Unnatural Log wrote:Now that I've been here a few weeks, I have the urge to tell my schools about what I'm doing here. My question is, what is the best way to do this? Send the grad secretary an updated CV, or just write a few paragraphs about my new research experience (and, perhaps more importantly, programming skills)? And is there a best time to do this - as in, should I do this ASAP or try and save it for an opportune moment?
This is certainly true, but I'm not sure how much grad schools care about particular skills. Any experienced programmer can start to pick up a new programming language in a week, especially an easy one like Matlab. And any physicist is clever enough to pick up programming.a13ean wrote:It's not unusual to gain a lot of useful skills in a short amount of time. I learned how to program fluently in Matlab in a single week and went from never using a cad program before to producing complex photomask designs in three days.
a13ean wrote:Point taken. I didn't actually mention any of that in my applications. I think I would only try to make an update if I had a new paper or two accepted, which unfortunately won't happen until well after decisions are made.
Unnatural Log wrote:What the hell are you talking about?
zxcv wrote:bencpp - I would definitely send them an update, but it's up to you. Even papers only on the arXiv are worth mentioning, since those are concrete research products.
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