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Clou12

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About Clou12

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Seoul, South Korea
  • Interests
    Education policy, social policy, ethnic studies.
  • Program
    PhD
  1. Rejected everywhere. Now what? Been accepted to two conferences and was interviewed by an international newspaper about my work, but I can't get into a PhD program? This is confusing and embarrassing. I don't know if I will reapply next year, I think it is time to change careers..

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    2. PhDreams

      PhDreams

      I am sooooo sorry! You are amazing! GIANT HUGS!!! Please don't give up... We want you and we need you! I really, really believe that things always work themselves out. Sometimes it's not the way you thought they would...sometimes it's even better. I have faith that you have bigger and better things ahead of you this year.

    3. Ameonna

      Ameonna

      There is plenty of time to get your energy back. It's totally normal to be upset and punch pillows and suffer from these feelings, but it's good to remember that there is some time before you reapply again, and I know you can do it and get over this hurdle!

    4. Clou12

      Clou12

      I think I am going to go punch pillows and open that bottle of whiskey! Thanks everyone and I wish you the best of luck! Group Hug!

  2. So my background has been education and in hindsight I think I know where I may have went wrong this application season. First, it was applying to a broad range of programs like ethnic studies, social policy and interdisciplinary studies, instead of my field of education. The reason why I didn't apply to many education PhD programs because I wanted more diversity in job options later, not being confined to just education (I have a master's in international ed policy already) and the real reason, a lot of the top programs tend to focus on US based urban education. That is not my area of interest. 1. So I got formally rejected from USC-American Studies and my reaction was a shrug of shoulders and a faint, "meh." 2. Just by looking at the boards I see that HKS already admitted their social policy applicants and my reaction to that is "this was by far a reach school, because they admit maybe THREE people a year." 3. My hometown, Atlanta...Emory sent out interviews the end of January and people went to the invite weekend 2/2-2/4. Yet there are no admits or rejections posted on the board or anywhere. However, I assume I am rejected and that does hurt when the rejection comes from home. Overall, I have one formal rejection and two assumed rejections, I am waiting to hear from two more schools, both in education. I have since applied to four jobs in America because I already turned down my contract for work here overseas. Honestly, I don't know if I will reapply again if the last two schools turn me down. Another year is not going to make a difference in my application. What more can I achieve? I have dedicated over a decade in this field, committed to this research, achieved a whole lot, yet at the same time, sacrificed more. What more can I do?Get better GRE scores? I really think that is ridiculous to waste more time and money on that and refuse to sit for that test again. So if I don't get in, I think it is time for me to move on. This is how I am feeling after my first rejection and anticipating more to come.
  3. Saw some acceptances on 2/18 on the results board. I guess I can expect another rejection any day now. *sigh*

  4. Thank you very much FutureEdStudent12. This program was not an Ed program, so I guess I kinda expected not to get in. I hope to hear some good news soon though!
  5. My silence has been broken. Just got an email from USC rejecting me. Actually, not hurt by it. Just hoping this is the start of hearing back from the other schools...of course, I would prefer acceptances next time!
  6. Just got rejected from USC ASE a few minutes ago. 127 apps, 9 acceptances. Good luck to you all!
  7. I just got my first response, a rejection, a few minutes ago. Weird, but I feel relieved just to have heard back from somewhere. I am not disappointed at all because I didn't really want to attend that institution in the first place. Therefore, I didn't spend much time polishing my application. So it was expected.
  8. Got my first rejection! Woo-hoo!

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    2. Ameonna

      Ameonna

      Don't let it get you down! An acceptance might be just around the corner. :D

    3. Clou12

      Clou12

      I hope so guys, this is my first response from any school!

    4. cokohlik

      cokohlik

      I have a good feeling :) my first notice was a rejection too, but I just got my first acceptance (to an MA program, but a program nonetheless!) Fingers crossed! I hope you hear back soon...

  9. This is such a bright spot. That is my only weak area. Thank you for sharing, you restored my hope.
  10. I am 34 and applying now for a PhD. I worry about not starting a family, building retirement, losing income etc. I am excited about putting my years of experience and translate it into research and sharing with others in a program of somewhat "equally minded" people. As far as having kids while doing your PhD. I have several PhD friends who said do it after coursework is completed, then it is easier to manage. That is my plan, if I get in. Oh and if I find a hubby.
  11. The financial aid offices need to stop sending me emails until I hear back from the school. The emails are giving me heart attacks!

  12. Yeah, who posted about USC? Can someone claim it please? Deets, deets!
  13. As time goes on and still no word from anyone... I might just treat myself to therapy now. Also, I have to invest in a new wine bottle opener. I broke mine a few days ago. What a cruel, cruel world. Ha.
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