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  1. Hey Guys! So I'm going to an open house/welcome weekend for one of my potential schools at the end of this month. I come from a discipline that tends to be more casual in dress (not sure how my new discipline feels about this) and an area of California that also promotes business comfy as the look of choice. I'll be flying in one day, immediately be taken to a happy hour meet and greet, and then will spend the next day in classes, on campus tours, and talking to students/other admittees before flying back out the next day. My questions are: 1. What should I wear that will be comfortable for a 10-11-hour plane ride and also appropriate for the meet and greet that night? Keep in mind I'll probably have to do my makeup very quickly during my 1-hour layover. 2. What would be appropriate for the second day where there will be a lot of walking around and activity, but we still need to look put together? I plan to bring my snow boots for this trip, since it'll be winter on the east coast, and I figure I can just wear these the entire time (I hate heels and the only flats I currently own are pretty worn down). I bought my snowboots for a conference in Prague a few years back so they're both cute and functional. My issue is compounded by the fact that I've lost weight recently and have lost at least a pant size so far. I'm looking into tailoring my favorite grey slacks now, but I'm not sure how long that will take. I did just pick up a new cute sweater that I think could pair well with pants for a put-together look (just not sure how professional it might come across). I also have a dark blue (with white polka dots) dress that I really like and has done me well in business casual settings, but I'm not sure if pairing it with fleece-lined tights and 2-3 cardigans/blazers/jackets would keep me warm enough. I've already been admitted, but I still believe in leaving a good impression. In addition, my stipend will come from a TAship (pretty much wherever I go), and I intend to look at least somewhat professional and competent while doing my job, haha.
  2. Hi everyone, I am applying to Ph.D. program for Fall 2017 start and I am planning to make a few visits to universities and profs between now until then. My hope really is that I could make a few connections with profs in the lab that I want to work in. The application process will open in September 2016 and will close around December 2016. In your opinion, is it considered more opportune to visit schools before or after submitting the application? Are there certain times of the year (months or semesters) that are more conducive? I have seen the open house of some programs are scheduled in the November time frame. If I already submit my application in September, I am not sure if November is considered too late. If you can share your experience on when is considered a good time to visit schools and talk to profs, that would be appreciated. Thanks.
  3. I will be visiting the University of Wisconsin, Madison for a school visit (not an interview). I have never really been in the cold or the snow so I don't really know how to dress for it. I assume that long johns are necessary but I don't really know what else. The email I was sent says to dress casual and comfortable. Thank you for your help.
  4. Hi guys, I have a lot of questions on school visits. I was called by 2 of the Ph.D programs I applied to informing me that I was accepted with tuition waivers/stipends/etc for a social sciences M.A./Ph.D. Both have invited me to expense-paid school visit. Since there is no interview and the money is already on the table, what etiquette should I exercise concerning school visits? How should i dress? What should I expect for the visit in general? Similarly, if staying with grad students in the program, should I bring something to thank them with? If I end up not visiting one of the schools, is there anything I should do? I figured since I don't have the pressure of the interview, things might be a little different than some of the topics regarding interview visits. Nobody in my family is an academic, so I'm lacking people who I can ask about these school visits. Thank you all so much!
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