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    anthropologygeek reacted to MaxFreakOut in What are your successful strategies to avoid taking out loans?   
    Oh I get it, since they're competitive nobody wants to detail the good ones. The meritocracy and all that . . .
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from PowderRiver in What are your successful strategies to avoid taking out loans?   
    Max- I've given you everything I have applied to and or received. Yes I left some leg work for you but that's to make sure you want it bad enough
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from ajgolemb28 in What are your successful strategies to avoid taking out loans?   
    Max- I've given you everything I have applied to and or received. Yes I left some leg work for you but that's to make sure you want it bad enough
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    anthropologygeek reacted to MakeYourself in Anyone else sick of whiny graduate students?   
    I'm sick and tired of whiney ass grad students moaning and complaining about school work and their supervisors. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that I've never complained a day in my life, and I'm not saying that it's never justifiable for a grad student to complain, we all need to vent and let it out sometimes. But what I'm talking about is those grad students who complain about grad school non-stop ... we all know the ones, it's all over their stupid facebook page and twitter account and every time you see them they always have something to complain about.
     
    I don't understand why anyone would be in graduate school if they didn't have a love of scholarly work? I actually have a passion for what I do and I love taking courses, writing papers, and meeting with my supervisor. WHY THE HELL ELSE WOULD I BE IN GRAD SCHOOL? Obviously nobody is in it for the money. I actually had someone complain to me the other day about an instructor who was.. get this.. ACTUALLY GIVING HER DETAILED FEEDBACK ON HER WORK AND ASSIGNING FAIR GRADES.
     
    I guess this post is kind of contradictory because I'm complaining about complaining, but I just had to get this out there. I love what I do and it pisses me off when I hear other grad students bitching. And I'm sick and tired of other grad students calling me an 'eager nerd' because I do my work and I enjoy doing it.
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from gk210 in Anyone else sick of whiny graduate students?   
    I don't get upset at this site, I get upset when my real friends complain about things and try to make up excuses why they are slackers
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from spunky in University Stiffing Interview Reimbursements   
    Why didn't you get the money before you turned them down?
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from lhommependu in University Stiffing Interview Reimbursements   
    Why didn't you get the money before you turned them down?
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from Dexter.Morgan.Freeman in Forensic Anthro   
    From a friend I know Dr. Fenton has only accepted phd from mercy hurst. They said Dr. Fenton directly told them this while interviewing them. I have said all I've been told so dont hate the messages or debate me on this since it supposedly came straight from his mouth
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from Dexter.Morgan.Freeman in Forensic Anthro   
    Yes and they get a masters at mercy hurst and moves on to the phd program under Dr. Fenton
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    anthropologygeek reacted to strudelle in CV   
    To be perfectly honest, a list of relevant courses probably isn't going to improve your CV that much.  Schools are looking more for hands on experience than a bunch of science courses.  By all means, if it would make you feel better and more knowledgeable in your field, take some extra science courses.  I don't know exactly what you plan to focus on, so some more science might help you.  But it isn't absolutely necessary.  Most forensic anthropologists I know have spent more time working with coroners offices, local law enforcement, and working with human remains in the anthropology department than stocking up on chemistry and bio classes.  I think these real world experiences will offer you more in terms of CV padding if that's what you're looking for.
     
    I see you're in Michigan.  Ohio State University offers a pretty good forensic anthropology field school during the month of May that I think is still accepting applications (google it).  
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    anthropologygeek reacted to AKCarlton in Decision Thread 2014   
    I made my decision: University of Massachusetts Boston!!

    From Arizona to Boston...I go!
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    anthropologygeek reacted to victorydance in CV   
    People put courses on their CV? I don't see the point?
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from KingScilla in Decision Thread 2014   
    And congrats on your offer
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    anthropologygeek reacted to ajgolemb28 in Forensic Anthro   
    Yeah, I realized what you meant after I sent it. Sorry
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from Kleene in Declining an Offer after having accepted it?   
    Send an email requesting the release to the grad coordinator and pray they release you
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from have2thinkboutit in Competitiveness Anthropology Graduate School   
    I knew all about the family tree since it is extremely important in the field and my advisor believes we should know where we come from.

