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jmc117

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About jmc117

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  • Birthday 08/18/1992

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    Trans*
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  • Location
    Windsor, Ontario
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    Communication

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  1. jmc117

    2019 Applications Thread

    @transrelativity Maybe I missed a post in this long line of posts but did you sway one way or the other in terms of schools? I am attending Temple-sent the papers in Monday! Anyone else attending Temple in the fall?
  2. jmc117

    Contacting POIs for PhD?

    I asked my two main supervisors (both very familiar with my work and how I am as a student) who I had good working relationships with. My third was a strong faculty member who I didn't know very well but I also knew him as a very competent academic. He was on my committee for my MA thesis. I'd say those most familiar with your ability as an academic are the best fit, if you are able! If not, I'd pick someone who can give you a strong character reference
  3. jmc117

    Contacting POIs for PhD?

    Hi @ironheart. I'll just give you my own personal opinion based on my experience from this application cycle. I contacted at least one person at every school I was thinking of applying too. This, I would say, was one of the most important parts of the process for me. I started early (like in June, July) and narrowed down who I wanted to work with and talk to. This was SO important because I really got a sense of what programs fit and what ones did not. I had some really awesome faculty members who were honest with me and, after speaking in email or phone exchange, gave me an honest sense of whether the program was a good fit or not. This saved me time and energy because I was not applying to programs that would be an outright mismatch. I had some really awesome conversations with some awesome faculty. In fact, the most helpful conversation I had was with a faculty member from a school I didn't even end up applying too. She really gave me some helpful advice on picking programs. I also got a sense of who I really wanted to work with and I was able to rank the programs I wanted the most out of the ones I applied too. This all came from POI conversations. So yes I would comfortably say it is important you contact the POIs in your application process. Especially because you are looking at four fairly (or very) competitive programs. As for visiting, I am only now just working out a last minute visit to a program I am sitting on an offer for. So not sure if visiting is 'necessary', but I think it would really help! I wish I had done it before hand! haha Just my thoughts.
  4. jmc117

    2019 Applications Thread

    Good luck @Psyhopeful! Hope all goes well. As an update to anyone who also applied to Concordia: I got my rejection today so answers are rolling out!
  5. So my portal status for York GWF studies changed to admitted but no email/notification has come my way with any information and it states basically everywhere they will contact me via email when a decision is made. Do I wait for a few days and see what happens or email them to ask about funding information? Excited to get admitted though!
  6. jmc117

    2019 Applications Thread

    @transrelativity That is awesome news! Thank you for sharing. I think I am going to reach out to my adviser today as well but a little unsure how to navigate a "thank you for putting in a good word, not sure on your program yet" email! So excited for you though! I will definitely keep an eye on the snail mail
  7. jmc117

    2019 Applications Thread

    Right? Ignorant. But keeps my mind off of my own anxiousness and impatience at the same time. I am glad everyone in this section is chill!
  8. jmc117

    2019 Applications Thread

    If anyone is looking for entertainment the Yale students are being particularly rowdy on the results page.....
  9. jmc117

    2019 Applications Thread

    @transrelativity That would be great! Can you let me know if you hear any word on a day like that for Temple? I will do the same
  10. jmc117

    2019 Applications Thread

    Okay good, I think so too. My letter also said first-round funding offers would come in early March. I anticipated my decision making phase being around Mid-March so having the funding options infront of me would be very helpful and important. Cross your fingers for us both to be in the first round funding!!
  11. jmc117

    2019 Applications Thread

    Yess!!!! So happy and relieved A question-what is the protocol when awaiting answers from funding/other acceptances/rejections. Is there a certain time frame one can respectfully wait to hear back from other programs/wait on funding decisions? I know the Temple slip lists an April "answer by" but...
  12. jmc117

    2019 Applications Thread

    @transrelativity I just received my Temple acceptance in the mail yesterday 😊 I had a good feeling about Valentine's day! My advisor would be the scholar I want to work with the most. But funding...will have to wait and see about that!
  13. jmc117

    2019 Applications Thread

    @transrelativity Did your acceptance arrive by standard mail or did Temple courier it?
  14. jmc117

    2019 Applications Thread

    Congrats @Psyhopeful! So happy for your acceptance 😊 I just received my rejection from U of Mich yesterday 😒 But it was not going to be a good fit anyway. Now 6 more answers to wait for!
  15. jmc117

    2019 Applications Thread

    I am still checking the mail as soon as I get home from work everyday in hopes I will see a little envelope from Temple there. I'll let you know when that happens ? And then hopefully around that time you will get work on funding! With you being one of the first acceptances to go out I am sure they'd want to make the effort to give you some sort of sustainable funding. I am down to checking only once every hour (or maybe twice) so there's progress lol
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