What should a Physics grad do until grad school?
April 16, 2005 5:45 PM Subscribe
My friend was sadly rejected from all of the physics grad schools to which he applied. He wants to apply again next fall, so in the meantime. . .
What should he do to make himself a more appealing candidate the next time around?
What fun adventure of a life should he have in the next year? These two things may hopefully be one and the same.
posted by mai to Work & Money (27 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
He got a good GRE score (>900) and had okay grades. Was surprised by all the rejections and would like to have better luck next time around. What can he do to impove his chances? What job or internship or project or tactic will help?
Additionally, he needs a plan for the next year of his life. He enjoys Northern California, creative writing, the outdoors, drawing, and of course, physics. He's outgoing and friendly and funny.
Ideally, his life plan for the next year will fatten his CV, but it need not - his mind is open to anything exciting.