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MarineBluePsy last won the day on November 11 2018

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  1. All tenured or tenure track professors. And then they're surprised when the alums aren't generous.
  2. Glad professional associations are on top of this and we still get proper credit for our hard work.
  3. Faculty behaving badly......lets see constant microaggressions and sometimes direct aggressions aimed at students in class, sleeping with undergrads and grads, showing up to class in last nights smeared makeup and whatever club/concert stamp, repeatedly not showing up to class, and constantly telling students it isn't their job to teach or offer training opportunities.
  4. Congratulations! I am so happy to hear that you are still progressing after the saga with your thesis. I am post-comps, but my program doesn't do a traditional exam. Instead either multiple publications are counted in lieu or we create a publication ready systematic or integrative review paper. If yours is similar then I would say this is not the time to experiment with new tools or methods for organization. If you aren't someone who outlines and it is not a required part of the process then don't waste time making one if that doesn't help you get your work done. If you are the type to print articles and annotate by hand then stick with that if it has always worked. Trying new things is great when you're working on more low pressure things like class assignments. If your department allows you to view samples from past students then review as many as you can. More generally I would say pace yourself, talk with students who have passed (especially if they didn't pass the first time), and create small rewards as you complete each step. When you are done take a week off, even if you don't feel exhausted. You will need to conserve your energy for dissertation so the rest will be important.
  5. It has been better for me to be out of state for my PhD. Home has a much higher cost of living and my stressful family with their never ending needs. I also had that urge to try some place new, even if just for a little while since I did not have that opportunity for undergrad. So I went for it. And for me? Financially things improved and my support system also got stronger. My program is in a low cost of living area so I have the financial freedom to go home when I need or desire to as well as take other short trips. I do not come from a family of academics so they could not provide me with the kind of support that I never knew I needed to get through my program. They also aren't people that I can rely on in a crisis (like our current pandemic) so I knew I was on my own to figure things out. The result was I formed new relationships and grew closer to people that were in my life that I didn't realize could be helpful. The move itself was actually the easiest part of the process.
  6. It might be helpful to check with the board that governs these licenses in California and confirm that the program you're considering meets the standards for licensing.
  7. My entire department has this type of culture and complaints have escalated up the chain. Some students quit, others allow their mental health to suffer, and a few find ways to get through it while prioritizing their mental health.
  8. Whether or not they are less important is going to be determined by the program that you are applying to. Supposing you didn't do well on the GRE, you could use your SOP to describe how you have demonstrated aptitude for graduate study in your MA program and you think that the accomplishments there are better predictors of your ability to succeed in a PhD.
  9. While it is up to you to decide what is best for you I don't think you should exit your current program until you have a clear plan. If I were you I would first contact programs of interest and find out how many of my courses would transfer (if any) and confirm that the support you're not getting in your current program is available in the programs of interest. It might also help to have a response prepared for the inevitable "why are you leaving your current program" and "how would you handle a less that ideal advisor situation in the future" questions. Also have a back up plan in case the application season doesn't go as planned. Would that be staying where you are, hitting the job market, etc?
  10. Are you part of any professional organizations in your field of study? Sometimes those associations have small travel stipends for students/recent grads who want to present at conferences. If you end up paying out of pocket then also look into Airbnb for cheaper housing options and Megabus, which can be cheaper than airfare/driving.
  11. I don't think its abnormal to question if the current program is the right one and to wonder what would have happened if a different choice had been made. There is no guarantee that changing programs will be better, just like there's no guarantee that staying put won't work out well for you in the end. I have yet to encounter anyone that says everything about their grad program was amazing. There's always something that just isn't great. Only you can decide what you can handle in terms of not great.
  12. I didn't include class projects, but I do understand not knowing what to include in a cv while still a student. I googled grad student cv's for my field and browsed program websites directly to see if students posted theirs. I gathered several samples, many of which had no publications, conference presentations, or grant writing experience and created mine in similar fashion. I've added relevant sections as I've gained experience.
  13. Well it sounds like for some reason they may not be taking students for the semester you applied for and want to know if you want to be considered for a future semester. If you weren't a competitive applicant or they didn't receive all of your materials it seems like they'd just send you a rejection.
  14. Well unless the school you're applying to says they don't accept LORs from undergrad professors, then there's no reason you can't include one if they can write a strong one speaking to your abilities.
  15. I think if your cohort is at least cordial then it won't be awful to go through classes and research together. However it doesn't always work out that a cohort ends up being friends. You have plenty of other options to make friends on campus as mentioned above, but you can also go off campus. If you're in a decent sized city there are meetup groups, free/low cost events in the community, volunteer opportunities, etc. There's no reason to allow your social needs to go unmet and keep hoping your cohort will suddenly vibe when there are other options available.
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