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  1. On 4/6/2020 at 7:15 PM, NicholeB said:

    This is absolutely valuable advice. Thank you very much for offering it! It is especially difficult now with all the chaos that it is almost impossible to view apartments and making a day trip up there doesn't seem like it would do much good. 

    I just wanted to offer my thoughts. If you do find a single landlord (i.e. local renting one home) it can be good, but this are only found by luck. If you want to k ow about any local landlord's or rental cos feel free to message me. I've dealt with many, and most I haven't my friends have haha. I can also recommend a few places if you send me what you're looking for!

  2. On 3/30/2020 at 8:12 PM, NicholeB said:

    Yes! I need a roommate as well. DM me! Looking forward to meeting you.

    Just a warning (lived in btown for 7 yrs), finding a house to rent is very difficult. Especially since most of the rental companies Hocking them are absolute scum. I honestly recommend a townhouse or apartment. Most semi affordable homes ($800-1500) in town are absolute slums. Think years of only ever being student rentals and no updates. The landlord's here are terrible. 

     

    That said, if you do look stay away from Parker management, Pendragon management, and costley & co.  While other companies are also bad, these are the worst. They will rent you a bedbug or cockroach infested house and they will never maintain it. Move out you'll get gouged with $$$ of fees. 

  3. Hey Y'all

     

    So I've now gotten accepted into 2 programs, have an interview for another and am waiting to hear from the last. 

     

    Accepted: IUPUI M.S. in I/O psychology and University of Minnesota Duluth MA in I/O

    Interview: MSU Mankato 

    Waiting: George Mason (one of my tops)

    So, my question is - do any of you have any opinions on the quality/ranking of IUPUI or either of the Minnesota schools. There is really just that one student perceptions ranking study out there and I was hoping to get insights from others who have been looking at different programs. 

    Currently I'm really drawn to IUPUI. I think the faculty seems great and they are offering me a hefty financial package but I don't want to choose ONLY on money. I haven't seen many other master students on here saying they are applying to IUPUI and I wondered if it was unpopular in the field. 

     

    Decisions are tough!

     

  4. Looks like you have a solid shot. 

     

    However, I wouldn't hang so much on that perfect SAT score. Graduate programs will not care about that. It mattered for undergrad, but don't get caught up clinging to that achievement. Instead, focus on your great GRE scores. I wouldn't even mention the SAT to grad programs as it might indicate immaturity since most college graduates don't talk about SAT scores. 

  5. On 2/12/2020 at 12:07 PM, arispawgld said:

    Hey Y'all,

     

    Wanted to say so far I have only heard back from IUPUI's MS Program

    However, they did email saying I was on a short-list of applicants and I have a phone interview tomorrow. The interview is with two POI's. Is this a likely sign of acceptance? 

    So I had my interview and it went really well! I was invited to their program visit day in March. They didn't say it meant I was accepted, but at least part of the last pool of applicants! Anyone else hear back from IUPUI or other I/O masters programs?

  6. I so feel this! I started apps the minute they opened and I would have them all in if it weren't for the SOP stress. I have one that is limited to 650 words and UCK. If you ever want to trade SOPs and give each other advice, I'd be happy to!

  7. On 4/9/2019 at 4:42 PM, FHG said:

    Looking to bring this thread back and see how people like living in Bloomington. It seems like campus itself has quite a bit going on, but does the city itself have enough things to do for you? That's my biggest hesitation about IU, as the faculty and program seem like a great fit for me. Some of the grad students I met on my visit seemed to echo my feelings, too.

    Hey there!

     

    Thought I'd offer my opinion as someone who has lived in Bloomington for around 6-7 years now. It is a great town and there are SO many fun things to do. As a student, campus offers a lot but if I'm being honest the local culture is way cooler.

    Some great yearly events:

    Lotus Festival - Huge international/world culture music festival put on every September. Can catch some amazing acts.

    Taste of Bloominton - Summer fest where all our (awesome) restaurants create small bit menus to serve food-truck style & live music

    Midwest Distillers Fest - yearly distilling festival held in our neighboring town, Nashville.

    Bloomington Farmers Market - Every Saturday. Literally the largest weekly gathering in the state. Street music, small art fairs, delicious produce.

    Food truck Fridays

    First Thursdays

    Things to do:

    - Restaurants; SO many good ones! We lack in some areas (namely central/South Am. cuisines) but have a huge spread of others. Bloomington has a really heavy international population, particularly Chinese and Korean so we have several awesome spots. Also some great Turkish Restaurants!

