Career advice

Here is a selection of links which you might find helpful and encouraging while working your way through your Master’s or PhD.

General Wisdom

  • Advice for Graduate Students in Statistics (2007) by Michael J. Steele, Upenn Statistics
  • Career Advice from Terence Tao, UCLA Mathematics. A nice list of his own blog posts as well as links to other sources of sage advice for graduate students
  • Essays and musings by David Aldous, Cal Statistics. A collection of his thoughts on topics like mathematical research, and writing and reading mathematics.

About Conference Papers and Posters

About Writing Papers

  • Don’t delay in writing a result once you think you have proved it. Force yourself to sit down and write down the proof there and then.
  • Writing half a page a day would give you a thesis in a year. Don’t be afraid to sit down and write down some ideas.
  • MathSciNet provides an excellent way of getting Bibtex entries. Google scholar is also very good. Go to Settings -> Bibliographic Manager and choose Bibtex for “Show links to import into.” Then whenever Google Scholar returns search results you will see a link for “Import into Bibtex.”
  • Practice LaTeX! Do all your homework in it.