    Dig deep- what are your qualifications for making such claims? Your just a 2014 phd app cycle candidate right? At least thats what yor profile says. I was that four years ago. I have since gotten fellowships, grants, taught countless classes, not ta but create my own classes, countless times. I have presented and been publish numerous times. Made countless connections and i have my very own resarch site and my own collection. nothing like doing my own research, getting my own money for it, getting a country permission plus all the pemissions needed. Just curious so I googled Harvard just know and only one person out of the ten I looked at went to Ivy League. I did a random sampling. Many didn't even go to an US school. And one went to UCLA great school but not an ivy so I guess that doesn't happen right? And then there was UC santa barbara totally not equal to an ivy league. My god people on here can be so stuck up. The NAME of your university means nothing. What you did and who you know are the most important thing. Most of the bes advisers are at non elitest schools. Mind you I. Physical and if you google the top physical profs they are at non-elitest schools according to this website. But guess what, they are the best to mode you into a physical anthropologist.
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from ajgolemb28 in Competitiveness Anthropology Graduate School   
    I knew all about the family tree since it is extremely important in the field and my advisor believes we should know where we come from.

    Dig deep- what are your qualifications for making such claims? Your just a 2014 phd app cycle candidate right? At least thats what yor profile says. I was that four years ago. I have since gotten fellowships, grants, taught countless classes, not ta but create my own classes, countless times. I have presented and been publish numerous times. Made countless connections and i have my very own resarch site and my own collection. nothing like doing my own research, getting my own money for it, getting a country permission plus all the pemissions needed. Just curious so I googled Harvard just know and only one person out of the ten I looked at went to Ivy League. I did a random sampling. Many didn't even go to an US school. And one went to UCLA great school but not an ivy so I guess that doesn't happen right? And then there was UC santa barbara totally not equal to an ivy league. My god people on here can be so stuck up. The NAME of your university means nothing. What you did and who you know are the most important thing. Most of the bes advisers are at non elitest schools. Mind you I. Physical and if you google the top physical profs they are at non-elitest schools according to this website. But guess what, they are the best to mode you into a physical anthropologist.
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from drinkingtoomuchwater in Can I waive a financed offer after april 15th and accept an unfinanced one?   
    The school can legally make you pay the first year of tuition if you do this. It's unlikely but there would be nothing you could do. Also, do you really want this black mark on you to begin your career. You never know what doing this could cost you in the future
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from DigDeep(inactive) in Declining an Offer after having accepted it?   
    Send an email requesting the release to the grad coordinator and pray they release you
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    anthropologygeek reacted to CulturalAnth in Decision Thread 2014   
    It's official! I accepted at UNLV, and declined at WSU. I let all my POIs know, and my WSU POI was really happy for me and my choice to attend UNLV, and totally understood that it was the best decision for my family. Since I've made this decision I have been very, very much looking forward to moving to a new city (I was dreading moving to Pullman), and have been really happy overall  
     
    Good Luck to those still deciding! 
     
    P.S. Is it weird that I haven't heard from Oregon State? I should email them and let them know I've accepted elsewhere. 
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from ArthChauc in Do I need to be released from a previous acceptance if no funding was awarded?   
    Legally they can charge you for the first year if you accept the offer and then just back out. Most likely they won't but its very bad form and you could be black listed in yor field
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from MissAnthro in Funding Question   
    Canis- different subfield a so different advice. Not once did any advice revolve around funding. All the advice from my LOR writers were go with the very best advisor you can. This will lead you to the best opportunities. That is my advice but then again I worked my tail off in high school and got through undergrad debt free. And I'm going to be graduating in may with my phd with only 20k in student loan debt and I already have a tenure job set up. But then again what do I know. And I went to an unfunded masters, and got funding within a month. Turned down a funded phd went to an unfounded phd only to be told when I accepted the offer that I did actually get funded. And for the mix up the department arranged for me to be an instructor there as well and teach 1 class and get paid additional for it.
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    anthropologygeek reacted to sarab in Funding Question   
    KingScilla, it might be a good idea to tell your POI that you're really considering their university because you know it's a great fit and a great department for your research and career goals, and ask if there are any funding opportunities that they could work out, so that you can accept their offer since you'd really like to do that but have an offer elsewhere with funding. 
    Just show a high level of interest in program B and show that you'd accept if there was funding.
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from PowderRiver in Funding Question   
    Rbar- but remember the forgiveness is only towards government loans and not private student loans.
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    anthropologygeek reacted to Alterman in Anthropology Results 2014   
    Just got accepted to Oxford
    After 12 rejections, I almost lost hope...
     
    Anybody else got accepted? Feel free to PM me.
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