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  1. Hey all , I need someone who is familiar with DAAD scholarship I need to know more about DAAD scholarship about the preliminary German courses prior to the scholarship , is it funded ? when students take those courses ? I am asking these questions because I am working in a full-time job and I don't know whether I should consider quitting my job during the courses or not . One more question , Do I have to pass the preliminary courses in order to get the scholarship ? or if I was selected then I am selected and the german courses will have no effect on my chances ? Thanks all
  2. Hello Aspiring Art Students, I am a long time follower of this forum - it helped me immensely when I was applying to grad schools myself. I have been perusing some of these recent threads, and a lot of you seem to have many unanswered questions about how this all works - and "this" can encompass many things. I work in art academia currently, and I will be the first to admit that the grad school application process is mystifying while pertinent information is often elusive. I struggled with this exact problem during my time looking at grad schools. But having now been through the process myself, I have learned some (but not all) answers. Being a professor currently, it is really disheartening to see just how many aspiring students, who do good work, get lost in this process. While I sincerely do want to help, it would be way too much for me to respond to each of these questions individually. Yet, after seeing what some of you are asking and the confusion within, I am wondering if some of you would be interested in some one-on-one consulting, via email or the like. It would be simply too overwhelming to take this on as something casual - and usually, this is what professors get paid to do, in addition to just teaching during the semester. What I can offer you, so that it does not become too insane, is this (and I realize this sounds kind of skeezy to post on a forum, but bear with me): For, let's say, $20 I can offer all y'all any of the following: Provide standard paragraph sized answers to four general questions about this whole perplexing process, or For an hour's time, I will look over your portfolio and help you narrow down choices of what to include, give advice, etc, or I will do one round of reading and editing one document you may have questions about; this can be your statement, letter of intent, a CV, etc - whichever one of these you think you may need help with the most, or if there is any other reasonable thing that you may need help with, I can look into that as well, or If you happen to be in the same geographic location as I am, I would be happy to meet face to face for an hour's time. I'd also possibly be open to doing an hour of Skype if absolutely warranted - though I sincerely believe Skype is terrible and should not be used in the admissions process, but I digress. Here's a little about me to just let you know I am not just some crackpot without any clout: When I was applying to grad schools, I applied to fifteen schools and got into seven; four of those schools offered me significant financial aid, if not a fully funded MFA, I went to a top tier MFA program in the New York City area, I have been accepted into several residencies, including Vermont Studio Center, I have shown internationally, I have been published, I have been teaching for just about 3 full years now; I have taught at two research 1's, a small liberal arts college, and a community college, (and if you do not know the difference between a R1 and a SLAC, you need to before you send out applications), This past semester I helped one of my students get into a competitive international study abroad program at a top international school doing the same thing I am offering here, I have connected some of my students to various institutions for residencies, jobs, etc - I have provided them face-time with very successful artists, I have been paid to give professional practices presentations to classes, I myself have been awarded an upcoming year long, fully funded residency where three slots are awarded out of over two hundred and fifty applications. My personal work is mostly focused in installation, photography, performance and new media. I do not paint - though I went to a really painting heavy program and can offer some insight in that regard. So, you know, I am not trying to prove my worth here, but I do have an idea of what I am talking about. And look, for all that, there is PLENTY I have been rejected from or failed at (which is something we can talk about also). I also obviously cannot promise you that you will get into Yale based on talking to me, or any other specific program. But, if any of you need help navigating all of this, I actually would like to help in a way that I can. If any of you need help and are interested, please feel free to send me a private message - we can go from there as to what you might need and how to achieve it. And feel free to ask any logistical questions about anything I did not cover here. I should also mention that my focus in my work is not necessarily solely commercial - I am much more personally interested in contributing to discourse than I am in doing the gallery circuits. I say this because if your dream is to be Anslem Kiefer or Takashi Murikami and show at Gagosian and only make art to make oodles of money, I will probably be not the best person to talk to. I can give you insights about the various gallery scenes, but that is not where my focus is. In the meantime, good luck to all of you! Believe me, I know how hard it is out there - if something does not happen for you, please do not get discouraged. Though this sucks to always hear, rejection really is just a part of the process. Also, be diligent to really look through this forum and the past years of postings - there is some really valuable information in these threads if you take the time to search through them. One more thing: be sure to check out The Professor is In - Karen Kelsky is not arts based, but she offers a wealth of fantastic general academic information. Edit: Tell you what, let's do this - the first three people to ask me something on this thread, I will respond to the best of my ability. Be sure to ask something general or not so specific that it cannot relate to anyone else besides yourself.
