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syza last won the day on February 24 2019

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  1. Might be good idea to get a contract job that could feedback into your academic studies, like one that involves data analysis if you're quant focused or field ethnographic experience on an aspect you want to study if you're qual focused. Reaching out to friendly faculty and students with connections can't harm either.
  2. Sure, in case it helps! By the end of February, I received all by rejections. I was devastated. I just could not process it or make any narrative sense of it. I was pretty confident that I will get in somewhere; my friends and recommendation letter writers were even more confident. It was suggested that I contact professors at schools I have applied to, asking what I could do to improve my applications next time. I just couldn't even muster the courage to do that. Really, it was a period of darkness until June. I won't torment you with my depressive state of being. Then in June, I to
  3. Geez, this thread went from high anxiety generating to deeply toxic. Feels good that I avoided the forums this time around. My condolences to all the real humans that had to sit through the toxic troll fest. Good luck with the arduous path of an academic life for those who will be starting the PhD this year, and my best wishes to those who will try again with applications next year around. I applied to 12 programs last year, and got rejected from all. This time around I applied to 10, and got accepted to 2 programs ranked in the 10s and 2 programs ranked in the 30s. I am really excited ab
  4. Two came during the afternoon, but one came at around 9:15pm. Pleasant surprise!
  5. syza

    Personal Website?

    How much did it cost, if you don't mind me asking. I ask because the domain name for my legal name is over $2,000. I am just not sure how necessary it is to shell out that much $$$ for an academic website, especially for a starting graduate student. It's not like we are in the corporate world or say Michael Burawoy, and even he does not have a private website!
  6. What are your thought's on having a personal academic website, especially getting a domain name that is your legal name? The younger sociologists seems to be moving in this direction. Here is an example. https://www.kimberlykayhoang.com/ How necessary is this?
  7. Wait what? You sure about Chicago? I didn't see any information on an interview on their web page....
  8. Thanks!!! This is very comforting. See, it's not hard to send an email or website update that takes like a minute... Yeah same here. Wonder what the process is...
  9. Nothing yet, unfortunately. You know it's basic human courtesy to let the applicant know they are rejected, or send a short email update to other applicants after the candidates have been selected. It's $100+ in application fees with tons of emotional and intellectual labor. I am hurt on a personal level with such indifference.
  10. Add me to UMW rejection via website update, and the silence form UCB just probably means the same. Excuse me while I wrap myself in the shroud of depression....
  11. Haha same problem here. I am on pins and needles with checking my emails till 8pm as Berkeley is 3hrs behind the current time in my city. It's incredibly stressful!
  12. I was strongly considering UCSD, Vanderbilt, Yale, and Indiana-B cos of their great emphasis on the sociology of health. I ultimately decided to narrow my applications though cos of time and $$$ issues. Now I think that perhaps I should gave applied for more soc programs. Oh well! Let's hope it works out well for both of us.
  13. I applied to UMW, UM, UC Berkeley, and UPennn. What about you?
  14. Yeah same here submitted two writing samples. I feel it could only help my chances if I display multiple styles of writing. Or so I hope...
  15. Yikes! Make that three that are vying for UWM and UM for sociology of health. Hope it works out for all of us!!
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