What made your application successful?
I have an ok GPA, (3.69 right now) but I want to go to a top 10 in comp physics. I'm doing all the research I can. I'm a junior right now, will have hopefully 4 papers by the time I'm applying senior year, two of which will be first authors. Posters, talks you name it. But what else can I do? Is there something special I can add to my resume. Something I can work on that will give me another edge compensating for my lack of perfection in my coursework? I was considering taking up a 3rd research mentor, to work on some more computational stuff. What worked for you guys?
Example: I had the idea of taking grad classes to beef it up. (Not that it will help my GPA, but it I think it will look good. I'm planning to take 4 by the time I graduate. Two in physics, two in Comp AMS ( extremely applicable to research ).
Ideas like ^ would be amazing. Thanks guys