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  1. Hi I have started considering applying to Finance Ph.Ds as a diversification option for Econ phd applications or perhaps as a first choice given some of the advantages that business school phds seem to have. A profile evaluation is appreciated. All advice pointing out differences or similarities between the two application processes is welcome. Stats: University of Southern California Double Major in Mathematics and Economics Overall GPA: 3.88 Math Courses: Calc 1-3: A Linear Algebra: A Probability Theory(MVC prereq): A- Mathematical Statistics: A Real Analysis 1+2: A Topology: A Advanced Linear Algebra B+ Econ Courses (All A grades): Intermediate Micro + Macro Econometrics Advanced Econometrics Thesis course I've taken 3 programming courses for A grades. I was in the honors research program at my Economics department and have good contacts with the professors there if that is relevant. I have never taken a business or finance course. I'm currently working a finance job in a boutique asset management firm and plan on staying here for two years. Not sure if my profile is appropriate at all? Or if it is, where I should be applying. Thanks all.
  2. hey everyone, I'm looking for german Pharmacists here that are preparing for the FPGEC. I'm a Pharmacist as well, currently working in Germany. I'm interested in obtaining my license in the US, therefore I'm searching for information about the visa and people that already went through this process. I would appreciate any further help :) best regards, Linda
  3. Hey guys, I have recently completed my MBA Finance from Australia and looking forward to do a PhD in Finance. I haven't started my application process yet and looking forward for a guidance. Would be thankful if anyone can help me out in the process.
  4. There are more economics info for me. It is nice to know that people are providing useful information here to create more transparent application process! I hope I can contribute some useful posts, too!
  5. I'm here to know about graduate programs and related information. It is nice to know that people are providing useful information here to create more transparent application process! I hope I can contribute some useful posts, too!
  6. Sorry for delay on this. Life happens. As usual, this is a place to share info and your anxiety/joy as the admission process unfolds. Good luck to all and don't be jerks.
  7. Throughout the past few years, I've used this forum a lot for advice on what I needed to do to get into a top accounting PhD program. As the application season is coming to a close, I thought I would share some of my insights going through this process. A lot of the information on this forum is very useful and informative, but a lot of the content (as far as I saw) may not reflect what the process is like today, as the forum was more active before. If you want detailed statistics from my profile, you can probably find them on one of my older posts. I am from a school in Canada (for the sake of anonymity, I won't say which one, but it's one that is considered one of the better schools in Canada). I was accepted into 2 schools that are typically considered to be in the T-10, 3 additional ones that fall within T-20 and 2 safety schools. Overall, I felt that I did quite well this application season, all things considered. Here are some takeaways that I had from the application process, and things that I might have changed: I ended up getting reference letters from people who knew me really well, and who I had worked with. If I had known earlier just how important references were, I would have tried to get to know senior faculty at my school better. I knew that references were important, but I didn't know that these would be so important. Some of the interviews that I landed were largely because some references knew people in the faculty at those schools. I would have worked at an accounting firm for a few years before I applied. I know that a lot of schools tell you this doesn't matter, but throughout my experience this cycle and talking with other applicants, it seems that there does seem to be some preference for prior work experience. It may not matter as much as other things like research experience, grades, references, etc., but I was asked very often about why I chose not to work before going into a PhD program. I would not have worried as much about math courses or rigorous econ training. A lot of programs don't have this as a requirement. To an extent, it seemed like they cared more that I was passionate about the field than they did about the specifics of my training. I was really worried that my quant preparation would be too weak, and I spent a lot of time trying to correct this issue. I think some of that time may have been better spent gaining work experience or getting to know faculty a bit better. My biggest piece of advice for people who are in undergrad/master's programs that are looking to do an accounting phd is to go out and meet faculty. Not only because they can write you references, but also because they're usually the best sources of information for the application process. I can't understate how important and useful faculty members have been in helping me with the whole process. If you have any more specific questions, I'm happy to answer them through inbox!
