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Post your profiles people!

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:33 pm
by kangaroo
All you lurkers out there, give back a bit to the site by posting your profile. These data is the most useful thing that we have on the site.

Re: Post your profiles people!

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:38 am
by quizivex

Man this has been a boring season so far. I keep track of the forum with the convenient 24 Hours feature. Often whole days go by with no new posts even though we're right in the middle of the application season. We need some lurkers to finally register and participate. :) Maybe we need some trolls to spice things up.

Hmm let's see what was going on 5 years ago... This famous "Don't Become a Scientist" article was under discussion. Worth reading for all you grad school prospies...

Re: Post your profiles people!

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:48 am
by photonic
If you look at the old admissions page you'll see at this point they're usually still on the first page. In hindsight I posted too early, but I thought I could get the ball rolling. I'm sure a lot of people want to wait until they get some acceptances before posting.

Also I remember reading that !@#$% don't became a scientist piece and it scared the *** out of me (I am variable with my self-censorship). I still think if I were more pragmatic I wouldve done EE or computer science or some mixture thereof but its a little late for that. Postdoc pay is terrible and academia is tough, but I don't think Phds have to be worried about being unemployed. I know one alumni of a school I was looking at got two postdocs (harvard and rutgers) and is now a VP of some financial firm. Granted you start later then your peers but life isnt a race.

Re: Post your profiles people!

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:36 am
by kangaroo

Not true, in previous years the number of profiles posted is almost 100 at least by this time.

And did you just blatantly change the age-old idiom "life is a race"?! Idioms are not to be abused like that. You should have said, unlike the idiom, I believe life is NOT a race. Don't misquote thy idioms.

Re: Post your profiles people!

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:09 am
by Tom Joad
Ironically, with the post by "alittlebehind" we are now a little ahead of last year in terms of profile count.