This is my first go around at applying to programs, and it's looking like I'll be trying again next fall. I applied to 5 programs and didn't receive any interview invites.
I was wondering if anyone could give me advice on how I can strengthen my application for the next cycle. Some stats:
GRE Psych: 690
Undergrad: Business Administration (Psychology and French minors); GPA 3.99
Research: no publications, though currently contributing to a manuscript through writing drafts + lit searches, 4 months entry-level research experience at a hospital in NYC. Beginning a full-time research position at a different research center next month, and the lab seems productive and promising.
My guess is that the main factor was the lack of research experience, but I'm not totally sure.
Thank you so much, and congratulations to those of you who are in the interviewing process!