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  2. Kratz


    Hi, Could explain yourself a bit more? What do you mean by this? Is almost everybody in class in their 20's?
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  4. Hey there I am also considering applying to a post-bacc program in psych to gain research experience and take psych classes since I'm not from a psych background. What I've been doing is short listing programs and finding labs/professors within them that I am interested in working with so that my interests can match with their research as well. But I'm also very new to this so if others have some more input that would be great.
  5. prothinker

    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    I and my friend was wondering about the new thoughts but this made us very much clear of what we both ere in search for. You are free to get more information about our quest and get free benefits.
  6. psycstudent2018

    Conference Travel: How do I pay for this??

    Hi all. I'm hoping to present at ISDP this October but am really struggling to come up with funds. I'm a post-bacc lab manager so I'm not eligible for some of the student awards. Does anyone know if any travel funding I might look into applying for? Thanks!
  7. Sigaba

    Re-Applying to Programs (Previously Accepted)

    To dovetail with @ohsp's guidance. If those who had written your LoRs had provided support during your "weird year," and you've grown during the year, I would sound them out to see if they want to rewrite the LoRs. This is to say that relationships can remain the same as informed opinions of your ability to succeed as a graduate student may improve.
  8. bioBot010010

    Full time MPA and Full time employment

    Thanks so much for sharing your experience. They truly make it seem like it is absolutely impossible.
  9. All, That existential crisis has fallen upon me, and while I hope it's not familiar to you, I'm posting here because I'm thinking that chances are it is to many, and maybe some of you have successfully navigated out of it. I've done an MFA and an MDiv and luckily found ways to bring literature, creative writing and religion together during both programs. Here's the thing: I'm in my early 30s and I'm tired. I've only been outside of higher ed for a bit between undergrad and now, doing church work and freelancing gigs. Both my degrees are considered "terminal." I loved teaching, I loved "academic freedom," I loved being supported if I wanted to go to conferences, I loved doing research and I loved writing (as a student). I didn't love bureaucracy, I didn't love job insecurity, I didn't love low wages, I didn't love my job taking up all my research/writing time (or not being done with work when I got home), I didn't love that my students were increasingly disinterested in doing work. I also missed what felt like more practical applications of my theological and ministerial studies in divinity school, particularly social justice ministries. I feel like I'm at an impasse. I either need to decide to do a PhD while I'm still young (although early 30s feels fairly old when I consider the duration of a PhD and the long and winding road to tenure after) or I need to figure out a life for myself in the world outside higher ed. If I did apply to doctoral programs, I'd go the practical theology route and build off the problem I tackled in my MDiv thesis, a subject I remain passionate and curious about. But I'll admit: money is starting to be an issue for me. I'm getting older and I feel less ready to live off a meager student stipend than I was in my 20s. I'm willing to get the PhD if it would improve my opportunities and security, but I also feel woefully unfamiliar with the possibilities available to someone with terminal degrees in the arts and humanities outside of academe. Aside from higher ed instructor, I've briefly done university chaplaincy and gov't human rights agency work as part of my ministry experience. Are upward mobility, job security and livable wages possible for someone with this kind of background, or would a PhD secure those things in a way these master's can't? Also willing to look into nonprofit/corporatey certificates/licenses if that helps ease the transition out of academe/generate better income. I think my gifts have been well-suited toward academe, but I don't know if it can or will ever give me back the support I need to keep my head above the water. Anyone else struggled with this same decision after their master's? What helped you decide to stay in higher ed or transition out? And, if you were transitioning out, how did you discern what path out was best for you? Apologies for the murkiness of the question. It's probably a result of my present murky state. TL;DR: Terminal literary arts and theological/ministerial degrees struggling to discern whether a PhD in practical/pastoral theology or transitioning out of academia would offer a more secure/stable future and, if the latter, how best to make that transition.
  10. Fabretti

