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Announcements

Announcements from thegradcafe team about the site and forum.

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Comments, Questions, Etc.

Ask your questions about this site, e.g. the forum and results system here.

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City Guide

Ask the Cafe goers about a town or campus.

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IHOG: International House of Grads

A place for international students to come together. Sorry, no pancakes.

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The Lobby

What can I get you? Chit-chat here!

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The April 15th is this week! Freak-out forum.


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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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Applications


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  2. Interviews and Visits,
  3. Letters of Recommendation,
  4. Statement of Purpose, Personal History, Diversity,
  5. Writing Samples

Transcripts, GREs, Statements, Oh My!

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Waiting it Out

No, checking your mail ten more times a day won't get the notice there any faster.

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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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The Bank

Assistantships, Fellowships, Scholarships, etc.

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Meet and Greet


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Meet other newbies enrolling at the same school you are.

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Officially Grads

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

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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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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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Teaching

I have a TA position, now what?

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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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Jobs

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

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