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  2. Nice to meet you too! I am so happy to hear that multiple people have similar interest! Thank you for your kind words! I'm excited to see where we'll all end up. I'm so nervous about hearing back - and I haven't even applied to the programs yet. The steady incline to insanity during application season is starting already. I wrote the first draft of the first chapter last fall and it's finally ready to be in writing sample shape. Yeah I'm a little worried about my WS since it doesn't have that much poco theory and criticism to it since it's mostly gender and sexuality based. But we'll see how it goes! Good luck on getting the 'fit' right! I'm sure it'll be fabulous
  3. Hey everyone. So I just started my math camp for my PhD program in American and it has not gone well for me. It's going utterly fast and the course seems disorganized (people have suggested to me online to look at the readings--there aren't any) and I stopped at trig in high school and a GE stats course in undergrad so the intense pace of going from basic algebraic concepts that i've long forgotten and have to pause to come up with to pre calc that i've not taken to calculus has overwhelmed me, and even, felt like sitting through a Swahili course. The grad students teaching it have seemed kind of icy and cursory when I ask for help and I feel like a math-deficient idiot, because I'm just not good at it and feel years behind. I'm sure things can change but I'm having tremendous doubts about why I got in and if my record and lack of math (my GRE score did very much reflect it) was seriously looked at, looking at a sink hole of time and money to even keep a C or D in my stats course next term, or possibly future courses I'll have to take. Working hard at this on my own can resort to me staring at a sheet getting lost, and I am almost scared to ask the department for help and feel embarrassed and like i'll be looked down upon. We have a quiz at the end of the week to see how we're doing and if we need more help. I just want some honest perspectives and if there's anything I can do or a good gameplan. Khan Academy and a few office hours doesn't seem sufficient right now.
  4. I definitely want to echo earlier posts here - I'm reapplying to PhD programs this year, and as I'm editing my writing sample, I've been reading Ruti's The Ethics of Opting Out. I've found it incredibly accessible and illuminating. I would also recommend reading Sara Ahmed! Ahmed might not be considered as seminal a queer theorist as Edelman, Halberstam, Berlant, etc., but I still find her work incredible powerful.
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  6. Hello everyone! I am happy to see this thread here and I hope it continues on. I am applying to the University of South Florida for Fall 2020, however the application just opened up and the deadline is Nov 15, 2019. I am applying to the DrPH program with a concentration in Advanced Practice Leadership in Public Health. I already sent in my transcripts to the application site SOPHAS, and I am getting ready to ask for my letters of recommendation!
  7. It seems to me that there probably isn't funding for MA students except in special circumstances. https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/schools/mcas/departments/theology/graduate/current-grads/resources.html#funding On the Mammon List there are some opportunities grad students can apply for. There is funding for PhD students, though: https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/schools/mcas/departments/theology/graduate/ph-d-.html https://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/schools/cas_sites/theology/pdf/Teaching Assistant Guidelines.pdf You may want to ask the director of graduate admissions about funding opportunities for MA's. My guess is that you should have low expectations. Not because BC is bad, but because funded MA's are rare at PhD granting programs.
  8. Well, Hertie is apparently tougher, as they receive the most applications and only award scholarships to 3-5 candidates each year.
  9. I would like to apply PHD in epidemiology. Haven't decide the program yet...
  10. Hello! I'm applying for two-year policy programs (MPP-MPA) with the goal of working in education (international non-profits, or ed tech). Right now, I have some background in both, but as a career switcher, it's been difficult to move up the ladder. Also, I'm in the US, but my girlfriend is from Toronto and we're hoping to move there in 3-5 years. So which US programs have a network & brand in Canada? While Princeton & Harvard definitely have their reach even in Timbucktoo, and what about the others? - Tier 1 for network/ brand: Columbia SIPA, Chicago Harris, Yale Jackson, Stanford MPP - Tier 2 for network/ brand: Tufts Fletcher, Michigan Ford, ...who else? - Tier 3: DC schools? I'm guessing that because most students here are headed for DC and Federal Govt jobs, they are least likely to have a network outside the US. Would love to hear your thoughts on my informal rankings. Thanks!
  11. I've stuck with on-campus work-study jobs, since they're super flexible with scheduling and can be done on-campus or even at home. My first semester I was a TA for a 1-credit undergrad class and mostly just graded papers. For my 2nd and 3rd semesters I was an RA, transcribing speech samples and helping with evaluations. This coming semester I'll be a writing consultant in the grad writing center. Of course, there are many more options than these, but I've been pretty happy with them!
  12. Hi everyone! I'm going to be applying to professional programs this fall/winter but am getting such mixed reviews on the benefits of MSW/MFT/MHC degrees. I know that the kinds of programs I apply to will be partially reliant on location (my S.O. is looking for jobs, and I'm going to be looking for programs in/near the same city), but can someone help me clarify what the difference is between these kinds of programs? For background, I have a lot of research experience (I had been planning on going for Clinical Psych PhD programs but had a mild quarter life crisis and decided not to), but am more interested in direct practice. I have a little bit of "practice" experience through a peer counseling program at the university I work at, and I would ideally like to work with adolescents (particularly interested in eating disorders) and possibly their families. However, I'd also like the flexibility to possibly be on a research team at some point (not a PI) Some people have told me that an MSW degree is more flexible, and because of NASW is the way to go, but others have told me that with either an MFT or MHC you get more direct practice training. I've also been told MFTs and MSWs are both great but that MHC programs aren't as well received? HELP PLS. I'm so confused about the differences in quality and in training! I'm sure there is another post somewhere on this site, so feel free to just point me in that direction. Would love to hear about experiences of others in this kinds of programs!
