I am currently looking for graduate programs in comparative literature. I have identified which ones I would like to go to, and was now wondering what are they mainly looking for. Also, would it be a good idea for me to begin contacting some advisers and if so should it be formal or somewhat informal?
Wouldn't that depend on how you want to be taken... Either Seriously or Not?
Obviously seriously. What I meant by formal and informal however, was should I automatically start off by telling the advisers my accomplishments, aims, etc or merely just begin by telling them that I am interested in the program? Also, would you happen to know what GPA is needed to get into a top 15 school. Currently mine is a 3.691. Thanks
Yes of course... Believe in yourself and show others that you do with Confidence and the Skill of promoting all your achievements formally.
Go after what you are seeking.. don't waste time dithering.. be decisive! You Know What YOU Want.. So tell them why they should believe in you the same way!
That sets you apart from those with self doubt!
Kia Kaha! - (NZ Maori Language = Go Hard!)
So you want to enroll in a graduate program without necessarily having a supervisor. Yeah, probably not a great idea. Really the only things that matter are having the right supervisor, and secondarily getting apiece of paper at the end.
I assume you are not current at a university where there are advisers? Because they easiest way to do this is via faculty to faculty communication.
No no. I k now that the program I want to go to I have to like and have an adviser. My question is how to I contact the advisers professionally lol.
You best chance of success is if you adviser helps you with this. They will also be able to tell you if your application is realistic.
Failing that, research your potential supervisor and make initial contact with an email outlining why you would like to study with them specifically, and attach a CV.
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