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  1. I wouldn’t. Admin offices are slammed right now and they most likely won’t respond to your request or get to re-submitting the latest version in your packet in time for departmental reviews. If you end up receiving interview invites, you are allowed to bring an updated copy of your CV, and can talk about the paper then with your potential PIs.
  2. For those looking for paid opportunities: indeed.com, type in “psychology research” in the keywords and your city/state. Professors with active labs (especially around this time) are known for always posting on there. Also, before applying to any advertised position: Make a competitive cover letter + CV that is in academic format and obtain feedback on those items from a supervisor or colleague. I found my most recent clinical research coordinator job through there at a very prestigious AMC after my 2nd round of applications. The opportunity allowed me to get clinical research experience
  3. I am so sorry for what you’re going through, OP. As others have mentioned, reaching out and seeking out immediate care from a mental health provider (Ideally: a Clinical or Counseling Psychologist) should be your first step. Stigma and other barriers for mental healthcare are real (and as a future provider myself, extremely frustrating and difficult) but you should NOT feel shame or guilt for needing help, or for anything that has transpired over the last months. Be kind to yourself. Your university should have a counseling center set up, and you should request for an appointment immediately.
  4. Hope the quality of your situation improved. I strongly disagree with your “most people who come into this field” statement, but found myself concerned about the way you felt you were being treated by your peers. 4-6 years of graduate school is a hell of a long time, and feeling this type of isolation/negative emotions towards others will not be good for your mental health over the long run..
  5. Excellent advice, for anyone concerned about their GRE scores. Networking works wonders. High GRE scores are not the golden ticket to graduate school, but low ones will certainly prevent excellent applicants (such as OP, myself) from getting their applications reviewed. I’ve heard from previous mentors that anything below 50% percentile gets you thrown in the “No” piles, especially out of hundreds of “equally competitive applicants” on paper. Let me just say I personally detest the GRE and have very strong negative opinions on it. I know it kept me from “getting interviews” my first appl
  6. What are your professional goals? What do you envision doing with your graduate education? Have you looked at the differences between a Ph.D. and a Psy.D? What about other career fields and options (LCSW, etc)? Once you begin to answer these important questions, then you can move towards searching for mentors/programs/schools that can get you there. The bottom line (and you probably know this already): You are severely limiting your career options by focusing on programs that do not require a GRE. For the OP and or other new applicants interested in becoming clinical psychologists: F
  7. Hi everyone, 1st year clinical (Ph.D.) student here. I remember being in your place around this time last year (and several years before that), and found myself reminiscing how awful all those feelings were during “application” season. The uncertainty, checking my emails at all hours of the day, comparing my stats; background/experiences to other equally competitive applicants, refreshing the stupid forums and invites pages at every minute- ALL of it. It took me 3 application rounds to finally be accepted, at my “dream” institution, with a PI who I “dreamed” of working with (For refe
  8. Released my offer for Eastern Michigan, hope this helps someone on the waitlist. Feel free to PM for POI ❤️
  9. We both are. It’s been a looooooooooOooooong hell of a journey 😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️
  10. Washington, D.C. area.* (Don’t feel comfortable sharing school). Over the moon and top choice❤️😭
  11. This is so unfortunate but I feel like this happens much more frequently than we think. I am also a woman, POC, and felt this exact way at two interviews. On the other hand, it could have been the case this PI did actually advocate for you, but perhaps the committee/other faculty turned you down due to the lack of experience (in comparison to choices #2-4, or whatever the alternate list was). Hang in there. It's a crappy feeling for sure.
  12. My colleague interviewed there and received an offer (Unsure of POI, interest was SI/trauma I believe)
  13. I can’t help but reference the Yale drama from a couple of days ago..... This response strongly sounds like “THEY ARE MY OFFERS [!!!!!!]” lmao 😂 I personally (and basically every expert I work with in the field?) think it’s absolutely inappropriate and inconsiderate to hold on to more than 2 offers at any given time. It’s a jerk move, but you do you, boo!
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