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  1. Hi! I also got my English MA in 2014, and I've had a lot of similar thoughts to you on career trajectory, so I completely understand where you're coming from on all of this! In all honestly, unless you decide library science is what you want to do, I don't think you need to go back to school! Book reviewing is a great field that you can definitely break into without a specialized degree- though, it won't happen overnight and you'll probably have to build a "brand" online before you can monetize it or get a "real" job out of it. Here's a super duper millennial suggestion- get involved in the online "bookstagram" community. Start a profile and a blog and start engaging with other book bloggers. Once you build a following, publishers will form relationships with you, and through networking, you can probably find a way to turn that into a job. Networking is everything in the corporate world! This also might be a good way to get some experience in how publishing works. It's one of the most competitive fields, especially for humanities majors, and it really helps to know people on the inside. Since you had internships, maybe you already have that, or know of people who you could reach out to for advice, etc. I will say that a literature-loving friend of mine worked in publishing in NYC and ended up quitting after a few years because he felt really disillusioned with how corrupt the industry is. That's obviously just one person's view, but it's always been in the back of my head when I've considered career changes. Another cool idea would be to work somewhere that is literature adjacent- like a museum or non-profit with an emphasis on the arts or literature. It's definitely worth doing some digging to see if you can find an institution you like, and maybe reach out to someone who works there and ask for an informational interview. That might help you figure out how to transition into a new industry (and make a new connection!).
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    2019 Applicants

    Considering it's April 5 and still no news, I'm starting to feel like WSU just isn't going to accept any students this year. How does it make sense to give people less than 10 days to make a decision???
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    2019 Applicants

    Has anyone heard from University of Toronto PhD? My portal still shows under review and I haven't received a rejection letter in the mail like I've been expecting.
  4. placeinspace

    2019 Applicants

    WSU apparently really follows that April 15 deadline. They haven't released any decisions yet based on email response someone posted on the results page.
  5. Hey! I also developed really severe depression in school, though mine was during my BA and lasted into my MA. While I know it wasn't my fault, I still feel pretty angry with myself because of how it impacted and hindered certain parts of my life, including my ability to network/form relationships/stay motivated in independent research. However, the most important thing I've learned from GradCafe though is that GPA is not the only factor, or even the most important factor, in your application. I would focus on finding schools that are good fits with your interests, and trying to reach out to any potential advisors before you apply. If you write a fantastic Statement of Purpose, have a great writing sample, and have good LoCs? I think you'll be just fine. And it sounds like you have a wonderful relationship with your advisor, so that's really really good!
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    2019 Applicants

    @The Wordsworthian I agree with this so much. I've called Davis twice now trying to get a rejection but no one seems to be answering their phone.
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    2019 Applicants

    Just an FYI, I'd called Davis the other day to try and get an official rejection but it went to voicemail. I'm going to try again today. I'll report back.
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    2019 Applicants

    I have more respect for Michigan because of this than all the other schools I applied to. Active communication is a sign they respect all their students, imo, which is to the credit of the program.
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    2019 Applicants

    my rejection came 4 minutes after i posted this i am glad umich values my mental health
  10. placeinspace

    2019 Applicants

    god i hope my rejection from michigan comes today so i can have a good solid therapy session tonight where i hash out all my feelings of inadequacy without any blind hope hanging over me in the background
  11. placeinspace

    2019 Applicants

    Not to be a debbie downer but last year they sent the rejections out 10 days after the acceptances so I'm considering it a rejection.
  12. placeinspace

    2019 Applicants

    I was prepared so it wasn't too bad for me. I'm honestly just waiting for my Davis rejection letter, which are notorious for being brutal (aka "you just weren't competitive enough"). Like, thank you, I know that, you don't need to tell me!!
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    2019 Applicants

    I had to refresh the portal. No email for me!
  14. placeinspace

    2019 Applicants

    It came through! I'm free from this hell!
  15. placeinspace

    2019 Applicants

    I hope you do then!!
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