Before making a "Will I get in?" post about graduate schools, please do the following:
1. Check out this entry found here. 2. Read past entries for ideas - Graduate School tag is a good starting place. 3. Check the program website for the school you are applying to, many times they have information about average GPA/GRE scores, employment rate post grad, etc.
The reason we're asking this of you is because we tend to get a huge influx of graduate school posts around this time of year and many of your questions have been answered before. If you truly cannot find your answer, feel free to post your graduate school question. =)
Hi! I am looking for some constructive criticism for my personal statement. If anyone is able to help I can e-mail you the link or send through Livejournal.
I am struggling with:
1. Word count- I know I talk a lot about my work and volunteer experiences, but I feel like all of them are so vital and I don't know what to eliminate.
2. Talking about the program itself- I don't know how far into detail I should go about the program, since the committee already has all that information. I feel like my essay makes that part sound very vague (last paragraph), but I don't know if I should waste writing space with the details the committee already has.
3. Sounding unique- I understand that many applicants will have similar experiences and intents that I do. Any tips on how to make myself sound more interesting?
Thank you in advance, any and all help is much appreciated.
Hello all, I had a horrible experience with my SNF CF position. Not only did I not get the hours promised, but there were many things that made me feel like I was putting my license on the line. So, after much thought and re-evaluation of my priorities, I decided I wanted to work with kids. Unfortunately, with the school year already started, there were no positions open. Same goes with many private practices and clinics. My question is how does taking a year off between grad school and CFY look to employers?
Hi all! I just graduated with my CMDS undergraduate degree from a school in Arkansas in May. I applied to 5 schools: 2 in Texas, 2 in Arkansas, and 1 in Oklahoma but I wasn’t accepted to either of them. I was diagnosed with a learning disability at the end of my junior year so up until then the highest GPA I was able to earn even with working really hard was a 3.0. Thankfully I came in with a lot of hours from dual credit and both semesters my senior year I earned a 3.4, so I graduated with a 3.17. Unfortunately, most of my lower scores are in my CMDS classes. Then I took the GRE twice and the first time I took it I scored a 296 (V:149,Q:145,W:4.0) but then I took it again under let’s say stressful situations and I only scored a 292 (V:148,Q:143,W:4.5). It’s my dream to become a pediatric SLP, though, and I have already been offered a job after graduating from my Master’s from a private clinic I interned for 2 summers ago. Also, I have a lot of volunteer hours, I have some practicum hours from undergraduate, and I thought I had good LORs. I am now starting to reapply to schools, and I wanted to see if anyone could give me some advice on where to apply or how to make my application stronger? I am currently volunteering with an organization in Uganda by assisting an SLT here and shadowing an american SLP once a week for 5 months and when I return at the end of November I am going to find an SLPA job around where I am from in Texas.
I am graduating in August and have been looking for a CF for several months now. I am only interested in working with adults, so I have been applying to acute care and inpatient rehab. I'm not thrilled by the thought of a SNF, but I may bite the bullet and start looking at those soon because I have had no luck. Thus far I've applied to 30ish places and gotten one phone call. I'm applying to several states (GA, KY, AL, TX), so I'm not being crazy picky about location. I'm from Nashville, but TN has yet to adapt the temporary/provisional license, so as a CF, I can't bill for Medicare Part B (which, of course, is often found in medical settings), so if finding a medical CF in a city that has become oversaturated wasn't hard enough, I wouldn't even be able to bill for a lot of the patients unless I had "in the room" supervision. Thanks a lot, TN. (I'm not at all bitter. ;)) Anyway, would taking a PRN position for my CF be a bad idea? I haven't gotten an interview for one, but I'm curious to know if I'd be setting myself up for failure if I were to get a bite. I know it would take a lot longer to finish my CF, and I'm not thrilled about that, but I also don't want to be unemployed for the next 6 months. Any help would be appreciated!
I finished grad school a year early and decided I wanted to spend a year in Spain teaching English and learning Spanish before I started my CFY... Now I have a boyfriend and a little bit of a life here and I am weighing the pros and cons of staying for one more year. Can anyone give me advice on wether I’m jeopardizing anything with potential hirers in the future if I take a two year gap between grad school and my CFY? Would it be in my better interest to stay home next year and get my CF year over with? Any advice or insight would be helpful!!!
Hello guys! I'm currently a 4th-year undergraduate at UCI, which unfortunately does not offer a CSD degree. My next step is to apply to a post-bacc program. I would really want to stay to California for SLP grad school, so I am looking for a post-bacc program that satisfies all the requirements of all the California grad programs that I am applying to. The problem I've run into is that most schools are looking for different prerequisite courses, and none of the post-bacc programs satisfies all of the required courses. Is there any SLP grad school in Cali (or in any other state) that ONLY requires completion of any CSD post-bacc program and no other additional courses? Any other general advice/suggestions is appreciated, thank you!
Hi everyone. So I have recently moved my CFY from a SNF to a school setting. I was hired on the day before the school started their winter break, therefore I have not been given a ton of information about my position or on what I will/ should be doing. I am starting in the school's preschool. I feel like I'm not really sure I know what I am supposed to be doing. School restarts next week, and I still have a lot of questions. I was handed 10 kids files before break, but I know I will have more kiddos than that! Who should I talk to about figuring out what kids I have on my caseload? What other administrative tasks should I complete? I have a "to-do" list including getting access to IEP, learn how to bill, creating a caseload list with goals, develop attendance system. What else? Thanks everyone!
I am an undergrad speech pathology student and am having a difficult time deciding what to minor in. Given the nature of the speech path major at my university, I have quite a bit of room for electives and I would like to use those to fulfill a minor, but I am caught up between minoring in Spanish or in Psychology. I am also a bilingual Spanish speaker, so although I had originally intended to minor in spanish, I am now thinking that might not be significant in my graduate school application given that I am already bilingual. The other minor I am considering then is psychology, which I feel could prove extremely helpful in the future.
If anyone has any insight on which of the two minors would be best for graduate school applications or would like to share what they are minoring in and why they chose their minor, I would truly appreciate it!
Hey ya'll! Out of curiosity, Have any of you tried "R Made Simple Program"? Did it work? Does anyone have any program recommendations or general advice/ideas? I have a LOT of /r/ kiddos on my caseload this year!