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  1. These are all great responses, thanks so much. I realize that a lot of what I hear about the job market, and a lot of what I want to know, can only be known in vague or unreliable ways. So these tips are useful for the year ahead.
  2. Hi all. So, I'll be on the job market in about a year's time, and I'm starting to prepare job application materials and do a little planning. I notice that in my conversations with more advanced peers (especially people currently or recently on the job market), they always seem to have a good sense of whether the market for our discipline (history) is "much stronger than last year" or "really bad" or whatever. How does one even get a sense of these things beyond hearing just hearing other people's impressions? All I ever hear is the doom and gloom about the humanities job market. I can lo
  3. Hi all. I'm starting at the CUNY Grad Center in the fall as a PhD candidate (history) and i've been hearing all about the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium here in NYC. It looks all nice on paper (http://gsas.nyu.edu/page/grad.scholarlyprograms.interuniversitydoctoralconsortium.html)... after the first year, you can cross register at other NYC-area schools' classes for full credit. They also mention that you can get library access, but there's not much info on that. I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience using the Consortium. Are you allowed to take language classes (that are
  4. crom11217

    Ohio State

    Checked my spam folder on a whim, and found an email from OSU History Dept. Grad Studies Committee Chair from Monday saying that i had been waitlisted... 300 applicants for 20 spots. Oh well!
  5. Yeah, I'm in the same boat - not a peep yet. I'm thinking if I haven't heard anything from my POI yet then it's bad news, but you never know...
  6. Haha ok, thanks for letting me know - sounds like I wasn't picked out for funding, at least at this stage. A strategic omission of funding info on their part, let's call it that. We'll see what happens.
  7. I see... mine didn't have any mention of it. Maybe because it was from the dept and not from the Graduate School? They said this after congratulating me on my acceptance: "The graduate school will review our decision and issue you a formal acceptance letter in the next week or so." Maybe I will find out then?
  8. I got an email saying I was accepted to MAAS at Georgetown, but it didn't say anything about funding at all... how did you guys find out about your funding?
  9. CONGRATS! Did the email come from the Dept, or a Dept director, or a specific prof? I am eagerly waiting to hear back about the same prgm but biting my nails more than ever!! Thanks!
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