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MichaelMonroe

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  1. That's true that ~30% isn't amazing, but that's people getting TT right after graduation, not overall. I think that school B's immediate hire rate is even lower.
  2. It really is. I was just blown away by the organization of the program for school 2, and by how organized the PI was.
  3. Help me decide: I need you guys to tell me I'm making the right decision. I've got 4 acceptances, but only 2 'real contenders' School A: Going into it this was my top choice 100%. Developmental Psychology Program The research fit is 80% overlap so I've got a lot in common but I'm not just copying my PI. I've got access to my very hard to come by population of interest. Location is perfect. Medium sized city, about 2hr flight from home. (I'm currently an 8hr flight from home). Downsides: The PI is very inexperienced. I'd be their very fir
  4. Did you have an interview at UMD? I interviewed and I think I must be waitlisted because I know at least one person got accepted, but I haven't heard anything. [Sorry you didn't get in!!]
  5. That's me! I'm not sure about the grant. I had another phone interview after the in person interivew and at that time he reiterated that he was expecting 2 students.
  6. My interview yesterday went really well I thought! But now I'm more anxious than I've ever been, he's invited 4 people here for 2 spots and the other applicants are so nice and deserving. I really really really want to get in, but I also want the other three to be a part of my cohort. He said we should know in a few weeks which of us is getting in, but it's so hard to wait.
  7. I go to undergrad at the University of Rochester and I just received an email about the most recent brown bag event on Friday that states people who are housing psych interviewees should bring them along. I'm out of town for my own interviews right now, but I think that means their interviews must be this weekend. I realize that doesn't directly answer your question, but I'm guessing it means a no for you.
  8. I had one last weekend, my top choice is this weekend, ones the next weekend (flight's booked so I'm locked n loaded no matter what for that one) and the one I'm thinking of backing out of isn't until Feb 22. I'm definitely with you on the open minded-ness aspect and I personally was leaning towards attending no matter what, but the top choice one is like a 99% fit with my research interests where as the next choice down would be 50% fit just to give an idea. So unless the top choice PI isn't clicking with me I'm pretty set on going. Knowing that, most of my co-workers (also in dev psy, some a
  9. Question: So I've been offered a lot of interviews and I've accepted invitations to visit each program, but my interview at my top choice program is this weekend. If I get offered a spot at this program I will 100% be going there. So hypothetically if I receive an acceptance sometime next week should I be cancelling my other interviews or should I attend anyway? On one hand I feel like it's rude to accept an interview offer and then change my mind, but on the other hand the school can use the money they would spend on me flying someone else out to visit the program. I really like the PIs from
  10. I was invited for my UMD-College Park Interview around the first of the year, the interview dates are Feb 7-8. Sorry guys....
  11. I'm doing that as well. Luckily I moved my classes to be only MW to avoid missing any and I got a lot done for my thesis last semester. So it's mostly lab time I'm worried about.
  12. Ugh I'm in a bit of a predicament. I've got interviews every weekend from the 24th of Jan - the 22nd of Feb and it's making me miss a lot of lab time. I normally work 18-20hrs a week and this will cut my time down a lot. I've also been invited to an 'accepted students day' at UConn on Feb 28th and I'm getting a lot of pressure from them to RSVP. It doesn't conflict with any of my interview times but it's only an 'okay' option for me so I'm hesitant to take more time off if I'm not going to accept the offer anyway. I wanted to wait until after I've heard a decision from my first choice, which I
  13. Got an interview at UNCG! It's HDFS though, not Developmental Psych.
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