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    2020 Fall
  • Program
    Clinical Psychology/Clinical Neuropsych

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  1. Hi! Sorry for the late reply. As for my GRE, I know my math is lowish, but for me it is probably the best score I can possibly get. I did get A's in all of my college math courses including Alg, Calc, Inferential Statistics, and Psychological Statistics, which my interviewers seemed to care about more (I can't speak for all programs, but this was a big relief for me). As for my research experience, I have first/co-authored/published/presented multiple papers, and did data entry and project analysis for an Ivy League school last summer (I honestly felt like my presentations helped mo
  2. This is super helpful, thanks! I think that I was getting sucked in to the temptation to read every little detail
  3. Wait, are we interviewing at the same program?! It would be nice to see a friendly face lol.
  4. Hey, y'all I'm having problems coming up with some questions based off of my PI's research (the place I'm interviewing at doesn't adhere to a strict mentorship model, but I want to at least show that I read their stuff). I am interested in the research they have put out, but I'm having problems coming up with specific questions. My interview is on Saturday. Does anyone have any advice for this? I want to make sure that I make a good impression. Thanks!
  5. Thanks for this! I almost always say that I "really enjoy" or "am passionate about" in an interview setting. However, I say "love" a lot in day to day life which is why I typed it, lol
  6. You could try and tie it back to a mentor relationship that you enjoyed For example, I have a very communicative and interactive relationship with my research mentor in undergrad. If a prof said they have a similar style, you could say something like "I really enjoy that mentoring style. I have a similar relationship with my current research mentor, and I really feel like I do my best work in an environment such as the one you described" I also really love to say that I LOVE learning (which I do!). This also highlights the fact that you would take critical feedback well, etc.
  7. This was so incredibly helpful! You are a godsend
  8. Hi y'all...anxiety post here I have my first (and only) PhD interview this week. It is at my top program, and it is my only chance this year to get into a PhD program.I have an interview at a Master's program that I also like, but I would love to jump straight into PhD. I love absolutely everything about the program and I truly believe I am a great fit for them (i'm really not just saying that!). However, that doesn't change the fact that I am nervous as HELL. I am less nervous for the interview (because I feel like I have mock interviewed enough to at least having a basic idea of h
  9. Thanks for this! I never thought to look them up on twitter. I am thankfully a good interviewer, but is is of course the time leading up to the interview that is wrought with anxiety and sleepless nights, lol. Also, thanks for the info about the general vibe. I think I can speak for alot of us, but especially myself, when I say that it has been soooo easy to get pulled into the details of questions and forget that, at the end of the day, they're truly just trying to get a feel for how we would be to work/learn/socialize with, lol
  10. Following this bc I'm wondering the same thing!
  11. I have asked before interviews if its ok if i jot notes dow and normally they're pretty impressed! As long as it doesn't completely consume you, I think jotting down notes is fine!
  12. Going off of my above comment, if anyone has any tips or tricks on how to weave personality into the interview answers, please lmk! This is my biggest fear going into the interview. I have been told that time and time again that the interview is a "personality check." I am worried about my personality or my experiences getting swallowed up or diminished by some of the questions that are, well, not very personality-esque. It is so so important to me to be able to let my personality shine through during the interview! things like hobbies, personal experiences, etc. I don't want to leave th
  13. Thank you for this! I will definitely PM you- I have family in Dallas but they'll be far more well off than I so I'll need to figure out where to live, lol. The website and my application currently seems to be very focused on the environment being supportive and interpersonal. On my application, they even asked if I have been through or experienced anything that might benefit me as a student and clinician, which I greatly appreciated. Do you recall if they ask any questions aimed in that direction? (i.e. non-academic background, personal suitability for clinical psych, etc.) I have
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