Mentioning prospective mentors in the statement

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Mentioning prospective mentors in the statement

Postby thisisphysics » Wed May 22, 2019 8:10 pm

Hi all!

In my statement, I will be mentioning several professors I am interested in working with at the university. Is it wise to say in the statement that I've contact them or no? Or is it best to just describe their research very briefly and say I am interested in working with them?

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Re: Mentioning prospective mentors in the statement

Postby Nishikata » Tue May 28, 2019 11:27 am

If there is already a communication between you and the prof, and that the prof has agreed to accept you. Then yes, you can write something like... “from my discussion with prof X in May, I am interested to...”

But then you’ll be able to only name fewer professors, as you are expected to narrow down your choices after having discussions beforehand.




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