  8. Hi all, Currently undergrad. Got into Brown and CMU. Interested in macro, development, monetary economics. Have an offer for RA position for top 3 business school, with new APs. Also in the process for a prestigious pre-doc fellowship. What are your thoughts on what to take? Thanks a ton!
  9. I'm a student (undergraduate) at University of Colorado and I recently applied to a few internship positions at the Federal Reserve. Does anyone know typically how long the deliberation process is between application submission and interview offers? It's been 2.5 weeks and I haven't heard anything back, so I'm wondering if I just didn't get it, or if the process takes longer. If anyone has specific experience with the process, I'd greatly appreciate it.
  10. Pharmaceutical chargebacks processing is a vital, yet tedious process in revenue management. Now automate this process end to end with EmpowerRM software solutions. Is there anyone who is connected to empowerrm.com.
  11. So I've been working on what's turned into a pretty lengthy document I'm calling "Guide to Getting into a PhD Economics Program from ________ University", to leave with the econ department of my small, lower-ranked liberal arts school. It grew out of advice I was trying to give to an underclassman: I started thinking about all the things I wished I'd known before starting on this process, all the things I've learned from professors (very limited), admissions committee members (little more), current PhD students during visits (decent amount), and online (a huge amount). I know other people have had similar experiences -- if you come from a small LAC, especially one that's not particularly rigorous (like mine), it can be hard to know what to do to maximize your chances of getting an offer and there often isn't anyone around who knows anything about the process. My hope is this document I made is going to get passed on and updated at my school, and help kids who are in my position. I was thinking about rewriting it as a generic guide for students from small LACs and especially not well known regional LACs. I have a few questions to this end: Do people think that's a good idea, and would be helpful on a site like this? Are there people that would be interested in adding to it, if I posted a draft? And, if there are any mods around, would you be open to making this a sticky so it's easy to find for people like me?
  12. Hello, I have just received an invitation for an interview from one of the programs I applied to. Although the email sounded very positive, I don't think that it is an official offer of admission and that I could still be rejected. What I was wondering is that if this is normal because I've never heard of interviews being part of the admissions process for Ph.D in Economics. I am happy that at least I've managed to be selected for the interview process but wondering at the same if some students would have been accepted already without the interview process. It would be of great help if anyone who knows anything about the process could give any insights and advice on preparing for the interview eg. what kind of questions I might get asked. Thank you all.
  13. Hello everyone, Im preparing my documents to send to FPGEC and looking at taking the April 2018 exam. Anyone here from Algeria who has gone through this process or currently working towards FPGEC? Just need general advices on the ECE and NABP documentations. best regards
  14. Wanted to hear from veterans as well as 2018 intake folks what the typical post acceptance process is and its timeline. Mainly, after receiving the offer of admission and confirming intent to enroll, by when does rest of the process of receiving detailed offer package with insurance, reporting date etc transpire?
  15. For how much I've heard that admissions can be affected by letter writers leveraging connections with colleagues on adcoms, I have no idea how this works in practice, or if there is a role in all this for the applicant. I suspect other applicants find the process similarly opaque. An example on context, in this wonderful thread I lurked ( http://www.www.urch.com/forums/phd-economics/157874-admissions-process.html ), @startz and @Kaysa offer some very useful, candid opinions on the admissions process, and cite the importance of adcom members knowing an applicant's reference. I have two questions on this process, hoping to get some first- or second-hand accounts: (1) Where in the process does the whole personal connection thing tend to factor in? @Kaysa suggests profs on adcoms may call letter writers they know. Is it common for writers to directly ring up a friend on an adcom? (2) Does the applicant need to play a role in any of this? For example, if writers do tend to ring up their colleagues, is it the applicant's job to nudge the writer in that direction and/or signal clearly which program(s) the applicant really would love the help with? What time in the application/admissions process makes most sense to do this? Thanks!
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