  3. So I emailed a professor I was interested in doing a rotation with, and his response was yes. However, he also mentioned that he will be retiring soon and thus will not be able to take me in as a student in his lab. I'm pretty bummed because I was hoping that he'd become my PI someday, but I guess I should have asked before accepting to this school :/ Anyways, I wanted to rotate in labs that I will potentially be able to stay in, since there are only three rotations in my program. But then again I feel rude replying to him, "ok never mind, I'll look for somewhere else to rotate in". Is it common for ppl to rotate in a lab knowing that they won't be able to stay/return? Should I look for other labs to do rotations in?
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    Hi!! I am new here. I am currently a computer science masters student looking for a standard topic in database. Could someone help me please Asap? Thanks.
  5. Hi, Could spare 15 minutes to help me with my survey? I’m a student on a teacher training programme in Germany, and for my degree thesis in English linguistics, I’m researching dark humour in the British TV comedy The League of Gentlemen. You’re not required to know anything about The League of Gentlemen, you’re going going to rate a couple video clips. If you don’t want to that’s fine, too. Thanks! Link: https://www.soscisurvey.de/humourdiscourse2017/ Password: laugh
  6. I'm currently working as a direct staff support for a home of adults that have intellectual disabilities. I thought a majority of the job was going to be on communication with them but that consist of 25%-30% of the job. The rest I am basically a caregiver--cleaning the house, cooking, helping them with personal management, hygiene, etc. I'm looking into other jobs. I got an interview for an assistant to a teacher at a preschool but I'm not sure if that will better my chances of getting into grad school. I'm having second thoughts about the job search and just sticking with the job I have. I have a second job and between that and this other job, I don't have time to shadow SLPs. When I asked what I needed to improve on, the admissions said my GRE could use some work. I'm studying for the GRE but I feel that that is not enough and I don't want to waste my time with this job and not doing something else. Any advice would be great!
  7. Hi there! Im looking for someone to look over my essays I've written during a practice GRE test. Any help would be great! Thanks! ISSUE TASK Technology, while apparently aimed to simplify our lives, only makes our lives more complicated. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position. Countries today strive to be the most technologically advanced societies in world history. However, an increased amount of technology brings forth an increased amount of complications. Although technology can streamline some activies, the high learning curve it poses on some devices and the crime it facilitates ultimatley causes humans to have a more complicated life. Technology creates an extreme learning curve that modern day humans are expected to keep up with. For example, learning how to type on a computer is much more difficult than writing with a pen on a piece of paper; the types of software, such as Microsoft Word, have to be learned. Understanding this software encompasses many things that are not necessary for pen and paper - how to copy and paste, how to highlight text, and how to change fonts and colors are just a few actions that Word requires the user to know in order to use it to full capacity. As technology improves, it facilitates increasingly complicated crimes and harrasment. Cyber stalking and bullying has made it difficult to find the culprit of such crimes. International terrorism and human traffickers have also been known to utilize the dark web to plan their attacks or put up captured people for sale. People are therefor utilizing the complicated outlets of modern technology for their means of wrongdoing, making it more difficult for enforcers to keep up with modern technologically advanced criminals. Although technology can complicate human lives, technology can also increase the productivity of certain tasks, which in turn simplifies them. For example rather than using an oven to heat up a pizza, which may take thirty minutes, microwaves can do the same thing in less than thirty seconds. Additionally, cell phones have made it much simpler to get into contact with a person in comparison to writing a letter; one can just dial a number rather than writing what they want to say, sending it through the mail, and waiting for it to be received. Overall technology streamlines many every day activites, cutting down on the most complicated steps. Technology can decrease the amount of steps in every day processes, however it also requires a steep learning curve which can be difficult to overcome. Technology also provides a hidden space for criminals to commit heinouse acts, making it difficult for law enforcers to find the culprit. Therefore, technological advancements developing today all over the world do not simplify human lives, but instead make them more complicated. ARGUMENT TASK SuperCorp recently moved its headquarters to Corporateville. The recent surge in the number of homeowners in Corporateville proves that Corporateville is a superior place to live than Middlesburg, the home of SuperCorp's current headquarters. Moreover, Middleburg is a predominately urban area and according to an employee survey, SuperCorp has determined that its workers prefer to live in an area that is not urban. Finally, Corporateville has lower taxes than Middlesburg, making it not only a safer place to work but also a cheaper one. Therefore, Supercorp clearly made the best decision. Write a response in which you examine the stated and/or unstated assumptions of the argument. Be sure to explain how the argument depends on the assumptions and what the implications are if the assumptions prove