mattyd05 Posted February 18, 2011 Share Posted February 18, 2011 Hi all, This is my second round of applications and it is not panning out well so far. 0/5 at this point, and I applied to eleven total. I applied two years ago for Fall 2009 with a B.A., didn't get in anywhere, and did my M.A. to increase my chances. I have a 4.0 grad gpa, presented papers at several conferences, have an excellent writing sample, and some very good letters of reference, etc etc... (we all think we have strong applications). B.A. SUNY Geneseo, M.A. University at Buffalo. If I get rejected everywhere a second time I think it's going to break me - I just don't think I can muster the motivation to go through this whole process AGAIN sometime in the future; nor do I necessarily want to be in my 30s when I'm coming out with my Ph.D. (I'm 24 now). I don't know, maybe the Ph.D. and academia were just ideals? Maybe it's just not for me? But this whole process has really sapped me of my academic ambition. Sigh. Maybe it's time to move on with my life. Rejections: UB, UDel, Princeton Implicit Rejections: Hopkins, WUSTL Still waiting: Rutgers, Stony Brook, UNLV, UGeorgia, UFlorida, UNC CH Field(s): Early American Postmodernism and Public Theory&Pedagogy TC3, Enzian, Zouzax and 3 others 3 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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