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Around the Block Again

Visit to my new school!

Posted by cokohlik, in Accepted, Me, Grad School 18 April 2012 · 627 views
udel, campus visit, dream school and 1 more...
Hello friends!I'm so excited to tell you all about the wonderful time I had visiting my new school's campus last week. My one year anniversary was Tuesday, and that night (after an incredible day together, of course), my husband and I left LA on a redeye for Newark. We were there for about four days, and it was... an incredible experience. Unf...

Things are starting to become clear

Posted by cokohlik, in Grad School, Me, Accepted 28 March 2012 · 507 views
accepted, transition, moving and 2 more...
Some things are starting to become clear in my new adventure, and some things still remain a mystery.I've been in touch with two graduate students (one is one of my POI's students and one is from hereeee :D) and they've been awesome  answering all my questions and going above and beyond what I would have ever imagined. I feel so much more at e...

Preparing for Grad School

Posted by cokohlik, in Accepted, Grad School 24 March 2012 · 725 views
accepted, grad school, preparing
I really liked Fell4Ever's blog post/list about preparing for grad school  and thought it would be fun to make a list of my own.1. Officially accept the offer by signing paperwork & sending it back (via post ... ugh.)2. Visit Newark! :D My husband & I will be spending the week of our wedding anniversary in Newark exploring the campus, hous...

Email from my Dream School!!!!

Posted by cokohlik, in Waiting, Grad School 16 March 2012 · 585 views
dream school, what does it mean?
I got an email from my dream school today, asking for an update on any other offers I'm considering (no update, sad day). I wrote back and said that the MA program is still the only offer, but that UMD is sending their letters via post so I might have an offer update for them in a few days. (Post, really ? Agony!)That's not the good part.The g...

Really Confused & A Fresh Rejection.

Posted by cokohlik, in Waiting, Grad School 07 March 2012 · 930 views
funding, M.A., waiting, news and 3 more...
Quite a bit has happened since yesterday afternoon. At first, I was excited. Now I'm sad and confused. Yesterday  Yesterday I got the official departmental letter from the MA program I was admitted to. The letter said that the graduate school will be sending out official letters (that include the official funding) in the next two weeks, but what I can...

The last to know.

Posted by cokohlik, in Application Season, Grad School, Waiting 28 February 2012 · 369 views
PhD programs, doubt
I've come to acknowledge that I could possibly be rejected from all of the PhD programs to which I applied. I feel like everyone is hearing back except me and I don't know why that is. I am last. I'm not anyone's first choice or even middle choice... And maybe I'm no one's choice. Whatever I am to them, I wish they would just man u...

First Acceptance (MA)!

Posted by cokohlik, in Application Season, Grad School 21 February 2012 · 297 views
Accepted, MA program
Hi all!I thought I should post about Sunday's interview (for an MA program). It wasn't really an interview in the conventional sense. My POI called and let me know that I've been admitted and that she's meeting with the Chair to discuss funding this week. She asked if I would accept their offer of, basically, full funding minus a coupl...

Shortlisted @ an MA Program

Posted by cokohlik, in Grad School, Application Season 17 February 2012 · 317 views
shortlist, Master's and 2 more...
Last night, I got an email from my POI  saying I'd be getting "good news" in an email today. Well, I got the email, and it turns out I've been shortlisted for their program and they'd like to interview me this weekend. The sad thing is, shortlist doesn't mean acceptance. The even sadder thing is that this is one of two programs I...

I got my first official news today.

Posted by cokohlik, in Grad School 14 February 2012 · 294 views
rejection, waiting it out and 1 more...
Rejection! Northwestern. Wasn't expecting it. To make matters worse, they sent me the letter not once, but twice. Oh, technology. So, I'm faced with the familiar sting of rejection that I experienced last year.I would like to think that I can subscribe to the attitude that only one school has rejected me so far and I have 11 more to hear from...

Doubt: 2012.

Posted by cokohlik, in Waiting, Me, Grad School 01 February 2012 · 254 views
doubt, waiting, confidence and 2 more...
"I have doubts. I have such doubts."  Sometimes I feel like Meryl Streep's character in Doubt- I feel so sure and so confident, so certain, in my belief in something (myself), and then the unsettling feeling of doubt sweeps in.I'm not sure what it is about this process that is so psychologically affecting. I wish I could exist for the next...

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