  13. I would take it sooner, like late October, because if you need the AW to be scored, you need time for it to process. Most apps are due December 1, meaning that early November may not allow a full turn around on your scores before you need to submit your materials to your schools. What was your Quant last time, and how many points are we looking to raise it? The best way, aside from classes, is to figure out the exact areas of quant weakness you have and study the heck out of those sections (I am talking practice sets at least 3-4 times a week until you take the exam, brushing up using google/youtube tutorials on those concepts, trying to teach the concepts to a friend/family member to cement your learning, etc.). I only took it once so I can't advise studying for a re-take, but knowing my quant in some areas (e.g., permutations/combinations, trig, etc.) was weaker than other areas allowed me to maximize my effort studying.
  14. Undergrad Institution: University of Maryland, College Park Major(s): Public Health Science Minor(s): GPA in Major: 3.7 Overall GPA: 3.1 Position in Class: no idea Type of Student: Domestic white female GRE Scores (revised): Q: 156 V: 157 W: 5.0 Research Experience: 1 year research fellowship program/ class that was created for first year undergraduate students. Was also one of the few students to win the summer fellowship and get paid to work in the lab over the summer. Research based in microbiology and genetics. 2.5 years in Molecular biology and genetics lab under the Head of the department. 6 presentations from this lab 2 and best poster presentation awards. Tons of hours in this lab, worked there every single summer and winter in college as well as for credit over the semester. Expect to be published as a co-author on a paper from this lab before I start applications. 2 year postbacc program at the NIH/NCI: working in the RNA biology section Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list for 6 semesters, Student Commencement Speaker for my school's commencement, 2 best poster presentation awards at separate regional research conferences Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for summer research class, Free tutor for children on the weekends, President of a school non-profit that donated unused medical supplies to clinics abroad for 2 years, Worked at wawa for 7 years, Crisis counselor Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help: Special Bonus Points: Have truly excellent LORs, My current PI knows a lot of people in the field and will help introduce me / email them. Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: GPA dip in sophomore year. Lots of science classes with C's and two F'. This is explained by my recommender and I have a doctor's letter detailing why I could not go to class and almost failed out (due to undiagnosed mental disorder, bipolar and depression). After I got on medicine I made dean's list every semester without faltering and my GPA has an upward trend from 3.6->3.94. I took credit overloads every semester and max credits every winter and summer. I've taken classes since I've graduated in both chemistry and psychology and I've gotten A+'s in both. Applying to where: UCLA - Genetics & genomics Berkeley - Cognitive Neuroscience University of Colorado Boulder - Psychology and Neuroscience behavioral genetics University of Denver - clinical psychology USC - clinical psychology Harvard - BPH NYU - Developmental genetics Duke - neurobiology OHSU - behavioral neuroscience Caltech - neurobiology Anyone have any other recommendations for behavioral genetics programs - particularly in california or florida?
  15. Congrats! I wish their Law LIbrarian program was offered online, but alas.
  16. I took the GRE twice before applying last cycle. My quant score was terrible both times despite feeling like I studied quite a bit. I'm considering taking the test again the first week of November but don't know if that would give me enough time to raise my score significantly. What helped you study for the GRE—especially the quant section? I don't know what is the most efficient use of my time/money.
  17. Hi everyone! I start my graduate program in a few weeks and couldn’t be more excited. I only have class on Monday and Tuesday and want to do something else Wednesday-Friday. I would like to leave my current job because it has nothing to do with speech and find a job that actually involves my future profession. I was wondering if you guys could share your work experiences while in graduate school. Being only a graduate student I am not really sure what jobs I would be able to qualify for so this would be very helpful. I am from New York and looking around this area.
  18. Please join us at the 2019 APSA Methods Café. The café features a series of tables staffed by specialists with expertise in a range of interpretive methods and approaches as well as publishing and funding. The café is an informal setting allowing for one-on-one and group discussions, networking, and support. Doctoral students with questions about their research are encouraged to attend, as well as faculty with questions about researching and/or teaching these subjects. Details: Methods Café Friday, August 30, 2:00 - 3:30 pm Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 4 (lower level) 2019 APSA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC See the attached flyer for a full list of table topics and specialists. 2019 APSA Methods Café Flyer.pdf
  19. Hi guys! I am in the process of applying to grad schools for next fall! I am having trouble with writing the personal essays. Some of my applications give me a limit on how long but others just say brief statement. How long should I make them? Also, what is the format of these essays? Sorry, I’m just getting stressed out with all of this stuff and I still have yet to take my gre!
  20. Willy Brandt is toughest to get in my opinion, do you guys have relevant research publications?
  21. Applied to Willy Brandt and Passau.
  22. Last year I took my test on october 31st and I got them on time!
  23. Guys we should create a WhatsApp group?
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  25. Hello all, I just took the GRE today and scored 170Q/150V. Is the Verbal so bad that it may get me rejected by the schools' automatic filters? Should I review and retake the test after a couple of months? I am not a native English user and plan to apply for PhD in Engineering, EECS or Robotics in 2020 (PhD starts 2021)
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