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Resume building for math PHD (current MS student) 
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Oct2610, 10:58 AM

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Hello all,
I did my BS in finance and business management (fluff, I know) in 2007. I worked for three years but starting in 2009 I got bored and took some undergrad classes in math. I had some calculus as an undergrad but I took advanced calculus, real analysis and ODEs over 20092010. This past September I quit my job in New York City and went to the best local, public university known for math CUNYCCNY. Realistically, I had perfect marks as an undergrad but cost and lack of preparation pretty much barred me from anywhere else. It looks like I will be finishing the masters in 3 semesters (December 2011) and I will be applying for phd programs in *APPLIED MATH* in fall 2011. I like analysis, PDEs and probability/stats and solving real world problems (generally speaking). I despise algebra, set theory, number theory and logic. I need some advice on the all important research experience part of the application. My understanding is that I am barred from NSF REU's because I am a grad student (but not a "real one"). On the other hand there's no chance in hell of getting into a summer slot someplace for graduate students because "real ones" will get them. As far as I can tell, my particular campus is really weak on applied math so sticking around for the summer won't be interesting  but if it helps, it helps. Will an internship in industry count for anything? Any thoughts? 


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