian student applying for MS in Agricultural Economics in US. My scores are bad in verbal&writing sections but I have no time to retake, so I have to go with it. 1st attempt: V151, Q162, AWA3.0 2nd attempt: V149, Q167, AWA2.5 (Just a complaint: After 1st try I have built up more than 500 vocabs and have done a lot of exercises. I also practiced writing and studied high score vs low score essays. I did nothing for Quan part. I was very surprised to see my 2nd try appear like this.)
Took Practice test from Powerprep 2
sabarish91 posted a topic in GREHi, I took the practice test 2 from powerprep and I just scored 145 in verbal and 161 in quants. I have only 2 days left for my exam. Is it possible to get into any of the top 50 universities with this score? Because I heard that you will get almost the same score which you obtain in the practice test. Is it true? Thanks in Advance
Profile evaluation for MS/PhD.. Fall 2011 !
alarm posted a topic in Computer Science AdmissionsHello everyone, Please evaluate my profile for Masters in CS in US universities. Listed below is my profile along with my areas of interest and tentative list of colleges. 10th: 82% (CBSE) 12th: 87.2 (CBSE) B.Tech: 9.26/10.0 (IIIT-Allahabad, 3rd in class of 90) TOEFL: 106 GRE: 1400 (Q:800 + V:600), AWA: 3.0 :((( Work Experience: 2 years (by the time i join masters) at Yahoo! R&D Center, Bangalore Internships: 1) Harish Chandra Research Institute (2 months) 2) IIT-Chennai (2 months) 3) EPFL-Lausanne (6 months) 4) IISc (2 months as of now... working along with my office) Also, junior member at some Digital Media Interest Group at my college Publications: 2 (IEEE international conf), 1 (national conf), 1 (some international conf), 1 (inderscience journal... submitted) -> total:5 Recos 1 from college Prof (Good) 1 from company Manager (Good) 1 from EPFL Prof (OK..might be Good) Extra-curricular: Normal (have worked with few NGOs too) Area of Interest Distributed Systems, Networks Tentative List (MSCS) AMBITIOUS: 1) Stanford 2) University of Toronto 3) UIUC 4) Cornell Univeristy 5) UT Austin 6) University of Waterloo 7) ETH, Zurich 8) CMU - INI 9) University of Oxford (UK) Do you think my low GRE and TOEFL score will pull me down to get any good univ at US... as i clearly does not clear the cut-off for AWA and TOEFL for univs like stanford? Please give me your thoughts on this list. Please suggest universities where I have fair chances, and should be in the list. Also, can I consider few universities for direct PhD (after bachelors)?