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  1. I currently have heard from 2/10 schools and both were positive, resulting in interviews. Still very nervous if those don't go well since I haven't heard anything from the other 8. Just trying to remind myself that no word is probably a better sign than a rejection. Supporting everyone from afar!!
  2. I got a second interview! The PI (JK) emailed me on Friday 12/27/19 to organize, the professor who is interviewing me (JP) replied Sunday 12/29/19, and the Skype interview is tomorrow Monday 12/30/19! I'm hoping the speed at which these interviews are coming is a good sign 🤞
  3. I applied to four Canadian programs. No news yet for any interviews or indication on timelines from PIs.
  4. I did Skype with the PI before I submitted my application! My interview was today and all the formal interviews are over Zoom. They invite people to their campus AFTER they have put out offers so its not as stressful for students and more of a recruitment event.
  5. Don't want to spam BUT I SOMEHOW GOT TWO INVITES IN A DAY. School: Wayne State University Type: PhD Date of invite: December 18, 2019 Type of invite: Email from PI (Initials NO) Interview date(s): February 28, 2020 with social days before and after.
  6. AAH! So excited to be able to fill this out!! School: Notre Dame Type: PhD Date of invite: December 17, 2019 Type of invite: Email from PI (Initials JK) Interview date(s): THIS Thursday or Friday (omg so quick) via Zoom with another faculty member
  7. The best way to be personal in a personal statement is to make it academic. How did your personal experiences make you want to study these things academically? Be super brief on personal information like that because it can be a sign of immaturity if you write too much about yourself and not enough about your academics and why you're a good fit for the field instead. For example, I want to study episodic memory, specifically how and why we forget lived events in order to help inform interventions that might help improve the lives of those with enduring memory problems at any age. That's my personal turned professional/academic as I have episodic memory problems myself and have a fascination with how the brain works because of my own experience.
  8. It seems like you may have missed the most appropriate window to reach back out to the PI but you still can! I was in contact with PI's before applications as well and I made sure to email those who initially responded within 24-48hrs of submitting my application. It is a great way to remind the PI of who you are/that you talked/that you want to work with them/to look out for your application.
  9. You will get in and you will get funded!

    1. neuromorgan


      omg love you and just saw this. WE will get in and funded.

  10. Those applications are in and now we wait! Here's a thread for us to gather together in anxiety, stress, and encouragement. Here's a little template we can use: School: Type: PhD/MA/MS/etc Date of invite: Type of invite: Mass email, email from PI, phone call, etc. Interview date(s):
  11. I reached out to PI's starting in September/October with a personalized email template to each of them. I told them a bit about what I have been currently doing for research and expressed my interest in working with them, specifically asking questions about recent publications or saying my interests that seemed to align with theirs. Luckily with these emails I got on Skype calls with 4 potential PI's and have had great conversations that gave me a confidence boost to finish out the application season. Here's to hoping for acceptance!
  12. Where are you applying? I still haven't finished my Statement of Purpose and I'm getting REALLY nervous about that.
  13. Hello! I was hoping to gain some insight on any tips and tricks for Skype interviews before application submissions. I am applying to PhD's this cycle for Fall 2020 admission (fingers crossed!) in the field of Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience, Psychology with a focus in memory studies, etc. and have been lucky enough to secure some Skype chats with potential PI's to talk about overlapping interest, my background, and other PhD related topics of conversation. Since I have not applied yet and that is a few months out, does anyone have any tips for what to talk about or ask during these meetings? How formally should I prepare? Keep it more laid back to show how I could fit into their lab culture or professional to show more of my skills and technical abilities? Any advice would be appreciated! Best, Morgan Glover
  14. Congrats on your successes! I am on the same page with the end goal being the PhD, which is why I think this is a struggle right now. I also love this company and it has fostered such profound growth within me and if I can grow within it even further for a year, it's hard to pass up. Between a rock and a hard place for sure. I'm going to go ahead and submit my final two applications in Master's programs in cheaper living areas and cross my fingers for funding (and responses before NYU is due)!
  15. There's a few POI's who's research I REALLY see myself sticking with in the long run. That makes sense. I had applied to mostly PhD programs and unfortunately have been rejected to all of them. NYU was an MA and I was accepted but they didn't offer any funding. I do actually have two more Master's programs that I've already had letters of rec submitted to, so I think I'll maybe go ahead and submit those in. Queens College and U of Hartford. Cheaper cost of living and maybe funding?!
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