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  1. I think you are going to see another "post-doc pileup" similar to what happened in 2008-2010. Before that time, most PhD grads in stat & biostat seeking academic positions didn't do postdocs; then, for a couple of years, a ton of grads were pushed into postdocs by the lack of faculty positions and when hiring started again they had much better CVs than the fresh grads they were competing against. So, for the past 10 years, it's been pretty tough for PhD grads without a postdoc to land a tenure-track position. I expect things to trend even further in this direction over the next severa
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  2. I spoke to soon! I was just contacted by Janet from Western via email and was offered a position off the waitlist. I will be accepting my offer. I was accepted to Alberta so I will not be declining that offer. Hopefully someone from the Alberta waitlist will be hearing soon!
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  3. Also, to give hope to some of you, my friend just got word this morning and won a CGS-D. So not all rejections today!
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  4. Will let you know but not feeling too hopeful. Friday was a lot of Bombardier announcements. Cruel and unusual punishment if they did that on purpose. I'd have some feedback for them on the mental stress for students waiting.
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  5. Thank you!!! It’s a bummer but at the same time.... oh well 😂. I’m sure I’ll be rejected many times in my career, gotta start somewhere LOL. And Ugh... fingers crossed for you!!! I’m so sorry my score was devastatingly low! As if I didn’t have enough imposter syndrome 😂
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  6. Ah - I haven't heard yet either. Fingers crossed to everyone still waiting - this is such torture!!!
    3 points
  7. The most-used rankings are the US News rankings: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-science-schools/statistics-rankings These combine statistics and biostatistics programs, so they're intertwined. I used "top 10" as an arbitrary approximate ranking referring approximately to the programs on that list from Stanford through UPenn (#12) For reinforcement learning/bandit/policy stuff, I'd look at Harvard (Susan Murphy), NCSU (Laber), UNC Biostatistics (Kosorok), UW (Luedtke) off the top of my head. For ML more broadly, CMU has a stat ML lab group. You'll find people doi
    3 points
  8. Christinavas86

    Canada MSW 2020

    Haha thank you! That's the kind of positivity I needed right now! I think I can make it work and I'll sleep in 2 years lol. I was also waitlisted but just received an acceptance email today!
    2 points
  9. I'm committee 4 as well!
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  10. I'm also committee 4 and haven't heard anything
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  11. Perhaps so many CGS-D are given per committee and per university? That way one person's biases cannot impact the whole? I don't know. This should be made transparent somewhere. I suspect the awards offices should know?
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  12. What!!! That sucks they said that! My friend JUST got notification in her portal and got the CGSD.
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  13. Yep. I'll be working full time and hopefully taking the p/t MSW from Laurier.
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  14. Heck yes. They could’ve saved the good news for today and put the rest of us out of our misery for the weekend!!
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  15. I think Wager (Stanford) and Moodie (McGill) also work in this area.
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  16. Yes it’ll appear on the main page. 3 documents if you got it! Good luck!!
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  17. Good morning everyone, fingers crossed for everyone still eagerly waiting for their results!
    2 points
  18. It looks like we have similar interests. I did some research and to me these are some of the top schools and faculty in machine learning theory from the statistics side. MIT actually does not seem to have a ton of faculty working in the statistics side of ML theory. Other than Tamara Broderick, faculty in the MIT Statistics & Data Science Center (https://stat.mit.edu/people_categories/core/) seem to focus on topics in extremely mathematical statistics (such as optimal transport, etc.) or high-dimensional econometrics. Stanford statistics (Tibshirani, Hastie, Duchi, Ma) Duke (Du
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  19. The job market for postdocs should remain somewhat robust (hiring is still allowed at a lot of schools as long as it’s funded externally, e.g. through grants). But the academic job market for tenure-track positions will be a lot tighter for a few years. For this reason, I would recommend anyone trying the TT job market to give themselves a deadline on how long they are willing to be a postdoc before moving on. I am actually serving on the hiring committee for my new department this fall (although most have instituted a hiring freeze for this upcoming AY, a few places are still hiring), so
    2 points
  20. MelissaT

    Canada MSW 2020

    Hi friends, please keep me updated if you hear from Laurier's pt online msw program September start date! best of luck to all!
    2 points
  21. I'm trying not to wallow in how sad I am right now, but I wanted to take this opportunity to offer a forum for those watching major milestones crumble before them thanks to the pandemic to offer mutual support. My own circumstance is that as a graduating senior, I've had the remainder of my face-to-face classes cancelled for the semester (we're going online), so I'll never have another proper class at my university. The university has also cancelled all non-class events, so several ceremonies at which I was to receive quite significant honors (including being recognized at the Chancellor's Sch
    1 point
  22. Kal008

    Canada MSW 2020

    Congratulations!!!!! You must be thrilled
    1 point
  23. No luck for me this year. Will apply next year and not think about it till early May! I am waiting to hear on another major award - my essay was much better that round and I think my application will be a bit stronger with the Alberta Excellence Award and another as well as another conference paper. This has been fun! Be well and keep doing the good work you are doing. For those not notified yet, fingers crossed for you.
    1 point
  24. narrativenellie

