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Grad school advice Oct. 7th, 2012 @ 04:10 PM Reply

Hey,
Any of you newgrounders in graduate school?

If so, what do you think is important in selecting a graduate professor?

I keep hearing their fame is your fame. What do you think?


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Response to Grad school advice Oct. 7th, 2012 @ 04:15 PM Reply

I doubt anyone on here is.....I am only a freshmen in college so I wouldn't know, sorry man.


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Response to Grad school advice Oct. 7th, 2012 @ 04:20 PM Reply

At 10/7/12 04:15 PM, NightOwlRoost wrote: .I am only a freshmen in college

How dare you assume that


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Response to Grad school advice Oct. 7th, 2012 @ 04:22 PM Reply

No sorry....

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Response to Grad school advice Oct. 7th, 2012 @ 04:22 PM Reply

I am a freshman in college but I would imagine it would be the same thing.


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Response to Grad school advice Oct. 7th, 2012 @ 04:32 PM Reply

At 10/7/12 04:10 PM, Gramiscus wrote: Hey,
Any of you newgrounders in graduate school?

Yep.

If so, what do you think is important in selecting a graduate professor?

You mean the professor that oversees your thesis work?

I keep hearing their fame is your fame. What do you think?

I've just started with my Master's so I haven't given it much thought yet, but personally I wouldn't choose based on that. I think it's much more important to look at what field of expertise you want to graduate in and from there you'll probably be bounded to a professor already anyway. Also, if he's an arrogant asshole I wouldn't want to work with him either, regardless of how famous he is.


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Response to Grad school advice Oct. 7th, 2012 @ 09:42 PM Reply

I think I want to attend graduate school because college is fun


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Response to Grad school advice Oct. 7th, 2012 @ 09:47 PM Reply

At 10/7/12 04:10 PM, Gramiscus wrote: Hey,
Any of you newgrounders in graduate school?

If so, what do you think is important in selecting a graduate professor?

I keep hearing their fame is your fame. What do you think?

you can research your professor before you choose them... there are such websites these days.


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Response to Grad school advice Oct. 7th, 2012 @ 10:21 PM Reply

Would you choose between a well known graduate professor in a slightly off-topic-your research interests field, or a less known graduate professor in a close match?


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Response to Grad school advice Oct. 7th, 2012 @ 10:23 PM Reply

Here's a tip: don't get future career advice from the people on this site, they have the collective intelligence of a turnip.


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Response to Grad school advice Oct. 7th, 2012 @ 10:34 PM Reply

you should be able to get along with your advisor well. also, look at the professor's research interest first and make sure it matches with yours. otherwise, you are going to waste four or five years of your life doing things that you don't enjoy.

you will become your advisor's (teaching and research) slave once he have decided to do a MPhil/PhD. you will be doing the research for him instead of for yourself. so don't complain.


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Response to Grad school advice Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 04:06 AM Reply

No, fuck, stop it. I come here to get away from talking/thinking about what the fuck I'm going to do after I graduate.


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