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  1. horseshoesandhandgrenades

    Fall 2018 Waitlist Thread

    CUDPC says when April 15th happens on a weekend, people have until midnight the following Monday to decide.......here's to another 24 hours of potential waiting!! http://cudcp.wildapricot.org/Resources/Documents/CUDCP Policy on Graduate Program Offers and Acceptances (FULL version).pdf
  2. horseshoesandhandgrenades

    Let’s just TALK about it...

    So happy for you all!!! Best of luck as PhD students!!!
  3. horseshoesandhandgrenades

    Declining Offer Thread

    Just officially declined an offer to Hartford's PsyD. Good luck wait listers!!!
  4. horseshoesandhandgrenades

    Let’s just TALK about it...

    It depends, I used to work in an admissions office that did not close for Spring break. It probably comes down to if whoever the point person is for notifying you (DCT, POI, Admissions Coordinator) is off for the week.
  5. horseshoesandhandgrenades

    Let’s just TALK about it...

    I feel you! My birthday is this week and I have this terrible feeling its going to come with rejection. If I wasn't already a pessimist, this process made me one.
  6. horseshoesandhandgrenades

    Fall 2018 Waitlist Thread

    Congratulations! and thank you for sharing, it really is uplifting and motivating to hear these stories
  7. horseshoesandhandgrenades

    Fall 2018 Waitlist Thread

    This morning several people on the survey shared that they declined offers, which means the dominoes are starting to fall! Hang in there everyone!
  8. horseshoesandhandgrenades

    Fall 2018 Psychology Waislist

    Just got put on my second wait list of the season, this time for my top choice program. I also got pulled over for the first time today lol. But you all gave me hope, thank you! Im rooting for you!
  9. horseshoesandhandgrenades

    Let’s just TALK about it...

    Sorry if this is an inappropriate use for this forum but I need to talk about it!!! I'm wondering if anyone has had a similar experience and can alleviate my anxiety~ I recently visited a program and interviewed with two POIs. The first one told me that she thought we are a match mid way through the interview and asked if I was leaning more towards her or the other POI. I told her I felt we are a match too, but I felt the need to meet the other professor before I could really know who I would best work with. She respected that. I met with the second POI, who right off the bat before interviewing me at all asked me if I was more interested in working with her or the other POI. I told her I was very interested in the other professor's lab but wanted the opportunity to speak with her. She described her specific current research goals with me and I said that it seemed like the other professor was a closer match. She did not interview me at all. According to other applicants this professor did not ask them about who they preferred to work with and they all had normal interviews. I don't know how to feel about this! Why did the second professor blow me off? It seems like either a really good sign or a really bad sign and I cannot stop thinking about it. Thanks in advance for any input, solidarity and support are so so important.
  10. horseshoesandhandgrenades

    Fall 2018 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    I think unfortunately it is true that it sometimes is just luck. I had a professor tell me that I was "a perfect fit" for a program and "exactly what they needed" and I got wait listed. Of course the credentials (GPA, GREs, experience, presentations, pubs, etc.) are very important, but I've gotten feedback that those are just for narrowing things down. The Applicants that get chosen are those who know how to hold a compelling, articulate, but most importantly, authentic conversation during the interview. In my first couple interviews I had the problem of getting too nervous and becoming rigid and losing my flexibility and authenticity a bit. If you're in an interview, they're already impressed with you as a student. You don't have to sell your smarts, you have to sell the rest of you! This of course may just be my experience (I've only interviewed at 5 schools as well) but all the feedback I've gotten has told me that when it comes down to the top 20 or so best applicants, the ones who were easy to talk to are the stand outs, all credentials aside. This process sucks. Its a real blow to the ego. Remember you are AMAZING for being motivated enough to put yourself through this and for getting interview invites in the first place! Also, when this process has me down, I really enjoy this thread. Full of good laughs and relatable content
  11. horseshoesandhandgrenades

    Fall 2018 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    To the person wondering about CUNY - I also have not heard back yet. However, I believe they were meeting to make final decisions today, which doesn't necessarily mean we will hear from them. Definitely by the end of this week though! Good Luck!
  12. horseshoesandhandgrenades

    Fall 2018 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    I'm wondering if anyone has had a similar experience and can alleviate my anxiety~ I recently visited a program and interviewed with two POIs. The first one told me that she thought we are a match mid way through the interview and asked if I was leaning more towards her or the other POI. I told her I felt we are a match too, but I felt the need to meet the other professor before I could really know who I would best work with. She respected that. I met with the second POI, who right off the bat before interviewing me at all asked me if I was more interested in working with her or the other POI. I told her I was very interested in the other professor's lab but wanted the opportunity to speak with her. She described her specific current research goals with me and I said that it seemed like the other professor was a closer match. She did not interview me at all. According to other applicants this professor did not ask them about who they preferred to work with and they all had normal interviews. I don't know how to feel about this! Did I just harm my chances of getting into the program?
  13. horseshoesandhandgrenades

    Fall 2018 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    How did Suffolk interviews go?!
  14. horseshoesandhandgrenades

    Fall 2018 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    In my experience the interviewer won't expect you to know details about their work. When I have have had interviews with 'surprise' people my interests/goals/background seemed to be more important to them. It doesn't hurt to talk about your interest in your POI as well because they can bring that back to the admissions committee. Hope this helps and good luck!!!
  15. horseshoesandhandgrenades

    Fall 2018 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    That is EXACTLY how I felt! It was my first interview too! I truly felt I was overprepared in all the wrong ways and I can't stop thinking about very specific things I said that I wish I articulated differently. I was also very impressed by their process. They clearly make no decisions lightly, which is why you should feel great about getting the interview in the first place :) I absolutely loved the conversation I had with the faculty I interviewed with but I think the student I interviewed with might not be impressed. But you're right, its out of our hands now and I guess we'll just have to have faith in their democratic process.......
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