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About vaibhavpandey

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    Delhi
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    Social Science

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  1. vaibhavpandey

    I do not have a plan B

    This is second year running for me too, I hope we go through someway. It is stressful to see people getting responses but we getting absolutely nothing. ?
  2. vaibhavpandey

    I do not have a plan B

    Unfortunately my visa is still in process (Since August 2018)!!! ?? It was EU research masters, which could have improved my application for fall 19 PhD. Nevertheless, I am back to my job and going through the stressful process of applications again. I have heard from only one program till now, which was a reject but I am hoping something positive will be there for my 2019.
  3. vaibhavpandey

    I do not have a plan B

    You should be hopeful and it is not over until it is over. Unless you get a rejection letter from University, hope is still there. Last year my friend was admitted with full funding offer in one university which rescinded the offer a month later citing lack of funds in department!! She had applied in eight universities and got rejection from 6 while got unfunded offer from another university. It was disappointing for her. To her amazement, she got funded offer from both Universities in Mid June, which was very very late. Somehow she went through the visa process and yes, she is a grad student in a very good university. In all fairness, keep your fingers crossed, I am also on the same page as you are but with slightly different circumstances. My 2018 was not that great, I couldn't get visa after securing admission, so I am part of process once again. With all the qualities you have, I am sure even if you do not get a favorable response, you would do something productive and good.
  4. vaibhavpandey

    Social Work MSW/PhD, PhD Applicants!

    I haven't applied to traditional SW programs yet I applied to more social research oriented programs of Vanderbilt (CRA) and UW-Madison (Human ecology). Anyone heard back from either of programs? I am just nervous about the decisions being an International applicant. Avg GRE Q161 V157, 6 years grassroot development experience, some grant writing and research experience.
  5. vaibhavpandey

    Fall 2019 Phd Social Work /Welfare

    Applied to UW Madison (Human Ecology) Vanderbilt (CRA). No notification yet!! Anybody heard any news from them?
  6. vaibhavpandey

    How far can I hope?

    Hi Loqi, Have you applied in universities?
  7. vaibhavpandey

    Fall 2018 Admissions_ Agricultural Economics

    any such thread for 2019 applicants?
  8. vaibhavpandey

    Practice GRE scores vs. real GRE scores

    Powerprep 1: Q 166 V 151 Powerprep 2: Q164 V155 Kaplan: Q 162 V 154 Actual test: Q 161 V 157 Happy with my performance in verbal and made significant stride, although personally 160 was my threshold in verbal. However, not delighted with Quant I expected to reach 165+, don't know what went wrong but anyway, I hope social science programs can take me in with this score. Also I found Quant section in real test really tough to manage, especially 2nd section. Something to do with MST, maybe. Because, in all the practice test I scored perfect 20 in Quant section 1, I guess it was not the case with real thing. ?
  9. vaibhavpandey

    Evaluation studies PhD programs

    Hi fellow aspirants, I tried to find a thread or directory pertaining to universities offering evaluation studies program and couldn't find one. I am in early stage of application this year yet I wonder which are better universities in this area. I have found few and it seemed most of the universities focus either on education or Psych evaluation. What I am more interested in is, generic evaluation studies program which is focused more towards training in quantitative and qualitative research methods and universal applicability of such methods (such as in program evaluation, social impact evaluation etc). All the best!!
  10. vaibhavpandey

    Funding Packages

    Thanks a lot
  11. vaibhavpandey

    Application Advice

    OMG!! Last year I followed the same spreadsheet system and I even added names of letter writers in different columns to track the progress and which writer require little push. It was really beneficial though and most importantly I would be doing it again this application season, Sigh!!
  12. vaibhavpandey

    Employment vs. grad school

    very well put Green Machine, in fact if your employer is good, I am sure they will understand your perspective of pursuing your dream. I am currently working and my employer knows that I can leave, yet they are holding onto me and are prepared in case I leave in fall. Being honest will help you and them as well. In case you are late in breaking the news to them, it would hit them hard by delay in finding suitable replacements. So go ahead pursue your dream and be honest with the employer.
  13. vaibhavpandey

    Chicago Harris MPP v. Willy Brandt MPP (DAAD Funded)

    So, what have you decided? I have also got an offer from WBS, it seems a good program with good balance of practice and research. Although I have not got any financial assistance, yet In my view this is a really affordable program.
  14. vaibhavpandey

    PhD Public Policy Programs 2018

    Hi All, I am an international applicant, can anyone share the deadlines of prominent universities w.r.t international candidates. I see that 1st December is preferred for most but are there universities who accept applications by 1st Jan. Vaibhav
  15. This is the exact conundrum I am facing, having a masters in development management and nonrpofit management work experience(field experience) of three years, due to the nature of job I could get into the research although, most of my work was qualitative research but as I said, which program to approach is proving little difficult. Human Ecology, Nonprofit management, Community based research all are interesting under social work but the fact is having near to zero research experience causing me choose social work PhD instead programs say PhD in management or anthropology which need rigorous research experience.
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