I have an admission from Oxford University DPhil (CSE) . I also have a job in Silicon Valley with a startup that is a well funded late stage venture . Which one should I choose ? I am looking for insights in Visa differences , Rewards after the Dphil vs the current rewards I will get from the job. I am aware that I might not get the same salary in UK as in US . I am also aware that Oxford itself has great prestige. So my question also weighs prestige against money in my opinion.

I’m a math major, and in an undergraduate real analysis sequence I got a B- and B over the two semesters. A year later I took the first year graduate real analysis sequence and got a B+ and a B over the two semesters. I know there’s a lot of outside factors to consider, but in general how do these grades affect my ability to get a Master’s in Statistics and a PhD in Computer Science?

My overall GPA is an A-. How can I remedy this track record if it looks negative? Does it involve taking even higher level courses in Real Analysis (i.e., comparable to 6000 level) and getting A’s?

I maintain a technical blog (posts are in direct correspondence with my interested field of study) which has around 150000 followers. I have two questions:

(a) Do I mention the number of followers in my SOP/CV?

(b) Would mentioning the fact that I maintain this technical blog have any impact in admissions? (or do I even mention the blog in my CV/SOP?)

Thanks !

Hi please tell me if i’m wrong here, I started a course a few years ago, may be 2.

It was an accountancy course, the ACCA. I left the course after 3 lessons out of 10 as the tutor who was supposed to do the course left on maternity leave and was replaced with a foreign (European) tutor who spoke broken English and all she did was try to make small talk jokes. Now I left the course and explained that this wasn’t something that I signed up for and now they want £2300 of me. but I’m refusing to pay. Am I right or wrong and if someone can point me in the correct direction on how to proceed.

I have a situation. I want to apply for Ph.D programs in the United States at the end of this year. And right now, there are many programs in Europe open for application. Hence, I wonder if I should try to apply to them, get accepted and then refuse the scholarships.

Is it ethical? I am worried that it could affect my reputation and my LoR would no longer be appreciated in the future, leading to mistrust in my lecturers who wrote my LoR. On the other hand, getting accepted may prove my competence and prowess.

If the answer is yes, should I put it in my CV for future application?

Thank you for your help

I am currently in my 3rd year pursuing my major in Mathematical Physics. I love Mathematics and Physics. Ever since I joined college, my scores have been lurking around the pass grade.I did amazing well in high school.I topped Mathematics and Physics in high school in every grade.In college, I failed 3 subjects that were a vital prerequisite to other subjects in my course. I attempted 2 of them once again and did not get great marks at all, inspite of working sincerely. I understood every piece of information that taught. I used to ace my assignments, but I don’t know how my I would mess up in the exams. I am currently attempting the 3rd failed subject now. I am not backing down. I have continuously kept backing myself up. I am trying to be as positive as one can be. I am also an international student. My parents are spending massive amounts of money just for my education. I love Mathematics and Physics so much, that I am willing to go through this. I want to be able to do at least graduate level research in applied mathematics.

What do I do?

I am wondering if there is anything I can do (besides going back in time) to be accepted into the likes of Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, MIT, or the University of Toronto.

I double majored in Mathematics and Computer Science at a top 5 computer science program in the United States, but my GPA is a 3.05. I received Cs in several introductory classes like “Global Cinema” and “Introduction to Object Oriented Programming”, but received A’s in advanced classes like “Advanced Algorithms”, “Computer Simulation”, and so on. I received B’s in the majority of my upper-level mathematics courses. I also have a publication in machine learning, of which I am not a first author. I did not interact with any professors in a meaningful enough manner to gain a strong recommendation, but I did do extensive research with a PhD student who is now a professor.

I’m working on the implementation of an original idea that integrates some findings in pure math with deep learning, which I hope to submit to NIPS. If the paper was accepted and I was the sole author, would this be sufficient to gain admission? I plan to continue my work regardless of whether I am accepted to a program or not (it is my passion), but I am hoping to read of a path that I can get on which will give me a fighting chance, so I can be more productive throughout my lifetime. I wish to begin study in the field of regular/quantum reinforcement learning.

The only idea I’ve come up with is to move to a foreign country where the cost of living is much lower, work a job that requires very little time and effort (i.e teach English), and place the rest of my time & energy into my research. I did not prioritize grades in my undergraduate degree, but I am capable of learning concepts and applying them in novel ways.

I know it’s a long shot, but I am willing to take whatever risk and put in as much work as my body will allow.

I’m a fourth year undergraduate student planning on applying to grad programs this fall. I will mainly be applying to PhD and research thesis master programs in machine learning and computer architecture. They would fall under the computer science or electrical/computer engineering departments.

I did part time research under a professor this school year. It was something I initiated/approached him about, asking for something interesting I could work on. We eventually co-authored a paper together and successfully published it.

Because of this being a positive experience, I plan on asking this professor for a reference letter for grad school. However, he has expressed interest in supervising me for grad school in the past, so I’m expecting him to ask me if I want to work with him again.

He was an incredible supervisor, and I really enjoyed the work, however I don’t see myself spending my life working in his field, so I’m not particularly interested in going to grad school for it. I’m looking for advice for how I can ask for a letter while refusing to work with him.

He’s obviously not a kid and I highly doubt he’ll take it personally, so I’m not worried about him being insulted. However, as I mentioned before, I approached him at the beginning of the year saying his work looked interesting. Additionally, he was happy with my work so he decided to pay me for it. My main concern is that he will be annoyed that I made him invest so much time and money in me only for me to then claim I’m not really interested in his work. I did find the work interesting, but not interesting enough to spend years working in it. His field is signal processing algorithms, so fairly different from the machine learning and computer architecture programs I’ll be applying to.

I am so tired of contacting potential supervisors and submitting applications only to get rejected! Is the problem in my qualifications!
I graduated university with a GPA of 4.94 out of 5 (A Saudi Arabian University), and then I got my masters from Warwick University with a Merit but a distinction on the dissertation. I scored 7.5 in the ielts exam as well.

Additional details: I am considered as an overseas student, and I have a sponsorship. My field is in digital marketing but my Bachelors was in Management Information Systems, and my masters was in e-Business Management. The research proposal I wrote discussed the bad and good behaviour of customers in the financial services industry, and its implications on the companies’ ecosystems.