I am a first-year PhD student in natural sciences in Europe. All my studies were from non-target Universities. I am preparing myself to start networking, but my main preoccupation is that I am starting way too early (I am expected to graduate in late 2022). My goal is to get a referral for the MBB. In case I get it this or next year, would it be still to my advantage if I apply in 2022, a year or two after the official referral? Or should I wait for the referrals for my last year?
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