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1996kayden

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About 1996kayden

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  • Gender
    Man
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    he/him
  • Location
    Upstate NY
  • Interests
    Autism, attention
  • Application Season
    2019 Spring
  • Program
    UVa Dev Psych

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  1. 1996kayden

    Fall 2019 Psychology - Where are you going?!

    I'll be attending the University of Virginia for their developmental psychology PhD Self-imposed a torturous decision process after getting off a waitlist last minute, but think UVa will offer me the best personal support, opportunities to explore teaching, and ability to influence the lab's research directions.
  2. 1996kayden

    Help?!

    I was offered a spot to a program last cycle. A combo of research interests, a poor funding offer, and a commute from hell led me to turn it down. I took a job as a lab manager studying vision development in children with eye tracking. Not exactly my main interests, but it helped me build programming and eye tracking skills and strengthened my application. It was hard to turn down an offer when I had been told "all you need is one yes", but I am SO glad I did. Even though over the year I realized the research interests of the offer I turned down were more on point than I thought, I am still glad. This cycle I had many interviews and multiple offers. It's a hard choice, but if you are set on a population and/or a method, and the PhD offer doesn't offer that, then I would consider turning it down and taking a job that will strengthen your application. Also, after the year working, I applied to different schools my second cycle because my research interests changed some. Two schools who rejected me last time accepted me this time under a different PI.
  3. 1996kayden

    Fall 2019 Psychology Doctoral ACCEPTANCES!!

    School: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Concentration: Cognitive Type: Ph.D. Date of Acceptance: April 12th Notified: Email, accepted off the waitlist. $20,200 stipend (TA-ship) with $2,000 summer funding. Health insurance covered by funding package. ~$950 fees/semester Trying to decide between here and UVa tomorrow (4/13) to free up a waitlist spot.
  4. 1996kayden

    2019 Waitlist Thread

    If you were waitlisted for an interview (and thus have not interviewed, I assume), then it is pretty much over for that school. Especially if you've not heard any other response. I would move on, unfortunately.
  5. 1996kayden

    2019 Waitlist Thread

    Pretty common in my experience. If the POI told you that, it's pretty much over, unfortunately.
  6. 1996kayden

    Fall 2019 Psychology - Where are you going?!

    Very cool. Curious who you'll be working with, if you care to share.
  7. 1996kayden

    Waitlist and Help Me Decide Thread 2019

    POI at Penn State emailed today that she tried everything she could but isn't able to get me off the waitlist. Nothing I could've done or wrong with me as a candidate, funding and resource issues out of her control. We're both very disappointed. Feeling a bit devastated as this was my top choice and POI had called me very excited the day after the interview. Sounded like an acceptance over the phone. Teaches me to get my hopes up 😕 Still have (some? I guess) hope of getting off UNC's waitlist. I have two solid options but still, just feel very disappointed.
  8. 1996kayden

    NSF GRFP 2018-2019

    No I don't know, sorry.
  9. 1996kayden

    NSF GRFP 2018-2019

    My PI is a reviewer for NSF GRFPs and was just given a new stack to go through, so it sounds like reviews are ongoing.
  10. I'm having a similar debate. One of the schools/departments I'm considering is ranked in the 100s, another is 17. I'm hoping to go into academia. So many factors...
  11. 1996kayden

    Waitlist and Help Me Decide Thread 2019

    Would also like opinions on this. I was pretty thorough in my initial interview for asking questions. I now need to decide between some current options and also keep communication up while I wait to see if I get off some waitlists. At a certain point I am going to run out of questions.
  12. I have an offer and the POI has reached out to me again to say she hopes I come and to reach out if I have questions. I have responded to her two past emails since I got the offer (about a month ago) saying thanks etc and I'd reach out when I had questions. I am waitlisted for my two top choice schools and am essentially going to wait for them. Do I tell her this? That I am on the waitlist and if I get off I will accept the other offer? That she won't have a firm answer from me for a while? I don't really want to tell her she's my backup option but I also don't feel right just making her wait indefinitely. Do I just tell her I don't have any questions right now? Thanks!
  13. 1996kayden

    Fall 2019 Developmental Psychology Thread

    Waitlisted from my top choice and waiting to hear from my other top choice, so dying inside Update: emailed UNC POI about status and was told I'm on the waitlist so now I'm double dying as I bide my time and hope that people decline their offers
  14. 1996kayden

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Got waitlisted for Dev Psych at Penn State. If you're going to decline, please do so soon. PSU is my top choice!
  15. 1996kayden

    Waitlist and Help Me Decide Thread 2019

    If I were you I would accept SMU. Fully funded is (for me) a huge priority. I would not go to a program that wasn't fully funded.
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