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    anthropologygeek reacted to anthroflea in Competitiveness Anthropology Graduate School   
    So, I wanted to add some data to the hypothetical discussion   This is taken from the faculty websites of a few schools.
     
    How many Anthropology faculty members earned their PhD at which university?
     
    Northwestern:
    NYU (2 faculty members)
    Emory (2 faculty members)
    UFlorida (2 faculty members)
    Michigan (2 faculty members)
    CUNY
    Stanford
    Chicago
    Berkeley
    UNC Chapel Hill
    Syracuse University
    University of Utah
    Columbia
    Iowa
    Cambridge
    Northwestern
     
    Harvard:
    UChicago (5 faculty members)
    Harvard (3 faculty members)
    London School of Economics (2 faculty members)
    UPenn (2 faculty members)
    U of Connecticut
    NYU
    Stanford
    UCLA
    Columbia
    Oxford
    York University (Canada)
    UC Santa Barbara
    University of Michigan
    Duke
    UC Berkeley
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
     
    University of Chicago:
    UC Berkeley (4 faculty members)
    UChicago (2 faculty members)
    UMichigan (2 faculty members)
    Columbia (2 faculty members)
    Harvard (2 faculty members)
    Syracuse University
    University of Vienna
    Johns Hopkins
    UC San Diego
    NYU
    UPenn
    University of Munich
    UCLA
    MIT
     
    UCLA:
    UMichigan (4 faculty members)
    UC Santa Barbara (2 Faculty members)
    UChicago (2 faculty members)
    UC San Diego (2 faculty members)
    UPenn (2 faculty members)
    Harvard (2 faculty members)
    Yale
    UArizona
    University of St. Andrews
    NYU
    University of Southern California
    UChicago
    Duke
    Stanford
    Yale
    Indiana
    Rochester
    CUNY
    UWashington
    Arizona State
    UC Berkeley
    Northwestern
    Florida State
    UCLA
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    anthropologygeek reacted to Canis in Anthropology Results 2014   
    Got my first acceptance today!
    UMass Amherst, my POI confirmed the acceptance this morning and said I should be getting formal offer/funding info soon.
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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 Forsaken in LA in Competitiveness Anthropology Graduate School   
    Yes everyone that finishes does but it has 50% drop out rate which is the average. They are very good in preparing you for the academic life and if your not progressing they kick you out. They make you find a junior college and teach a year there before you can graduate so you have that experience of designing a teaching philosophy that you need.
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from NoSleepTilBreuckelen 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 jellyfish1 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 anthroflea in Competitiveness Anthropology Graduate School   
    Dig deep- please clarify your definition of prestige. I clinked on the UPenn link, one from uc Davis and one from Arizona. I consider both those programs good, do you? If so your definition of prestige falls in line with mine but many here would counter both those schools as non prestige and that pisses me off. My first languages is English. I type on an iPad and currently don have time to proof read and this a forum not an English class. And secondly I didn't attack you all I ask was the qualification for your statement since you were so gun hole you knew better, which by the way you still haven't provided. All you did was provide links to schools in which profs are from all over which suppors my point of view. I am a true believer the name of a school provides nothing in academic jobs, If your talking industry ill admit its possible but I have never looked into that. I am a firm believer based on my own experiences and people I know getting jobs. I only told you about me to prove my qualifications to make my claims since I asked for your qualifications in making those claims
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from DigDeep(inactive) in Competitiveness Anthropology Graduate School   
    Dig deep- please clarify your definition of prestige. I clinked on the UPenn link, one from uc Davis and one from Arizona. I consider both those programs good, do you? If so your definition of prestige falls in line with mine but many here would counter both those schools as non prestige and that pisses me off. My first languages is English. I type on an iPad and currently don have time to proof read and this a forum not an English class. And secondly I didn't attack you all I ask was the qualification for your statement since you were so gun hole you knew better, which by the way you still haven't provided. All you did was provide links to schools in which profs are from all over which suppors my point of view. I am a true believer the name of a school provides nothing in academic jobs, If your talking industry ill admit its possible but I have never looked into that. I am a firm believer based on my own experiences and people I know getting jobs. I only told you about me to prove my qualifications to make my claims since I asked for your qualifications in making those claims
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from xstopfloating 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 Don't Panic in Competitiveness Anthropology Graduate School   
    Kenny- couldn't disagree more. Considering I went through the hiring process and start soon I think I know your quoted material and your assessment is wrong. When hiring, a school determines what subfield they want to hire into and a schools name is never a determining factor. They first and foremost look at your research and are you strong at research, publishing, and getting grants. Yes by the time you graduate with your phd you should be off the school funding and funding yourself through fellowships and grants. Once they determine this they look at your academic heritage. Then they look at your teaching skills yes you must prove this not just say you can. And TAing labs won't cut it. Have you create a class from scratch? What's your teaching philosophy? Once you pass this stage you get an interview. An interview last 2-4 days depending on department. You meet with each prof individually and have lunch the grad students. Also do you have a site or collection to contribute to he department?
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from daykid 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 pallida 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 anthroflea 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 reacted to LittleDarlings in Relationships in Academia   
    Doing a long distance relationship in school would suck... Just saying.

