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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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  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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    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

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  4. Grad School Life

    1. Meet and Greet

      Meet other newbies enrolling at the same school you are.

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    2. Officially Grads

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

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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?

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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.

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    5. Teaching

      I have a TA position, now what?

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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.

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    7. Jobs

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

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    • vaibhavpandey  »  Eflin

      Hey, was going through your post, I am actually at same place as you were a year back. I wonder how things have panned out for you and what is your experience till date.
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    • As0608-123  »  login

      Hey yall! I am wondering about Grad School. I want to become a theology professor (probably of biblical and systematic theology), and I am trying to decide what Master/PhD program would be best. Current College GPA: 4.0. I am beginning to look into Harvard Divinity School and their theology program, but how does Harvard compare to, say, Yale or Duke, Princeton, Emory, Oxford, Cambridge, etc. I would identify as a more conservative evangelical Christian, and I realize that some of these schools are known to be theologically liberal, but that is not a concern for me as I am more interested in what they can offer in terms of academic rigor. Thanks for the help!
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    • NatashaZ  »  Dolo

      Hey Dolo! 
      I recently applied to the NATO internship, and having gone through the NATO forum, I saw you received a position!! I would love to hear about it, and to know whether you are a . grad student. Im graduating with a BAH in International Development and have two internships under my belt, one with UNDP. I am wondering whether, based on who you knew that also got an internship, I have a chance. I also speak intermediate French! 
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    • OptimiscallyAnxious

      Statement of Intent and housing application turned in. Now I'm just getting ready for my summer research internship abroad. Everything seems to have fallen into place and I am extremely grateful and fortunate to have been surrounded by such a wonderful support system during this very stressful time. I will never be able to adequately express my appreciation to all those people who have helped me during this daunting process. 
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