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Forums

  1. Comment Card

    1. Announcements

      Announcements from thegradcafe team about the site and forum.

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    2. Comments, Questions, Etc.

      Ask your questions about this site, e.g. the forum and results system here.

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      posts
  2. The Cafe

    1. City Guide

      Ask the Cafe goers about a town or campus.

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    2. IHOG: International House of Grads

      A place for international students to come together. Sorry, no pancakes.

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    3. The Lobby

      What can I get you? Chit-chat here!

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  3. Applying to Graduate School

    1. The April 15th is this week! Freak-out forum.

      You're not the only one who is confused as heck. If you have questions about how to accept or decline an offer, this is the place for you.

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    2. 67,175
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    3. Questions and Answers

      This is a new forum where users can ask a question and then any user vote on the best answers, which rise to the top.

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    4. Waiting it Out

      No, checking your mail ten more times a day won't get the notice there any faster.

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    5. Decisions, Decisions

      You've got some admits, now what? How do you decide between schools? Are you really making the right decision?

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    6. The Bank

      Assistantships, Fellowships, Scholarships, etc.

      67,405
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  4. Grad School Life

    1. Meet and Greet

      Meet other newbies enrolling at the same school you are.

      11,988
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    2. Officially Grads

      Now that you're in, what about relocating, school supplies, housing, Grad Life, etc.

      26,463
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    3. Coursework, Advising, and Exams

      What do I take? What about my grades? What about my *$%^ advisor? What about comps/quals/becoming ABD?

      5,886
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    4. Research

      How do I pick a research topic? Organize my notes? Find data? Pick which lab to join? Ask and answer questions about how to do research here.

      3,483
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    5. Teaching

      I have a TA position, now what?

      2,387
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    6. Writing, Presenting and Publishing

      This is the place to discuss writing (theses, conference and journal papers, etc.), presenting (powerpoint, LaTeX/Beamer??) and publishing.

      2,374
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    7. Jobs

      Whoa. You're about to graduate. What now?!?!

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  5. The Menu

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