negru wrote:Just reply back to that prof: "what, you're taking me in? well you know what, *** you! asshole." Now you'll know you need to complete the other apps.
schwiss wrote:Ok, so I have been sending these general suck mails to professors. Most of the replies have been meh, but one professor from an excellent university replied basically that he's in the admission committee and can pretty much guarantee I get in.
Now, I am not stupid enough to fully trust that, but still I seem to have lost my energy of contacting professors from other schools and filling their applications. I was hoping someone could say something mean and depressing, so that I could re-find the anger and determination to complete these endless forms with the required vigor.
HappyQuark wrote:Nobody will ever love you!
Oh wait, did it need to be physics related?
ryan6 wrote:I mean, get real, my professor lets his grad students take turns replying to those emails just for a few laughs.
schwiss wrote:. I was hoping someone could say something mean and depressing, so that I could re-find the anger and determination to complete these endless forms with the required vigor.
WhoaNonstop wrote:ryan6 wrote:I mean, get real, my professor lets his grad students take turns replying to those emails just for a few laughs.
As much as I know I come off as immature on this forum, this seems very childish for a professor.
WhoaNonstop wrote:I don't think contacting professors is always counterproductive. I think it depends on your mindset. Are you trying to get contact just to have contact with someone in a school, or are you doing it because you are quite intrigued by the research at hand with that professor? I know there are a few professors (not at my high ranked choices) that I would love to contact, considering they do research that I am heavily interested in and have a background in.
schwiss wrote:Cool. But dear Riley, you are not helping with my original problem at all.
schwiss wrote:Btw, I just realized I secretly wouldn't be happy to read my original message were I not me, because admissions are a competition, after all. So, I'll add that due to reasons I shall not enumerate here I'm not directly competing with most of you.
grae313 wrote:Schwiss: everyone needs a safety. Your professor may not be the only or last word in terms of admissions. Don't be left feeling like a chump. Congrats on your likely offer of admission
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