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    Turkey
  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
  • Program
    Phd Education Policy

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  1. I'm not in the same field but in the same position, it's been almost 3 weeks and I still have heard nothing. 2bh I am pretty sure at this point that this means I have been waitlisted, but I emailed admissions and they said they hope I will have a decision this week. Perhaps call admissions and ask when decisions will be going out (and explain your quandary about the other school pushing you for a decision).
  2. The best advice I have received is to look at the qualifications of people in the jobs you ultimately want, that ought to give you a better idea of the universities/degrees they usually obtained and the frequency of Ivy League degrees amongst these people would give you a good idea of how important they are in your field. That being said everywhere you listed is a top ranked school so I doubt there is a huge difference between them ultimately. If you haven't already considered it I would also take a look at SOAS in London as they are renowned in the development/NGO world and offer a range
  3. I was wondering if anyone on grad cafe has any advice to give me about UIC. I am an international student who has been accepted on to their PhD in Urban Education Policy programme and I would really appreciate any information about what their grad school is like to attend. I know that ultimately the most important thing is the course and POI and I am happy with those, but in order to make a decision I wish I knew more about the experience that students have there (within the field of education would be great but is by no means necessary). Basically, I know what Chicago as a city is like but no
  4. I agree with thousandhardships that there are lots of positive aspects of grad school for the job market outside of academia, also not everyone pursuing a phd does have the intention of going into academia which is a good thing because there aren't enough jobs in academia for every PhD student. For instance my friend who did a phd in nuclear physics was sponsored by a company designing nuclear reactors and intended to go and work for them at the end of it. For my part I want to work in education policy and whilst academia is one way to do so there are in fact many avenues outside of academia t
  5. One year a long time ago, there were penguins who didn't wear hats when swimming. This made their mothers livid. "Unacceptable!" Frightened, they screamed, "Bears!" Nobody seemed convinced so instead of going swimming they tried juggling. Their mothers tried everything they thought would teach her a skill. However, she couldn't even make oatmeal without disastrous results. So, the penguins gathered money (obviously) trying to purchase a bear. Towering over them, a grizzly beast danced, devouring all bears with such ferocity that even God enjoyed it. Afterwards, God congratulated the penguins
  6. I would say that if you have been waitlisted you are not way off, intact you were among the top choices for multiple schools, you may have just been unlucky in that someone with research interests more closely aligned to the department/POI or with more experience than you applied this year. I think it sounds like there is still hope given that you have 3 waitlists, but if you end up having to reapply then you could use the contacts you have made with professors during this years interviews to ask them what you could do to make you application stronger. It's not guaranteed that they will r
  7. I know a fair few people in that boat. Given that sex outside of marriage is illegal regardless of sexuality Saudi's a risky place to be in general. A friend who has worked there for years recently told me there are also a lot of people either A - trying to clear major debt B - trying to quit drinking (then failing as they find they can illegally obtain alcohol). its good for saving up some money though and there are some good schools for sure.
  8. One year a long time ago, there were penguins who didn't wear hats when swimming. This made their mothers livid. "Unacceptable!" Frightened, they screamed, "Bears!" Nobody seemed convinced so instead of going swimming they tried juggling. Their mothers tried everything they thought would teach her a skill. However, she couldn't even make oatmeal without disastrous results. So, the penguins gathered money (obviously) trying to purchase a bear. Towering over them, a grizzly beast danced, devouring all bears with such ferocity that even God enjoyed it. Afterwards, God congratulated the penguins
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