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  1. Hey guys - I'm a first year in the Soc/Org PhD program this year. Let me know if I can answer any questions you have.
  2. Hi there! Obviously no one can tell you for certain because we arent on addcoms, but I can tell you that in my experience specific I/O research experience doesn't matter. Faculty realize that not all schools have any I/O faculty (mine didn't) and therefore look for a commitment to the research process as opposed to I/O research itself. I think you should absolutely apply this year - your scores are great and you have more than enough experience to get you into a really great program. Just my thoughts.
  3. Social/Organizational PhD at Teachers College, Columbia University. Done! (This is for all subfields, PS)
  4. Hi Jillybean! I can't really help much with NYU or CUNY, but I visited TC this week and will most likely be pursuing a Soc/Org PhD there this fall! The campus is goregous and the faculty and students were so warm and welcoming. If you intend to pursue a PhD at some point, I guess I would suggest that you go with TC or CUNY (programs with doctoral programs). This way you can get more involved in research (there were several masters students who were interested in getting PhDs involved in research with faculty at TC) and have a bit of a leg up. I guess you also might think about cost of tu
  5. Thanks so much for your advice! I'm hesitant to say that I would have really different job outlooks coming out of either program, because ultimately I personally don't want to be doing job analyses (or other very I things)as a career. I want to find something more O to do - organizational change/development, conflict resolution, training, diversity, who knows. TC is a really balanced program and it seems like I could find something I really like there. I also assume that some industry jobs are looking for applicants that are from various kinds of organizational fields, not just I/O, so they
  6. Hi guys! I hope the stress is starting to wind down for everyone. I'm having a bit of a hard time choosing between TC Columbia and George Mason PhD programs, and would really love to hear any of your comments. At this point I think I'm leaning towards TC. TC: - Best fit for my research interests (I am very O); really felt like I belonged when I visited - Only pays for tuition (and not even all of tuition after a few years), with no stipend. You can TA but that only makes 2-3 grand per semester. I have some money saved/am waiting to hear about a few external scholarships/can get a littl
  7. All I know is that I'm "high" on the wait list... I'd imagine it can't be THAT long if they only want two people, right? Not really sure. I got a call from a potential PI at GaTech several weeks ago, and their visiting weekend is this weekend. MissRyan - Thanks! If I'm officially accepted I will have to think long and hard about TC. I'd also be completely clueless and overwhelmed (I'm from Texas/Georgia) so I will def be asking for your help! Lastly, you guys probably already knew this but apparently GW's program moved from the Psych Dept. to the Business School - fyi if that matters
  8. I'm also wait listed at DePaul. I can't believe they're only accepting two students! I'm not sure I would really want to be in a cohort with only one other person... sounds lonely Has anyone who interviewed with TC Columbia heard back yet? I really like the program orientation but don't know if I can handle NYC. =( Also, a spot should be opening up at GaTech soon if anyone is waiting on them! Good luck to everyone!
  9. Hey guys, I'm very seriously considering attending George Mason next year and would love to hear from anyone in the same position. Thanks!
  10. Might I suggest that you not use phrases like "homosexual agenda" on this forum if you really are seeking out advice from others. It won't end well. Thanks.
  11. First off - hope this is a great week for everyone! I'm under the impression that TC Columbia gives pretty minimal funding to students. Has anyone else heard of this/had experience with TC? Looks like they have formal phone interviews February 25th and 26th with faculty members and grad students.
  12. Found it!!! http://www.cgsnet.org/Default.aspx?tabid=201 That's a link to the Council of Graduate Schools site explaining the April 15th deadline. If you open the PDF file it has a list of all of the participants of the resolution. =)
  13. Congrats! I'm not speaking from personal experience - just from obsessively reading about experiences on here and elsewhere. It is my understanding that they technically have to let you wait until April 15th, but certainly want to pressure you to make a choice as soon as possible so they can continue down their list if need be. Especially because you don't think you're super interested, I'd wait a week at least. If you're still not sure, e-mail and ask them for an extension to be sure you're making the right decision, etc. I think people have done this successfully in the past. Has anyone
  14. I was also accepted to Houston, but the interview was with GA Tech. I'm sure they vary a lot in time, etc - just be prepared, have some notes in front of you, and breathe! The best part of mine was when I tried to make a joke (don't do it) and she definitely couldn't tell I was joking and it got really awkward, haha. Things are a little weird on the phone because you don't have visual cues to pick up on when the person is going to speak, how they are reacting to what you say, all that stuff. Since I/O generally doesn't have a formal interview process, it is probably an informal q&a sess
  15. Hooray something I can help with! And hooray for you and your interview! I've only had one actual phone interview, but I'll tell you what I can. Mine lasted for over an hour (yikes) but I'm sure it varies. She basically told me about what she was working on (and asked me what I thought I'd be interested in of what she described). Be ready to give a little shpeel about your current research and about your future research interests. Definitely have some questions ready for them (atmosphere of the department, requirements, etc). If they want to spend an hour of their day on the phone with
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