brighteyes Posted June 29, 2019 Share Posted June 29, 2019 Hi all, sooo, I have had a major plot twist in my graduate school journey. Background: I applied to 9 schools for developmental psychology for Fall 2019. I was accepted and plan to attend UNL. I made a great connection with my advisor, and have been in communication with her since something like October 2018. She's been amazing, and everything I was looking for in an advisor. I accepted the invitation, procured an assistantship, and made all the plans to uproot my life here in California and book to Nebraska. I signed a 2-year contract for an apartment and paid first month's rent, scheduled the moving pod, paid for all of my hotels through the roadtrip, and have packed the majority of my things. I plan to leave California July 26th. Here is the plot twist. I was emailed TODAY by my advisor that she has accepted a position at another university, and is leaving next month before I get out there. Another professor in developmental has agreed to advise me this coming academic year. However, I don't know who I'll be working with now for my assistantship (I was supposed to be working for my advisor), but my advisor said that it is still there for me, and I won't lose it. She said this opportunity came out of the blue, and she didn't know it was going to happen, but that she had to take it. She said there will be a lot of opportunities for me to conduct my own research if I want, and that as soon as they know who I'm going to work with, she'll let me know. The project that I was going to work on this upcoming year is now being dismantled and won't be there for me. The entire reason I applied to this school at all was the professor and this project, which is exactly what I want to study. What do I do? I'm trying to feel out my options, and I'm definitely feeling a bit overwhelmed. I could scramble and apply to the university she's taken a job with, but I'm not sure I can get in there, as it is a higher-ranked university. I will have the last year of my undergraduate in my transcripts now, which I didn't have when I applied last cycle. This professor was actually my #2 choice. Do I try to apply to her new school (Syracuse)? Do I try again at my #1 choice, which I got rejected from last cycle (NCSU) ? Do I try to stick it out at UNL? Do I apply for 2020 or wait until I earn my MA and apply for 2021? Help! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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