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taraeh

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  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
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    Political Science PhD

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  1. taraeh

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    Seriously!??!?! BUMMER! I have so much homework and so little focus. The (0) Inbox is distracting...
  2. taraeh

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    C'mon Northwestern!!!! What the heck?? Waitlisted? Rejected? Something? ANYTHING? It was my greatest hope, and my last hope... funny how that works.
  3. taraeh

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    Ok so I just went up and spoke to them (Columbia) and they said they will be rolling out admits/declines over the next two weeks. I tried to pry more but she wasn't having it. I did confirm though that it is not sent by subfield - she input them in "the system" and the "the system" sent them usually within 24 hours and all decisions had not been made - she was inputting as she received them. I think all of our assumptions based on previous years are deeply flawed...
  4. taraeh

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    Did Columbia's email come from a Ms. Achar? That is where I am heading now.
  5. taraeh

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    I am going to pop my head in the admissions office in a bit and ask. Will let you know!
  6. taraeh

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    I am currently sitting outside there office (I am in MIA here) - tempted to just walk in and ask Yes - early application was hard but I have two solid recs from the dept so I am hopeful (although extremely non-traditional). CONGRATS again!
  7. taraeh

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    Congrats!!! Were you CP? Did it update on the website? AHH! anxious
  8. taraeh

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    Thank you so much. I have some contacts within the department and they didn't seem to think that all the decisions had been made yet either. I am holding out hope - I networked there pretty hard and feel really confident about my fit. I am not assuming a rejection at this point at all...
  9. taraeh

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    Have any Northwestern Comparative Politics people heard anything? I know American/Theory have but it doesn't seem that ANY CP Northwestern applicants have heard back? Accept OR reject?
  10. taraeh

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    Of course, if you are colleagues who work together regularly that is fine. I assume this person has never met the professor and is hoping to start off on the right foot. I am a current graduate student at Columbia and with faculty, first name basis must be earned or used only when expressly given permission. These professors don't owe you anything and although this is not undergrad anymore, being a graduate students doesn't change your student status. You will be working for them and learning from them. For now, be safe and treat them like your boss. If they come back with "please call me ___" then great. Until then, do yourself a favor and call them the title they have worked really hard to earn. Again... I have a lot of work experience in some very big organizations (think tanks, academia, IGO, etc) and it has been my experience that calling anybody by their first name, especially in this capacity, is presumptuous.
  11. taraeh

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    I think this is very bad advice. Please use Professor or Dr. As someone who has worked in a professional work environment for many years it would be a big mistake to assume these professors are now your friends. They just gave you the biggest opportunity of your life - now you have to earn your keep.
  12. taraeh

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    HAHA... OMG that was horrible. I didn't mean to call someone a "reject". LOL. Although on second thought... it sounds like a band I will soon be joining.
  13. taraeh

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    Thanks. I am CP too... hoping I hear something soon.
  14. taraeh

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    Can the northwestern rejects tell us which subfield they applied to??
  15. taraeh

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    Ok just got off the phone with Northwestern Admissions- they were vague but happy to answer my question. "We hope to have all of our accepts/rejects out in the next 1-2 weeks." I got no indication or feeling that all of the accepts had gone out.
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