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    2018 Fall
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    Sociology, PhD

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  1. Get experience with writing and applying for big grants and scholarships. It is a lower-risk task in undergrad and will afford you some experience for grad, when you actually more or less need to apply to grants and fellowships.
  2. What is infinitely better is if you know someone (one of your profs, for example) who knows faculty you want to meet and have them introduce you via email or at a conference.
  3. You become a member of ASA and pay the annual membership. Then, as a member, you can choose to join sections. The sections help you network with other scholars in your subfield. Some sections have their own awards and the like. Joining a section is not as important as just being an ASA member, but if you choose to join a section, just pick based on your intended research area. Section membership dues (~$5 for students): http://www.asanet.org/asa-communities/asa-sections/section-membership-dues The ASA has some student travel funds http://www.asanet.org/career-center/grants-and-fellowship
  4. Membership dues and benefits: http://www.asanet.org/membership/membership-dues-and-benefits Yes, it is cheaper while you are still a student. The fee is annual. You must be a member to attend the annual meeting, which you basically need to do until you're tenured. It is worth it, especially as an (I'm estimating here) social capital deprived grad student. I've been a member since undergrad and it has been very much "worth it." Join as soon as you've got the money to do so and attend every annual meeting you feasibly can.
  5. Ask if you can get a reschedule or individual visit arranged for one of them. See if you can them scheduled close together so you'll only have to do one round-trip international flight and one domestic flight. Program coordinators (in my experience) are pretty flexible and willing to work with you to make sure you can visit campus. Three of my visit days were scheduled for the same weekend, and I was able to reschedule two of them. I would assume they would be especially understanding for your situation. Hope this helps.
  6. The advice my undergraduate mentor gave me is that: "people will generally let you know what they want to be called by the way they sign their emails." That being said, I think before you get to know a POI personally, you should air on the side of formality and address them as Dr. XYZ. At least that's what I've been doing. Hope this is helpful
  7. I can claim that acceptance; I put it up there. I also thought it was unusual that there were no other Oregon postings. I definitely wouldn't worry about it yet--they had a Jan 15 submission deadline, so their timeline may differ from Dec1/15 deadline programs.
  8. I called them, no need to worry! I had already submitted an official transcript in November and just wanted to see if they still had it or if I needed to send a new one. Then we chatted for about 90 seconds, wherein the paper document snail mail stuff came up.
  9. @latemeg hey, I got in too! I spoke with the graduate director on the phone as well and was informed that paper docs were sent via snail mail yesterday afternoon. Congrats to you! Onward to the wintery bliss of Madison, Wisconsin!
  10. 49 minutes ago, capslock said: Y'all are beautiful and brilliant and strong and good, and your worth is not tied to an acceptance or rejection. I can promise you that. I've been continuously amazed by how unyieldingly supportive everyone on this forum is. Y'all are awesome. I'm glad I found this site and all of your to navigate this arduous and lengthy application process with.
  11. I got this one too! ENFJ -A/-T "The Protagonist." Says the personality type is found in about 2% of the population. Neato burrito.
  12. Congrats on the UTK interview! I currently work at UTK. Let me know if you have any questions about the university or about Knoxville
  13. I've been pounding Haruki Murakami books. Since December I've read Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage, 1Q84, Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, A Wild Sheep Chase, and Sputnik Sweetheart. Non-Murakami reads: A Million Little Pieces by James Frey, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and So You've Been Publically Shamed by Jon Ronson. I have to admit, it's been pretty fun to tear through these over the past two months. Once an acceptance (hopefully!) comes, I'll probably start getting back into some more sociology text intermittently with the fiction. How is the Mar
  14. LOL this has been nearly my response almost every day since mid-December (except sub buying coffee for using a french press at my desk, responding "no moves have been made" when my co-workers ask, and binge-reading fiction until 2am). The waiting is terrible. Food is bland, sleep is scant, and I'm driving my roommates crazy with my constant worrying. Hope y'all are holding up okay. Sending positive vibes and optimistic thoughts to everyone.
  15. Just curious as I'm seeing these posts about interviews--do all PhD programs do interviews with potential graduate students? I'd imagine not, but what do you think the ratio of interviewing to non-interviewing grad programs is?
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