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  1. A lot of women I know actually find it uncomfortable when men buy them drinks because it puts pressure on them. Can't tell you how many times we have to go in and "rescue" a friend from some guy at a bar who's angry because he bought her a drink or who has the wrong idea because he bought her a drink. Or if she refused the drink altogether and he won't leave her alone. also funny to see men think women have privilege because men buy them drinks/food. Sorry for centuries of oppression and not paying you equal wages and having an entire society built that objectifies you! But none of that is r
    7 points
  2. Just accepted to Columbia Biological Sciences!
    6 points
  3. alethicethic

    Acceptance Thread

    It's official: I received my offer from Duke! I'm thrilled. It's a great school, and the fellowship is quite generous. Good luck to everyone else waiting to hear back!
    6 points
  4. I got the call... Besides making a mistake and thinking that I was still waiting for my MA degree...I'm in. And yeah, I jabbered on about the weather (hey I'm in northern MN--our weather is actually conversation-worthy lately), and thanked him a thousand times. I mostly got out of the "any questions?" thing because I was already running five minutes late for the class I was, you know, supposed to be teaching. But I have an invite to call back/Email with any questions I think of. Someone please pinch me. I feel bad freaking out with excitement while most everyone is still i
    6 points
  5. I just got my rejection too. Tiny sliver of hope is dead . I did get a funded MA offer from Delaware as well today though, which brightens my day!
    5 points
  6. TELL ME SOMETHING INTERNETS!
    5 points
  7. Woke up (for some reason this early) to an acceptance from the University of Arizona. Will likely attend.
    5 points
  8. Hey...I am TOTALLY there with you. I almost applied at age 23, but I decided to start working in academia in other ways instead. I am now 30 and just applied to *11* programs that I thought were a great fit, too. I have worked very hard to get to where I am, like you have, I am sure. And you know what? It's going to happen for us. It is WAY too early to throw in the towel. Most of your programs haven't even notified yet. Honestly, we could both get an acceptance any time between now and April. If something completely nuts happens and we are both sitting here on May 1st saying "now what
    5 points
  9. DC_Bee

    Fulbright 2014-2015

    I told everyone with whom I worked on my Fulbright application immediately on Tuesday that I didn't get recommended, just to get it over with. But, I just heard from the person I was speaking with at the affiliate university and they want me to come anyway -- pay airfare, living stipend, etc.!!! So, look into it and see it they have fellowships available! After this emotional roller coaster of a week, I actually started crying immediately. But yes, lots of other options out there! (Sorry for all the exclamation points. I'm really excited.)
    4 points
  10. I just got an email this morning from my adviser (who's a BC grad) saying that BC got in touch with him about my application. Apparently I'm 'particularly promising' (his words) and they want to know that I intend to get the PhD since BC tends to accept people who are intending to get the PhD. This is the first good news I've gotten in this admissions cycle (even though it's not official or anything), so I'm really excited. Apparently I'm promising!
    4 points
  11. More employable. Am I playing this game right?
    4 points
  12. First Acceptance!! Wheeee!!!
    4 points
  13. Hi everyone, Having been informed that I'm on the waitlist for my top choice program today, I decided to start this thread. We're in for a bumpy ride--as if waiting it out hadn't been stressful enough! It's hard to tell which posts on the results page came from people who were accepted/rejected off the waitlist in previous years unless they've mentioned so in the comments section. Because of this, I decided to summarize the information found on the 2013 waitlist thread: I tried my best to populate the table! Yes, I do have a LOT of time. I guess my point of posting all of th
    3 points
  14. Claiming the Penn State!
    3 points
  15. That happened to me off and on all day yesterday. I kept saying (both aloud and to myself), "Quit playing GAMES with my heart". For those of you who didnt apply to UNL, "GAMES" is the acronym for their application check system.
    3 points
  16. I'll also claim a University of Arizona acceptance. First acceptance of the season. Its a home-run of a program. I have a background in Comparative Historical Analysis methods studying organizational and social movements. Extremely excited to hear more about the program.
    3 points
  17. Fyi, guys, UCI is reviewing applications and meeting next week, so except answers late next week/early the week after.
    3 points
  18. You are just dancing across the acceptance table, huh? Congratulations!
    2 points
  19. Hell yeah! Just got my first admission notice, from UTexas Austin. The letter says I'm recommended for admission + full funding for 5 years, and my acceptance 'is pending final approval by the Graduate and International Admissions Center.' Now, UTexas might not be my top choice, but I'm happy like there's no tomorrow!
    2 points
  20. janeiro

