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Hi y'all! Welcome to the grad school thread. From writing papers, tireless nights reading dense articles, submitting ethics proposals, collecting data, etc. graduate school can be really overwhelming. This is a safe space for us to vent our frustrations, discuss, & exchange pieces of advice so that we can survive our graduate school residencies together.

 

This thread welcomes those pursuing any form of post-undergraduate studies (e.g. masters, doctorates, graduate diplomas/certificates, law degrees, medical degrees, etc.) as well as those hoping to gain admission into a graduate program. For prospective graduate students, feel free to ask questions about the application process or any other general inquiries you may have. I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say we'd be more than happy to help :date:

 

I'll create a master list in the OP of all of the forum's graduate students (past, present, & incoming). In the meantime, I encourage all of you to introduce yourselves! State your degree title, department, & research areas. I'll start! I'm beginning my MA in September. I'll be studying 'Developmental Psychology' with a research focus on neurodevelopmental disorders! Presently, I'm working on isolating specific gene networks implicated in adolescent depression.

 

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  1. @R.E.M. - MA (Developmental Psychology) 
  2. @Bamboo - MD (Medicine) 
  3. @Euterpe - MSW (Social Work) 
  4. @G.U.Y. Gaga - PhD (Biomedical Science)
  5. @shookspeare - PhD (Humanities) 
  6. @Bloo - PhD (Computer Science) 
  7. @Exquisite - MA (Economics) 
  8. @Nightingale - J.D. (Law) 
  9. @shinyshimmery - MBA (Business) 
  10. @Devin - MBA (IT//Fraud & Forensics) 
  11. @suburbannature - MA (Psychology) 
  12. @CBC - PhD (Computer Science) 
  13. @Rotunda - MA (Public Policy) 
  14. @Tinashegrande6 - MSc (Chemistry) 
  15. @cloudbusting - MA (Museum Studies) 
  16. @ennui - PhD (Bioengineering) 
  17. @trainsskyscrapers - J.D. (Law)
  18. @astrorep - Prospective student
  19. @wolfaire - Prospective student
  20. @worldwide angel - Prospective student 

To be added to the OP, please PM me your degree title & discipline/concentration :heart2:

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Psychology graduate here (few degrees, actually)! Good luck, sis...let me know if you have any questions or anything. Graduate school is special time, but also one of the most anxiety-inducing. 

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Biomed PhD student

 

just officially qualified and am applying for grants now :jonny:

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Im a 1st year medical student (MD) :gaycat1:which some may say is professional school not grad school but its technically both in the US & I wanna be included

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I'm so happy for this thread. Doing heavy coursework while working full time has been so hard. :weeps:

 

I'm doing a part time social work program. I'm a little over halfway through. I finished my first field placement (over 500 hours) at the end of April. The program goes every semester. My last field placement to complete my hours is in 2022, and if all goes well and I pass my licensing exam, I'll finally be able to leave my department by fall 2022. It feels so far away.

 

I want to do clinical work with adults who have a mental health diagnoses (essentially, the clientele I directly work with now and have for the past few years) or those who have neurodevelopmental disorders (like my brother).

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Oh wow this came at the right time, I'm starting a PhD in the fall :alexz:If anyone else is studying a humanities subject hmu :gaygacat8:

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Glad this thread exists. PhD student in computer science here. Hope y'all are able to cry together through paper deadlines, committee feedback, grant writing, etc. :-* 

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1 hour ago, shookspeare said:

Oh wow this came at the right time, I'm starting a PhD in the fall :alexz:If anyone else is studying a humanities subject hmu :gaygacat8:

congratulations :jonny:

if all things go as planned i'll be graduating next spring as an english / poli-sci double major  

 

grad school seems appealing but i don't know much about the process outside of what my advisors discussed not much 

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Going into my 3rd year of law school in the fall. Hope everyone’s doing well in their studies

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Started my MBA Fall 2020 (the pandemic was kind of the perfect time for me to do it) and currently just finished my second semester. I'm taking the summer off, however, to chill for a bit... but still working full time. 

