Ph.D Interview

Today I had a Ph.D. interview after long consideration. The thing was I got too stressed for the last couple of days, so the interview happened to be a chance to vent my anger. I wore a casual polo shirt and cotton pants instead of dressing up, partly because I didn’t have a suit that fits me, but mainly for my little protest against the professors who would be against my clothes. (What?? Why so aggressive? But really, I was curious how they would respond to my clothes.) I also tried to loosen the tense during the interview by having informal conversations with the interviewers. I wanted to see if this would be any good.

While I was looking back on the interview afterwards, at some points I was not balanced and my behaviors were too much. I feel sorry for some professors, especially, Prof. Junehwa Song for my not-very-thoughtful words and inappropriate attitudes for the interview in which I probably should’ve been more serious and humble. I appreciate the comments from many professors.

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Ph.D Interview

6 “how-to”s for students

How to do Research?
How to write an A+ research paper?
How to get your SIGGRAPH paper rejected?
How to live a Happy and Rewarding Life?
How to be a successful student?
How to Get a PhD?

How to do Research?

http://www.cs.indiana.edu/mit.research.how.to/mit.research.how.to.html

How to write an A+ research paper?

http://www.aresearchguide.com/1steps.html

How to get your SIGGRAPH paper rejected?

http://www.siggraph.org/publications/instructions/rejected.html

How to live a Happy and Rewarding Life?

http://www.journeyofhearts.org/jofh/kirstimd/happy.htm

How to be a successful student?

http://www.marin.cc.ca.us/~don/Study/Hcontents.html

How to Get a PhD?

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/‐/033520550X/104‐7761165‐2055101?v=glance

Excerpted from Yuwing’s slide

6 “how-to”s for students