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  1. Hi Everyone, My last open house visit got cancelled as more places take precautionary measures to halt the spread of the coronavirus. I was really counting on this visit to help me make a decision between this program and one other, and now unfortunately that won't be possible. Does anyone have any advice about how to make a decision without actually seeing the department and getting a sense of the vibe there? Information about the program and city is easy enough to come by, but it doesn't really tell you what life is like there as a student IMO. Has anyone had to make a "blind" decision and can share their experience? Anyone else in the same boat with open house cancellations? Probably not relevant, but I'm in linguistics (PhD programs).
  2. It would be helpful to the community for current and future applicants if students admitted in this cycle could share their experiences at the Open House events held by the departments. Admitted students should use the Open House events and other interactions with the Department (faculty, students, administrators, etc) to provide their views on the PhD program and the department. Please provide this information in this thread. Thank you for contributing to the community.
  3. Hi, In general what are the odds of getting into a PhD program with funding if you were invited for a graduate recruitment event? Has there been a case where a school paid for your visit and later on denied you admission into the program or is being invited for an open house subtly implying an automatic admission? Thanks
  4. Hi everyone, I’m a current grad student who will be speaking during a Q&A for prospective students. Regardless of the program, for those applying to programs what kinds of questions do you guys have. Related to classes and clinic, grad school life, etc. I just want to see what kinds of questions you guys have so I can have some beneficial answers
  5. I have been invited to interview for 3 schools with no choice in the dates and unfortunately, the first interview is my first choice program (Applied Developmental Psych at Fordham). I feel like I have a fairly decent grasp on how to prepare and feel comfortable with the interview process itself, but I have no idea how to dress. I have read so many conflicting reports ranging everywhere from business casual to "it would have been embarrassing to not be in a suit". As a female, the breadth of outfit types is stressing me out more than anything else! Also, what can I expect from an open house (as opposed to an interview) and a department reception the night prior to interviews?
  6. Hello. I have a phone interview for a masters program I’m applying to (in education) since I’m currently abroad (but not international student). I have a phone interview coming up in a few weeks. In the email, I was told which two people (one professor and the other a faculty member) will be speaking with me, and it was just a confirmation of the date and time for the Skype interview. The person who emailed me didn’t give me the emails of the interviewers (though I guess it’s available online) and just told me if I had any questions to let them know. It seemed kind of generic, except that they addressed it to me. So my first question is: Am I expected to reach out to the two interviewers to show interest in the program or something? Or do I just wait for the interview? I hear so much on this forum about POI stuff. Is that related? (This is just masters though.) Also, the deadline for my program was January 15. They said they wouldn’t even begin looking at applications until then. But I submitted my application almost two weeks early, and shortly after that, they sent me an invitation email to an open-house-and-interview event for that program. (An interview is required for my program.) Other than my name, the email seemed generic. But it had a broken link to an RSVP page, so someone from the admissions office personally wrote to me with more information. And that’s how I signed up for the alternate Skype interview. Do you think this a good sign (since I got an invitation before the application deadline even passed)? Or do you think this is just something sent out to everyone who applied for that program since they require an interview? I heard that PhD applicants usually get rejected if they don’t get an interview. But I’m not sure about whether that also applies to a masters program’s open-house-and-interview event, especially when an interview is required for admission. Any advice/comments would be appreciated. Thanks!
  7. If you get invited to an open house / interview event, is that a good sign? But an interview is required for all applicants to that particular masters program, and the event is listed on their school calendar so that anyone can RSVP to attend. So in that case, would you say that the invitation email is just sent out to everyone who applied for that program and doesn’t really mean anything more?
  8. Greetings! The Department of City and Regional Planning (DCRP) at UC Berkeley actively seeks to reach out to various communities to diversify our Master of City Planning (MCP) applicant pool and the profession. To get to know us, we invite you to attend our upcoming Fall Open House on Monday, October 8 (registration begins at 8AM). During the half-day event, you will learn about our graduate programs, talk to current students, meet with faculty and audit courses. If you are interested in attending, please reserve your spot by Monday, October 1. Registration is required and free! ALL ARE WELCOME! In the meantime, our Graduate Advising team (Kathleen Pera and Clay Hall) are available resource to you during the application process and we are happy answer any questions you may have! Feel free to email us at dcrpgrad@berkeley.edu or give us a call at 510-643-9440 (Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm). You may also schedule an in-person, phone or Zoom meeting with us! We hope you will join us for the event and we look forward to connecting with each of you! Warm regards, Kathleen Pera and Clay Hall Graduate Student Services Department of City and Regional Planning College of Environmental Design University of California, Berkeley Tel 510.643.9440 Email dcrpgrad@berkeley.edu http://dcrp.ced.berkeley.edu
  9. I am attending an accepted students event and am looking for suggestions of general questions to ask. What are some things to look out for/inquire about? What sort of things do you wish you had asked before making your grad school decision? For reference, I am hoping to specialize in voice and swallowing, as well as gain more experience in a hospital/clinical setting (rather than education). My undergrad program was focused heavily on SLP in education settings/working with children and I am trying to avoid falling into a program geared in this direction. Thanks!
  10. A few questions on visit days: - Are these more of a laid-back affair, or are we expected to be prepared? For instance, I haven't read any of the faculty research in detail. I was just planning on doing a lot of listening and little talking. - What sorts of questions should we ask during one on one meetings? My baseline expectation is that I'll just ask about the professor's current research, is this about right? Any summaries, tips, or insight on post-admissions visit days / faculty meetings appreciated. Just want to know what to expect.
  11. I am wondering if jeans and a nice top is good enough for an open house for admitted students. Or would business casual be a safer bet? I really have no idea what to wear! Thanks for the input.
