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  1. 2018 Interviews and Results Thread

    Hey, you never know! It could just be one POI reaching out to his/her interested candidates. I'm seriously holding my breath for WUSTL, they typically send out interview invites around this week or next. Also, WHOA. There's already a PhD acceptance for this year! Holy smokes. The pressure is real.
  2. Let’s just TALK about it...

    It's a huge monetary investment to apply for graduate schools, and very hard on people who don't have extra money to spend/an avenue to help pay. I've spent close to $1400 on GRE, sending GRE scores, applications, etc. And that's with a fee waiver to the three most expensive school applications.
  3. 2018 Interviews and Results Thread

    Ahhh, gotcha. Thank you, I appreciate it! As far as your interview, take it as a good sign! They only interview people that they are interested in accepting, so you’re one step further to possibly being admitted
  4. 2018 Interviews and Results Thread

    Wait, which program did you apply to? Is the professor from the Anth dept? Also, when were you contacted for an interview? Sorry for the interrogation, ha.
  5. 2018 Interviews and Results Thread

    Anyone hear from Berkeley or Yale about interviews?
  6. Reaching out to POI, non-application related

    I wouldn't. They don't really know you that well, and I feel like it would come off more weird than anything. Also, even though you don't want it to come off as related to your admissions, it will definitely seem that way :/
  7. Let’s just TALK about it...

    Feeling like a nutter butter right now. Interviews are slowly being posted in the results page, and though none are from the schools I applied for, I'm compulsively checking my e-mail in hopes of an interview. It doesn't help that there isn't much activity in my specific forum right now, so I have no one to talk about this with
  8. Fall 2018 Admission

    I just read your other post about wanting just one acceptance, and it looks so promising now!!! Congrats!!!
  9. Let’s just TALK about it...

    I’m currently painting a large canvas and it is definitely helping me relax... barely... i just want results! Good or bad! But seriously, just one acceptance and I’d be over the moon 😍
  10. Prepping for the 2018 cycle!

    @Archaeodan I asked my interviewer what support the dept provides in grant writing, placement of graduates, how I would be involved in their research/opportunities to publish, the dynamics of dissertation advising/committee (collaborative, or mainly working with POI?), What their approach is in advising students (see everyday? Meet once a week? Hands off?), and ease of interdisciplinary studies (e.g. taking additional stats classes, medical classes, whatever is relevant to you). Hope this helps, and good luck! I’m sure you will do well
  11. Is it realistic?

    @Adelaide9216 Well, it would depend on when during the summer you do the interviews. Honestly, data analysis and writing your thesis will take twice, if not three, times as long as you might think. Also, for a fall graduation, you typically have to defend by October, and you would have to have a defendable, advisor-approved, thesis by September. If you don't have to work or go to school at all, and you devote yourself to writing your thesis every day, you might be able to pull it off! Just remember to not go too hard on yourself, and be prepared to possibly have to delay graduation until spring for the sake of putting out your best work!
  12. Prepping for the 2018 cycle!

    Opened my e-mail this morning and saw an e-mail that said "Application Status Update", became really excited, and opened it to find that it was changed to ready for review by program... This is going to be a rough month of waiting, haha.
  13. 2018 Interviews and Results Thread

    @jackofclubs for anthropology? For admits, according to the GradCafe results, earliest is late Jan/Early feb. this can vary by school, so your best bet is to search the results survey
  14. School invited me for visit, but I'm abroad

    Congrats! Where at, if I may ask? I would explain the situation to the dept, and ask if there’s any way to get additional funding to come visit. Also be sure to express that you are still interested in the school! If it involves interviews, then I would ask if you could do something alternative, like Skype.
  15. Monkey Wrench - RA Job???

    If the research institute is somewhere you think you will work at long-term, then I would definitely take that into serious consideration. It also depends on why you want to get your PhD! If you're going in order to secure a job similar to the one that you are being considered for, then there's no point in getting a PhD. If you want to run your own lab, head some research, and/or teach, then you need a PhD. I definitely don't think it's crazy to consider it! Especially if that RA position could lead to you getting a PhD there; that's a win-win And at the end of the day, the RA is research that you know you want to do/will like. There's no guarantee elsewhere