Monday, December 07, 2009

Grad school application advice

CMU professor Luis von Ahn (the inventor of Captcha) has this blog post of application advice. Advice #1: "DON'T start your research statement with a quote from Albert Einstein. You may think that's a good idea, but so do the other 50% of the applicants. Hell, don't start it with any quote, unless it's from something like Gossip Girl. XOXO."


smatsy said...

How about something from Flight of the Conchords or ooh ooh David Bowie?!
That would catch some attention, just saying.

aliya seen said...

We must submit as part of our application the quintessence of self-aggrandizement known as the Personal Statement. I, of course, wrote mine about neurosurgery. residency statement of purpose

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