Useful Links for Students

Email Etiquette

  1. Getting in Contact (for prospective students) by Tamara Denning

  2. How to send and reply to email (applies for all professional interactions, esp. with professors) by Matt Might

  3. How to get a busy person to respond to your email by Mattan Griffel

For students applying to grad school

  1. How to Pick a Graduate Advisor by Ben Barres

  2. Advice to Graduate School Recommendation Letter Writers by Shriram Krishnamurthi (Have your LOR writers read this!)

  3. How to get a great letter of recommendation by Matt Might

  4. HOWTO: Get into grad school for science, engineering, math and computer science by Matt Might

  5. How CS Master's Funding Works (and Why You Can't Seem to Get Any) by Shriram Krishnamurthi

  6. A Five-Minute Guide to Ph.D. Program Applications by Philip Guo

  7. How to pick a grad school for a PhD in Computer Science by me.

  8. Twitter Thread on what to write in a SOP/research statement by me.

For undergrads considering doing research

  1. The Benefits of Working on Research As An Undergraduate Student by Philip Guo

For students considering a PhD

  1. Why Pursue A Ph.D.? Three Practical Reasons by Philip Guo

  2. The illustrated guide to a Ph.D by Matt Might

  3. 3 qualities of successful Ph.D. students: Perseverance, tenacity and cogency (notice it doesn't say smart/genius etc.) by Matt Might

For PhD students

  1. Pep talk for new Ph.D. students by Philip Guo

  2. Keys to Grad School by Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau

  3. Advice for new Ph.D. students by Philip Guo

  4. 10 easy ways to fail a Ph.D. by Matt Might
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