unwarranted. The argument that Corporateville is superior to Middlesburg is flawed for various reasons including the use of a vague survey that lacks statistical and descriptive detail, and assuming that lower taxes creates a safer and cheaper lifestyle. In order to improve the argument, additional clarification should be added to each of these points; statistics on the survey, the type of area Corporateville is, details on overall living costs in Corporateville, and linking factors between safety and lower taxes should be added. The argument uses an employee survey stating that employees do not prefer to live in the urban area of Middlesburg. However, there are no statistics provided backing the results of the survey, making it impossible to know if a true representation of all of the employees were used. Additionally, the argument does not state anything about the type of area Corporateville is; for all the reader knows it may also be an urban area similar to Middlesburg. The argument should therefore provide statistics to back up it's claims about the survey, as well as clarify what type of area Corporateville is - Urban, suburban, country, ect. The argument assumes that the lower taxes of Corporateville make it a safer place to live. Lower taxes may not have any relationship to to the safety of a city; for example Middlesburg may have higher taxes because it is trying to improve its infrastructure, which could actually make it a nicer city than Corporateville. In order to draw a relationship between taxes and safety, the argument needs to state some linking factor between the two, such as Middlesburg must pay more for state attorneys to defend all of their criminals. The argument also assumes that lower taxes in Corporateville make it cheaper to live there. Although taxes play a large part in the cost of living there are many other factors that contribute to how much a person pays to live in a certain area. Even if the taxes are low, the houses available for sale or the cost of groceries may be very expensive. To clarify the cost of living, the argument should provide a more detailed description of the housing and food costs of Corporateville. The argument presented is flawed because it does not provide enough detail on the survey it describes and it assumes a link between lower taxes, safety, and cheaper living. By providing more information on each of these points, the argument will be much stronger in its statement that SuperCorp made the right decision in moving it's headquarters from Middlesburg to Corporateville.
  8. I'm currently working as a direct staff support for a home of adults that have intellectual disabilities. I thought I was going to be working a lot on communication with them but that part is pretty much 25% of it. The rest I am basically a caregiver-- cleaning the house, cooking, helping them with personal management, hygiene, etc. I'm looking into other jobs. I got an interview for an assistant to a teacher at a preschool but I'm not sure if that will better my chances at getting into grad school. I'm kinda having second thoughts about quitting the job search and sticking with the one I have but I'm not entirely sure. Anybody have any advice?
  9. Hi Everyone, I'm brand new to this fourm but I read a couple questions on here and figured this might be the place for me to process my options. I am currently working on a college campus in New England at a Rape Crisis Center as a Prevention Educator/Advocate and also getting my MPH. I've a lot of work experience with them and while did my undergraduate kind of recently I will be done my MPH this time next year. I feel like currently my interests are really wide and I could see myself doing a lot but which is great, but also stressful. In thinking about my current job I love working with the victims I see often in a 1 on 1 setting and I also love facilitating larger trainings and implementing prevention on a large scale, hence the MPH. I do a lot of training and guest lectures for undergrad/graduate classes and could see eventually sitting in academia but don't know if that is the most immediate goal but would like whatever I do to have that as an option eventually. I really enjoy my MPH program and it feels like it was the right choice as what i'm learning is directly applicable to the prevention work I do every day. This leads me to my first option which is a PhD or a DrPH. In general I like the idea of a DrPH more because of its focus on practitioners and less on research however I don't love that pretty much none of them are funded. Also I like the idea of teaching during the program and that's more likely to be in a PhD program... and those are generally funded. However, research is more the focus which is fine but not totally what I'm about. Lastly the thing I am comparing public health to is a clinical psychology PhD or PsyD. I know this may feel like super out of left field but I work a lot with these folks at the University I work and love the work they do. Same dilemma with the PhD and PsyD around practice vs research and the funding in all my investigation of the programs. So I guess I am reaching out to see if someone has information on a program i haven't research that I would be interested in? I have plenty of time to narrow my options down and decide and if I were to do a public health option I likely would work more after my MPH before jumping in whereas a psychology one I would one to move into it more quickly after my MPH. Lastly I love working on a campus and could see myself in student health promotion or counseling so some kind of higher education option I wouldn't hate browsing either. An option/next step i'm thinking about is interviewing my friends that did these specific programs and ask what they liked/disliked so that's on a to do list I've started.Any guidance you all have is helpful--I know this was super rambling but I'm struggling to narrow down into as it feels like a super big decision and there are just so many options. Thanks!
