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  1. Mirotu

    2019 Applications Thread

    @emmafriday Sure thing! Go to the results tab and search for the schools or programs you are interested in, people will post updates on decisions and communication with programs. https://www.thegradcafe.com/survey/index.php Here is a screenshot of the interview invite
  2. Mirotu

    2019 Applications Thread

    @Dares I don't believe so, at least previous year threads mention that the POIs in each area (rhetoric, media, comm science) will send out their own interview invites so that they can really be scattered throughout this month. It looks like some people had invites as late as the 24th or 25th of January.
  3. Mirotu

    2019 Applications Thread

    Congrats to whoever posted the Wisconsin-Madison (media) interview invite!
  4. @SoftMango123 Thank you for your response! I will be sure to check out the article and stay positive. It can be a natural impulse to try and explain away a rejection, even just to say something in the face of disappointment. But it will suck regardless and I will fight that urge to hedge it! I know from last year that nothing I really say will make him feel better about rejection, and it is hard to feel helpless when someone you care about is hurting. I always feel like there is something I should be doing to be proactive and help, but like you said the only thing you really can do is be there and be supportive. I have my fingers crossed for you! It is very exciting thinking about the possibilities for the future, and I hope that everything works out for you and your partner. It sounds like you have a wonderfully supportive and healthy relationship!
  5. So I am not actually applying to grad school this year, but I almost feel like I am because I have been very invested in my boyfriend's application process. This is his second year applying to PhD programs after being rejected/waitlisted last year from all the programs he applied to. We are hopeful that this year will be better after brushing up his SOP and writing sample, but he has received one rejection so far and his spirits are already a little crushed by it. I have checked this site frequently (both last year and this year) and know that it can be a great resource for support. Does anyone have any advice or personal experience with going through this stressful process as a significant other? I have great hopes that despite this rough start things will work out for him! On the chance that he doesn't get in again this year I would love some ideas to cheer him up and make the sting of rejection hurt a little less. I know that rejections from programs aren't personal, but they can feel that way and make the recipient lose a lot of self esteem. Any and all help is appreciated!

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