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meep95

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    2017 Fall
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    Mental Health Counseling

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  1. oh wow thats crazy! I don't think that will happen, seeing as the town I am in is literally entirely green for crime rate--meaning there is basically none. I looked around to see the good and bad area's of town when I went for my interview, but since I wasn't sure I was going there yet I didn't look at any apartments since doing that at every interview would be an nightmare. I may see if anyone is subleasing for a semester or something though. I am trying to do this as well, but I have been unable to find any Facebook pages for this school. Thats a great idea! How would you suggest making friends with current students who you have not met yet that live several states away? I don't want to come across as overbearing or whatnot. Additionally, I have no idea how to find these people, especially because my profession (counseling) keeps identifying info very private on Facebook so clients can't find out things about us.
  2. My university only allows that if you are married, and you have to provide a marriage certificate unfortunately :/ I looked into it already
  3. thanks! I probably should have mentioned that my boyfriend will be moving out with me, but unfortunately not until December (he has an extra semester of undergrad). Because of this, I am trying to get a place by myself so that he can move in, and it can't be university housing since its a one year contract and he wouldn't be able to live there since he isn't a student. I'll see if I can find any complexes though, seems like my best bet.
  4. I officially accepted my offer and am super excited! However, I have never moved apartments this far away without being able to look at the apartment in person or meet rental agencies or landlords. I am worried I will not be able to find a place online because they will want to meet me in person, or that if i do the apartment will be shitty. I really can't afford to stay in a hotel for the first bit while I find a place, and I do not have a car so getting to campus would be hard since no reasonably priced hotels are near campus in the town I am moving to. What are your suggestions? How are you all going about finding a place? I have contacted a few places already but they all said they are looking to fill their open apartments now and to check back closer to the time I will be moving.
  5. it means you have until the 15th to accept their financial offer, but once you accept it is a contract and you have to have their permission to leave it. if possible, wait until you hear from your waitlisted school and respond to the other offer closer to the 15th
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  7. So I have a fully funding assistantship, so once I am there I should be okay. Im struggling with how to afford actually moving several states away and paying rent for the first bit before the assistantship stipend comes through. I did have a good amount of savings, but I had to stop working this year because I had an unpaid internship that took up all my time (it was worth it because it made me stand out as an applicant), and then didn't want to start work again until I was done with all my interviews. I had to spend a good chunk on interviews as well. I am in the process of trying to find a job, but either way its going to be really tight. How have you all afforded to move, or how are you planning to?
  8. hmm okay. I've already sign the contract or official acceptance, and they said they would email me about a background check sometime in July. They didnt mention Hire Right though so I'm really hoping its not that, and just a normal background check.
  9. Thank you! Do you mind sharing which school used Hire Right? Did you have any problems with it?
  10. Kellogg School Of Management - Northwestern University Organizational Behavior, PhD (F17) Rejected via E-mail on 12 Mar 2017 I 12 Mar 2017 report spam YAYYYY rejections.. I am tempted to frame all my rejection letters at this point..enough to make a nice art gallery
  11. I have of course emailed the graduate department of my school about this. However, it is Saturday night and I have to wait at least a whole day for a response so I thought I would post here since I am impatient haha. I was wondering about everyone here's experience. My official offer said I cannot take any other financial aid, scholarships, or employment without the approval of the graduate school dean. I am concerned since my program requires a summer quarter without an assistantship, and of course no loans available for summer. I am hoping to take some loans out for the general school year and use them for the summer tuition, which I will desperately need since I am out of state. I know this is all speculation, but for anyone in a similar situation, have you been able to take out a loan? Was it easy to get the approval of the dean?
  12. The other thing no one has mentioned is LOR's. You want to find at least 3 people who can speak to your academic abilities and work effort. I had two professors and my internship supervisor. This might pose an issue for you since you werent a history major and so your professors might not be able to speak to your ability in that area. If you had a history professor you got on well with who knows you, I might look ask him/her. Ask them way in advance of deadlines in case they don't want to write a letter for you, so that way you can find someone else.
  13. Get to know your professors. If you don't, they can't write you a letter. If you are unable to visit their office hours, try and call them once every few weeks with questions from class or more information. don't do email, it is more impersonal and they will not get to know you.
  14. My major actually has a LOR form because so many students continue to grad school, which includes what classes you have taken in your major and what grade you got, who your advisor is, your future goals and plans, and typically attach a resume or CV so they know any specific publications or field related stuff. Additionally, if you have a professor who can found for something that you got a low GRE score on it is always helpful. For example, my quant GRE score was not the greatest but a professor who taught me some math related subject and who I did research with mentioned in her letter that the score was not representative of my ability.
  15. I posted this in "The Bank" forum as well, but afterwards realized that the people in this forum have probably actually completed the background checks as opposed to the people in that forum just receiving offers. I hope its okay that I double posted! Anyway, here is the original: I ask this not because I have some criminal activity or lied on my application. I recently had a terrible experience with a job offer that required me to do an additional background check throughs company called Hire Right. This company was supposed to check my work history and verify that I worked where I said I did. I filled out their application form to make sure all the information on there was correct (they upload my resume to their data base). Soon after, they kept contacting me, insisting they needed proof via pay stubs or W-2 forms that I worked a volunteer (i.e. unpaid) position an unpaid internship (despite the fact that this was unpaid and in fact a practicum though my school), proof of employment for my university (which I never claimed to have worked at, and simply wrote that I attended this university for my undergrad). Also, they contacted my potential employer and said they could not verify a previous employer despite not asking me for any further verification. I sent several forms of proof (pay stubs and references) about this previous employer when my potential employer contacted me about it, but Hire Right still insisted I never worked there. I did not get the job because this awful system made it seem like my application was dishonest. Basically, I was offered an amazing assistantship but now because of this experience I am very worried that I may have to do a similar background check of my employers and will lose the offer. Most schools I have looked up say they only do a criminal background check. I have no issue providing reference or anything like that for my previous employers, but I am worried that my valid information will be misrepresented again. I do not want to contact the school about their background check process because that might raise a red flag for them that I was being dishonest or am trying to hide something (which I am not, but I would rather not give off that impression). Those of you who have gotten assistantships, what was the background process like for you?