  10. How do I find out about programs? and what they consist of? My question I've had since 10th grade is why do Republicans and Democrats think differently? ~How can one group of liberals ignore science when it comes to vaccines and critique conservatives for the whole climate change is a myth thing. ~How do these seemingly-neat categories come to be, ~What holds them together, ~How can we educate ourselves to stay as true to ourselves without falling for fallacies that effect the lives of SO many people outside of ourselves. Here's what i'm working with: Sociological honors research project on church member's (of a single church) beliefs 3.774 gpa after transfer at UCLA 3.8-3.9 at SMC (I had one F that I retook) readings, and hundred of hours of podcasts on the subjects of interest listened to 2 years ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) experience working with an autism spectrum population Here are my worries: I did my undergrad in Gender Studies and Sociology I'm missing basic psych classes I have not done research in 2 years I don't have a decent writing sample Haven't touched the GRE yet Advice? tips? Who can I talk to? Which schools should I be looking at? ~ Georgiy P.S. I would love a program that includes the core ABA classes, so I can do them the first two years getting a Master's and continue on with a PhD transferring the classes as part of the same program. Does this even exist?
  11. If anyone could review my issue and argument essays I would highly appreciate it. It is in a text file. Thank you. Issue Essay.txt Argument Essay.txt
  12. So I'm having trouble figuring out how narrow my interests need to be before I apply to grad school. Some background: I'm aiming to apply to an anthropology Master's program that begins this fall (super quick, I know. Long story), at the same school I got my B.A. in 2014. The program has a focus on cultural resource management (CRM), and it's a terminal Master's. I've worked as an archaeology tech with a government agency for two seasons, going on three, so I know I want to do CRM. I'm also interested in historic archaeology of the American West, and have some interest in public archaeology. One of my profs told me my interests needed to be narrowed down some. Being new to this whole grad school application thing, I didn't realize my interests needed to be narrower before I even started. I'm not even sure what that should look like for me. Does anyone have an examples of what their narrowed interests look like? For instance, if I'm interested in historic archaeology of the American West, would a narrower interest be something like historic mining/extractive industries? Does there need to be more to it than that? Right now I sort of want to scream. I'd ask my profs about this, but it's Saturday, so....
  13. So I will be going into my senior year this fall. I go to a state school in pa. I have yet to take my GRE but I have an embarrassing low GPA. I have a 3.135. I am going to be retaking a course in the summer time that I got a C in and I will be retaking another course I got a C in next semester. During my second year of school, I got really ill. I had/have serve health issues. In addition to having really bad personal issues. I want to get into grad school more than anything. I have a nine year old brother who uses an AAC device and is totally nonverbal. I've been involved with speech therapy since he was two. I also work at my local YMCA, I work with children who are pretty at risk and I love my job. It is my passion. I am a member of NISHLA, sign language and braill club and was in a sorority for two years. Any advice?
  14. Hello, I am a Sophomore (Junior in few days) in electrical engineering and was wondering if it would be too late for a shot at getting into top tier masters/PhD programs. I just recently became interested in graduate school and it is too late to apply for summer research and even my college's year round research program for '17-'18. Next year I will begin REU and other research applications early and hope to gain some then, but would that be enough to get into top programs? I will have a 3.95+ gpa after this semester so I don't think grades will hold me back at all. I'm looking at elite schools like MIT, Stanford, Berkeley, but don't have much hope for those now. I'm also interested in top schools like UMich, UIUC, UCBoulder, UCLA, Cornell, etc. Another path I could take to get more research is lower my credit hours during my senior year (4th year) and then take another semester finish my degree. In this path I would be able to get good research during the 4th year, the summer after, and possibly that fall too. This would not be that much of an inconvenience to me as I already have a full tuition scholarship. Would this be the best course of action in order to increase my chances for grad school? Also, will doing an REU at a specific university increase the chances of being accepted there?
  15. I was admitted to the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California! I am so excited because it is my dream school! I really didn't think I would get in so I was not prepared for the cost of the tuition. USC is Top 12 Social Work program and I want to go their so badly, BUT is the cost of the tuition worth it??? I am waiting to hear back from Cal State LA as well. Would greatly appreciate feedback!!!
