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I got an interview, now what does that mean?


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#1 sublime

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 02:34 AM

Hi everyone,

I got an interview for a social psych PhD program. It's one of my top choices, so I am very excited. Does anyone know, in general, how many people get invited to psych program interview days vs how many get accepted? Also, what can I expect from the weekend?

Looking forward to your responses :)
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 02:46 AM

That is awesome! If you don't mind me asking, which school is this?
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 04:06 AM

It can be anywhere from about 15% to 80-90%...sorry, that probably doesn't help much!

As for what to expect: a lot of one-on-one meetings (probably back to back) with professors (POI[s] and others) and possibly current students; several information sessions about life in the program; a tour of the campus, and possibly the surrounding town; and at least one nice dinner/party with time for mingling.

Congratulations, and good luck...you're officially on to the fun part of this whole process!
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:47 PM

It can be anywhere from about 15% to 80-90%...sorry, that probably doesn't help much!

As for what to expect: a lot of one-on-one meetings (probably back to back) with professors (POI[s] and others) and possibly current students; several information sessions about life in the program; a tour of the campus, and possibly the surrounding town; and at least one nice dinner/party with time for mingling.

Congratulations, and good luck...you're officially on to the fun part of this whole process!


How does one prepare for recruitment weekend (deciding what to say/not say at interviews, wear, bring to campus and host's home, etc.)?

Thanks!
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:56 PM

How does one prepare for recruitment weekend (deciding what to say/not say at interviews, wear, bring to campus and host's home, etc.)?


There have been about a bajillion threads on each of these topics.

As a start, see: http://forum.thegrad...__1 -- I think this and the threads linked from that thread should address most of your questions.
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Posted 23 January 2010 - 09:48 PM

thanks everyone. that link helped a lot.

lets continue to talk about this topic, i'm sure there are many nervous interviewees out there like me!

Edited by sublime, 23 January 2010 - 09:48 PM.

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