    Fall 2014 Season

    Well looks like Stanford's results are out. I was waitlisted. There's still hope!
    2 points
  21. Chopin, Liszt, and Bach for classical. Mongolian throat-singing also works pretty well for some reason. I enjoy it with Kant.
    2 points
  22. Faraday

    CU Boulder

    Interesting news for you folks, and reading between the lines might give some answers as to exactly what happened. http://www.colorado.edu/news/features/chancellors-corner-philosophy-department-culture-change-starts-naming-new-chair
    2 points
  23. My undergrad degree is in Secondary Education-English, so I'd likely just try to find a middle or high school position. Teaching has always been the plan for me. It's just that the age group I primarily want to work with has shifted in recent years.
    2 points
  24. 2 points
  25. The informal notifications are reported when a faculty member reaches out to the accepted student and tells them that they have been recommended for acceptance, which essentially means there is only a couple days of red tape between now and the official acceptance. It is meant to personalize the acceptance process and make you feel special as an applicant.
    2 points
  26. Admittidly, I am not in this field, but that seems VERY inappropriate. Like, get yourself discussed in the department as, "Guess what this crazy applicant did," kind of inappropriate. Having a professor whom you know reach out to you is one thing; using your personal connections with faculty to try to get an earlier answer is completely different. You put them in a very akward position of being asked to provide inside information that others don't have to yet - you're basically asking them to go behind the admissions committee's back and do their work for them. And if the answer was "rejected,
    2 points
  27. Penn State emailed me asking for a phone interview! Which is weird because when I was there they said I wouldn't have to interview again. But it's something! Closer to having an offer in my hands!
    2 points
  28. Right. But I wonder what the Heritage Foundation's motive is.
    2 points
  29. When I listen to music while reading philosophy, I typically choose something minimal or ambient that will fit nicely in the background. Sigur Ros and Brian Eno are popular choices. I find it difficult to focus on what I'm reading if the music has lyrics.
    2 points
  30. http://www.businessinsider.com/the-illustrated-guide-to-a-phd-2012-3
    2 points
  31. Pinooysoc, you are obviously exhausted and likely want to explode with frustration. It's so important to express your emotions; just let the frustration and the sadness exist and flow for now. That being said, know that you don't know what Cornell, UMD, Berkeley, UoT, and McGill think of you yet. This exhaustion and persistence isn't a sign that you're a weak candidate; it just shows the intense passion you have for sociology and academia. I don't even care about your stats. THAT is what makes you a fantastic candidate in my book. Hang in there, friend. Let yourself feel, and we'll
    2 points
  32. What makes a good program for you will be a bit subjective...a program that is in the top 10 according to US News or ASA rankings may not have any faculty in your area/s, thus making it a 'bad' program. A good program: 1. is the best you can get into that also gives you the most funding 2. is in an area of the country where you can be happy and not too poverty-stricken for 5 - 7 years or so (yes, many people with funding also end up with student loans) 3. has at least two, if not three, faculty in your primary research/interest area and your secondary areas 4. has training programs or
    2 points
  33. This is good advice. You have already passed the major "cutting" phase, and at this point it really is more about fit than anything else. Don't let your GPA create a lack of confidence! They're obviously interested in you, so well done on getting this far.
    2 points
  34. Lol it has and it can be ended at any point. I got my advice I'm gonna chill down A LITTLE on the dating
    2 points
  35. Needed to post this one from my mom: Me: "Out of about 220 applicants, they only admit 10-20" Mom: "You're gonna get in. You're gonna get in somewhere." Me: "Maybe .. I mean it's not like I applied to Stanford or Princeton or some place really highly ranked." Mom: "You deserve to go to a place like that!!" I. love. my. mom. =)