  16. Hi I'm looking at applying to Georgetown next year in the Poli Sci department, my GPA is a 3.47 and i'm taking the GRE later in the year, anyone thats been accepted, with a similar GPA, please let me know what your GRE score was. Or if anyone has any advice for me. I'm kind of freaking out, i only just found out that my GPA was that low =(
  17. HI, I am a post-bacc student slowly but surely preparing to begin applications to schools in the fall. I am looking for insight on how you narrowed down your list of schools to apply, what you compared as far as admissions criteria etc. Basically, I want to be as prepared as possible and I am wondering what my first steps should be in preparing for the application process? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  18. Hi All, I have an interview for New York Medical's SLP graduate program on Wednesday. I've never been on a graduate school interview and I was wondering if anyone has advice. Any advice is super helpful! I'm also waiting to hear back from Adelphi, Hofstra, CUNY Brooklyn, Teachers College and Touro. I received a rejection from NYU. Thank you all in advance!
  19. What is the best way to pay for grad school without going too far into debt with loans? I don't have much saved up right now and still hav a couple thousand in loans from undergrad, and now I need to pay tuition and living expenses in a new state. That means plane tickets to come home, too. I'lll definitely get a job, but any sort of help or resources would be great!
  20. Hello, I received an interview day itinerary from a School Psychology Ph.D. program and it states that there will be a "short stats sample in the morning to supplement the materials you submitted with your application." Does anyone know what this means or experienced something similar during their interview? I'm slightly freaking out and would appreciate any advice! Thank you.
  21. I have been put on three waiting lists for graduate school. And I still haven't heard back from one program yet. Is there anything I can do to help increase my odds? Also, if I don't hear back by April 15th then does that mean I didn't get a spot? I'm feeling really uneasy, can someone please help me out?
  22. After literally weeks of trying to concoct the perfect email to decline am offer to a school I REALLY liked, I finally hit send (and died a little inside). I was hoping for a response that didn't require follow-up, but her exact words were, "Hi LAS22--well I'm disappointed, obviously, but best wishes in your future studies! Are you going to another PhD program?" Ugh. Now I have to respond and I've been panicking over it for a week now... How do I respond?? Do I tell her what school I'm going to? Do I tell her why? Do I reiterate how difficult of a decision this was? I'm the worst at emails. Please send help. 😅
  23. Got accepted into 5/6 engineering grad programs. All fully funded ranging from 25-29k yearly. What is the best move here? It's understandably great to have options, but how to decide between them? If there has been anyone out there who had to do this, what were some of your ranking/decision criteria? First time posting, not super comfortable disclosing additional information. I'm inclined to go with my gut instinct - but I have until April 15 to brew over this some more. Appreciate any comments or advice. Thanks for taking the time to share.
  24. Hello, Can people give me their opinions/ranking on any of the schools (Statistics PhD): UCLA, UF, Texas A&M I've been admitted into these schools, and I'm having hard time deciding... My opinion: UCLA -seems good for industry jobs (i.e. data science), since located in LA -course load seems heavy on machine learning (good) -expensive to live in though (apartment/food worries...) UF -course load seems to be more oriented toward traditional statistics (no machine learning courses) -I heard they're theoretical heavy (good) -located in my hometown (wouldn't have to worry about life stuff, i.e. cost of living, food, etc.) Texas A&M -I heard they're a very large department that does mostly applied stuff -I'm not that worried about the cult life thing Bio: -Undergraduate: UNC Chapel Hill, Graduating in May 2017 with Bachelors in Stats, Math -US Citizen -Hoping more for industry than academic job Thank you so much!
  25. Hello!In January I was accepted into Washington University in St. Louis, and in the last weeks I was accepted into MGH IHP in Boston, and Murphy Deming college in Virginia . I am having a lot of trouble deciding between the 3. WashU- I truly can see myself here. I appreciate all of the connections, the low price of living, and that student health insurance is included in tuition. Definitely would push me to grow, as it would be a step outside of what I'm used to, living in the city. Top ranked school might give me more opportunities finding a job after graduating. Facilities were not as nice and updated as the others. Very welcoming faculty members. Murphy Deming- I love the smaller class size and the inter professional design. Coming from Wyoming, I know I would feel more in my comfort zone living in rural Fishersville, VA. Facilities much more impressive than WashU. Low price of living.MGH- I feel this school is a good mix between WashU and Murphy Deming. The facilities are amazing, inter professional design, and I felt the school has many valuable connections. However, the price of living is crazy! Can anyone offer their opinion on the schools?