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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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Re: School

Postby JewTurk » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:55 am

Got pretty much waitlisted at my number one pick. They said my application is "on hold" for review and to expect a decision by April 1st. I can't find any acceptances on cafe grad for my specific program for this year. But from previous years I can see I compare pretty well save for being an American student. I guess the only difference is I wasn't asked if I would like to accept my position on the waitlist.

From what I've gathered from other Masters programs at this place they do waves of acceptance so I'm assuming the first wave went out and I wasn't in it so they e-mailed me to inform me of that. Most of the acceptances from previous years were later in March, as well.

I'm a little anxious about it mainly because I'm pretty sure I won't get immediately offered any stipend/RAship/TAship. But from talking to oterh students it seems with this program very few get offered an initial RAship or TAship and have to inquire with various labs about what positions are available. So maybe all hope is not lost on the funding front.
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Re: School

Postby 106-2 » Thu May 23, 2019 11:33 am

So one of my lecturers was so pleased with an essay I wrote that he's strongly suggested I should develop it further and try get it published!? What are anyone else's experience of the review process etc.? Still completely blindsided by this, as I don't think I could have really seen this coming as a second-year UG student.

p.s. if anyone fancies reading it pm me and can send a pdf maybe?
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Re: School

Postby bels » Fri May 24, 2019 5:11 am

what's the paper about
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Re: School

Postby 106-2 » Fri May 24, 2019 12:34 pm

It's trying to explain the differential experience of power (along gendered, racialised etc. lines) through Zygmunt Bauman's idea of 'liquid modernity' and this specific quote from Deleuze and Guattari about 'hydraulic power'
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Re: School

Postby npuox » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:22 am

I re,moved myslelf from school since the las time we have spoken and I am qutite happy to say it's not habening
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Re: School

Postby JewTurk » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:42 am

Never got back to updating this, but, I went with the most financially beneficial program that still met all my own personal requirements/wants from the program. Reasonable size in my emphasis (70-100 in the program), a variety of research I'm interested in, a large percentage of students immediately get placed in a job in the field, and the school has a fairly strong network of job opportunities. I think ultimately this will be the best, the other more well-regarded program made me feel like an object that was only being considered for research output/performance and not so much my own personal goals for development. I'll be on a train to Rochester, NY in just under a month!

Super excited to say the least!
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Re: School

Postby INNIT » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:50 pm

there is no greater misery than being a sessional instructor.
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