Wednesday, August 17, 2005

What I'm Up To

1. Working on applications for the Fulbright and Marshall Scholarships

2. Studying for the GRE and getting a headstart on Real Analysis

3. Moving in to my new apartment

4. Finalizing the list of grad schools (assuming I do as well on the GRE as I have been doing on practice exams... right now I would like to go to Yale above all else, but my top realistic choice is Ohio State)

5. Freaking out about the idea that I might not get in to grad school at all and thinking of contingencies (actuarial science looks like option B right now)

6. Not keeping up with the econ blog community because it stresses me out

More to come


Blogger Adam M Osman said...

I know what you mean about number 6. Reading MR or DeLong doesn't stress me out but once I hit up the Princeton Review or Testmagic message boards I just get depressed. The problem is questions like "I only have a 3.95 from a top 20 university and a 4.0 in math including topology and graduate analysis... where do you think I should apply to?" Actually it seems like the answer is what bugs me "Ahhh... your an average applicant, apply to all top 20 schools, maybe you'll get lucky"


Sorry, hope I didn't ass to the stress.

I am sure you'll do fine and OSU is a great school for a back up!

Good Luck!

August 17, 2005 at 8:24 PM  
Anonymous Paul said...

Well, Andy, I'm with you on 2,4, and 5. If you don't get into where you'd really like to go, have you considered working in research for a year or two? There are a number of research positions that are pretty much intended for building up one's resume before a PhD -places like the Board of Governors, etc. It would help to solidify a research background and you could probably land a good LOR or two as well.

August 22, 2005 at 4:14 AM  
Blogger Andy said...

Was ass to the stress intentional, or did the left hand get shifted to the left of home row? I honestly believe that ass isn't used as a verb enough.

August 22, 2005 at 6:55 PM  

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