Jump to content

Timemachines

Members
  • Content count

    169
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    2

Timemachines last won the day on January 14

Timemachines had the most liked content!

About Timemachines

  • Rank
    Latte

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female

Recent Profile Visitors

1,397 profile views
  1. I think the point in this thread is that its really up to you to assess how ready you feel for graduate level work. I got into grad school the first time at 23, and am now 27 and will be attending this fall (much like other posters in this thread). I applied to masters programs once with several acceptances, and applied to PhD programs twice (first time no luck, second time with 5 acceptances at top 50 R1 universities). I'd hazard a guess that the second round was successful because I was prepared and knew exactly what I wanted out of my education and time in a program. The first time, I mainly just derped around and told people I liked brains. I met several incredibly mature young individuals that were still in undergrad at my interviews, so with that, Idont think age is the best way to operationalize capacity to succeed, but rather your focus and preparation. Good luck!
  2. Timemachines

    St. John's University Clinical Psychology Program?

    It sounds like research is something that's very important to you in your graduate training - if this is the case, I would not attend universities that are not regarded as R1 institutions
  3. Timemachines

    Masters Student Schedule?

    I think it of course depends on the nature of the masters program (1 year or 2) but when I completed my 1 year I had 2-3 classes max in a day and I actually usually had a class to attend every day of the week. I also had data collection/research so I was in the lab all day otherwise. It was well beyond a typical "9-5" but again this is specific to the program you choose and what you're hoping to accomplish!
  4. Timemachines

    Fall 2018 Waitlist Thread

    I accepted an offer at a program and will be releasing offers at Penn State U, U of Arizona, and U of Utah all in clinical psych. I will also remove myself off of the high alternate list at Temple and U of Florida. Good luck guys, wishing you all that last sprint of energy and faith!!
  5. Timemachines

    PhD Final Decision Thread Fall 2018

    ZooMass Amherst for me in clin psych!
  6. Timemachines

    Accepted by 1 program, not in love

    I did this for a while with a side job while I figured out what I wanted to do. In my case, I had a really weak undergraduate GPA and no independent research so I did a one year masters with that exact purpose at a very research productive uni. Id say don't settle. This will be several years of your life...when you're stuck in the middle of the proverbial PhD tunnel and its too late to turn back, but you can't quite see your way out yet, these feelings will be amplified exponentially.
  7. what are people referring to regarding rank? U.S News ranking? EPPP pass rates? etc
  8. Timemachines

    It's almost over...lessons learned 2018

    - I wrote about my dying grandmother (albeit 3-4 sentences, certainly not two pages) in my personal statement, and got 9 interviews at R1 PhD programs in clinical psychology. I also have a garbage GPA and GRE. Write about what feels organic and authentic to your personal narrative, even if it feels cliche. - Seek out excellent letters of recommendation, as opposed to simply "good" ones. I sincerely underestimated how important this was until I identified writers that could speak to my character, research productivity, and integrity as someone to work with. This was something that was brought up in almost every conversation I had with prospective PI's at my interviews/pre-interviews. - EXUDE EXCITEMENT. My god, if someone hit me over the face with a brick about this, I may have avoided at least 2 confirmed 1st alternate waitlists due to my lack thereof. I am not an innately excitable person. I come from the northeast...we're grumpy and lack vitamin D. Its incredibly difficult for me to fake excitement, despite great interest in the PI's I applied to work with. I aired on the side of neutrality (not to be confused with being rude/standoffish). I didn't drop the "this program is my top choice, I will come here if I get an acceptance" lines, etc. I think this was just true to my personality, but if you're able to be extra peppy, you may avoid being waitlisted like me ...the story ends well, I got 4 acceptances so I guess Im not that big of a dick
  9. Timemachines

    PhD Final Decision Thread Fall 2018

    thanks Clinapp - I unfortunately have not. Its been pretty quiet on the part of one particular school which is holding me up in my decision making process, but I otherwise feel like I'll be able to make a more informed decision once I know all my options. At this time, I have to release one outstanding acceptance, based on the guidelines of only keeping 2 at a time. It has proven to be a more uncomfortable exchange than I imagined...I feel awkwardly guilty, though I know this will open opportunity for other students that feel more passionate about the program, which is a relief.
  10. Timemachines

    PhD Final Decision Thread Fall 2018

    hey folks - how did you word your email rejecting other offers of acceptance? Would highly appreciate the help! Feel like Im writing a novel for something that can otherwise be said succinctly and respectfully
  11. From what I've seen here over the last few weeks, I am noticing I am amongst some folks who are feeling fairly conflicted about making a decision about their future. Time is ticking and I don't feel any closer to being ready with a decision, as I am in a holding pattern of sorts. I'm wondering what pieces of information beyond your global thoughts on a program guided your decision to accept an offer - how much did the brand of a program drive your choice? Are there any red flags to consider, post interview regarding POI productivity and commitment? When following up with POI post acceptance offer, what Qs did you feel were most important to ask to guide your decision? What questions did you ask yourself (beyond what are my pros and cons) etc. I recognize that this is grossly broad but any thoughts would be welcomed as sitting in my own head is proving to be useless...
  12. Timemachines

    Major indecision about attending program - advice appreciated

    I really think this is worth reiterating, regardless of the nature of the program (neuro, cog, clinical, dev etc). Ive heard many success stories of people holding off for one more year and really hammering in their efforts to attain their top choices. I also cant imagine committing to a program where I felt really unsure of fit, because I think that the gusto and passion you feel for the subject matter is what keeps your head above water when you're in the trenches around the 2nd and 3rd year. On the other hand, I can understand how this decision may be hard if it's beyond your second time applying, or you feel a certain pressure to start school (social pressures of age/kids/family etc). Its a tough decision either way, but remember that unlike undergrad and your gap years in research, your graduate work will likely pave a much more concrete narrative towards your career, so committing to things of little interest now has potential to impact your internship, post doc/professional placements and research fit.
  13. Timemachines

    Fall 2018 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    I know that at least some acceptances have gone out
  14. Is this appropriate to do even if the interview was only a few weeks ago? Im in a bit of an odd situation where I have outstanding acceptances but haven't heard back from a program that has a bit of a tedious funding process, though it is my top choice. I think it will reflect poorly on me to reach out at this time because I am aware that the process is daunting, but it's also not clear to me if Im the top choice vs. an alternate. Im hoping to really hold out through the end of maybe this week or middle of next week but am not sure if anyone has further insight on what would be appropriate
×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.