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[背景提升] JHU一位Assistant Professor对于国际学生申请的看法

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waytofall 发表于 2015-12-10 08:30:46 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式

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这位教授主页:http://www.suchisaria.com/
虽然是一名印度助理教授,但是感觉所描述的现实非常具有代表性,原文附在下面:
Q00. I am an international student and I want to apply to your PhD program. Are you taking students?
We get 5+ emails of this type per week through the fall. As a once international student, I understand the anxiety of being on the other side. First, these emails are not effective unless you've read the faculty's papers and have something intelligent to say. So, don't bother wasting your time. Second, let me explain a common issue with PhD admissions for international students. Typically, CS programs tend to fund their PhD students through the length of their program (5 years). This means faculty tend to be risk averse. Having sat on PhD admissions committees, most faculty find it challenging to assess the background of an international student because they don't often know your school or your advisor. It's also difficult to gauge whether your grades are highly competitive or not. As a result, most committees pass on international students unless they have an *obviously* strong application. If you're serious about research and getting a PhD, and don't have a strong research background (i.e. published papers in top conferences and strong recommendation letters), apply to the masters program. Very often, we take our strong masters students as research assistants after a semester or two. This gives you a chance to build credibility. And, very often, you can recover the cost of your masters through industry internships which pay quite a bit. Also, at a place like Hopkins, there are many faculty outside of computer science that are looking for strong programmers for a research project. That funding can tide you over until you find a lab. But, in the long run, it's more fruitful to apply to a strong masters program with the goal of switching to a good PhD program rather than going to a PhD program with a poor fit.

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Booky 发表于 2015-12-10 09:08:04 | 显示全部楼层
的确,而且解答了一些疑惑
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guagua_MEMS 发表于 2015-12-10 09:20:47 | 显示全部楼层
很有道理,谢谢分享!
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jeff_xu001 发表于 2015-12-10 09:26:49 | 显示全部楼层
描述很实在,truth-telling
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yxz001 发表于 2015-12-10 09:48:17 | 显示全部楼层
值得思考,很实在的说法
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屋顶睡大觉 发表于 2015-12-10 10:54:58 | 显示全部楼层
哎就是这样啊
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chenzhan171 发表于 2015-12-10 11:23:37 | 显示全部楼层
其实就是这样的。很中肯
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xz26534740 发表于 2015-12-10 12:54:04 | 显示全部楼层
JHU本来就对国际生不怎么友好
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frost523 发表于 2015-12-10 13:38:24 | 显示全部楼层
非CS专业的看到"recover the cost of your masters through industry internships which pay quite a bit",只能说CS大法好……
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jeff_xu001 发表于 2015-12-10 14:16:29 | 显示全部楼层
frost523 发表于 2015-12-10 13:38
非CS专业的看到"recover the cost of your masters through industry internships which pay quite a bit ...

to be precise: to cover part of your cost of master program,最高的FB intern 也不过 7000刀 monthly,三个月2万刀,也cover 不了 total cost的
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Smush 发表于 2015-12-10 21:55:01 | 显示全部楼层
只能说良心教授啊~
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