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  1. Hi everyone! I have a question regarding the F-1 Visa Interview that came up in my school's webinar on tips for the visa application process. They mentioned that I could be asked about my travel history to the US with exact dates. Has anyone experienced this during their interview? How specific were the questions? For context, I have traveled a lot to the US just for vacation purposes and I haven't kept track of all my entries and departures. I was advised not to estimate because it could seem untruthful to the officer and a possible reason for visa denial. Does anyone know if there is a portal I can check to retrieve my travel history? I know the us gov has one but it goes back only 5 years. Any tips will be really appreciated!
  2. Hi all, I have scheduled my 1:1 video interview with the admission team. Anyone would mind to give some insights around questions that they'll ask or what is the interview looks like? Really appreciated!
  3. Hi to all~ I am applying for a MA in Art History at Courtauld Institute of Art. I choose ‘Continuity and Innovation: Reframing Italian Renaissance Art from Masaccio to Michelangelo’ as my first option course. Courtauld just sent me an email that they would like to do an interview. I am wondering what they will ask. Does anyone know? Or have any suggestion for me? Many thanks for attention.
  4. Does anyone receive the interview invitation for Northwestern Master of Analytics?
  5. I had a skype interview a couple weeks ago with a professor at one of the schools I applied to that I thought went pretty well. Later, by some random miracle I got accepted into 3 other schools that are my top choices and I am now deciding between. I wasn't sure whether I was still in the running for this earlier school I had a skype interview with (due to me drawing incorrect conclusions from stalking this website ) but I just got invited to interview there. I am not going to go to this interview because it'd be a waste of their money and time on me since I have other offers and will not consider this school anymore. I plan on sending a generic email to the admin assistant declining the invitation to visit and asking them to remove me from consideration. My question is what should I email the professor I interviewed with? Most recs for personal declining emails to professors say to just be straight about the program I am choosing. But I haven't picked where I'm going yet and won't know until my last visit in April. Would it be cocky if I say I am considering two other schools instead and name them? I don't want to insult this current school or professor. But also the professor got his PhD at one of the schools I'm considering. I just had a very honest/direct conversation with the professor during my interview and think he deserves the courtesy of my transparency, I just don't want to accidentally offend or come off pompous.
  6. I had a Skype interview for PhD. in oxford last week. They told me they will have their decision within mid. March, but if I need an earlier decision then I'll contact them. 1. The interview was not terrible, and I could answer most of their questions, but I got confused in few questions (not necessarily the most difficult ones...). How good should my interview be in order to get an offer? 2. Do you think it's a good idea to ask for an earlier decision, or it may reduce my chances to get an offer / funding? Thanks!
  7. Hi all, I've never interviewed for a school before and have one coming up for CUNY Brooklyn College. Anyone know anything about their interviews or writing samples? For those who have interviewed even if at other schools, what kinds of questions should I prepare to answer/to ask them? Any general interview tips?? And if anyone has a Brooklyn College interview coming up as well, let us know how it went after!
  8. So this morning Houston sent out the interview invite to every applicant and then recalled the message, stating error on their part. Dr. Ivey emailed everyone saying that not getting an interview does not indicate a rejection, but wasn’t very clear on if we were absolutely not getting an interview. I couldn’t tell if she mass emailed everyone or if she only emailed those who the original email was not supposed to go to. Does anyone know if they sent out a new interview email as of yet? Thank you!!
  9. I'd applied to Columbia for MS in Computer Science for Fall 2019 and submitted my application on Jan 15th. I got an interview invitation from on 9th March, 2019, which I gave on 10th. I haven't heard back from them since. I enquired about the same yesterday (21st March, 2019) if there was any status update for the application or if I was required to do anything else. I received a one liner reply stating that my application "remains in their review pipeline." Now, I understand around this time of the year, they'd be getting a lot of enquiries. So I wasn't really expecting a very verbose response about the status update. But what do you guys think? Is this a positive indication? Or does this imply a rejection? Or worse yet, does this imply nothing at all and it could turn out either way? Honestly, this wait has now become nerve wracking.
  10. Hello, I received email from the university that I am on the finalist of phd course application and must have a videoconference with faculties. However, the interviewer informed me that he would like to ask "about what the tenure-track job market looks like." It is a kind of abstract question for me. Does it mean that he would ask about my plan after my graduation?
  11. Hi Everyone! I have an interview with California Baptist University on Friday and I'm starting to freak out!! Is there anyone that can offer some advice or who has already interviewed with them and can tell me a little bit about how the process went? I just received an email that a writing sample with be taken directly after the interview and and timed writing is not my strong point.
  12. Has anyone received their itinerary for the Feb 6-9 interview weekend yet?
  13. Hello! I was invited to the SFSU interview on this coming Monday and I'm nervous as to how to prepare for it. Does anyone have any experience they would be willing to share regarding how the interview is run or the content that will be asked? Will they be asking more skills related items (stuff you learned previously in class), scenario based (not necessarily skills related) or more about the program itself (why do you think you would be a good fit, why this program/school etc...)? All information is appreciated and thank you in advance!
  14. Hi all, I am trying to analyze my fit with a prospective PI. I really like him and I am totally compelled by the research he is doing, but I have heard he can be a little intense and I want to watch out for red flags. I flew out to interview last weekend and when I got to the first recruitment event I found out he had invited three people to interview for a position in his lab. When discussing it with his current students later on, it appears he only has one position to fill. Does this strike anybody as odd? He had each of us give a short presentation at his lab meeting and, upon reviewing my email threads with him, he sort of deliberately avoided mentioning that I would be presenting along with two other recruits. I even asked him who the audience for the presentation would be and he didn't mention it. Is this normal? Am I presumptuous for believing there wouldn't be other recruits there? Thanks!
