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  1. Hey team, I got in to Minnesota, and plan on attending! So glad the wait is over 😃
  2. Thanks! Do you know if this is the same for PIB? My anxiety levels go through the roof every time I check my emails 😣
  3. For Columbia, word is that invitations have already been sent out. I've applied to the same PI as you, and have not heard from them.
  4. Looks like OSU have already sent out some acceptances (two posters on page 10 of this forum, from what I can see) Also waiting on UNCG (some invites for clinical psych seem to be out but yet to see anything for Social). And yes, heard from UMN last week for PIB; Social might differ though.
  5. Hey that was me- will be DMing you soon! I thought there was another formal interview stage following this one (turns out there isn't), which is why I didn't post it here. Sorry! School: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Type: PhD (Personality, Individual Differences, and Behavior Genetics) Date of invite: 1/7 Type of invite: Email from POI Interview date: 1/9 (note: no formal interviews at UMN) To others- also feel free to DM me for POI.
  6. Aww thank you for the support- I've used up my reactions for today but it's a heart react from me. I'm sure I'll stand out to someone too- that part sounds a whole lot like dating hahaha
  7. Waiting on Minnesota here. Congrats 😍 I was rejected on the other hand due to research fit, which hurts (I was debating leaving this out to keep the mood up but it's best to be honest, hey?) but it's helpful to know where I stand and what I need to work on should I apply again. I expect to be rejected from other programs for similar reasons, and I envision a lot of productive soul-searching (and unhealthy ruminating.. lol) in the meantime.
  8. Congratulations to those who have received interview invites! Sounds like 12/20 will be a big day for us 😓 it's nerve-wracking for me when I see my schools pop up here/in the portal of interview invites and I have not received news from them, I'm sure I'm not alone though!
  9. Hey- sorry for the late reply. All good- it's nice to be able to do something while I wait on my applications lol. I'm not sure if I'm qualified enough to answer your question, (@Psygeek or @t_ruth if you see this feel free to pitch in!) but I think writing involves a combination of "big-picture" stuff (the structure of your journal article, the story you want to tell, the findings you want to emphasize, the take-home message) and detail (paragraph transitions, punctuation, sentence structure, etc). Both are skills you can develop. Good writing habits are also paramount--you may wish to check out "Atomic Habits" or "How to Write a Lot" for starters. There are tons of articles and books on writing. I often just write down what's on my mind, then go back and edit. The editing process is where most of the organization happens, and I spend a lot of time working on re-organizing the details of my writing. (For this reply, I spent maybe 5-10 minutes writing and another 5-10 minutes editing). For the big-picture, I like to leave my writing for a few days, and come back to it with a fresh perspective (friends, colleagues, peer-review students etc might also be helpful here). Hope this helps!
  10. Hi, thanks for starting this thread! Almost all the programs I have applied to are social neuro 😃 with a sprinkle of personality neuro and pure social! Btw- there are a couple of people over in the Social/Personality psych thread applying to soc neuro programs (at least 4 if not more IIRC) if you wanted to come say hi over there!
  11. A small tip for Skype interviews- make sure your profile can be found via search (I disabled it due to bots in the past and didn't think to re-enable it!)
  12. I see, that's tough. I do believe analytical skills can be learnt but sure, you might be less naturally inclined to that kind of work. A lit review is quite analytical though, you are analyzing the links between papers and uncovering the main themes that emerge. Lit reviews can definitely be published in high-impact journals too. Does your position require you to publish empirical work?
  13. Is English your second language? Don't be afraid or embarrassed to ask for help, whether you're expected to write well or not. You'll probably find others share the same difficulties. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. I've found that I got better at writing as long as I read a lot and wrote a lot (this is from Stephen King haha). I would recommend reading books on writing and getting as much written feedback on your writing as possible. "Write it Up" by Paul Silvia is great for pubs (he is from Psychology, I'm not sure how relevant it is for IR and political sciences though)- I'm sure there are others. There are probably journal articles on how to write journal articles for that matter. Lastly, are you doing well mentally? I can't fathom writing well when I'm feeling down or extremely stressed out.
  14. Congratulations, this is such great news 😍 I hope to hear about how these go, I'm sure they will understand if applicants get nervous (I do too!) Me too, yay! I have no idea what to expect, I guess I should just make sure the camera and audio setups work ahead of time, I don't really know what else I can control! 😅
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