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clinical_chicana

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    Midwest
  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
  • Program
    Clinical Psychology

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  1. clinical_chicana

    Fall 2018 Waitlist Thread

    how do people feel about accepting a waitlist offer? I decided not to accept an offer from a school because I felt like since I was not the first choice, I wasn't truly wanted in the program.
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    Do parents attend open houses?

    Hi! I think it depends on the program. Is there an option to say you are bringing a guest when you register for the event? If yes, then definitely feel free to bring with you parents! I think programs understand that a lot of parents are invested in their kids' education and they want to learn about/see the university for themselves. If it doesn't give you an option, maybe ask the person who is coordinating the event.
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    Fall 2018 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    I've heard that not all PIs have reached out to students. Even if they have, don't contact the program director yet. It's way too soon. Wait a week and then reach out.
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    Marquette Fall'18

    I'm also attending in the Fall for Clinical Psych PhD!
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    Overwhelmed Undergrad: Gap Year and Grad School Advice?

    You can do a lot with a gap year! I definitely recommend working as much as you can on research. If you can continue to do that, then your full time job isn't as important. Just make sure to clarify in your interviews or applications that you had limited options for jobs since you had no transportation. Programs will understand how survival jobs are sometimes necessary and the only option. The biggest thing I could suggest is to make sure you have experience working with the populations you hope to study in grad school! If you are planning on working primarily with kids, find a volunteer position that allows you to do that. This is especially important if your research experience isn't directly related to what you want to do in grad school. You want your application to show that you have strong research experience but also a good understanding of the populations you want to work with. During my gap year, I had a really hard time finding a full-time research job. I started applying to jobs in March and didn't start a position until December. In the meantime, I worked odd jobs, got a volunteer position in a research lab and worked on a manuscript there. I also had two volunteer positions working with the populations I wanted to study. These positions could be just as a hotline worker or a volunteer at an after school program. The most important thing is to have experience interacting with people. Also, GRE scores are important. Take a lot of time to study and prepare and make sure you do well on both tests. If you're having trouble boosting your GRE scores (like I did), really focus on getting that good research and volunteer experience. If you can show that your research interests permeate other parts of your life, it will prove how committed and passionate you are about your area of study! Best of luck!
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    Fall 2018 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    That's a lot of interviews! I would say to keep your hopes up, since you haven't heard back from all of the programs. Wait 2 weeks after the interview and then send an email to the Director or your POI to ask what your status is. If you're on the wait list, make sure to send an email to your top program and let them know you would definitely accept the offer if you were to receive one. As far as how to improve for interviews: 1. be as social as you can be! Go to every event. 2. Connect with the grad students in the lab you want to work with. It is essential for you to get along with them, since you will be working with them a lot. 3. Talk to other faculty and grad students, not just the ones related to your research interests. 4. If you don't get to meet grad students from the lab you want to join, email the POI after your interview and ask to be connected with them. 5. Have a million questions prepared to ask. 6. show that you're extremely interested in the research being done in the lab, but prove that you have a new perspective and ideas to contribute. 7. RELAX! Have normal conversations with the interviewers. Let them see what you are like as a real person. Show them how your research interests permeate other parts of your life. They want to see that you are dedicated, but also a well-rounded person who will be easy to work with every day. Obviously you are an amazing and qualified person, since you got so many interviews! Be confident in your abilities and something will work out! Good luck!
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    PhD Fall 2018 Applicants

    I made a thread for people to talk about the programs they decided attend!
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    Fall 2018 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    I made a thread for people to talk about programs they were accepted to and will be attending!
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    PhD Final Decision Thread Fall 2018

    Thought I would start a thread so people can say where they decided to attend and maybe connect with other people going to the same program! I will be attending Marquette University for Clinical Psychology!
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    PhD Fall 2018 Applicants

    Formal offers have been extended by Marquette University! For those who got accepted, feel free to PM me! I'm so excited!
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    Fall 2018 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    Got an email last night from LT at Marquette University with an admissions offer! Woohoo! He said formal acceptance emails will be sent out later this week.
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    Fall 2018 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    Is anyone waiting to hear from Marquette University post-interview? They are meeting today to make decisions and I'm so anxious!
  13. Definitely schedule a meeting and ask in person. If you have a general direction for your thesis and some preliminary ideas, I'm sure that will be sufficient for a first meeting with her! Good luck!
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    Declining Offer Thread

    I have been focusing mainly on funding and faculty fit. Money will probably be the deciding factor for me
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    Fall 2018 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    Yes, a friend of mine received an invitation. I'm not sure when she got it (at least a week or two ago), but the interview day is at the end of the month.
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