You may be applying to universities or may be having already applied. Once you get acceptance letter from university you keep worrying about your part time job, may be assistantship or anything that will aid you with some money which will in return beneficial for smooth stay in abroad. Assistantship is one of the options which will gain you some money for your living. The other advantages of assistantship are you do not have to go to other place than your university for work, you get experience in the field you are studying in, and not to forget you get associated with one of the research project. The assistantship with any of your professor is the matter of tough competition and sometime may sound too far to get but never lose heart, it’s not impossible though it seem so. First thing you should remember assistantship is not the thing which you will get the moment you arrive to your university. You need to be preparing for it a little earlier. The best way to contact your professor is through email. But we strongly recommend not bumping on assistantship in the very first e-mail. You need to build a relationship with the professor. They get thousands of mails and only few get answered so make sure you mail counts among these few emails. Give it a time and more importantly have patience. So let’s see it as a step by step procedure.
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Now when you know all the nooks and corners of how to get assistantship, start for writing your first mail. The early you start the better image you make in front of your professor.