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I'm debating between medical school / grad school (I'll probably double major in biochem/physics). I love research but I heard grad school is really draining :'(

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MBA graduate with minors in IT and Fraud & Forensics. Wishing you the best of luck @R.E.M. and if you ever need tips we’re here to help. :hug:

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1 hour ago, shinyshimmery said:

Started my MBA Fall 2020 (the pandemic was kind of the perfect time for me to do it) and currently just finished my second semester. I'm taking the summer off, however, to chill for a bit... but still working full time. 

Wishing you the best of luck too! I completed my MBA May 2020. The pandemic really took a toll those last 2 months. What MBA concentration are you taking up?

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I'm anxiously waiting for my LoA! If things go as planned, I'll start spring next year. Pray for me sistren :jonny4:

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11 hours ago, Bloo said:

Glad this thread exists. PhD student in computer science here. Hope y'all are able to cry together through paper deadlines, committee feedback, grant writing, etc. :-* 

Beyond glad those days are behind me!

 

10 hours ago, Exquisite said:

Interesting thread :lakitu: I'll be starting my MA in economics in September

Love seeing more business students pursue a Master’s :heart: wishing you the best of luck cause Economics for me was tough except Microeconomics during undergrad.

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I'm thrilled to be in the company of such intelligent people :clap3: 

 

11 hours ago, Euterpe said:

I'm so happy for this thread. Doing heavy coursework while working full time has been so hard. :weeps:

 

I'm doing a part time social work program. I'm a little over halfway through. I finished my first field placement (over 500 hours) at the end of April. The program goes every semester. My last field placement to complete my hours is in 2022, and if all goes well and I pass my licensing exam, I'll finally be able to leave my department by fall 2022. It feels so far away.

 

I want to do clinical work with adults who have a mental health diagnoses (essentially, the clientele I directly work with now and have for the past few years) or those who have neurodevelopmental disorders (like my brother).

I've heard social work is one of the most gruelling programs in terms of workload :cries: Between coursework and clinical practicum, I can't imagine how intense your schedule is. Regardless, keep pushing through! You're almost at the finish line.

7 hours ago, astrorep said:

I'm debating between medical school / grad school (I'll probably double major in biochem/physics). I love research but I heard grad school is really draining :'(

A lot of MD programs offer joint MD/PhD streams so you can earn your medical degree while also getting your doctorate for the research you do as a medical student. I don't know if that's a thing in other places (I'm in Canada) but you can kill two birds with one stone. 

 

10 hours ago, worldwide angel said:

grad school seems appealing but i don't know much about the process outside of what my advisors discussed not much 

Depending on where you're from, I can answer some questions if you'd like. I'm in North America and like to think I'm pretty familiar with the process (we're talking tons of meetings with advisors & potential supervisors, workshops, info sessions, and having applied to several programs myself). 

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11 hours ago, G.U.Y. Gaga said:

Biomed PhD student

 

just officially qualified and am applying for grants now :jonny:

King behaviour :jonny5: Congrats!

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7 hours ago, astrorep said:

I'm debating between medical school / grad school (I'll probably double major in biochem/physics). I love research but I heard grad school is really draining :'(

Depends how you think tbh. Med school is more memorizing information while grad school is more thinking and researching base 

 

both are actually draining in different ways 

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7 hours ago, astrorep said:

I'm debating between medical school / grad school (I'll probably double major in biochem/physics). I love research but I heard grad school is really draining :'(

Depends how you think tbh. Med school is more memorizing information while grad school is more thinking and researching base 

 

both are actually draining in different ways 

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I just got accepted to the Master I really wanted and I'm so happy :duca:

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1 hour ago, Devin said:

Love seeing more business students pursue a Master’s :heart: wishing you the best of luck cause Economics for me was tough except Microeconomics during undergrad.

I did a specialised economics undergraduate degree so I haven't done much micro :laugh: It'll be a standard topic for me next year though

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8 minutes ago, Exquisite said:

I did a specialised economics undergraduate degree so I haven't done much micro :laugh: It'll be a standard topic for me next year though

Maybe because I went the general business management so I got a taste of all aspects of business lol. Most people hate micro and love macro. I enjoyed it the other way around. :rip:

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Doing my dissertation in Computer Science and thinking about quitting every day :dancehall3:

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