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    Wisconsin, USA
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    2018 Fall
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    Counseling Psychology

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  1. Email from the program director. It looked like a mass cut and paste type email so I’m guessing they have reviewed all applicants and sent out all invites. DM for POI.
  2. School: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Type: Counseling Psychology PhD Date of invite: 12/18 Type of Interview: interview day Interview date(s): 1/22/20
  3. I would highly discourage sharing such a personal statement about what happened, as it may raise red flags about appropriate self disclosure. Again, people go both ways on this but I *personally* would refrain from sharing as much as you did here.
  4. If you can’t reschedule either, do both. Last year I took a red eye with a connecting flight from the west coast to the east coast. Slept a few hours on the plane and flew in my interview outfit. Honestly I wouldn’t do it again but neither school offered an alternate day. ??‍♀️ You’ll be okay. Just drink some coffee and honestly you’ll have enough adrenaline that you’ll be just fine.
  5. It’s reallt based on preference, but entry level for companies in my area typically require a bachelors degree and some level of research experience
  6. Try these words also in different combinations and by themselves as well Assessment evaluation data research analyst analytics project coordinator / project manager (though this one will bring in a lot of unrelated hits) research adminstration
  7. I have a research-focused MS in psychology so we may be in a similar boat in terms of our employment prospects. I would consider looking into state government research positions. Many hire research analysts for program evaluations. Otherwise consider market / human factors research with market research agencies. Organizational development may be a shot in the dark but may be worth exploring. Otherwise you could consider research assistant for medical colleges / hospitals depending on your previous experience. good luck!
  8. I personally would not attend the MSW if you are for sure going to reappply to PhD programs. I personally applied and was accepted to counseling psych PhD programs and though they accept many students with MA counseling degrees, I believe there are some stark differences between social work and counseling and they may view you as someone who they will have to untrain and then retrain in their specific field. This really is only my views on it though. Maybe consult a counseling psychologist or someone in your department that you graduated from. Good luck!
  9. This is the general format I used, and I successfully heard back from every professor that I contacted except for one (whom I successfully with at a conference prior to this and did not need to send this email to). I would change the additional questions I asked based on what was provided online - also, don't send an email if it clearly says online which professors are accepting students. All faculty responded very positively to this email, and I had Skype meetings with several prior to applying. Hello Dr. Professor, My name is Student, and I am currently a second-year Master's student in Program at University. I am emailing because I am interested in applying to the Program at University, and wanted to connect with you prior to applying. My current research interests revolve around A, B, C, which I believe makes me an excellent fit as an applicant to this program, given your interest in X, Y, and Z. Thus, I hoped to inquire as to whether you will be personally accepting students this upcoming application season, to matriculate in Fall YEAR. I also hoped to learn more about your personal mentorship style, as well as the culture and training style(s) of the Program at University. I have attached my current curriculum vitae for your convenience, and greatly look forward to hearing from you. Best, Student
  10. I actually did apply in my last year of my Master's program and was accepted to a program and waitlisted at two more. I chose to decline my acceptance and withdrew myself from consideration for the other two programs. I really felt burned out after completing my Master's (I made my decision in March 2018 to not accept) and am glad that I went this route. I'm currently on the job market. I'm not sure if I'll go back in the future, so I am maintaining contact with my faculty I work with and am continuing to assist in conducting research remotely (consulting on research design and statistical analyses, and manuscript writing). I think if you know it isn't the right decision at the time, that you should honor your intuition and feelings and don't go just because you feel pressured to or feel that it's what you are "supposed" to do.
  11. Why wouldn’t we just all post this on the results page? Just include your PI initials if you want in the notes section. Sometimes these threads feel a bit redundant..but perhaps people would be interested in doing this. Otherwise all the information you’ve posted might be more easily accessible on the results search!
  12. I would say read the abstracts and discussions if you can to see where they may take the research in the future - also pay attention for the methodology as well. Pay attention to the most recent research and look over their lab website if they have one. Try to figure out how the research relates to one another or what the broader themes are. This doesn’t require reading every single article. Honestly though they aren’t going to “quiz” us on their research (but you should be prepared). I’m brushing up on their research, coming up with ways to relate it back to my own interests, and coming up with a lot of questions to ask about them, their lab, and the program.
  13. Hi everyone! I just found out for one of my interviews that during the group sessions, we will have research and “clinical vignettes”. I’m a bit nervous about this because, while the program emphasizes that it looks for applicants who had masters degrees including clinical placements and practicum, I have a masters in research and don’t have that experience. How do I prepare for these, while recognizing that I don’t have the clinical skills required to make the same judgments that many of the other applicants are qualified to make during these group sessions? Any help is appreciated! Thanks!!
  14. I pretty much only work from home this year unless it’s something that I anticipate needing to print a lot for. I’ve adapted to working in short, productive bursts so that I can take a lot of breaks. Home is definitely more amenable to writing than my office is (for me personally).
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