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About amandacarol1215

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  1. Hey guys! I hope applications are going well! I wanted to stop in an introduce myself and see if there were any last minute questions I might be able to help with. I'm a third year doc student at Mississippi State University and I love it here! We are a very behavioral program, which definitely influenced my decision with coming here. Anyways, feel free to ask any questions, and best of luck in the application process!
  2. It really is about finding a schedule that works best for you! For me, every day at 6, but then again I'm typically in bed by 9pm (on days that I don't have night classes) and 10pm the rest of the week. Those times of the semester that I have to cut down on sleep means I wake up earlier. There are no all nighters for me! I think it really is about figuring out what works best for you!
  3. I'm currently in a PhD program and dating an undergrad in a different field (school psychology and kinesiology) and I really see it no one's business. I have no intention of disclosing the information to anyone at the school. Of course, if he ended up in a class I was TA-ing for, that would be a different matter, but just as a relationship, I don't see the problem.
  4. I finished undergrad when I was 22 and started then as well. I turned 23 in December of the first year of my program. I never skipped any grades and completed undergrad in 4 full years. Maybe it was just the way my birthday fell?
  5. I just got done (on Friday) with 9 credits of summer classes, in addition to working. Do you really think I'm ready to go back to school? Not even a little bit.
  6. I'm the baby of my PhD cohort, starting when I was 22. The others are all 26 or older. It has taken some time to get used to the idea, but I feel like I act more mature than my age, which definitely helps.
  7. I use SPSS on my Mac all the time and haven't had any problems with it. That being said, if you like your Mac and it is only 1.5 years old, I wouldn't recommend buying something new just to have it. We spend enough money in grad school!
  8. There are several "Mid-Life" grad schoolers in my program right now, and we all love them and support them in every way we can. However, as it is for everyone else, the decision to start grad school shouldn't be taken lightly and now there is the added stress of adding in your family. Best of luck with your decision!
  9. I want to have options in case I don't want to work in the schools for the rest of my life. There isn't a whole lot you can do with your Masters/EdS in School Psych that isn't in the schools, but so many doors open with your PhD.
  10. I don't think you should choose a PhD program based on what is easiest to get into. It should be something you love and want to work for, otherwise it will be a waste of both your and everyone else's time and money.
  11. So sorry it hasn't been a good month for you Hopefully everything will get figured out soon enough!
  12. Super excited to find more grad student bloggers! I blog at Life According to Amanda and would love to see some fellow GC-ers over there!
  13. I'm glad to see someone is potentially in the same situation I am. I've recently met a guy and we have gotten extremely close over the past month or so. I'm 23 (just finished my first year of my PhD) and he is 20 (turning 21 in September, working on his undergrad degree, planning on going to school for Physical Therapy). It has taken me some time to mentally get over the fact that he graduated high school a year before I graduated college, but we will see how things go!
  14. This time last year I was busy packing my things! I moved 800 miles for grad school on August 4th so a year ago today I was spending time with friends and family and packing. Now, I'm a year closer to my PhD and finishing my summer classes. It is crazy how much has changed in a year!
  15. Hey everyone! I just received an email (as I'm sure many of you have) and just wanted to share with people thinking about next years application season! It is a webinar, and three hours in length. Here is the description: Are you considering graduate study in psychology? If so, then you will be joining the ranks of thousands of other bright, talented and dedicated peers who will be competing for admissions into the top graduate programs in the field. Learn about what you can to maximize your chance of gaining admission into the graduate program of your choice. This fast-paced workshop covers: Exploring Your Options a. Master’s vs. Doctoral Programs: What’s Hot (and What’s Not) b. Sorting through the Alphabet Soup: Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D, M.A., M.S, MSW, LCSW (and more) Preparing for Graduate Study a. Inside the Classroom b. Outside the Classroom Applying to Graduate Schools a. Objective Components of the Graduate Application (Transcript, GPA, GRE, Vita) b. Subjective Components of the Graduate Application (Personal Statement, Letters of Recommendation) So, if anyone is interested the link to register is here: http://apa.bizvision.com/video/4324 The cost is $35, but if you enter PSICHI in the discount code section, it will be $25. Hope this helps someone out!
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