Into The University
EP8: How to Approach Professors for Research Opportunities

EP8: How to Approach Professors for Research Opportunities

August 7, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Choi explains how you should approach professors you don't know that well to ask for research opportunities. If you have emailed professors for this matter but never got responses before, this episode is for you!

Overview

Sections

  • [00:00] Intro
  • [01:01] Rant about COVID
  • [03:34] Approaching Professors at Your Universities
  • [06:43] Approaching Professors outside of Your Universities
  • [10:18] What Should be Included in Your First Email?
  • [12:34] Outro
EP7: Interview on the Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge 4

EP7: Interview on the Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge 4

July 16, 2021

This episode shares Dr. Choi's answers to interview questions from the Alexa Prize this year. Each question is spoken in a female voice, followed by Dr. Choi. We hope this will give you a better idea of why we are developing a socialbot. Enjoy!

Sarah Finch, James Finch, Han He, Daniil Huryn, Mack Hutsell, Sophy Huang, and Brandon Zhou are mentioned in this episode.

Overview

Sections

  • [00:00] Intro
  • [01:03] Introduce yourself, your team, and school program. What role do you play on the team?
  • [01:43] Why did you choose the field of AI? What sparked your interest?
  • [03:21] How did you hear about the Alexa Prize? What interested you about the competition?
  • [04:11] How did you assemble your team? What skills and qualities were you looking for in team mates?
  • [05:24] What is the name of your team and how did you choose the name?
  • [06:05] How did your team approach designing and building your socialbot? Where did you start and how did this evolve over time?
  • [08:02] What was some of the most surprising feedback that you received from peers during this process?
  • [08:41] What was the most challenging part of this project? Did you encounter any obstacles or roadblocks during this process? How did you overcome them?
  • [09:37] What was the most rewarding part of this project?
  • [10:21] Do you have a favorite memory of this project? Or an aha moment when things came together for you or your team?
  • [11:01] Do you think you’re going to win? Why or why not?
  • [11:42] Do you have any final things that you would like to share or say?
  • [12:44] Outro
EP6: Should I consider rankings when applying to graduate schools?

EP6: Should I consider rankings when applying to graduate schools?

July 7, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Choi explains which graduate schools you should apply to maximize your potential and prepare your career in the field of your choice.

This is the last episode of the “How to apply graduate schools” series.

Overview

Sections

  • [00:00] Intro
  • [00:57] How productive has your summer been?
  • [05:03] How many graduate schools should you apply?
  • [07:39] What are the benefits of getting into high-ranked schools?
  • [10:00] Are students from higher-ranked schools better than the others?
  • [12:26] Outro
EP5: How to write a convincing statement of purpose?

EP5: How to write a convincing statement of purpose?

June 23, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Choi explains how to write a convincing statement of purpose that will make people to realize not having you is such a great loss in their graduate programs.

A message to Thomas Janik is included in this episode.

Overview

Sections

  • [00:00] Intro
  • [01:00] Thomas Janik: My American Grandfather
  • [05:10] What is your overarching goal?
  • [07:20] What have you prepared to accomplish your goal?
  • [09:50] How does this program help you achieve the goal?
  • [11:09] Outro

Attribution

EP4: Who should you ask for letters of recommendation?

EP4: Who should you ask for letters of recommendation?

June 16, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Choi how to get strong letters of recommendation. Do you have three professors who will be willing to write good letters for you? If you don't, this episode is for you!

Tyler Angert is mentioned in this episode.

Overview

Sections

  • [00:00] Intro
  • [01:02] How much should you study for the GRE?
  • [04:23] Who are the right people to write letters for you?
  • [07:24] Good relationships do not happen spontaneously!
  • [08:46] Outro
EP3: Are students with high GPAs more intelligent?

EP3: Are students with high GPAs more intelligent?

June 9, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Choi explains how to properly prepare graduate applications, so you can bloom with your full potentials in a more advanced level.

Han He is mentioned in this episode.

Overview

Sections

  • [00:00] Intro
  • [00:56] Start working out regularly if you want to be successful!
  • [03:13] How important is GPA to apply a graduate program?
  • [06:21] What if I don’t have a high GPA?
  • [09:58] Outro
EP2: Do you need to be “smart”​ to go to a graduate school?

EP2: Do you need to be “smart”​ to go to a graduate school?

June 2, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Choi explains who should be applying to a graduate school. Are you smart enough to go to a graduate school? Let’s find it out!

Dr. James Lu and Dr. Ken Mandelberg are mentioned in this episode.

Overview

Sections

  • [00:00] Intro
  • [00:50] Going back to the campus
  • [02:52] Differences between Masters and PhD programs
  • [06:08] Who should be applying to graduate schools?
  • [08:47] Anyone can be creative!
  • [10:07] Outro
EP1: Let’s get Into the University!

EP1: Let’s get Into the University!

May 26, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Jinho Choi, an assistant professor of Computer Science at Emory University, explains why he starts a podcast and who this channel is for.

Overview

Sections

  • [00:00] Intro
  • [00:51] Introducing me and my group
  • [02:32] Why am I starting this channel?
  • [05:10] Who will benefit from this channel?
  • [06:49] Outro
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