    University of Minnesota - Fall 2019

    I'm applying for Fall 2021. I will by finishing my Master by 2020. Hope you get there
  11. Hey heyyy, Well, you're only in your second year at your institution so I think that you are beating yourself up a bit too much. You only begin applying to Ph.D programs in your senior year, so if you don't feel as if you're in the right mentality, or if you don't exactly know what you're doing, then it's normal. First thing first, though, is to definitely get yourself involved in some kind of research at your institution. I have never been to UCLA, so I'm unsure how the structure is for research assistants, but you should try your best to apply for the position regardless of the predicted outcome. You would never know if you didn't try, right? While you are applying, do some research on the professors at your university whose work seems pretty interesting to you. During their office hours, I would recommend you to sit in to speak with those professors and give them some background about yourself and explain some of your passions to them. Building strong relationships with professors whose labs you wanna work in helps them see your motivation and can also help for a strong recommendation letter in the future. Even if you don't become a research assistant during this application cycle, at least you would have the appropriate connections and possible mentors to get you prepared for graduate school. As far as your GPA, you can make it up. The classes with the lowest grades, you should target first. Re-take those classes in hopes of getting an A so that your GPA can be boosted. I know that taking classes over can feel a bit daunting, but remember that your end-goal is to become competitive for graduate school. Also, taking classes over again shows determination and can reflect well for grad applications. See if you can take these classes in the summer so that your expected graduation date isn't pushed back.
  12. My sentiments exactly. I'm registered for the September exam. Wimsey, my studying strategy is pretty similar to yours. I have also thrown the Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory into the mix. Yes, I agree entirely. The Norton Anthologies are super-fun to read, but the fun for me is kind of diminished when I recall that I'm supposed to, you know, remember what I'm reading. Ha. Not sure if y'all have seen it already, but you can find additional (helpful) information about the exam on this thread: https://forum.thegradcafe.com/topic/99854-gre-literature-subject-test-a-discussion/. Some people who did really well on the test posted tips and tricks on the thread.
  13. I have done none of the pre reqs, and will be taking them all through the online master's program I will be attending. Just seemed more straightforward this way, and I know the classes will meet their requirements.
  14. Neep

    MSW Fall 2019 Decisions!!!

    Is there a thread/forum for MSW students that start this fall, regardless of where at? I would love a facebook group or some group on here for that added support. Any leads?
  15. Neep

    Best option for dual degree - Bioethics MA

    I dont know anything about bioethics, so I cannot answer to that. I do want to drop a line and say that University of Pittsburgh is an absolutely amazing school and their MSW program is terrific! The only reason I didn't apply there is because of location and I got a little scared off with tuition. But Pitt is a great opportunity!
  16. Neep

    MSW Personal Statements Help

    I think it depends on what the school wants. Be sure to follow their directions first and foremost and answer everything that they ask. I can't say for sure, but when I applied i set my paper up more like one essay and then used titles in bold along the way and transition words. So there were three questions asked. My statement ended up being technically one essay with eight pages worth to sufficiently answer their questions. My school left the formatting ambiguous. I think they want to see if you can write, follow directions, and use reasoning and logic to answer. Unfortunately, I do not think this is a one size fits all answer
  17. nesrinakanmac@gmail.com

    Funded Masters programs in Art History

    What are the GA/TA positions?
  18. Widener University has a great trauma focus, which would be highly clinical. Maybe check them out also.
  19. I couldn't agree more with this. I went to Penn State in my undergrad, which was amazing and one of the best schools (maybe im bias?!), but it was not worth the name. Dont get me wrong, I learned a lot and it was rigerous and i believe that accounts for something, But now i have over $50,000 in student loan debt, just from my undergrad. And that was after maximum funding with grants and scholarships. I start my MSW in a month with West Virginia University in their online program. I did not see that on your spread sheet. I would highly recommend looking into it. Something I like about their program is that it is well rounded. No, it does not have a clinical focus exactly, but it does explore all avenues at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels so you are bound to get some clinical in there and also broaden your horizons. I also like their cost. I do think money should be a key factor in this field. For as much as I would have loved Portland State University for their MSW with a healthcare concentration (i want to be a medical social worker), i just cannot justify the out of state cost! There are some great programs but im already paying way too much in student loans from my undergrad and hardly scrapping by. Are you looking for online schools or face to face? Personally, I would have preferred face to face but the closest MSW program is 3 hours from me and relocating is not an option.
  20. fiestypastry

    Any fellow disabled grad school applicants?

