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Psygeek last won the day on April 12

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    Seoul, ROK
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    Social Psych
  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
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    Social Psych

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  1. @aspiring_scientist I did end up making it off the waitlist into my top choice (HAPPY!!!), but how I would have improved my application: First, I feel confident I will submit at least 2 -3 manuscripts by fall, maybe earlier. So hopefully having something 'in press' or 'published' is a good thing - which I assume. I would also have reached out to labs in my current location and in that way be more 'networked' with the people I want to work with (i.e., they know the person I want to work with personally). I would also have retaken my GRE as my quant score could have been better. But I think publishing my Master's thesis and another pub on which I'd be first author would definitely benefit me. I'd also apply to more schools (I only applied to 5) and on lines of work sthat are more closely tied to mine.
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    Travelling while being female

    Getting lost is my fav thing about traveling ~ found the best cafes and restaurants this way. Just keep your eyes open and turn around if something feels unsafe. Trust your gut. Don't make eye contact with strangers (especially men) for no reason. GPS is your friend, indeed get an offline google map (you can download it). You can always ask people where you are and which direction to take. I got lost in Hong Kong with no GPS but I still always ended up where I wanted to go by showing the map and destination and some pointing and the like. I wouldnt worry too much about the terrorism ~ statistically youre still more likely to be killed by a car there. Plus its how most people from my country feel when they go to the US (guns! Scary! Srsly my mum doesnt want me to do my PhD there because of guns). Most of all have fun!
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    The Positivity Thread

    Love your taste in music ~ gonna check all the artists I dont know today ^^, Always happy to discover new music. Just came back from a week long (food)trip to Taiwan ^^,
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    First-generation student (or not)?

    My mother met my supervisor the other day - something to do with graduating and me needing a ride to uni. It was extremely embarrassing and painful (mainly for her). She also thinks she knows a lot about psychology because she read three self-help books by Dr. Phil or something. Other than that she was trying very hard to impress him, half the stuff she said didn't make sense and was based on 'personal experiences' and blabla - please don't share half your life with him in an attempt for pity and trying to sound interesting. The things she said just didn't make any sense and it was just so weird and awkward. Plus her English is just weird (non-native speaker in non-English country). My supervisor was just nice, but I could see he was like 'wtf should I do with this'. At least I told my supervisor she would act like this in advance and just brush her off. It was just sooooooo uncomfortable. And the worst part is she doesn't even realize how awkward this is for everyone.
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    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    Maybe this is a cultural thing - but 26 is so young to get married in my country. Most people I know wouldn't even consider marriage until 30 lol. Half my cousins changed partners in their 30s, some got married earlier, some never got married, some got divorced. I'm 25, nearing 26, coming out of a 5 year relationship. Happy to be free and meet new people. My ex is an amazing person, but our lives are moving in different directions.
  6. Yes and No. I think you're there to develop independent thoughts and thinking - however you're not expected to be able to do this from day 1. In the end, you're there to LEARN. Advice I have had from both current students and staff is not to be afraid to ask - you're there to learn! And you can also learn from eachother. Most advisors seem to have a habit to let you join some projects first to get an idea of how things go. Having worked with multiple people - I've had people tell me to just come in when the data is there and others who wanted to discuss anything and everything. However, the further along in your PhD you are, the more independent you are expected to be of course.
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    PhD Final Decision Thread Fall 2018

    UVa for Social Psych :3
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    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    period cramps.
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    The Positivity Thread

    Booked a trip to Taiwan and Sydney. Also heading back home to Europe before I move to the US. 4 continent in 4 months lolz
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    Let’s just TALK about it...

    They're probably waiting for candidates with offers - so it's all about those people who make last minute decisions. I think that was the case for me - probably took someone else's spot.
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    I've finally committed...now what?

    Doing 4 continents in the next 5 months. YOLO
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    Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    My pride is in the way of me being happy about being accepted.... sometimes I hate myself.
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    The Positivity Thread

    I got in. I dont know what just happened today
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    Charlottesville, VA

    also joining you all!
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    Waitlist Success Stories for Hope

    Made it! Already gave up for this year - miracle...

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