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  1. Hello everyone! I'll be going to McMaster's Global Health program this fall, and I got my offer way back in the spring. Excited to see some of you.
  2. Some limitations about owning a Macbook Pro, you can't run AMOS from SPSS on it. However, my Macbook Pro has served me well.
  3. Could you tell me the POIs initials? I might be able to give more insight since I go here.
  4. Hey everyone! I already have questions for my POIs, it's just the admissions committee. They're a different group I also have to interview with. I'm interviewing with my POIs separately.
  5. "people usually have more" oh gosh, is it a bad sign if you don't have any questions to ask?
  6. Oh ok, I'll write some of them down. A good portion of questions I have had were already answered by the handbook, so I guess I can explicitly tell them that.
  7. Anyone going to interviews at Alaska-Anchorage and would like to meet up? I'll be there on Feb 28th.
  8. Hey everyone! I've been glossing over some interview threads that you all have posted, and I was wondering of what questions can I ask the admissions committee? I've read the handbook throughly and it ... seemed to answer everything. Additionally, the admissions + outcomes data is extremely in-depth to the point where I don't have any questions.
  9. This is really reassuring thank you! The lab I'm a coordinator/manager for is dissolving due to the PI leaving, so hopefully I can find another lab in my undergrad insit. to take me in during the summer.
  10. I have 2 manuscripts which are currently in pre-print right now and one poster presentation in May. I really do think I should continue to foster in on my research.
  11. Thank you so much for replying! It's going to be approximately 8 months until the new application cycle begins and this will also be the first summer where I'm not taking any courses. How did you keep occupied? Also, I'm thinking of applying for marketing jobs which have a research focus. I'm realizing that I very much enjoy applied psychology due to the research aspect of it, given my background as a consultant and analyst.
  12. The only volunteer/clinical experience I've had was through my 2 practicums, is this sufficient? Again, I don't know how much weight is given clinical experience. I'm just aware that research matters a lot.
  13. I'm 100% certain my abysmally low Quant GRE score became the Achilles' heel in my applications this first cycle for Clinical. I admit, I am not a great self-learner and therefore working with Magoosh, where the Quant questions are unstructured and not very helpful in terms of representative difficulty, threw me off. I applied to 6 schools, and one of the POIs e-mailed me to say he fought the department to keep me due to my high GPA, strong research track, and publication record, but the department wouldn't let it go. He encouraged me to re-take the GRE and apply under him next time. Initially rejection hurt a lot, but I talked to the graduate students in my research lab and they all mentioned that they didn't get in their first cycle and re-took the GRE, got clinical experience, or just worked. However, the only interview I got was for a school that did not require the GRE and I had a very strong feeling about this place initially. I did apply to a Msc. in Public Health because I've noticed that this is a very common Masters among many individuals who took a gap year before applying again to Med. school and Clinical Psychology. My parents literally asked me, "why would you apply for the most worthless degree possible?" when I initially told them that I wanted to pursue Clinical psychology. They've been horrible towards me ever since in my 2nd year of undergrad I told them that I wasn't doing Med school. I feel lost and confused, and being a first generation college student has been part of the reason why. My entire life has revolved around following a schedule, and I graduate in May and I no longer will have that schedule. It's scaring me a lot. Being a student and researcher has always brought me joy because I can see my hard work paying off. If I don't get in, I plan on doing the following: -Re-take the GRE, as I found a tutor specifically for the math. I plan on dedicating enough time this round. -Working with a research lab at another University (I've been working with a Ph.D student for their dissertation there as I was recruited as a methodology consultant). -Continue to work on research. -Teach myself R. Additionally, I was wondering if doing a post-bacc will be useful? I know they're usually made for individuals who have no psychology background, or a low GPA, but are there any complete research based ones? I think Berkley has one? Also, I want to thank you all for being emotionally honest about your experiences during the application process. It makes me feel as if I'm not alone.
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