    2 points
  36. Do you have the same professor for multiple classes? Are you strong academically? Going to office hours can be helpful but you're better off being noticed in class for your thoughtful input and your strong academics. Granted if your prof. has no idea who you are that's a problem. Going to office hours just to chat isn't going to make a great impression so be sure when you go you've brought something you want to discuss. If the professor is in your field maybe go see them saying you'd like their advice about grad school. Ask them whether they feel you're a strong candidate and what you sho
    2 points
  37. This is very thoughtful and well-intentioned advice. However, please bear in mind that there are quite a few people on here, like myself, who are anxiously waiting to hear back from schools, who have spent nearly $800 on applications, GRE scores, and transcripts, and have spent a great deal of time thinking about what they'll have to give up to attend graduate school. No one is rushing into this decision, and no one in the middle of the process really wants to hear, especially right now, that they're making some huge mistake because they didn't take a year off.
    2 points
  38. I'm finishing my undergrad at a Jesuit university and I've really learned to love the Jesuit way of doing things. And BC, honestly, might be the best fit of the schools I applied to. So I guess we'll see!
    1 point
  39. Thanks y'all! I'm on cloud 9!. Such a relief.
    1 point
  40. Did you sign the official paperwork, if there was any? If you were accepted that doesn't mean you were admitted. You can for sure make you final decision after all of your interviews that is why you official notice is like April 15th or something like that.
    1 point
  41. Thanks! It's my first choice school and I'm about to die of glee.
    1 point
  42. Hi, I just received an informal admit email earlier this week from Maryland's Higher Ed PhD program. Good luck to you!
    1 point
  43. Well, the old adviser is certainly doing you no favors. See what the department head says. If there is a venue for a formal complaint, I don't see why not to pursue it.
    1 point
  44. I'd like to say a little more since my original post was just too boring. Historically I'd probably say Wittgenstein. I'm really into analytic philosophy, particularly early analytic philosophy. So, most of my favorite philosophers of all time come out of the 20th century--I'm simply enamored with a lot of work from that time. I also really love Frege and Russell. Another 20th century figure I quite like is Anscombe. Though, in addition to these more modern philosophers I do have a soft spot for Descartes too, especially since he was my first love when I first discovered philosophy! As fo
    1 point
  45. Cypher would beg to differ with that quote.
    1 point
  46. Most top 10 programs are hiring top 3 or top 5 graduates. I'd say that most new hires at top 10 schools are coming from schools like Berkeley, Princeton, Michigan, University of Chicago, etc. I think you should consider the following factors when deciding what makes a good program (in no particular order): Fit collaborations between faculty and grad students avg time to graduation placement of recent grads Graduate student culture money ultimately, remember that the best (and most productive) graduate student is a happy graduate student... so i think all of these things.
    1 point
  47. Let me lay this out for you. 3.0 GPA physics major, astronomy concentration GRE scores pretty good, 75-90 percentile PGRE score abysmal. I'm talking single digits. I'm talking I went and bought a bottle of Glenfiddich and drank it neat. When I finished the drink I cried back into the glass and drank it. Like bad. It's apparently not possible to will death upon yourself, or I wouldn't be typing this. I have ADHD and was not medicated until this past semester, and good goddamn, I was kicking ass. I felt great, I felt like I was really learning, and I thought that showing a ma
    1 point
  48. bar_scene_gambler

    CU Boulder

    Holy shit. I think I would have just vomited all over the desk.
    1 point


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