  12. Hi, I recently got accepted into Ph.D. program at the University of Rhode Island and received an invitation for the graduate open house. The event will be for 2 days. It's important because funding decisions will be made after the visit. Can anyone give some idea about what one can expect in such events and is there anything important I need to focus on? Thanks in advance.
  13. Hello Friends, I thought I'd start a thread for UCSC Earth Science Dept! Housing thoughts? Are you attending open house? Research topics? Questions, comments, concerns? Best of luck, Amanda
  14. Hi folks, Does anyone have any good tips or advice for how to make the most out of an open house weekend and potential interviews with faculty and grad students? I currently have different files on the faculty im supposed to meet, with their main research, publications, and interests. I plan on famiarlizing myself with all of them and preparing some questions. Any help or advice would be much appreciated! Im currently heading up to boston for northeastern's sociology phd open house. Thanks in advance
  15. Hi folks, Does anyone have any good tips or advice for how to make the most out of an open house weekend and potential interviews with faculty and grad students? I currently have different files on the faculty im supposed to meet, with their main research, publications, and interests. I plan on famiarlizing myself with all of them and preparing some questions. Any help or advice would be much appreciated! Im currently heading up to boston for northeastern's open house.
  16. Hi! Is anyone else going to the open house at JMU next Friday? I'd love to meet other applicants!
  17. Greetings from UC Berkeley! The College of Environmental Design (CED) actively seeks to reach out to various communities to diversify the urban design field, planning field, and related graduate studies at UC Berkeley. We invite you to attend our Fall Open House for Prospective Masters Students on Monday, October 9, 2017 from 9:00AM-12:00PM (registration begins at 8:30AM). Come meet our faculty, current students and staff! Sit in on classes and tour Wurster Hall’s computer labs, fabrication shop, CAD/CAM lab, research facilities, library and archives. To RSVP, please complete the registration form here. Prospective M.Arch applicants are invited to participate in an informational admissions webinar hosted by the Department of Architecture graduate advisers. The webinar will feature an overview of admission requirements and process, M.Arch 1-, 2- and 3-year curriculum, graduate funding, as well as a question-and-answer session. To register for the webinars, use the links listed below. Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM (PST) Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM (PST) Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM (PST) Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 1:00-2:00 PM (PST) (Q&A Session only) Prospective M.C.P. applicants are invited to participate in a Program & Admissions Webinar hosted by the Department of City and Regional Planning graduate advisers featuring an overview of program, admission requirements and process, curriculum, graduate funding, as well as a question-and-answer session. In addition to the webinars, our M.C.P. Program Co-Chairs will host Conference Calls to provide insight into the faculty perspective of the MCP program. To RSVP for the various events, please complete the registration form here.
  18. Anyone going? ? I haven't received a decision from them yet so I'm wondering if I should go...
  19. Hey all, I was wondering whether it looks bad to reject an open house from a university that I applied to. I have received offers from 2 of my top choices and really do not see myself going to this university that is hosting an open house. The two other programs just have so much more in terms of resources and professorship, my application to this university was a back-up application to a similar field. I RSVP'd a month ago before I got my other acceptances, but I feel weird going to an open house that I have a 99% chance of rejecting. My thought process is that they still have about 10 business days to invite another applicant (if they have one wait listed.) What do you guys think? Any pros/cons? Edit: Also, this university did not provide any travel expenses/hotel bookings either. Therefore, it really would not 'lose' them any money...
  20. Hello prospective grad students, I'm applying to several MFAs in drawing + painting this year. What's especially difficult about the process is visiting campuses that are far away. I know that most of us work, and dropping your life and your job to visit a campus is a STRUGGLE. I'm organizing a few visits, and my dates are fairly limited. I've had a few campuses tell me, "Oh, it would be better if you came to our graduate school open house." For folks who have been through this process before, what is your opinion on this?! It seems like some open houses are a little bit of a waste of time, since it is grouped with ALL graduate school programs at the university. However, schools like U Michigan has an open house just with their Stamps School of Art. (http://stamps.umich.edu/graduate-admissions/information_sessions) That seems like it could be pretty beneficial, but I would have to change my travel dates around. The alternative is to just have some private visits with a couple professors (which is more personal, but maybe less convenient for them), and hopefully, some meetings with current students. Generally, I'm just looking for more advice on the matter, since most of the advice I've gotten is, "VISIT ALL YOU CAN!" In any way, shape, or form. I'm also still undecided about going to Graduate Portfolio Day. I know, I know, it sounds like it could be worthwhile. But...I live in the Southeast. NYC is not exactly close. Please, I would love some educated opinions on this!! Thank you!
  21. Hi everyone, I will be applying next fall and will be visiting open houses and taking tours of about 20 schools this summer. A handful of which will be next week during spring break. Do you have any advice on what questions to ask them while I'm there? I'm the only one who's ever gone to college in my family and I applied blind to my undergraduate school so I'm unsure of what to ask to get the most information in such a short amount of time. I really appreciate any help you can give! (:
  22. I know it's early, and if this is the wrong place for this feel free to remove it. I was wondering if anyone who has been admitted had started to get invites to open houses, and how you're deciding about which ones to attend. Is it better to go to each invitation weekend (since the price is being reimbursed) and make a decision after, or only go to the one you're most sure you want to go to? Also, what sorts of questions are good to ask at these events? And dress code?
  23. Hey fellow SLP applicants, I applied to Northwestern University's Master's program (among many others), and I got an invitation to their March 2nd open house in the mail today. What's more, they said they were impressed with my application, so I'm assuming mine survived some cuts. Did anyone else get one, or do you know how many people did? I'm just wondering because I have already visited the campus, and I have two shifts that day and I work all weekend. I just want to know if it will improve my chances to get two shifts covered and fly to Chicago (from Georgia) just for the day...
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