PhD Progress

Alrighty… my PhD vacation week is almost up. But I can honestly say I am proud of myself for not wasting time and getting distracted. I managed to accomplish most of what I was hoping. So, here are the basics…

PhD Programs I am applying to:

Carnegie Mellon – Human Computer Interaction
Cornell – Information Science
Indiana Bloomington – Informatics
Penn State – Media Effects
Quinnipiac (Masters) – Interactive Communications
UConn – New Communication Technology
UMCP – Human Computer Interaction

To Do's:

  • research research streams for each school……check
  • research potential advisors for each school……mostly check
  • organize application process/requirements for each school……check
  • organize transcript instructions for the Registrars……check
  • request transcripts be sent wherever they are supposed to……nope
  • organize reference processes for references……check
  • compile and compare personal statement requirements for each school……check
  • write personal statements……in progress
  • find and revise appropriate writing sample……nope
  • complete online applications……in progress
  • revise resume……nope
  • compile list of honors and awards……nope
  • request GRE scores to be sent to schools……nope
  • make contact with each school to verify application process……in progress
  • pray……constantly

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