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psychizkool

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    2019 Fall
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    Clinical Psychology PhD

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  1. psychizkool

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    I did not get an interview and received my mass rejection letter today. Maybe if you did not, then they are keeping you in the running as an alternate? Best of luck!
  2. psychizkool

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    I always just think of everyone there as potential friends with clearly similar interests who are going through the same exciting/stressful situation as I am. It's exciting meeting people whose interests and experiences align so closely with mine. It's not a competition, it's a somewhat mutual selection process, so even if the PI picks them over me then I'm happy for them because they must have been a great match for each other.
  3. psychizkool

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Northwestern Feinberg said invites should go out by this Friday. Someone posted recently that someone they know believes the invite emails will go out on Friday.
  4. psychizkool

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    We each interviewed individually! As far as I know group interviews are very uncommon.
  5. psychizkool

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    I think the norm is each POI interviewing ~5 people. But I've seen some interview ~10 if they're interested in taking a couple students, and I had a POI interview just 2 of us.
  6. psychizkool

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    It really varies a lot. At a recent interview, they told us not to freak out if it happened to be months until we heard back, because the program also has to wait until they know exactly how many students they can fund. It did turn out they made offers the following week though lol. After another interview, I heard back about waitlist status from one POI after maybe a week, and a rejection from the other POI after maybe a month, when the program had told us to expect to hear back in 2 weeks. so if it's been a while, it could just be because they don't yet know how many offers they can make. best of luck!!
  7. psychizkool

    Fall 2019 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    I assumed it's just so if the POI or someone else searched their name on google then it wouldn't ping to this forum. Maybe to keep internet search results focused on more relevant pages, maybe to not raise the POI's curiosity to click the link here and potentially see someone they're interviewing speaking unprofessionally, or some professors may not love the idea that you've publicly revealed information about your invitation before they send rejections I'm honestly clueless but figured it was something along those lines.
  8. psychizkool

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Since they included the part saying feel free to ignore the offer if you are local, I would stay at your own place. I normally fully encourage the opportunity to stay with a current student, but if I were a current student hosting an applicant, I would feel kind of weird about someone within the same city wanting to stay with me despite not actually needing somewhere to stay. In my interview experiences, none of the applicants were actually local, so I would assume the offer is intended for those traveling. Congratulations, and best of luck!!
  9. psychizkool

    Psychology Interview Debriefing

    Mine was mostly business casual. I am female, and I wore dark jeans, a casual/stylish blazer, and flats. A girl next to me wore chinos and a chiffon-ish buttondown top. I believe guys were mostly in buttondowns.
  10. psychizkool

    Psychology Interview Debriefing

    This is a good chance to tie in your personal experiences to the lab you're applying to. For example, maybe you have lots of experience with a certain technique or approach they use, or experience working with a specific population. Something similar in essence to your personal statement about how your experiences have shaped you into a great match for them. I'd focus more on how those personal experiences of yours make you a great match for the lab and not worry about the comparison aspect of it.
  11. psychizkool

    Psychology Interview Debriefing

    Hi! I've had a couple interviews and wanted to share some details that may be helpful to some. As far as dress goes, these were clinical psych phd interviews, and every single person in attendance was in a pantsuit. For women, most wore flats and a wide assortment of blouses. One interview experience was full of more structured interview questions including: 1. Why should we pick you personally over other qualified candidates 2. What are your greatest strengths and room for improvement 3. Describe a time you had conflict at work and what you did, if anything, to resolve it 4. Describe what role you play in a team as well as the usual questions to describe my research experiences, what I am interested in, and how I became interested in the field. For the next interview day, nearly every single interview was almost entirely just a back-and-forth dialogue in which I asked most of the questions. Some of the few actual interview questions included: 1. What are my research experiences, and in what way do I think these tie into my mentor's research 2. What accomplishment am I most proud of 3. What do I do to cope when I am in over my head 4. What do I think would be the biggest challenge for me in graduate school 5. What would my dream project be if I did not have to worry about funding, resources, etc. 6. Why did I apply to this specific program 7. What experiences do I have with scientific writing (I do not have any publications, so they wanted to know about other experiences such as class papers)
  12. psychizkool

    Fall 2019 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    I only emailed 2 because it was not listed on their websites if they were taking students or not. I applied to 10 and have gotten 1 invite, from a POI I did not contact. I wouldn't worry until you start to see people posting about invitations from your schools, though. That's my strategy to keep my cool anyway. This week and next should be the most fruitful, as far as invitations go.
  13. psychizkool

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    I would do something starting along the lines of "Dear XXX, I am pleased/delighted/etc to accept your offer." and ending along the lines of "I look forward to meeting everyone!" and maybe/probably an extra sentence or two to personalize it but still keep it short and polite
  14. psychizkool

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Does anyone have examples of questions in interviews you've experienced or heard about that were unexpected? I am trying to prepare myself for as much as possible to prevent nervous rambling if an unforeseen question catches me off guard. I know most are pretty straightforward (research experience, interests, etc.), but I would love to hear about any trickier questions to be prepared for. For example, someone posted earlier in this thread about being asked to name specific publications with authors/dates/etc they had read recently (or something very similar to this).
  15. psychizkool

    Fall 2019 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    Saw this and was also wondering. However, it says they were invited December 19th, which is within a day of when two people posted UT Austin Counseling Psychology invitations, and UT invited clinical people mid-ish January last year, so I feel like it's safe to assume it was counseling, or at least not clinical.
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