    I'm sure if you really try you could make it work though. Goodluck
     
    ... Umm so many many down votes for honest.  How familiar. Since I am being fully honest. Long distance relationships hardly last which is why I said it would suck.  Because it would. 
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from pallida in Low Tier PhD Program in Anthropology/ Archaeology- Is it worth it?   
    Daisy- you shouldn't apply to a safety schools. One university you are guaranteed to get into is an Austrian school that accepts all but funds no one. But why go they can't get a job when they graduate. You should only apply to programs your a perfect fit for.

    Pears- UNLV is a Huge name in southwest archeology and I hope to end my career as a tenure professor there due to this. This is if I ever make my way back west which is seeming less likely by the moment.
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    anthropologygeek reacted to DigDeep(inactive) in Any news on Berkeley?   
    Well, that's nice, but this is the Anthropology section. Grats, though! [insert random engineering meme]


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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from HrdyWordy in GRE troubles for Anthropology 2014 Applicants   
    Hrdy- some people don't like knowing the truth. Every time I say this happens people start whining when I'm just being honest. Thank you for backing me up
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    anthropologygeek reacted to HrdyWordy in GRE troubles for Anthropology 2014 Applicants   
    I was told by a prof where I did my undergrad that any score under a certain amount wasn't even considered, discarded by the Intake Admin. He appreciated this method because it wasn't too stringent and it helped with the review process. And if this prof had an applicant in mind, he would pull their application early, before the GRE culling. Their magic score was 1200 in the old system. It's not published ANYWHERE on their site and never disclosed to applicants, but I believe this is a very common way of dealing with a large number of applicants. Perhaps in years when the applicant numbers are low, they can afford the time and effort to comb through every application. 
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from Don't Panic in In regards to lying about dates...   
    They could get annoyed but I'm pretty sure they know the date
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from Canis in UBC Teaching Assistant Application - Anthro PhD   
    Canis- yes you must fill out both to be eligible for funding and no it's means funding is competitive and not guaranteed.
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from Canis in Going from Masters to PhD   
    Canis- when I say field I mean your subfield in anthro. If your bio all your bioanth should be A's if your arch they all should be a's. sorry for misunderstanding
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from Canis in Your Thoughts on Ranking Canadian Anthro PhD Programs   
    Ut, UBC, and Albany are well recognized in the physical side at least and just as prestigious as any other physical programs
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    anthropologygeek reacted to NoSleepTilBreuckelen in Does publish or perish begin before starting a PhD program?   
    To the OP, grad schools are looking for students who can product high quality, original work, and while publishing is one way to demonstrate that, it's certainly not the only one! They'll also be looking at your LORs, writing sample, and SOP to get a sense of this, as well as any relevant experiences. Did you attend a field school, join or start an anthropology reading group, write for the student newspaper, have an interesting minor (a language, art, literature, biology, chemistry - any of these and way more could be relevant depending on what your interests for grad school are)? I think anything like that that makes you stand out, especially if you mention it in your SOP or a LOR mentions it, can help you stand out to the committee. 
     
    When I was in my Master program, there were a lot of PhD student who didn't have publications when they came in. So, in short, there are other ways to show your dedication and aptitude for the field and your creative thinking to AdComs other than publications!
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    anthropologygeek got a reaction from lewin in Extra assignment from advisor - how to prioritize?   
    Grad school means priority: research>publications>adviser projects>classes>assistantship. Research and publications is how you get jobs and a job with your adviser contacts/recommendations. So if this means you don't sleep for say two nights so be It. It's gad school. About half of all students drop out. I fact I came in with 4 other students with my adviser and there's only two of us left. If your having trouble now reevaluate where your time is going because next year year you will at at least be putting together your reading this for comps, and the comps animal is much worst than any class load could ever be
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