  15. Hi, I got an email from CMU for a video interview with an alumna. 1. Is this typical? 2. Should I expect different questions from her than if it was with an admissions director or professor? 3. What is/is not appropriate to ask? (For example, is it too time consuming to ask about their experience.) Any help is appreciated!!
  16. Hi all! As many of us may still be optimistically waiting to receive invitations to interviews, I was wondering if people could post the dates of interviews they know about for certain programs. This can help folks get an idea of if they're likely to be accepted or not. e.g. University of Utah - PhD in Psychology - 2/7/20
  17. Hello Everyone, I got an email for a graduate phone interview with Syracuse University in Speech-Language Pathology. Just wondering if anyone already had interviewed with the program? If you could offer some advice. I am just really nervous, so anything would help! This is one of my top choices. Many thanks!!
  18. I am asking the previous applicants to share their experiences. What kind of questions you were asked? Should I prepare for technical questions?
  19. Hi, has anyone heard back from the Aalto school of art and design regarding interviews yet? For the master's program? I'd like to believe all departments have their own pace of doing it. 😕
  20. This question always trips me up! Do I go broad and say that I'm a postmodernist or something? Or do I talk about the smaller scale theories I use from one or two writers? I never know how to go about answering questions about what theories I use in my research because often the articles we read don't usually say that I'm taking a specific type of approach. I'm in linguistic anthropology so I use a lot of semiotic theory, a lot of identity/interaction/discourse theory for discourse analysis, but I never know if they have actual labels. I get very tripped up by this question and I need to perfect it because I have another interview coming up.
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    Interview advice

    Would it be possible for current life-sciences graduate students to give advice on interview weekends? What to expect, how to dress, acceptance chances after interviews and other relevant information. Thanks!! 😄
  22. Hi all I am applying to Pittsburgh Political Science PhD Program and saw from the 'results' section that some ppl have received interview invitations. I haven't heard anything back yet..... Anyone in the same situation? I wonder does it mean I am basically rejected. 😨
  23. AS an international students who got a Master's degree in US, I applied for 15 different PhD programs this year and got 4 rejections, 2 wait-list and just 1 interview now. I am so stressful recently, I sent emails to those silent schools and got a general reply, "decisions have not yet been made", I do no really know what these mean, I kind of feel they were just wait a date to send all rejections at one time. As I found on the Grad Cafe, usually people got interviews no later than Feb, so I am so sad at this time.
  24. Hello! I am having a bit of a dilemma and I am at a loss for what to do. I just got an interview invite yesterday from UCSD's biology program and both interview dates conflict with my other interview dates. I already emailed them to ask for an alternate date or a Skype interview, but I doubt that is going to work out. I definitely can't go the first session, so I've been considering asking the school I committed to first but overlaps with the second session (UW-Madison Neuroscience) for an alternate date/Skype interview. Would it look bad for me to do so? What would you do in this situation? Thank you!
  25. Hi! I am a recent Master of Public Health graduate on the search for jobs. I had my second interview for a position I really want a little over two weeks ago (let me know if it would be helpful for you to know what the position was). I sent my interviewers a "Thank You" note immediately after I interviewed with them . They replied back thanking me for my time and for interviewing for the position and that I should hear back from a team member after they have completed the interviewing process. During the interview, they said that I should expect to hear back in a few weeks either way. I have not heard back since their reply to my "Thank You" email. I am planning on following up with them this week, but I would like some feedback on my follow-up email. My draft email is posted below: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Subject: Thank You: Following Up Regarding Interview Dear [INTERVIEWER 1] and [INTERVIEWER 2], I hope you had a great weekend and that this email finds you well. Thank you again for considering me for the [NAME OF POSITION] position at [PLACE OF EMPLOYEMENT]. I want to follow-up regarding my interview and candidacy for this position. During our interview, you mentioned that I should expect to hear back either way in a few weeks. I want to express my continued interest in the [NAME OF POSITION] position. What excites me most about this position is having the opportunity to learn about both global and domestic public health initiatives while sharpening my data management and analysis skills under senior biostatisticians. I would like to reiterate and emphasize the following skills and attributes that I can bring to the position and the [NAME OF TEAM] team. · Detail-orientation necessary to query data for completeness and accuracy and to prepare data and databases for statistical analyses · Experience creating surveys and entering survey data in REDCap and moving a project from Development to Production ([NAME OF EXPERIENCE] experience at [PLACE OF EMPLOYEMENT]); eagerness and aptitude for learning new programming languages and databases (SQL and Oracle) · Problem solving skills to understand and debug programming code · Scientific writing skills for contributing to data reports and statistical methods and results sections (Wrote Results section for [NAME OF STUDY] study and Results and methods sections for [NAME OF STUDY] study) · Organizational skills and ability to submit high-quality deliverables in a timely manner (Student Consultant roles) If you require any other information from me to help with your decision making process, please let me know. I can be reached at [MY PHONE NUMBER] or via email at [MY EMAIL ADDRESS]. If I don't hear from you in another week or so, would you mind if I send another follow-up email? Thank you once again for your time and consideration, Sincerely, [MY NAME] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A person who suggested this template suggested that the subject line be: Follow Up to [INTERVIEW DATE] Interview However, I thought that reminding my interviewers of the date I interviewed with them would sound a little pushy, especially since I mentioned in my body that during the interview, that they mentioned that I should expect to hear back either way. Any thoughts on this? Any feedback regarding the content of my email will be appreciated! Thank you for all of your help, and thanks for reading!
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