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Hi all,

I got two interview invitations - one for the UCL neuroscience program (interview next week) and the second for MIT brain and cognition (mid-March). UCL made it clear that in case they offer me a place they want an answer within 10 days. Independently, my MIT PoI contacted me to ask if I had any ideas following a talk that he recently gave and I attended. I asked him if it was possible to arrange a Skype meeting before my interview in London and he gave a diplomatic answer along the lines of "I don't want to stand in the way of your best offer". We continued to email a little about research before he asked who were my PoI-s at UCL, and suggested to arrange a skype interview with "MIT folks" prior to my interview. I answered both questions, saying that skype interviews sound like a good idea. This happened 5 days ago, and he never answered back. Our communication before this email was very short and fast. I emailed him a short reminder two days ago, but still no answer.

I'm freaking out a little, and wanted to share and ask if there's something I might be missing here.

Thanks,

TanZor

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FWIW, it's IAP (independent activities period) at MIT right now, so a lot of people are away and not as accessible as they would be during the semester. I realize that this sucks for you, but it may just be that the professor is traveling and isn't near his computer right now to handle email. 

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24 minutes ago, fuzzylogician said:

Or maybe he's traveling this week and didn't think he needed to share that with a random prospective student. You never know. I wouldn't give up quite so fast, it's only been five days. 

Yeah I occasionally have trouble getting replies from professors I've personally worked with, professors get busy and will put off things until the appropriate time.

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Thanks FL and LMIP//, I just received an email from him apologizing for the delay in response and saying that he's been trying to set up a skype interview for me with some MIT faculty. I need to be more patient with these things.

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