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Manetho

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    Manetho got a reaction from jujubea in Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page   
    Ouch!
    Johns Hopkins University English, PhD (F19) Rejected via E-mail on 26 Feb 2019 A 26 Feb 2019 Wow! Second rejection from them THIS WEEK! I must have really made an impression!
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    Manetho got a reaction from mcoa1996 in Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page   
    I wish this whole story was merely a joke...
    University Of California, Berkeley Film & Media, PhD (F19) Rejected via E-mail on 8 Mar 2019 A 13 Mar 2019 Dear Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, if either of you could take me in and do your cute little money bribes to get me accepted, I promise to not be a bratty YouTuber and just pay attention to my work. Idk how else to be one of three accepted students!
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    Manetho got a reaction from aggiezone in Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page   
    I wish this whole story was merely a joke...
    University Of California, Berkeley Film & Media, PhD (F19) Rejected via E-mail on 8 Mar 2019 A 13 Mar 2019 Dear Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, if either of you could take me in and do your cute little money bribes to get me accepted, I promise to not be a bratty YouTuber and just pay attention to my work. Idk how else to be one of three accepted students!
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    Manetho got a reaction from strawberrycows in Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page   
    I wish this whole story was merely a joke...
    University Of California, Berkeley Film & Media, PhD (F19) Rejected via E-mail on 8 Mar 2019 A 13 Mar 2019 Dear Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, if either of you could take me in and do your cute little money bribes to get me accepted, I promise to not be a bratty YouTuber and just pay attention to my work. Idk how else to be one of three accepted students!
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    Manetho got a reaction from samiamslp in Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page   
    I wish this whole story was merely a joke...
    University Of California, Berkeley Film & Media, PhD (F19) Rejected via E-mail on 8 Mar 2019 A 13 Mar 2019 Dear Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, if either of you could take me in and do your cute little money bribes to get me accepted, I promise to not be a bratty YouTuber and just pay attention to my work. Idk how else to be one of three accepted students!
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    Manetho got a reaction from PsychWannabee in Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page   
    I wish this whole story was merely a joke...
    University Of California, Berkeley Film & Media, PhD (F19) Rejected via E-mail on 8 Mar 2019 A 13 Mar 2019 Dear Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, if either of you could take me in and do your cute little money bribes to get me accepted, I promise to not be a bratty YouTuber and just pay attention to my work. Idk how else to be one of three accepted students!
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    Manetho got a reaction from goosejuice in Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page   
    I wish this whole story was merely a joke...
    University Of California, Berkeley Film & Media, PhD (F19) Rejected via E-mail on 8 Mar 2019 A 13 Mar 2019 Dear Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, if either of you could take me in and do your cute little money bribes to get me accepted, I promise to not be a bratty YouTuber and just pay attention to my work. Idk how else to be one of three accepted students!
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    Manetho got a reaction from magnetite in Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page   
    I wish this whole story was merely a joke...
    University Of California, Berkeley Film & Media, PhD (F19) Rejected via E-mail on 8 Mar 2019 A 13 Mar 2019 Dear Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, if either of you could take me in and do your cute little money bribes to get me accepted, I promise to not be a bratty YouTuber and just pay attention to my work. Idk how else to be one of three accepted students!
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    Manetho got a reaction from perpetualalligator in Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page   
    I wish this whole story was merely a joke...
    University Of California, Berkeley Film & Media, PhD (F19) Rejected via E-mail on 8 Mar 2019 A 13 Mar 2019 Dear Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, if either of you could take me in and do your cute little money bribes to get me accepted, I promise to not be a bratty YouTuber and just pay attention to my work. Idk how else to be one of three accepted students!
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    Manetho reacted to Coptophile in NELC / Near Eastern Studies Fall 2019   
    Thanks for the reply. It seems like you worked hard and I'm happy that it paid off for you; your story encourages me to work harder as well. Good luck at Brown! 
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    Manetho got a reaction from Coptophile in NELC / Near Eastern Studies Fall 2019   
    A full tuition waver MA from Harvard? That's awesome! Put that on your CV and, although it won't guarantee a PhD acceptance, it will definitely make the committees read your application carefully!
    Yeah! I'm super excited about Brown! I had applied to several scholarships (in Europe) in the past 2 years and they all had a negative result, so a fully-funded acceptance, and to Brown!, has definitely paid off all the hard-work and all the waiting! 
    Regarding my qualifications: I scored 119 on the TOEFL, 162V/164Q/4.5AWA on the GRE, and I have an MA in Egyptology (GPA 9.4/10) from Barcelona, but my undergrad is actually in the Sciences. I studied Engineering and worked as such for some years, until the conditions were finally right for me to pursue a career in Egyptology, which is what I always wanted (it's a long story... I'm from Central America, and there is absolutely no posibility or encouragement to study History in my home country...) All this has, of course, played against me: the feedback I've received from universities in Belgium, France, and the US (UChicago...) is that they prefer younger students who have taken the "traditional" path... But you never know: to my surprise, Brown said that my interdisciplinary background is precisely what attracted them, and that they accepted me because my research interests were a great fit for the department (I want to study the cultural exchange between Egypt and other ANE cultures through the literature of the 1st millenium BC).
    Bottom line is, it's very difficult to weigh our chances just by looking at the numbers. In my experience, the single most important piece of your application is the SoP, where you need to make sure you tell a story that resonates with the faculty's own interests and each program's strong points. That and the reco letters: my professors in Barcelona are not super famous, but they knew me and my work really well, and I'm sure they made the letters personal (didn't read them...) Not sure if all this helps, but this is what I learned this cycle!     
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    Manetho reacted to IceCream & MatSci in Stipends and Taxes   
    Hi there! Taxes are not typically withheld from fellowships, but are usually withheld from stipends for TA and RA positions. I only know this from doing tons of research. I have included a lot previous forums about this subject. I am sorry it is a lot, but taxes are super complicated and I am still trying to figure them out myself. I hope this helps!
     
