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  1. Yes, I do agree with that.
  2. This is the right attitude. I know we are all anxious, which is 100% understandable, but it worries me seeing how some people are blocked by the expectation, and unable to keep on working while waiting for this. It is very likely that our careers will be a constant wait for results (i.e. grant, publication, etc.). Many will hate me for saying this, but if this kind of thing impedes your work, then this is perhaps not the field for you.
  3. I wish I had never started this. This crap will put a load on my marriage. Just working and having free evenings was such a better life that I didn't appreciate. My field is going to be overloaded and dead-end by the time I graduate anyways, there's no point in any of this. Maybe if I was smart enough I could actually get stuff done.
  4. Oh wow, finding an apt like that would be hard, but I'm glad you got one! We opted for Chelsea, since they have very dog friendly apartments. I'm used to 2hr+ commutes, so the 1hr it takes from there to BU won't bother me.
  5. I know you want clinical, but I'm in experimental and might as well give you my results: got accepted into a good school without publications my first try, then got accepted into a better school with 2 pubs. Indispensable? Doubt it. Helpful? Definitely.
  6. So, I'm in a different field (cog neuro, psych), so I understand if you don't trust me. I was 25 when I graduated undegrad due to many uncommon problems. I applied to grad school (Ph.D), got in straight out of undergrad, and then declined my admission so my wife could get her masters. I thought that having a leap 2 years was the end of the world (I already felt like a failure for graduating late), but I got a job that strengthened my application and helped me focus my research interests. Am I bummed that other people I graduated with are halfway done now, and I'm just starting? Sometimes. But I am mostly glad that I got into a better school, with a more solid background, and a verified focus. Thinking back now, I would have been miserable just going to grad school on my first shot studying a topic I'm now not interested in whatsoever. So, I understand why you're against it, but it's something that can easily work in your favor.
  7. I feel you. I am lucky that my wife will be able to work, but the uncertainty is killing us (and we have a dog). $1700-$1900 seems about right, unfortunately. However, I think some newer areas of Chelsea run lower for what looks like good apartments. The commute is slightly longer, but I think it might be worth it for you guys. Also, do you have a car? That's a hindrance. I hope things work out for you guys! It looks like you have many great ideas so far.
  8. Traveling, tying some last knots at work, and catching up with some papers I asked my POI to recommend. Trying to find an apartment has been the hardest thing so far, though.
  9. Hi everyone. I see a lot of good tips here, and me and my wife have gotten good advice on housing so far. That said, I'm still a bit confused, and would like a straight answer about the following if possible: what areas should I completely avoid/are unsafe? I hear sections of Chelsea, Roxbury, and Dorchester are a no go for that, but I'd like to get more input on it. I'm going to BU, by the way, so I'm trying to stay within a 1 hr commute time in public transportation. Thanks!
  10. I'm not big into podcasts, but I do think Freakonomics is pretty cool. I know it's not psych, but it helps me find different ways to understand topics, so then I can import that versatility to psychology.
  11. I don't know if this is true for econ, but in psych it's because students pay for their masters. It's a good income source for the university, whereas Ph.D.s tend to be "free" for the student.
  12. I will be attending BU too! Psych BBC Ph.D. My wife and I are pretty pumped and nervous. Boston was always one of our top cities where we wanted to live.
  13. Man, you guys make me feel like an underachiever haha You all are going to such great schools. Congrats again!
  14. Hey, happy to hear that so many of you are going to great places! I just accepted an offer to attend Boston University's BBC Psych Ph.D! Now I shift the nervousness from having to wait on app results to figuring out the best way to move my family to one of the most expensive cities in the US! haha
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