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Maleficent999

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    Sociology PhD

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  1. Bumping this. Anyone applying this year or successful from last year?
  2. Sooooo. I'm pretty sure this institute is affiliated with the Koch Brothers, which is why I decided not to apply a couple of years ago. Just an FYI for anyone considering it.
  3. Hi all, Does anyone have a successful Horowitz Foundation grant application that they would be willing to share? The word limit is killing me.
  4. I am from Clovis originally and I second the idea about Clovis. I lived in an apartment that was 5-10 minutes from campus by bike in Clovis and was $810 for a decent-sized 2-bedroom in a very quiet complex. I'd suggest looking a bit further out from campus (not south of Shaw Ave. definitely north or east).
  5. Didn't get it, but congrats to those who did! VG/G, VG/VG, G/P. The main comments I got were that I had a really interesting proposal but that I didn't make it clear how my specific program will help me achieve success. I am a first year in my program and the app was due only 4 weeks into my program so I had LOR from my undergrad institution. I'll definitely be back next year with a beefed up application and new LOR.
  6. I concur with the above that dressing casual is fine. I, personally, wore dark jeans and a fitted blazer with a nice blouse underneath. Be prepared with a 1-2 sentence description of your research interests. That's my biggest advice. You'll be asked 100 times.
  7. I attend school in California and they take between 12% - 14% per paycheck.
  8. Just a note: I've heard that some shit has hit the fan at Arizona and a lot of the faculty are trying to jump ship (including an alum from my program, which is how I heard this). I'd look into it before making any commitments.
  9. If they're anything like the UC I attend, they will at least offset the cost and offer to set you up with a host (usually another grad student) if you need somewhere to stay. I think the people that flew in to visit my program got compensated up to a certain $ amount for the cost of their flight but they might not give you the money upfront.
  10. It's been a year since I found out I was going to grad school (for sure). Where did the time go?

    1. maelia8

      maelia8

      Oh man, I feel exactly the same. I got an email from an admitted student in my program the other day and it made me wonder how an entire year has gone by since I was an admitted student writing to first years in my program!

    2. Maleficent999
  11. I saw that UC Davis sent out their admits today. If any of you are considering us and would like to private message me for info, please do so. I'd be more than happy to answer any and ALL of your questions 100% honestly. I wish there had been someone on here for me to ask.
  12. Well, I live with a girl in my cohort. I was skeptical at first but it's actually turned out to be one of the greatest things that could've happened. We are a lot alike and not at all competitive with each other. She's becoming a best friend very quickly and it's been nice to have someone around doing the same courses and going through the same transitions. I've also made a couple good friends in my cohort and a few in the cohorts ahead of me so I feel pretty good about that. Adjusting overall has just been different than I anticipated. I haven't been in school for a bit so, for instance, I had my first midterm last week and it was brutal. Not because of the content but just trying to remember how not to freak out during a timed test. haha. My research has been developing more quickly than I would've thought, actually, but it's great. I ended up applying for NSF (though I don't even pretend that I'll get it). The process of applying was good for me because it forced me to think about some things and how I want to go about pursuing my research. It also forced me to get into contact with one of my LoR writers and in doing so, he wanted to read my proposal. Turns out he's editing a book on a topic that is pretty closely related to the line of research I'm working on and he asked me to write a chapter. Soooo that's exciting and terrifying.
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