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  1. Ahh, congrats! Would you mind sharing your PI with me?
  2. Some of the best advice out there is to make sure things fit COMFORTABLY! You'll be spending the day walking around - you don't know how many flights of stairs you'll end up walking up (it was 3 once for me! - in my new dress shoes that I hadn't broken in yet - also, break in your shoes before you go), or how many buildings you'll have to visit (I also once walked over a mile in 90 degree weather at UGA for an interview. It's a beautiful campus with rolling hills, and I was so red and sweaty by the end of it). You want to be able to keep your full attention on the interview process, not trying
  3. Hi there! To the person who received an interview from Boston University - I'm curious who the PI was? Okay to answer here or PM me, whichever you feel more comfortable with
  4. I think it depends how much stuff you have now. If you currently have roommates/very little of your own furniture, then it would make sense to sell what you have and start fresh in your new state. I've heard lots of people say they filled up their car with about 10 boxes of stuff and they were off! It was different for me - I had lived on my own for 10 years when I was in your position so I had a home full of stuff (the kind of furniture that you would only buy once or twice in your life). I downsized as much as I could and hired professional movers. I too made a big move - From Texas to Michi
  5. I believe Wayne is finishing up with phone/Skype interviews, interview weekend in mid-February. Hope you hear something soon!
  6. Declined offer from University of Georgia (Brain and Behavioral Sciences)
  7. The supervised hours are important (and can really bite you in the butt if you have a hard time getting them). When I got hired for my research coordinator position, they offered to find a staff member for me and face time with patients just in case I did still want to get my licensure. The position I have now is for a smoking cessation program in a huge cancer research hospital. We offer free medications and free counseling for patients who are getting treatment here; however, my role is geared towards recruiting patients and running the clinic. Other people in my department have the sa
  8. I was in a very similar situation. I completed a 225 hour clinical practicum for my master's. During that time I really fell in love with research, and after graduating and working in the field for about a year I decided that's definitely not the route I wanted to go. I had completed all the pre-reqs to get licensed as an LPC because I wanted to keep that option open just in case I was ever in a bind in the future. Then I ended up taking a research coordinator position and it solidified that I want to go into research...as more time passed it became clear to me that having my LPC license wasn'
  9. I'm definitely with you! I suppose I won't know until I visit next week. Thanks!
  10. No, not really about the ranking. I was just describing the situation and wrote them in different orders. I don't think this one about my subconscious I have a feeling that School B is going to blow me away because of all those things you just listed - the PI, their placement, research fit, and also the location of the program. The city is absolutely stunning and just my style. The strength of their program is fantastic, I'm waiting to see how the fit is with me as a person and if that would be worth taking on the loans. Thanks, though.
  11. Thank you! What you said makes a lot of sense...I wish it were more cut and dry. And as much as I'm trying to be thorough and visit the campus, I have a feeling it's only going to make my decision harder : / Hopefully the fit within the department will help guide me as well. I know I'd be a lot more inclined to consider taking on that debt if my starting number was much less. It doesn't make it any easier that the disadvantages of choosing A are location/housing, which are some of the advantages of choosing B, where it's absolutely gorgeous Trying not to let that cloud my judgment as I'v
  12. So, I know the general rule is: if there's no funding, it's not worth it. I get that. But I feel like I'm in such a grey area. Here is my situation: Acceptance A: Strong program. Amazing fit. I am in awe of my advisor and she respects my thoughts/opinions. Fully funded tuition, and stipend is enough to live on comfortably. IF I took out any extra loans, it would be completely optional if I wanted to live in a nicer/safer part of town (it's in Detroit). It's an R1 program, but is ranked a little on the lower end in that category. I'm not too concerned about ranking, though. Acce
  13. Verbal: 67th percentile Quant: 52nd percentile Not super stellar, but enough to make the first round of cuts. I applied to 6 schools (Social programs). Interviews and acceptances from 3. 3 years of lab work, a thesis, 9 conferences (7 first author), 1 paper in press (first author).
  14. That is so cool! But it doesn't look like many psych people post on there. Too bad, really
  15. Anyone moved there more recently? I'm starting at Wayne State in the Fall, and it seems like the city has changed (read: improved) quite a bit even in the past 2 years. Would love to hear more recent opinions on this city!!
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