    I am a 2 time grad school attendee (different degrees). I am deaf in one ear and was diagnosed with severe narcolepsy some years ago, in college. I understand your feelings, because I felt the same way for YEARS. I just had to start seeing that despite the disability, we managed to graduate from school and are trying to live as best a life as possible. I have talked about that experience in my essays and how I overcome that to live my life. Being disabled and still managing to go through everyday life is an accomplishment in itself. I'm now a practicing tax lawyer and have changed how I feel about these disabilities. Understanding my resilience has allowed these things not to stop me one bit! Stay strong and know that you are living with your disability shows your strength. Cheers
  21. Good morning everyone! new in this forum. I'm an undergraduate at the university of Manitoba hoping to apply for the slp program in Western University. Just wondering how they actually calculate the subGPA? I was confused with the "10 full year" courses where they will base off the calculation of the GPA. Thank you! and if there is anyone here who is applying or got accepted at Western I would like to ask for tips and insights in what made you a successful candidate. I am also trying out other universities but western is my dream. Thank you! :D
  22. I can't really speak to the differences in applications, but there are two very important factors to consider about UK Programs. 1) Funding - As far as I know, UK programs generally are not funded. Meaning, you are paying for school on top of rent, supplies, food, etc. The U.S. has many funded MA Literature programs which not only make it so that you don't pay to go to school, but also get paid to teach/T.A. I am attending one of these programs in the fall, so if you have more questions about funded MA programs, let me know. 2) Program Length - Generally, MA programs in the U.K. are one year. This may seem appealing because it shortens the time you are in school, but if you want to continue on to a PhD. it can make things much more difficult. Letters of Recommendation are a HUGE part of the application process. If you go to a 1 year program, that starts in September, it basically means that you only have 1-3 months to forge meaningful relationships with your letter writers vs. 1 year+ in 2 year programs. Also, UK letters generally are a little less personal and enthusiastic than US letters. My advice is that you apply to a mix of PhD. and U.S. MA programs. You may wish to apply to some UK programs too, but know the cons of doing so. Just my opinions of course. Let me know if you want any follow-up!
  23. PsycUndergrad

    SSHRC Doctoral 2018-2019

    Looks like SSHRC posted the award recipients online. I’d guess most of the waitlist movement is done now since they don’t usually post the list until everything is more or less finalized. Fingers crossed for next year!
  24. Hey guys i was wondering if anyone has all the powerpoints for speech disorders and/or language disorders class for undergrad. I would really appreciate this as I lost all my info on my laptop -_-. Im trying to make a folder and use these as refrence in grad school. Any help would be appreciated thanks guys.
  25. OHSP

    Re-Applying to Programs (Previously Accepted)

    There will likely be a different admissions committee this year, and your application will be read in a new context — maybe they offered places to 6 Americanists and all of them accepted, in which case they might be offering a smaller number of Americanist spots this year, etc etc. My advice would be to get in touch with the prospective advisors who accepted you and to explain the situation—otherwise it’s going to be very strange for them to have your application re-appear on their desk. Professors are just humans and will understand (and if they don’t that might be a red flag anyway). As for recommendations I’d stick with what you had, unless your relationship with any of the recommenders has changed, or you’ve added anything significant to your CV. Good luck!
  26. mllesaid

    Study material for the English Literature GRE?

    Since the test covers so much material from British & American lit, I would see if you can get your hands on those anthologies. I know a lot of people use Longman's anthologies and Norton's; we used Norton for American lit in my classes as well. There is a lot of material covered in these, but picking a few big names will help you prepare for questions on style, meaning, etc. The test also asks for some familiarity with comparative & world literature, but I can't think of an anthology - just know some important titles and basic plots from different literary traditions. One thing I just noticed - there are a lot of questions, but you can get a very high (or even a top-notch) score without getting all of the questions right. I imagine that as long as you have some understanding of the history & you're able to interpret the passages, you should be able to do well.
  27. Adelaide9216

    I failed my thesis.

    Still no news. I'm afraid she will be more severe this time than the first evaluation...
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