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    1. Announcements

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      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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      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.
      As for specific questions about UBC...
      How would you describe the graduate students’ relationship with faculty?
      Do graduate students receive an adequate amount of support, encouragement and constructive criticism?
      Do you feel like you received enough practical experience and opportunities to work?
      Why did you choose to pursue your MSW at this institution?
      If you could do anything over in your application process what would it be?
      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?
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    • Zauber

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    • rheya19

      Trying to get ready for my first year of my PhD program! If I can just do one hour of Latin, one hour of Greek, and one hour of reading a day, it'll put me into good shape. I'm also teaching a full load of online classes this summer to make a little bit more money before I start. Busy, busy!
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