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."

1 comment:

smatsy said...

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