    PsyD vs MSW

    This is great advice, thank you. I did redo the math and it would cost $80k a year (rent and tuition before financial aid) for 2 years at USC. The doctoral program is Midwestern Downers Grove. Not an Alliant or CSPP but also not entirely well-known. This program would cost $60k a year rent and tuition before financial aid, for 4 years. So USC would end up being much cheaper but more expensive in the short run. To be honest I don't have a passion for assessments either way. I practiced some of them in my master's and they're interesting and generate more money. However I don't see two extra yea
    1 point
  25. If you are planning on looking outside of the US, I would check out U of T as well. They have a few young professors doing ML research that may be interesting to you, David Duvenaud, Daniel Roy and Murat Erdogdu.
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  26. I hope you find out soon!!! It really is difficult not to try to rationalize it or figure it out or let it dishearten you! It was my first year applying for the doctoral level one, too. We’ll get ‘em year!! (Fingers crossed). Or maybe you’ll get it this year still!!!! (Fingers crossed even more).
    1 point
  27. Christinavas86

    Canada MSW 2020

    Thank you! I worked for 7 years with at risk youth in vancouver in different capacities including manager roles then moved to toronto and have been working as a program manager for a non profit which also works with vulnerable populations. I have a BA in psych from UBC and my GPA for the final 2 years was 86%. Hope that helps!
    1 point
  28. 1. You can stay in the US indefinitely, as long as you are going to school/etc. Since you are going to graduate school, your visa remains valid. It will remain valid beyond 2021, as long as you are going to school. Beyond 2021, if you leave the country, you need to re-apply for a new visa. IF you don't leave the country, you can continue using your visa as long as you are going to school. 2. You can go back home and come back with the same visa, as long as it is not expired. They will demand a new I-20 when you try to enter the US, so make sure you have the new I-20 before you leave.
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  29. Two year
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  30. Waitlisted is still an accomplishment!!
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  31. hello everyone, so sorry for those who didn't get it. i am at mcgill where they also inform students who won. i'm waiting still and have not heard from sshrc. anyhow, just wanted to say that sshrc is not only incompetent (how difficult is it to send some 2000 results over 2-3 hours?) but also unethical to do this. and that these competitions are entirely arbitrary and sometimes really it just depends on whether your committee had breakfast or no.
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  32. I’m sorry!! The scores seem so stupid. What is the point of telling us if we don’t know what to do with the info?!! At least if we could see where we got/lost marks we’d know what to adjust or keep. Tho then the next year a diff committee member might hate the revised one anyway and would’ve loved the original so 🤦🏻‍♀️
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  33. So sorry. Congratulations!!!!
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  35. Awesome - thanks!
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  36. Will it appear on the main page? I can see a folder with my name but there's nothing in it. And I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get sshrc this year - hang in there
    1 point
  37. Awe Dang! It is a crap shoot and not a reflection of the work you are doing. Hope you can now move forward with the important work you are doing! I am nervous now. Nothing posted yet.
    1 point
  38. Sco

    SSHRC Doctoral 2019-2020

    Just got my results from my department, waitlisted 😞 But first time applying, looking forward to seeing my scores when they go on the extranet.
    1 point
  39. I think this might answer your question:
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  40. Ah yes this is probably what happened. Aughh all we can hope is tomorrow will be the last day of this emotional rollercoaster from hell.
    1 point
  41. A couple general ways to find programs: - Pull up the top programs in the general field, find the faculty directory, start opening and reading profiles. - Read articles related to your interests. Look at who is writing them. Look those people up and see if any are faculty at schools with grad programs. - Go to conferences/events related to your interests and pay attention to who is doing work related to your interests. Talk to them.
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  42. So speaking strictly to the career outcomes, some things I want to highlight about the Harris vs. HKS analysis: 1. It is my understanding that Harris MPP has the similar reach potential in terms of jobs. The only exception would be fringe opportunities such as tech start up or social impact investing (maybe Harris has some people in it, but I haven't heard of it from Harris). So what that means is that a. person going to Harris has a path to MBB just like someone going to HKS MPP does. Of course, what makes HKS MPP sparkle more is a greater alumni reach and brand prestige, and I am not go
    1 point
  43. GabrielaT

    Waterloo MDEI

    I emailed last week because I got other offers as well. The coordinator just said that she would make a note for the admissions staff so I could continue my planning. Still no word though.
    1 point
  44. 1996msw2020

    Canada MSW 2020

    Has anyone heard back from UofT waitlist?
    1 point
  45. Hello all! For anyone moving to Chicago to attend grad school I currently live down in Hyde Park and am moving July 1st (I am also open to an August 1 move in) the place I live in is wonderful and my roommates are two funny, kind women with their shit together. I posted a link to some pictures of it if anyone is interested! https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/roo/d/chicago-july-1st-room-in-3-bedroom-with/7110408081.html
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  46. welcome to our club haha
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  47. I finally got my award letters. Good luck guys
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  48. From what I understand, American academia is very very snobbish and elitist so there are very few non-American schools that American academics actually know about and respect. The obvious ones being in the Anglo sphere (Big three in Canada, Oxbridge, LSE, Essex, and Edinburgh in the UK, ANU, Sydney, and Melbourne In Australia, and Auckland and Otago in NZ). Outside of the Anglo sphere maybe Sciences Po is really the only widely known and respected school to American academia. I don’t know what country you’re from so it’s difficult to make that specific judgment. I’m also not saying it’s i
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  49. Hello Greta. I am Kevin. I saw here that you got accepted for the DAAD scholarship and that you are from the Philippines. Congratulations! I got accepted too under the DAAD Helmut Schmidt Program and I am Filipino too. May I know when does your language program start and if you have applied for a visa already?
    1 point
  50. This, so much. I see so many people talking about doing this because they're waiting on waitlist results or just to hear back, but I think it is far, far better to be honest and act in good faith first (i.e. ask for an extension). Accepting and rescinding should be your last resort, only happening if the department won't "play nice".
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