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    New York
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    Sociology PhD

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  1. Esenabla

    Interviews/Acceptances/Rejections Fall 2019

    congrats to the two who posted their invites to visit day at notre dame! do either of you (or anybody here) know if they're done sending out invites? if so, should not receiving one (my case, as of now) be interpreted as a rejection? this may be an overly-optimistic thought, but i live pretty far away from the university, so i thought that distance could possibly be a factor as to who is offered the invite and who isn't
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    How to prepare for an interview

    Thank you everyone! I was under the impression that most programs interview before deciding to accept a candidate. Is this not the case?
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    How to prepare for an interview

    Hey, Was just wondering if anyone could offer any advice as to what kind of questions an applicant can expect if offered an interview. Haven't been offered one yet, but figured it would be best to prepare sooner rather than later. Not entirely sure how to go about it, tho.
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    Research Intern vs Research Assistant

    Sure thing, thanks for the response. One was for the research center at my university. So I was working with Profs at my university, but their work was concerned with outreach to local government and occasional news articles moreso than work for academic journals. I had another one that was within the research department of a policy think tank. My tasks included lit reviews, data collection, making graphs/tables, and summarizing long reports my boss didnt feel like reading
  5. I used to be a Research Intern and I'm not sure if that's worth putting on a CV for a PhD application. Thoughts? Also, are the job titles "Research Intern" and "Research Assistant" interchangeable or would that be too much of a stretch?
  6. I used to be a Research Intern and I'm not sure if that's worth putting on a CV for a PhD application. Thoughts? Also, are the job titles "Research Intern" and "Research Assistant" interchangeable or would that be too much of a stretch?
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    CV Questions

    Great, thank you so much for your advice. Just a quick follow-up: one reason I'm considering combining my research positions with my other relevant employment underneath a "Work Experience" or "Professional Experience" section is because I worked as a Research Assistant in 2015, then worked outside of research for three straight years, and then took another research position in 2018. I'm concerned if someone is skimming my CV, they'll see the gap in the research experience section without thinking to consider my other work experiences (as I have no employment gaps). Considering this gap in the research experience, would you still say it's best to separate the research experience from the other work experience?
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    CV Questions

    I'm editing my CV for sociology PhD applications and am unsure of two things. Perhaps there is no right answer, but I'd love to hear any advice. 1. Should I create a separate "Research Experience" section or is it alright if I simply put all positions (excluding irrelevant positions like part-time kitchen jobs, of course) under a "Work Experience" section? 2. I have been credited on publications before (e.g. "Research Assistant Esenabla assisted with this piece" written at the end of a report) but I have yet to author my own work. Would I create a "Publications" section for the works from which I have been credited? Or would it be best to simply put this under an "Experience" section? Thanks in advance!
  9. One of the profs writing my letter of rec recently asked me if he would simply receive a link from the school to which I apply in order to submit his letter. I'm not sure. Does anyone know how professors go about submitting the letter? Thanks in advance!
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    New School PhD

    I'm very interested in the work being done in the sociology department at The New School, but I've heard funding for PhD students is a nightmare. Does anyone know if this is still the case? Also- I was surprised as to how low in the rankings NSSR stands. Their faculty members are well-known and they produced Berger, after all. Does anybody know why they fare poorly in the rankings? thanks in advance
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    Submitting Transcripts

    Hey all, I have received a copy of my official transcripts from my undergraduate university. I am applying to 10 PhD programs. Could I simply scan a copy of my transcript 10 times and send the schools those or must I send each school an actual transcript in the post? Thanks in advance
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    Contacting Potential Faculty

    Hey all, Some people have told me that, before applying to PhD programs, it's a good idea to contact the faculty members with which you wish to work. I was just wondering what types of things people generally say or ask while reaching out to potential faculty. Thanks in advance!
  13. Hey all, I'm starting to draft my statement of purpose and was wondering if any of you had any advice about the general structure of how the statement should look. It'd be great to hear any other advice as to what you believe the the essential aspects of a successful statement are Applying to sociology PhD programs and a couple of MA programs in theology, but would be happy to hear advice from those outside of these disiciplines as well. Thanks in advance!
  14. Hello, I'm looking for the acceptance rates of the graduate programs listed below. If anyone knows the size of any of the student bodies, that would also be nice to know. Any help is appreciated. Thanks! Princeton Theological Seminary (MA) Union Theological Seminary (MA) Harvard Divinity School (MA) Yale Divinity School (MA) Rice University (MA in the Study of Religion) NYU (Religious Studies MA)

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