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About senorbrightside

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  • Birthday December 12

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    he, his, him
  • Interests
    20th and 21st Century Peninsular/Iberian literature and film
  • Program
    Spanish (Peninsular literature) Ph.D

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  1. Rejection from Toronto. Two pending, one wait list, two acceptances without funding and two official rejections so far...
  2. @Angela MerkelHe recibido este mismo email. Aunque aprecio el gesto, también estoy harto de esperar....para ser sincero Nebraska ni estaba en mi radar hasta que una profesora me lo recomendó porque encajo bien con un profe allí (y es verdad, estaría genial trabajar con él) y también porqué "no reciben muchas solicitudes." Jajajaja. Bueno... Creo que no voy a recibir ninguna oferta con funding dos años seguidos.
  3. Pues...McGill me han dicho que hay pocas oportunidades para funding. They said I have to secure all funds for tuition and living in Montreal myself and I should reject the offer if unable to do so. In humanities an acceptance without funding is pretty much the same as a rejection, so my 24 hours of happiness has already come crashing down.
  4. ¡Tengo novedades! Accepted to McGill, but without funding attached. I'm emailing the DGS today to ask about funding opportunities and how to apply for it. It's my first choice, but without funding...no puedo No estoy loco. And I saw someone had been wait listed at Penn State so I emailed them myself...también lista de espera. I was expecting a quick rejection from them, so being waitlisted was actually a pleasant surprise.
  5. Champaign-Urbana's winters aren't too bad for being the midwest, but I grew up in the snow belt of Ohio. Last week's 10-inch snowstorm was the most snow they had seen in a single snowfall in about 8 years. It can get cold (this February has been exceptionally cold), but it's nothing like Chicago's winters. If you're coming from the south, then it will take some getting used to though. UIUC is definitely strong in linguistics. I'm so happy for you!
  6. ¡Enhorabuena! I did my MA there so let me know if you have any questions...I know more about lit than linguistics though. It's a great program
  7. Story of my life. In other news, Campus Rec decided to put me back on their mailing list this week after no mails for two months...my heart skipped a beat at seeing a new email notification...only to be "This Week at Campus Rec..." Ojalá...ojalá. @ConejitaI thought refreshing my email would make the decisions come faster 😂
  8. ¡Enhorabuena! My advisor from undergrad basically told me when I was considering applying to Michigan that "if I get in, GO." I didn't end up applying because I didn't feel a real match despite various professors I admire being there. Granted there are other factors, like Angela Merkel and presidentialpudding said, but an acceptance to Michigan is a HUGE thing as it's so hard to get into.
  9. ¡Gracias! Si me digo que no tengo esperanza, me va a sorprender aún más cuando recibo un acceptance WITH funding. I just know this is my last cycle, so I'm just trying not to get my hopes up at this much...but I thank you for your faith. Por cierto...maybe email the school you had the interview with? Unless you're like me and like assuming lo peor while holding onto hope?
  10. And there's my rejection from UVA... Still have five more to hear back from but I'm pretty sure that will be five more rejections at this point. I was shut out last year too so 😕
  11. ¡Enhorabuena a tus amigos y amigas! Yo sigo sin noticias de Gurb ni nadie. Espero que tod@s reciban las noticias que quieran pronto. ¡Mucho ánimo!
  12. I limit to checking portals twice a day, around noon and 7 pm my time. I have my phone on my bed or something soft and face down so I can't hear if it vibrates, lol. Do schools inform people if they're on the waiting list? And specifically for @Conejita I did my undergrad at UK, so let me know if you have any questions! A lot of the department I knew is no longer there, including my two fave professors, but I do still know some people. It's a great department! I hope everyone hears great news sooner than later.
  13. Wait...where'd you hear that? Cite your sources! One of my professors from my MA recommended Nebraska because it was a smaller department and she thought I would thrive there, but as much as I love teaching I don't want it to be so demanding I don't have time for research + self care... To answer Conejita's question, I also applied to UVA, Washington (Seattle), Penn State, McGill, Toronto and Durham (in the UK). Edited to add I'm Lit.
  14. I saw that too! My UVA app still says "submitted". Congrats on the waitlist at Georgetown though! There's still hope!
  15. Coping? What's that? The radio silence is driving me crazy. Hope you're coping better than I am! Someone posted a rejection from U of Washington, and my app is still stuck on submitted. I've spent all day checking my email...I swear, if it was U Washington of St. Louis and not Seattle...
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