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3dender

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    2017 Fall
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  1. You should post this in the SLP forum. Link: http://forum.thegradcafe.com/forum/95-speech-language-pathology/
  2. Housing market here is very fluid and will be active until August. I wouldn't give up hope yet. There are also a lot of people in your boat so it's not necessarily a problem with you but just that people have the luxury of holding out for ideal personality matches. Are you looking primarily at Craigslist?
  3. Sounds like totally normal thumb-twiddling you're experiencing. I'm going through the same while waiting for the next step. Funny enough, my WIFE is going through the same, after just FINISHING school and having to wait a few weeks before her job starts. Totally rational response to moments of limbo, I say.
  4. No that reason is because on some level they accurately describe reality. If you disagree with the above depiction, YOU offer an alternative, and I'LL decide whether I agree with it or not (spoiler: I probably won't).
  5. I don't know. Why look for something new and exciting when the cliche description is the most accurate? Cliches are cliches for a reason.
  6. This occurred to me as well. I wonder if these (mostly partnered) females get the feeling you've been hitting on them. In my experience it's not typical for a guy to just invite a girl to lunch or a concert unless he has romantic interest. Are you being sincere about your platonic intentions, or is there a part of you that "wouldn't mind" getting involved romantically? Women will pick up on that second part every time, and it will keep them from wanting to be alone with you. And if you keep trying, you risk getting the label of "that one creepy dude." Basically I suggest looking for some guy friends outside of school who share your interests.
  7. If you got admitted to half of your PhD programs you're clearly capable with words. Just be earnest, or maybe fib a little about how it was such a tough decision but ultimately you decided against med school, but you appreciate their support no matter what. Older mentors/supervisors understand young, confused people struggling with life decisions. It doesn't have to be Shakespeare, just be sincere.
  8. This may not be too helpful because to me it seems like it's going to be an absolutely personal decision, essentially coming down to what YOU (think you'll probably) want for your future. Obviously you know that there's no better place in the world for your field than NYC, and it will get you the credentials you need to enter any aspect of Digital Media, including at the most elite levels. Then again that may not be what you're ultimately after, and if you're comfortable with what Melbourne offers and think that's the right fit, then go for it. Then again there is something to be said for leaving your comfort zone. . . so you see where my comments may not be that helpful.
  9. I suggest perusing the 2017 Results Thread.
  10. I can't help but cringe when I read a comment that clearly de-prioritizes interesting work in relation to salary. Just because it seems at risk of being overlooked (at least in this thread), I'd like to point out that there are, in fact, important factors in determining your career path other than the size of your salary. Yes, debt should still be a consideration. So should your interest in your work, as well as the inherent value of such work to the world at large.
  11. Boulder has 300,000 in its metro area, meaning it's a city too. So the distinction is not as stark as you think. In the spirit of experiencing new (and, I can speak on some authority: great) things, you should just go to Colorado and learn how to ski.
  12. Am I the only one who thinks of "Groundhog Day" whenever I see this thread?
  13. It is mostly ants/roaches, along with some small house spiders. Wolf spiders don't usually get inside but they're around outside. We have an old house (1961) with plenty of cracks, and the ants can get annoying at times (it's difficult to notice a pattern). We also haven't gone out of our way to get traditional poison traps just because the idea sort of bothers us. . . but we're getting to that point. We've been trying homemade remedies with sporadic success. But you wouldn't need to spend more than $20-30/yr. for such easily available traps. The roaches are even less predictable. Do they start coming inside when it rains a lot to get dry? Or are they more active when it's dry and they need to find water? Who knows. We get mini-outbreaks every few months (by which I mean we see a roach maybe 4-5 times in one week), at which point we put out fresh boric acid pellets and they go away again. The Harris Famous Roach Tablets have worked for us -- a box costs $5 and we've had the same one for years. As for ground v. upper floor, that could very well be a factor that I don't have much experience with. I've always lived on a ground floor while in NC. I'm with you on hating roaches. Haven't gotten used to them yet, though I'm less ashamed of them since most people aroujnd here, even with newer constructions, have to deal with them. It's helpful to understand that here they're just endemic, and not necessarily a sign of filth or messiness.
  14. Not to be harsh, but if you don't have at least a vague idea of what area you want to eventually make a career for yourself -- Local Gov v. Environmental Policy v. IT -- you probably shouldn't be going to grad school yet. Why not just get a job in one of these areas for a year or two to see how you like it? You should at least know what your predominant one or two interests are before applying to school.
  15. I don't know much about Indiana's program but I do know that Harris is one of the best in the world, has a solid quant focus, and has a far-reaching name for international purposes.