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I will be going to Auburn University, AL Graduate School in the Fall (for Speech Pathology). Does anyone have any experiences with this school? I talked to some people in the Grad office today and they just didn't seem very nice/welcoming like I've experienced with other Grad offices in other universities, so now I am a little nervous/bummed out about attending this Fall and it's a little late to change my mind! Does anyone have any experience with this school/ the Graduate School and/or more specifically the Speech Pathology program? Any input would be helpful!
I just moved across country to my new school. I'm an applied math PhD student, immediately straight from undergrad. I was very involved on-campus at my undergraduate institution. I'd really like to meet more people and be involved on-campus at my new school, too. I don't have a car this year, so I'm mostly interested in joining a few student clubs/orgs. It seems like the majority of them are guided/consist of undergrads. Is it normal for grad students to join clubs whose members are mostly undergrads? I know I still look like an undergrad (still 21 y/o), but wanted to know others' experiences with student clubs. I've been trying hard the past couple days to step out of my comfort zone and talk to more people, especially since I'm aware I'm more introverted. It's mostly been hit and miss, any interactions. I'm not an international student either, so I didn't get to attend international orientation/meet and greet session. I kind of feel like I'm not having much luck, but I'm hopeful things will get better when I meet my cohort and classes start. If anyone has any advice on this topic or experienced this, I'd love to hear it.
Hi all, I am in the process of trying to move from European history to U.S. History as my main field. This is, in part, because the prominent British historian in our department recently left the university and also because I have been interested in US and considering switching for a long time. However, departmental politics have made it really hard for me to leave my current advisor (she has a lot of pull on the tenure committee and Americanists don't want to "steal" me from her). I have spoken with my advisor and she has given me the all clear to take U.S. coursework and make that my primary field, but others are still hesitant to work with me. How do I navigate this situation without stepping on any toes? I hate politics and red tape, and I've been in advisor limbo for the entire semester. I need to get this sorted out, so I can go on with my life. Edit: Also, I am still in my first year, so things are early for me. I know I don't have to declare an advisor and major field at least until May. Has anyone else been in similar situations? What should I do? Help!