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Everything posted by psychhealth101

  1. If you'd like to do something, a handwritten thank you note would be nice. But of course not necessary
  2. Have a response ready in case you get asked about what thesis/dissertation idea you might like to pursue. Did not find the question appropriate/fair but I did get it so would recommend to prepare for it just in case. Also, be sure to let yourself behave naturally, without being a super professional robot who doesn't know how to be casual. A big thing PIs and current grad students consider is personal fit with them, so although it may sound cliche - be yourself (well, the most social version of yourself).
  3. I agree - I had to email my current PI 3 times before I got a response as to whether or not they are taking a student. Glad I kept trying. I would either email again or email a grad admin person or even one of their current students.
  4. Anyone still waiting and hoping to get off the waitlist for their top choice? Very nerve-wrecking since we're just shy of 1 week away from the deadline. Best of luck to everyone!
  5. How do you respond to a POI that is putting a bit of pressure for you to make a decision, but you're still waiting to hear back from your top choice (on the waitlist)? Any advice would be appreciated!
  6. I'm in the exact same position. It is very difficult waiting to hear back from a program when it's so unpredictable whether you will be offered a spot or not..especially when you have another great offer that is waiting for you to respond. PM me if you want to talk!
  7. I'm in a similar situation and I'm going to reach out and ask for an update/clarification this week. I think it's the best way to go because I need to know so I can figure out my future!
  8. I did that this round and didn't have any problems - they were in different departments. I would go for it.
  9. How are you guys dealing with not getting into your top choice or choices? It definitely sucks - especially when it's a program you really liked.
  10. Is anyone else getting really impatient waiting to hear back from schools?? It's all I can think I about and I keep checking my email every 3 seconds hoping that I'll receive any news, especially since I expected to hear back this week. It feels like schools are taking extra long to send anything out post-interviews!
  11. I haven't heard anything yet either from UNR. I was expecting to have heard by now too 😕
  12. I also haven't heard anything. During the interview weekend ,one of the faculty members did mention it would probably be 1+ month until we heard back.
  13. What has been some of the hardest questions you have been asked during interviews? Just trying to get a sense of what to prepare for. Thanks!
  14. I have been asked it twice so I would definitely recommend to have an answer ready in case it comes up!
  15. Any suggestions of good questions to ask faculty members who aren't your POI? I found myself running out of questions
  16. In general, I think it is good to stay with a grad student, but since you live so close I don't think it would be worth it. I would personally prefer the comfort of my own home if I'm that close to the university. If you lived further (an hour or so away) then I would definitely stay with a student. Just my opinion though ?
  17. I believe most send a rejection later on (March or April)
  18. What do you all recommend wearing for socials/dinners with grad students the night before interview day (for men and women)? For those that have already attended interviews, what did most people wear to the socials? Thanks! (I posted this in another thread but now that I see this one I thought it would be more appropriate here)
  19. What do you all recommend wearing for socials/dinners with grad students the night before interview day (for men and women)? For those that have already attended interviews, what did most people wear to the socials? Thanks!
  20. It seems like they have all been sent out at this point. Good luck with everything!!
  21. How is everyone preparing for interviews? I would appreciate any tips/advice! Good luck to everyone?
  22. In a recent phone interview I had, I was asked to describe a potential thesis or dissertation project I would like to work on and how I would go about designing it (methods and everything). This question caught be by surprise and I hadn't prepared for it. So be ready to have a response in case something like this comes up!
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