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Ph.D. Application Hints

Drew, Joshua Adam

Well this is my first blog post of my own, and it seems fitting that I should use this opportunity to talk about new beginnings. Today we are going to meet to discuss this year’s Ph.D. applicants. While the particulars are confidential I would like to take this opportunity to talk about what I thought made a strong application. This will be the first time being on the other side of that closed door, and I know that while I was going through the Ph.D. application process the internal decisions seemed at best byzantine and at worst as if they were unknowable. I’m hoping that anyone going through, or better about to go through, this process may find some useful advice. Keep in mind however that this is a N=1 situation and your mileage may vary.

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The Drew Lab at Columbia University: Ecology, Evolution And Conservation Of Coral Reefs
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Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
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October 8, 2014
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