    - Music! A lot of cool artists come through town and play at our local music venues; The Bluebird & The Bishop. Both are also great hangout bars. We .also have the Orbit Room which is a more underground ( also literally it is underground) punky type music venue.

    - Craft artisan shops: We have tons of great local artisans. We have MADE which is a cooperative artisan, as well as GATHER which is similar but more currated.

    - Outdoors! Bloomington and the surrounding area is GORGEOUS. Brown County has some of the midwests best hiking/camping if you as me. We also have two lakes with rentable paddleboard/canoes/kayaks.

    - Exercise! Walk the beautiful B-Line trail (or Bike, cycle culture is huge here) and check out our wonderful parks. Or visit our indoor rock climbing gym, Hoosier Heights.

    -Performances! We have an amazing music program and Theater program as well as multiple local community groups. Check out the yearly shows at the MAC or go spend a fancy night at the Opera or Ballet.

    - Drink! We have great local breweries, including one that is totally dog friendly in and outside. Some local breweries: Upland, Quaff On, Switchyard and local Meadery/Ciderys: Friendly Beast, Oddball Fermentables; OR our local wineries: Oliver & Butler.

    Bloomington is a wonderful town with so much to do. :) PM if you have any Q's.

  8. 10 hours ago, Psychological Yam said:

    Honestly, I feel like you would have a good chance at many PhD programs as well - congrats on your super high GRE scores! I wouldn't worry too much about getting into a MA or MS program. Most people don't have I-O at their school so I feel like it isn't expected for acceptance.

    Oh gosh, thank you! I really appreciate it - just a good test taker I suppose! Do you think my Quant scores are still decent (157 seems iffy). I currently just to ensure I truly want to do a full PhD

  9. 4 hours ago, IOpener said:

    I’m in an IO PhD program, so I have seen both sides of the application process. You would be highly competitive for PhD programs. I didn’t have IO experience before grad school either. A masters in IO gives you more limited career opportunities and some programs make you pay the tuition. I have tuition waivers and a TA stipend for all 12 months. If you want to go academia, you need a PhD. If you want to go applied (and most in my program do), a PhD will let you do more and make you more money.

    I appreciate the input! I'm just uncertain that I do want to go to the PhD level. Currently MInnesota Duluth is my top Masters choice because they fund most students (at least partially) and they prep you to go onto PhD if you like. I think I'm just not 100% so Masters makes sense first!

  10. I'm applying for Masters level, But still would love opinions!

     

     

    Currently applying to Master level programs since I don't have any I/O program at my undergrad Uni.

     

    STATS:

    GRE: 168 V; 157 Q; 6.0 W

    GPA: 3.78

    Research XP: Worked as UTA in 2 labs (Perception research for 1 semester, Cognitive Dev. lab for 2 years), have worked as lab manager for a NIH funded Autism neuroimaging research lab for 2 years (current gig), no publishings but completed undergraduate capstone research - presented to lab, currently in midst of an Attention research project.

    So, clearly, where I am lacking is XP in I/O psych. Luckily, my actual work experience gives a little boost.

    Where I am applying:

    University of Minnesota, Duluth: MAPS program, I/O track

    Minnesota State University, Mankato: MA in I/O

    University of Akron, OH: MA in I/O

    Texas A&M: MS in I/O

    George MAson: MA in I/O

    IUPUI: MS in I/O

     

     

    If anyone has any similar experience or is applying to similar programs I'd love to hear more. I hope I have a chance despite lack of I/O specific XP.

  11. Hey!

     

    Currently applying to Master level programs since I don't have any I/O program at my undergrad Uni.

     

    STATS:

    GRE: 168 V; 157 Q; 6.0 W

    GPA: 3.78

    Research XP: Worked as UTA in 2 labs (Perception research for 1 semester, Cognitive Dev. lab for 2 years), have worked as lab manager for a NIH funded Autism neuroimaging research lab for 2 years (current gig), no publishings but completed undergraduate capstone research - presented to lab, currently in midst of an Attention research project.

    So, clearly, where I am lacking is XP in I/O psych. Luckily, my actual work experience gives a little boost.

    Where I am applying:

    University of Minnesota, Duluth: MAPS program, I/O track

    Minnesota State University, Mankato: MA in I/O

    University of Akron, OH: MA in I/O

    Texas A&M: MS in I/O

    George MAson: MA in I/O

    IUPUI: MS in I/O

     

     

    If anyone has any similar experience or is applying to similar programs I'd love to hear more. I hope I have a chance despite lack of I/O specific XP.

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