uhurulol wrote:Hi everyone. I'm wondering if I should list music composition/production under my "other activities" section of my CV. I have several electronic music releases (not that I'd share that bit of info) on reputable labels in their industry, so I'd say it's notable, but I'm wondering if an astronomy department is going to care about this? Do they think it will be a little bit of personal flare, or is it just clutter?
I know that there was some assistant professor at school that claimed that Yale was perhaps the astro department that cared about ECs most and that her ECs were what allowed her to get into Yale; she ultimately attended Cambridge, however. She even claimed that Yale puts more weight on extracurriculars than on the general GRE, and almost as much as on GPA (or at least used to; I think her info is a little dated) but Maryland and UCSC hardly look at ECs.
Of course, what I knew about her was that she had a publication under preparation, 4.1 (on 4.3) GPA, 740 on the PGRE but she claimed that most Yale admits for astro had 700+ on the PGRE, 3.7+ GPA (on 4.0), some research experience (however many Yale admits do not have a paper under preparation)