How It works
As we said
main page, the key to success is to identify those
professors, who have “fresh” assistantship job openings in hands,
then, communicate with these professors directly, send in the
application materials as soon as the professors give the “go
But how to identify these
professors who have “fresh” assistantship job opennings ?
university website is not controlled by the individual
professors, when the professors got some outside funding
for the research projects, he/she may need some graduate
students to do the research assistantship job, but, since
the professor is not
in control of the university website, he/she cannot post
the assistantship opening info at the university website.
However, these days, virtually all the university
professors have personal academic
websites, for random examples:
Professors personally control
these websites and can upload assistantship info whenever
it is available. Most "fresh" assistantship opennings can
be found on these websites.
“fresh” assistantship job openings are posted on
not on university website.
Assistantship jobs posted at professors' websites
receive hardly any application because students do not
know about them.
is to say that in order to find the
“fresh” assistantship jobs unknown to
the general public we need to
search over all these professors websites, not
the university websites.
Unfortunately this is a daunting task,
manully impossible, because you must
search over tens of thousands of professors websites, and
you have to keep searching to see when one comes up, and you need to do it again, and again and again…, since the
new job openings could be posted at any time. This very
much like looking for a needle in a haystack.
the search engine technology (software) and senior
computer software engineer in our team, now we can use
our computer to conduct a search across the web
(here we don’t want to go too far on the technical
details, if you are interested in gainning more knowledge
on this technology, you can Google it with key words:
web spider, and read
adjusting the searching
can scan over the
professor websites across the US and Canada,
extract and index all the newly updated webpages that have
new job postings,
this information can
be used to guide our students to the right direction in
seeking for the financial aid - Graduate Assistantship.