So after all these crazy days of trying to finish my application and encouraging professors to finish the LORs for me, there is the next thing – my professor sent the letter of recommendation (which he had to send just to the institution) also to me. I think he did it unknowingly, but now I am stressed again, because I should not know the contain of the letter of course. I didnt open it, but this situation is quite crazy.
If I can see that he sent it to two recipients, it stands to reason that the another recipient can see it too.

Uhh. Does someone knows what should I do now?

EDIT: It was a letter related to the grant application

I am an undergratuate student in Computer Science. I asked a supervisor for thesis and he must still send me the first materials for starting. The actual supervisor hasn’t yet even told me exactly what I must do and is waiting for me to return from my Erasmus to start. In the meanwhile I discovered that another supervisor is doing something that interests me more. The reserach area is what I would like to study also in my graduate studies. Is it a problem if I change my supervisor at this point? Thank you in advance for your answers

So I’m new to college and web design and the teacher started us off with a simple assignment the J shop prop. Along the way it told us to input a CSS script to give the website “<script src=”modernizr-1.5.js”> <link href=”basicstyles.css” rel=”stylesheet” type=”text.css”/>” and when I open the page on my broswers it shows it as a plain site. Did I miss something?

Also if it helps I did find the book we’re studying as a free pdf so I’m not sure if it has anything to do with it.

Thanks!

When I had joined the program last year, I was assigned an advisor who was the one I’d wanted to work with. However, due to things not working out (because she thinks I lack the background), I have had to start looking for a new one, and that’s what I was working on all summer. I’m still in the process of finding someone by working on small projects with some faculty (in order to show them I can do the kind of research they do). This kind of puts me a bit behind my cohort. In my department, most PhD students have an advisor within two quarters. While a lot of other students I spoke with told me that it is perfectly normal to be finding an advisor a bit later than year 1, I’m very much embarrassed about being at this stage.

So anyway, my department’s academic advisor just sent out an email saying she needed someone to take up the role of President of the grad student organization of the department, and I really want to go for it. In the past, I’ve enjoyed working with people and organizing stuff; I really enjoy talking to people and putting forward people’s problems and finding solutions to them, especially the seemingly small ones that actually do make a difference.

My question is, would faculty members consider it strange on my part if I ended up as President when I don’t even have an advisor and a research project going for me? I mean, would it look like I don’t have my priorities set straight? I wouldn’t want to do it if there’s even the slightest chance of it creating a bad impression.

Typically, well-prepared undergrad math students have summer REU advisors, masters and PhD students have thesis advisors.

What do new math PhDs – postdoctoral researchers have at the university they land at? Do they also have a research advisor, or are they pretty much on their own, while they teach classes, publish papers and apply to tenure-track positions, before their post-doc contract expires?

Graduated last year with a 2.73 gpa ,double major B.S Ecology and Evolution and B.S Environmental Studies. I want to go to grad school at the University of Bonn, to study Organismic Biology, Evolutionary Biology and Paleaobiology. I am worried that my undergrad gpa is too low, does anyone have knowledge of how difficult it is to get into German graduate schools for biology?

I currently have a GPA of 3.89 at community college after 45 credits, but retook a calc 2 class that I got a D an obtained an A. Not only that I graduated high school early with a regular high school diploma , but then went to israel for engineering an at the university, I passed all my classes with a 2.0 cumulative GPA cause I had a lot of personal issues an the Teachers didnt know English well even though the program was meant to be comptely English. I then retook all the classes at the community college an got that 3.89 GPA. What are my chances of transferring into a top 25 electrical engineering school, an if so how can I improve my chances? My Act score was 31 an high school GPA was 3.7.

I am in a somewhat difficult situation, and I am not sure if this is the right site to ask this; feel free to close this question if not.

Here it goes:
There is a refugee from Syria who has been studying Computer Science in Syria before he fled. He was 2 months away from graduating.
I am currently helping him to get back to his studies (in Germany). To avoid that he has to start all over again, I need a translation of his official University course descriptions from Arabic to German or English.

I have tried two normal translators, who where quite expensive. The results they produced were of very poor quality, since a lot of technical terms are used in these descriptions. I study computer science myself and am thus able to judge the quality of the translation. I am often not able to tell what they mean. I am pretty sure that this is due to the lack of knowledge of technical terms of the translator, not because of the document itself. They try to translate the terms, but it is not clear what they mean. For example “programming paradigms” was translated to “kinds of different types of programming languages”, and that is one of the few I was able to guess what was actually meant. With this quality it is very unlikely that he won’t have to start from the beginning again.

So how or where can I get a decent ( = so other people at least somewhat knowledgeable in the field understand without too much thought) translation of computer science technical terms from arabic for an application to university?

I’m in an online part-time graduate program at a well-established state university in the U.S.. I’m having a hard time getting responses from professors when it comes to asking about potential research topics for a final project that is required for my degree and asking for them to be my advisor. I imagine it’s a mix of things causing this:

  1. My e-mail messages might be too long. Although they are direct, I haven’t met these people before, and I usually give them a 2-3 paragraph message introducing myself and the goal. No more than this.
  2. I’m in a M.S. online program. I’m not a Ph.D. student who is on-site, and thus cannot contribute more to whatever research they are doing as much as I could.

I’ve read advice online and haven’t found anything about this particular situation.

How do people go about finding an advisor if they’re in an online program? What can I do to maximize the chances of having a professor at least respond to an e-mail I send?

If this question is too broad, I can delete it.

Currently it is my job to schedule (Date+Time) my PhD defense which shall take place in approx. 2 months from now. Hence, I have to ask all committee members about their availability. How should I approach this task:

  1. Using a tool like doodle. I worry that this is too “modern” for some committee members.
  2. Proposing some dates and hoping that all members will accept one or more dates?
  3. Asking for their availability and trying to find an intersection set. But what if there is no intersecton set with respect to their time?

Any help is appreciated