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Re: School

Postby vice » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:35 pm

going back to grad school to escape my current situation of a good job that i'm not fully interested in as well as the suburban hell it's trapped me in
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Re: School

Postby JewTurk » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:57 pm

Eagerly waiting for responses from grad schools.

Good news? Got my paper on unsupervised musical key estimation published at an IEEE conference.

Bad news? None of my graduate applications have it included and I can't append it in any way for most of them. Luckily my preferred program looks at my portfolio site, where I can include it, so that's relatively good. But all of my resumes are missing probably the most notable thing about me from an academic perspective, but oh well.

This'll be my second pub as an undergrad which I'm stoked about. But I'm more stoked on it being related to music informatics/music technology because that is where I see myself going for graduate school. Finger's crossed until March for now.
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Re: School

Postby brlmski » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:16 pm

thinking of taking some classes as a graduate non-matriculated student to decide if i want to take the full plunge later
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Re: School

Postby INNIT » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:19 am

has anyone that has written a "statement of program/intent" for a phd program found it to be almost completely redundant? why i am outlining the contents of my dissertation when it's basically guaranteed that my research interests will change and that i am in no way bound to this document? like most things in academia, it just feels like an opportunity to posture and flex; maybe this negativity is a sign that i shouldnt go back yet
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Re: School

Postby titkitten » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:49 am

@INNIT i think its purpose differs discipline to discipline. in economics it’s barely read. some committees will skim just to make sure you aren’t crazy. you could ask a professor in your discipline what’s expected in the sop (or what it’s actually used for).
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Re: School

Postby norman » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:08 pm

Really hesitant to go back to school to finish up my bachelors. I'm only 20 credits away but when I left I was drinking so much that it really left a bad taste in my mouth. I've always despised formal education but I know it would be such a waste to put all the time in that I already have and get nothing out of it. Just not looking forward to seeing all my old teachers after 2 years and admitting I was a failure and couldnt cut it. sigh
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Re: School

Postby INNIT » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:59 pm

do i do my phd in edmonton where i will get crazy funding or montreal where i will get considerably less funding but ill live in montreal and not edmonton
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