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  1. Could the Clark U interview PM me your POI if it's not too much trouble? Thanks!
  2. Edit: Oops. I just realized the original post is from two months ago. I'll leave the post here in case it helps anyone. First, I'd encourage you not to compare yourself to how your peers in the program seem to be doing. Grad students are exceptionally good at faking their own confidence, but remember that grad students are one of the highest risk populations for depression and stress-related mental health issues. Your peers might put on a brave face, but they could easily be sitting in the car crying after seminar or something. Also, your program seems to be moving pretty quickly. Yo
  3. Edit: oops. This website is running slowly for me. Accidentally posted as a result. If you mean the school psychology interviews, my SO got an interview for the MA/sixth-year program, which seems to be sending out interviews similarly to the PhD program. If anyone has different information, please feel free to correct me. My SO got a general e-mail with a form letter, but her name was added in.
  4. Cross-posting this from the interview thread, just to see if folks here would have any thoughts. My SO received an interview invitation from UConn's 3 year MA/Sixth-year program, which she's excited about. I'm hoping that the interview goes well (will be in about 6-7 weeks). I'm impressed that they've made it through a decent number of applications already, especially if anyone on the admissions committee is teaching this semester, since it's currently finals time. We haven't been able to find much information about the percentage of acceptance based on interviews.
  5. My SO got an interview at UConn for school psychology (3 year MA/Sixth-Year program), with an option to choose between two dates for the interview.
  6. So this is a bit premature, as I'm just about to start my PhD, but it's something my fiancee and I have been talking about and I'd just like some feedback as we ruminate on it because it might change how I approach the job market. (I thought about putting this in City Guide but I settled on this forum because my questions mostly concern working) Once I have my PhD in 5 years, I'm considering moving to the Netherlands. My fiancee has family there and we've always found the idea appealing. I've done some minor research into how people with PhDs in the Humanities from American universitie
  7. Is the 3.5 cumulative undergrad, major undergrad, or MA? If it's cum undergrad, you should be ok. A 3.6 is generally the desired GPA, but I'm pretty sure plenty of people from these boards have gotten accepted with less.
  8. Most schools have an off campus housing listing site where people post that they're looking for roommates, etc. That's how I found my roommate last year- I ended up living with a psych student. Also, Craigslist isn't terrible. I found a decent enough guy on there once (I'm a woman and very tiny). Basically, make sure to talk to whomever it is on the phone first, maybe meet up ahead of time if you can. You should be ok.
  9. As far as I know, most programs require that you become an in state resident after the first year, so you might as well I guess (Yale actually makes you live in New Haven for at least 3 years--which is super specific).
  10. I'm an English grad student, so I hope you don't mind if I contribute. Our reading loads seem to be roughly similar (as one would expect). We typically get either a novel a week for a course or the equivalent of a novel a week if we're reading poetry (or a play a week). They are usually accompanied by three or so secondary sources, which include journal articles or chapters from a longer critical work (adding up to roughly 100 pages of secondary reading typically). At my current MA program, you take 3 courses a semester, so the reading load can feel quite heavy on top of working/teaching (
  11. This--I still have access to my undergrad electronic library thanks to some helpful friends. If you know anyone with access, hopefully they will let you use their info (I can't imagine why they wouldn't). Subscribing to JSTOR is a pretty confusing process, at least from what I'm looking at. They do apparently have free options that you can access. You can access up to 78 articles a year for free if you create a myJSTOR account. http://about.jstor.org/rr They also have something called a "JPASS" now, which lets you sign up for monthly or yearly subscriptions to access 80% of the archive (you ne
  12. Thankfully, the school I ended up at is actually in the state we were planning to get married in in the first place, so there's not too much extra work for us (plus we are getting married in 2015). Kudos to you, though, toasterazzi! I think I'd explode if I was getting married and moving at the same time.
  13. My fiancée and I are actually moving this weekend because our current lease is up and we found a place we like. After that we are staying with a friend for the last 2 weeks of class. Other than that it is trying to find work (it looks like I'll be freelancing) and getting set up. We also have to start looking at wedding venues...!
  14. Unfortunately there aren't any Institute positions in CT, but the freelance option looks pretty good. Thanks for the replies! I will try freelancing and see if I can make enough doing that, and if it doesn't work out I can temp as a back up.
  15. So I'm trying to find work over the summer, and I wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions before I resign myself to temping (or something equally soul crushing). My problem is that there aren't a lot of seasonal jobs and the ones that are seasonal are usually minimum wage and/or get snatched up by high schoolers willing to work for less. (Since I'll be starting a program in fall, I obviously can't work past summer. Most places that know you're going into a program ask specifically if you can keep working through fall because they don't want short term employees.) I tried applying to thre
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