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I got my first acceptance. This is my 3rd time applying. I've worked really hard to get myself into this position, and I'm really excited to finally have the opportunity. Oh man... 

I just have to share this with someone... Accepted at Vanderbilt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG so excited.  I love that they do rolling acceptances because now all the other schools are competing to wow

Dude.  You're speaking kinda out of your butt.  I think it's horrible to tell the people that they should go for a masters instead of a phd for something such as GPA.  I mean, I'll always encourage pe

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I am waiting to hear from these three schools, although it may be too late, nevertheless: 

1. UCSD BIomedical sciences

2.UNC Chapel Hill-BBSP 

3. Baylor IMBS 

If anyone have any updates, please post :) 

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1 hour ago, pm666 said:

I am waiting to hear from these three schools, although it may be too late, nevertheless: 

1. UCSD BIomedical sciences

2.UNC Chapel Hill-BBSP 

3. Baylor IMBS 

If anyone have any updates, please post :) 

I still haven't heard from BBSP either! I'm hoping they'll notify us tomorrow since they were supposed to be finished reviewing apps by the end of this past week.

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14 minutes ago, YouCantBcereus said:

I still haven't heard from BBSP either! I'm hoping they'll notify us tomorrow since they were supposed to be finished reviewing apps by the end of this past week.

Yeah exactly, the administrator told me that all but a few interview invites will be sent by Friday...shoot me a msg if you hear news.. Keeping fingers crossed 

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Hi all- I'm interviewing at Columbia Systems Biology (C2B2) this week, and this is the first of two interview weekends.  Does anyone know if programs like these

wait till after the second weekend to extend offers of admission?  Or is it a rolling process? Waiting is hard...

 

As a general plea, if anyone knows somebody who's interviewed at Columbia for this program and could connect me to him/her, I would really appreciate it :).

Good luck to everyone interviewing this week!

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44 minutes ago, pm666 said:

Yeah exactly, the administrator told me that all but a few interview invites will be sent by Friday...shoot me a msg if you hear news.. Keeping fingers crossed 

Awesome! I'll pass the time preparing for the interviews I have come up. I'll let you know if/when I hear back, good luck to you too. They didn't happen to let you know which weekends they're planning to have the interviews did they?

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22 minutes ago, goliath said:

Just a heads up, I recently learned it's an expectation to send thank you e-mails to the profs you interviewed with, at least that's what other interviewees told me

Yes, everyone should do that. Especially when you have two interview weekends. Always mention something specific which you'll spoke about in the interview (which reminds them of you), and say a thank you, and keep it short and sweet.

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43 minutes ago, goliath said:

Just a heads up, I recently learned it's an expectation to send thank you e-mails to the profs you interviewed with, at least that's what other interviewees told me

Yup. Definitely do this. Give each interviewer a short and simple "thank you for your time," and make sure each email is slightly personalized. If something memorable happened during the interview, bring it up. Like for one of mine, my boyfriend's father was his attending. Small world!

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1 hour ago, YouCantBcereus said:

Awesome! I'll pass the time preparing for the interviews I have come up. I'll let you know if/when I hear back, good luck to you too. They didn't happen to let you know which weekends they're planning to have the interviews did they?

Good luck!! No they didn't say, but I think they had one round of interviews already. So maybe they might reach out to more applicants, after they meet the first set of interviewees..lets see ?

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Shiiit, just checked my alternate email and found out I had an interview invite waiting for 9 days. Ended up responding just now, I have interview conflicts so may not get to go, but if I do does anyone know if this would be detrimental to the decision?

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7 minutes ago, daniolabtest said:

Shiiit, just checked my alternate email and found out I had an interview invite waiting for 9 days. Ended up responding just now, I have interview conflicts so may not get to go, but if I do does anyone know if this would be detrimental to the decision?

Yikes. This is why I created a new email specifically for applications. Do they offer alternate dates?

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17 minutes ago, 123hardasABC said:

Yikes. This is why I created a new email specifically for applications. Do they offer alternate dates?

That was probably a good idea haha I can't stop thinking about how dumb I was about this...

They do have alternate dates though. I asked about them but I'm a bit concerned about the perception and availability. I guess I could foot the flights and hotel myself if it makes it possible to visit?

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1 hour ago, Ash04 said:

Hi People,

Could anyone give advice on emailing POI after the interview, please?

 

Thanks!!!

Keep it short and cordial. No one has time to read a lengthy email about you gushing over the school. My template was along the lines of "Thank you for taking the time to interview me at [X school]. It was a pleasure meeting you and getting to discuss [insert: general school stuff, specific research stuff, etc.]."

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10 hours ago, 123hardasABC said:

Keep it short and cordial. No one has time to read a lengthy email about you gushing over the school. My template was along the lines of "Thank you for taking the time to interview me at [X school]. It was a pleasure meeting you and getting to discuss [insert: general school stuff, specific research stuff, etc.]."

Very good suggestion. So what would be a proper title?

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2 hours ago, Earl said:

The most consistent/frequent question I had during interviews was:

What other schools are you interviewing at?  

Every faculty asked this!!  

Yeah. I think they want to gauge what their chances are of recruiting you (i.e. if you're applying to more than one school in the area, you're more likely to live (semi) permanently there; if you're applying to schools outside of their ranking, they'll figure they're just the safety school; etc.) and what other schools they're competing against for cheap research slave labor....ahem, I mean graduate students.

 

2 hours ago, AngryRobot! said:

Very good suggestion. So what would be a proper title?

My titles were just "Thank you". I'm not very creative. 

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2 minutes ago, 123hardasABC said:

Yeah. I think they want to gauge what their chances are of recruiting you (i.e. if you're applying to more than one school in the area, you're more likely to live (semi) permanently there; if you're applying to schools outside of their ranking, they'll figure they're just the safety school; etc.) and what other schools they're competing against for cheap research slave labor....ahem, I mean graduate students.

 

My titles were just "Thank you". I'm not very creative. 

How about "Thank You Note"?

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