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cavalior7005

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    NY
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    Metal Stable Isotope (Bio)geochemistry

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  1. cavalior7005

    moving and housing

    @CHOCCOCO This is just my personal opinion - it's fine. While I don't believe all men act one way and all women act another, if you're not comfortable with a male living in your space, than you have every right to not room with one. Be kind in how you phrase the rejection and I think the other person should understand. That being said, I've lived with just women and I've lived with men and my roommate experience was 95% affected by who they are (as a person), not just their gender. Best of luck!
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    Is stipend taxed?

    @MathCatinteresting, thanks!
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    Is stipend taxed?

    Does anyone have experience with scholarships being taxed? I have my base stipend and then additional funding from a scholarship I received - I think they might be taxed separately?
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    How are the 2019 applications coming

    @magnetite I was (one of a few) rejected from Yale after their open house a couple years ago lol I wouldn't be too nervous about other open houses, because I honestly think I was rejected for 100% the right reasons (the advisor I wanted to work with totally didn't click with me, AND I really didn't know enough to start a PhD program, luckily, I do now and am going to my dream school with my dream advisor!). The open house was really eye opening and I met some great, interesting, and intelligent people. I hope you have the same experience (but maybe with an acceptance!)
  5. I agree with @PsychWannabee - it's not likely to come up, and if it does, I would give little detail. You'll never be sure how a POI or admin committee will interpret a life event like that. Best of luck and congrats on finally starting your path to graduate school *~*~*
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    How are the 2019 applications coming

    Hi everyone, I have been on this site for a while (long story, ask if you want more detail - I was all around rejected my Fall 2017 cycle. The Fall 2018 cycle, I got accepted to some places but there was an issue with the my top choice advisor leaving her school so I waited another year to reapply where that advisor now works). I just received the acceptance letter/email for my top choice w/ a great fellowship so I can finally start my PhD! I'm mostly posting if people have questions about my experience and/or need a little story of inspiration. Getting completely rejected the first year really sucked, but looking back, I really had no idea what I wanted and it showed in my application. Now, I know more about my interests and am more confident in my choices (of school, advisor, subject). Hope you are all doing well! Stats info(? if that matters) GPA 3.2 at a prestigious school in biochemistry GRE V/Q/W 160/161/4.5 Other stuff 1 year of research in undergrad which led to a senior thesis entailing a presentation and defense 1 publication published, 1 submitted publication waiting for edits presented at AGU and some other poster sessions worked for 2 years at a national laboratory doing related work Field Non traditional stable isotope geochemistry
  7. cavalior7005

    Flagstaff, AZ

    Revitalizing (ish) this thread - visiting NAU on a grad visit this weekend. Thoughts and feelings about the city/school/region?
  8. cavalior7005

    Can B.S in physics pursue M.S in earth science?

    I'd say a general yes, but I'm sure it's advisor/school specific. I'm basing my assessment on my experience with academia - I have a BA in biochemistry and I've been accepted to geochemistry and earth science PhD programs. They might have you take additional courses to reconcile deficiencies however.
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    Going back to school at 36 but worried I'm getting too old

    I'm not in a similar situation, but one of my friends went back to school at age 45 with 2 kids and having done service jobs up until that point. She got her second BA (she got one decades ago in music) in Geology and now is in a PhD program and rocking it. I don't think she has plans to go into academia after her program, but she seems happy and focused and fulfilled. Just my two cents - best of luck!
  10. cavalior7005

    2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    @student_s aww sorry man, best of luck with mines
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    2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    @student_s I thought that any schools I haven't heard back from were a rejection, but I just got an acceptance from Rutgers yesterday soooo... who knows lol however, I suspect that I was on the "unofficial" waitlist and their top choice rejected them, so I got scooped up.
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    2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    For anyone waiting on Rutgers, I just received an email for a skype chat with a few prospective professors.
  13. cavalior7005

    2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    @meghan_paleoclimate Me too! No worries though, I'm sure it's for the best
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    2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Anyone heard from University of Wisconsin - Madison? I'm assuming I've been rejected according to how and when they've sent out decisions in previous years, but I'm really surprised that no one has posted that they got in yet.
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    2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    @JJtheJetPlane Every field has their own timeline. For instance, chemistry programs apply in late October to early December, but hear back in January. If you look up your program + school in the results search, you should get a pretty good idea of when you will hear back. From my understanding, geosciences typically send out acceptances from January to March but with the majority of them coming in February. Hope this helps!
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