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    Manetho got a reaction from ondrejba in Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page   
    Ouch!
    Johns Hopkins University English, PhD (F19) Rejected via E-mail on 26 Feb 2019 A 26 Feb 2019 Wow! Second rejection from them THIS WEEK! I must have really made an impression!
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    Manetho got a reaction from dejosco in Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page   
    Ouch!
    Johns Hopkins University English, PhD (F19) Rejected via E-mail on 26 Feb 2019 A 26 Feb 2019 Wow! Second rejection from them THIS WEEK! I must have really made an impression!
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    Manetho reacted to nickxk in NELC / Near Eastern Studies Fall 2019   
    And to you as well!
    I’m feeling pretty good with the letter Michigan sent me for the MA, from my experience there as an undergrad, they really do have good funding opportunities at all levels of education and seem to imply that they have well funded travel and research stipends too. This will prepare me well for a PhD!
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    Manetho got a reaction from elx in Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page   
    Ouch!
    Johns Hopkins University English, PhD (F19) Rejected via E-mail on 26 Feb 2019 A 26 Feb 2019 Wow! Second rejection from them THIS WEEK! I must have really made an impression!
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    Manetho got a reaction from nickxk in NELC / Near Eastern Studies Fall 2019   
    That's great!! Looks like, whatever happens, you'll be attending graduate school this fall! Good luck!
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    Manetho got a reaction from samiamslp in Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page   
    Ouch!
    Johns Hopkins University English, PhD (F19) Rejected via E-mail on 26 Feb 2019 A 26 Feb 2019 Wow! Second rejection from them THIS WEEK! I must have really made an impression!
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    Manetho got a reaction from clinicalnerd in Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page   
    Dear Candidate, Thank you for giving us your hard earned $90. Now that we have your money, which we had summarily tossed down a flight of stairs to determine whether we will read your application or not, we regret to inform you that there were many other applicants with much better luck than you. Have a nice life, and please don't contact us again, because we'll get a restraining order. Seriously.
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    Manetho reacted to Nothingtown in Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page   
    Absolutely brilliant

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    Manetho reacted to IceCream & MatSci in Interview Tips (HELP!!!)   
    When it comes to answering this question, I usually talk about where I studied and the degree I got. I then say why I am interested in this subject, delving into my specific research interests. I then say what I want to do during my PhD and after my PhD.
    Here are some questions you want to prepare yourself for:
     
    I skimmed over these question and thought of answers I might have, but I didn't really practice a lot. I just didn't want to be surprised during my phone interviews.
    I hope this helps!
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    Manetho got a reaction from epi_hopeful19 in Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page   
    Dear Candidate, Thank you for giving us your hard earned $90. Now that we have your money, which we had summarily tossed down a flight of stairs to determine whether we will read your application or not, we regret to inform you that there were many other applicants with much better luck than you. Have a nice life, and please don't contact us again, because we'll get a restraining order. Seriously.
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    Manetho reacted to jadeisokay in 2019 Applicants   
    a while ago, a customer at work and i were talking about my school because she was visiting campus with her son. she asked what i wanted to do with an English major and i said i was applying to comp lit grad programs... she was already being snooty because her son is ~pre med~ and asked me why i chose "competitive literature" because it sounds useless. 
    my parents said do what makes you happy so i got lucky there
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    Manetho got a reaction from e_randolph in Applications 2019   
    Hi @Karou, here's a second opinion to ease your mind. Same as, @e_randolph, I was concerned and decided to email the Program Coordinator about it. She told me that this is a University-wide issue, but also assured me the committee would evaluate the applicants' profile based on the self-reported scores. 
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