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  3. Applying to Graduate School

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      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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    5. Teaching

      I have a TA position, now what?

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

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      Hi there! I wanted to ask for some advice about biostats PhD programs, but when I tried to PM you, it said that you can't receive messages. I was wondering if there was any way we could message privately about it -- completely understand if it's your preference not to!
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      Hi there, @ReidGN. I am curious as to why you rated me down for my post, which generated quite a bit of positive discussion, and in which you didn't even participate. I would appreciate some constructive feedback, please. 
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    • Victor Filman  »  TheCrow

      Hello everyone, 
      My name is victor and I am from Cuba. I'm thinking to apply to the MSW program next year but my gpa is really low 2.7. However I got a good Gre score 160 in quantitative and 165 in verbal. I want to know what are my chances to get into a good program. thanks any help is appreciated 
       
       
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    • GradApplicant22  »  katkatkat

      Hey Kat I would like to ask you about the Clinical program at UBC Oakanagan! I also saw that you have an ASL certification, do you think that helped you get in! I am hoping to do an immersion program but it looks like they don't have enough registrants... I am wondering if you can talk about your ASL experience as well.
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      How would you describe the graduate students’ relationship with faculty?
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      Do you feel like you received enough practical experience and opportunities to work?
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      Are there any faculty and/or staff members who you would suggest that I get to know if I end up pursuing graduate studies here?
      What are some things you wish you had known prior to beginning your graduate program?
      What does it take to succeed in the program? What are the characteristics of students who have typically done well in the program?
       
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