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  1. Hi! Does anyone mind sharing his/her template used to contact professors whether or not they accept graduate students and that you are willing to work with them. I've mailed over 15-20 professors and none of them have got back to me. It's been very stressful. I don't know whether to send them a reminder again or let it be. Please any advice on this is much appreciated! Thanks.
  2. Hi all, So after a year of graduate school in foreign languages and literatures, I realized it was not for me. I thoroughly enjoy the teaching aspect, however I loathe the literary research aspect which is of course the most important. Additionally, I have been having severe stomach issues over this past year and my doctor thinks it is due to 1) stress and 2) the realization this program is not for me. He has advised me to consider postponing graduate school for now and that perhaps in the future I could do a M.Ed. or something similar (my current program is a M.A./Ph.D. in literature and culture). The main issue for me is not leaving the program itself. Rather, I was offered a position within the department this past January (which they give to grad students) and the other grad student who occupied the position before me trained me over most of this past semester. There was no binding contract about me staying in this position for any specific amount of time, but the TA coordinator offered it to me because of my teaching abilities in the hopes of staying in this other position while teaching and taking classes/doing research. The guilt about having to leave this position they offered so generously to me and putting my supervisor in a tough spot regarding training the next person is what is making this rather difficult. Anyway, I am hoping someone could perhaps give me a few pointers on how to have this conversation as I would like to do this as soon as possible and not drag it out. Thanks in advance!
  3. So as I understand it, PhD programs in clinical psychology are ideal for students interested in both research and clinical training. I am wondering if current students (or anyone really) can comment on the best way to achieve this balance in practice during the PhD? Also what is the role of the supervisor in helping the student with this balance? Is it a bad thing to have a supervisor who is more on the scientist side of the scientist-practitioner model???
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