Tuesday, September 12, 2006

my profile

A snapshot of my profile:

Academic
  • Bachelor degree from a non-US university (AACSB accredited).
  • Graduated in 2001. Top 10% of my cohort (600+) and was on Dean's list
Research
  • Less than 1 year experience at time of application.
  • No publication (yet).
Work Experience
  • 5+ years experience in a startup that is very related to my research interest.
  • 1 year experience in the public sector.
Standardized Tests
  • GMAT: 99th percentile
  • TOEFL (iBT): 100+
LORs
  • 3 academic recommendations. All strongly recommended me for the programs.
SOP
  • I would think that it is strong. I hope it is strong.

4 comments:

Aman said...

Is it mandatory to have a Master's degree in order to get admission to a PhD program from a US univ.? I have learnt it is not, but searching through the profiles of current PhD students in various univs. I found that almost all of them have some Master's degree. Any comments/thoughts on this? Does anyone know people who are PhD students but do not have a Master's degree.

dj said...

No, it is not mandatory to have a Master degree. But depending on where you have your first degree, a Master degree may be advantageous/necessary.

P.S. I did not have a Master degree when I applied for PhD programs.

Econ said...

Why is that you hide your profile and the names of the schools.All through the posts you try to talk in secrecy not to mention the name of the school, journal, etc., why is that? is there a reason that we are not aware of ?

dj said...

Econ - the purpose of this blog is to share my PhD application/pursuit journey. Yet I don't wish to post too much info on this public media. That's why some of the details (especially the identifiable ones) are blinded.

Nevertheless, in my opinion, the blinded details do not make my sharing less substantial.