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    2017 Fall
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    Sociology PhD

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  1. Can anyone who's attended a visit day as a waitlisted student speak to the experience? Was it awkward meeting with faculty?
  2. I'm on the waitlist at UPenn and am attending the prospective student visit day on 3/22. Got a nice email from the DGS last month.
  3. @Schwein thank you! and sorry about that, must be frustrating! @montanem great news -- fingers crossed!
  4. @SchweinI think so. I got my acceptance back in January. I'm attending the visit day on 3/13.
  5. Jessica80

    Cornell 2017

    Visiting Cornell on 3/13 for the Sociology/Policy PhD program! Really excited.
  6. Jessica80

    After not hearing back from any programs...

    @Illusio80PM'ing you
  7. Hi all, Over the last several days I've discovered a wealth of resources on the Internet for new graduate students, many of them directly relevant to sociology. I hope this list benefits others as much as it is helping me prepare for the challenges - and enjoyment - to come. How to Get the Mentoring You Want: A Guide for Graduate Students (University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School): http://www.rackham.umich.edu/downloads/publications/mentoring.pdf Grad Skool Roolz: Everything You Need to Know about Academia from Admissions to Tenure, by Fabio Rojas (Sociology at Indiana): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/93455 No More Lame Prosems: Professional Development Seminars in Sociology, by Chris Uggen (Sociology at Minnesota) and Heather Hlvaka, Sociology at Marquette): http://users.soc.umn.edu/~uggen/uggen_hlavka_ch_08.pdf Talk given to the First Year Graduate Student Proseminar at the University of California, Berkeley, Sociology Department, Fall 2007 (John Levi Martin, Sociology at Chicago ): http://home.uchicago.edu/~jlmartin/Talks/Notes on talk to graduate students at proseminar.pdf How to Survive Your First Year of Graduate School in Economics, by Matthew Pearson (Economics): https://law.vanderbilt.edu/phd/How_to_Survive_1st_Year.pdf How to Publish, by Kwan Choi (Economics): http://www.roie.org/how.htm Info and Advice for Graduate Students (University of Maryland, Economics): http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~limao/graduate_info.pdf Advice for First-Year Ph.D. Students in Economics at Cornell: http://www.economics.cornell.edu/graduate-program/gsafe/advice-first-year-phd-students-economics-cornell Reflections on Surviving the Academic Job Market (R. Karl Rethemeyer, Public Affairs at Albany): http://www.albany.edu/rockefeller/gateway_docs/job_market_resources/2014/ReflectionsJobMrkt_AoM_July14.pdf Graduate School Success by PhDs.org: http://www.phds.org/graduate-school-success Peter Bearman's AMA - Sociology Job Market Rumors: http://www.socjobrumors.com/topic/peter-bearmans-ama Looking forward to reading others' discoveries as well!
  8. I would contact them, esp. since you've got the time pressure. I received an email from Beverly Silver on 2/15 notifying me that the department had sent out its 4 acceptances and I was on the list of alternates. This occurred after I had emailed Linda Burkhardt on 2/8 asking for an approximate timeline and she replied, "Our committee is in the process of reviewing the applicants. We hope to have some decisions by the end of this month." Congrats on your NYU acceptance!
  9. Congratulations! I'm thrilled for you!
  10. I also found this table for Cornell - just select Sociology in the upper right: https://public.tableau.com/views/Assessment-Selectivity/Selectivity?:embed=y&:display_count=yes&:showTabs=y&:toolbar=no&:showVizHome=no
  11. Adding to the discussion, I'd like to recommend Fabio Rojas' book, Grad Skool Rulz: Everything You Need to Know about Academia from Admissions to Tenure. It's only $5 to download as an ebook. I've had my eye on it for a while and downloaded it this morning. From what I can tell, it has quite a lot to offer in a blunt and constructive way. Fabio teaches sociology at Indiana.
  12. Jessica80

    Princeton, Columbia or NYU?

    For what it's worth, a Hopkins professor told me that "most" Princeton graduate students actually choose to live in NYC because they prefer it to living in Princeton. Good luck in your decision. My guess is you'll have a good sense of where you want to attend after the visit days.
  13. Jessica80

    On contact from POIs

    Echoing @theorynetworkculture, I'd be really curious to hear more about this from you or other current/former PhD graduate students. Specifics about your experiences working with faculty and their comparisons of graduate students, including anecdotes about dynamics or others you have heard about, would be much appreciated!
  14. Jessica80

    On contact from POIs

    I've wondered the same thing so am looking forward to hearing others' thoughts!
  15. Jessica80

    Campus Visits & Where You're Going to School

    Thanks for starting this! I'm starting to think ahead to my Cornell visit and UPenn visit and what my "strategy" will be for each.

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