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2018-2019 APPIC Internship Interview Thread

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by ForTheLoveOfPsych, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. ay1314

    ay1314 2+ Year Member

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    Thank you all for these supportive responses!! I'm gonna go cry in the shower now and then finish packing.
     
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  3. assessmentnerd5678

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    Hi All =] I only recently made an account, but have been following since the beginning and you all have def been keeping me sane! I have a question about Centerstone Consortium. I recently received an email from their program assistant asking to email back with interview date preferences soon if we haven't done so yet. I was confused, since I hadn't even received an email saying that I got an interview there in the first place. I emailed back asking for clarification and got a reply that said, "I am still waiting to hear back from the consortium regarding your application. I will keep you posted." Did anyone else apply there? If so, did this happen to you as well? Sounds like I either got an interview and they forgot to tell me, or I didn't get one and they just put my email in there by accident? Halp!
     
  4. OpalinePhoenix

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    Agreed, also happy to chat. I've been feeling pretty sad about leaving my cohort, especially people I've only gotten really close to in the last year. Especially to go somewhere for only a year and then pick up again. I don't know what specifically has been hard for you, but you're definitely not alone.
     
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  5. thisgirl

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    Anyone have suggestions for a day of touristing in Hartford? Bonus points if t includes a place to work on dissertation
     
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  6. singasongofjoy

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    Totally normal reaction to the stresses and transitions of this time- and sleep deprivation/schedule changes of travel. Hang in there.
     
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  7. slaney

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    Every time someone coughs on this plane, I die a little bit inside. :doctor::doctor::doctor:
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  8. TotalFailurePhD

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    I'd head to New Haven or Middletown if possible. Nice university campuses there and not terribly far away. Just flash your university ID and tell them you're a visiting grad student.
     
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  9. blakjak12

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    I agree. It's a tough cycle, especially to do all of this for a position that very well may only be a year long (not to make this more depressing...). Hang in there and good luck!
     
  10. Molly C

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    Was supposed to interview at CHA tomorrow. They cancelled on me due to the weather, and now its looking like Im not going to be able to reschedule for in-person. Although their email says that interviewing remotely won't impact their ranking, I cant say I really believe it, because I feel like Ill be at a major disadvantage compared to people who get to be seen in person. In addition, I've been contacted by two different staff trying to reschedule without being clear on what dates are possible. Feeling really bummed to have lost this site because mother nature decided to have a **** fit.
     
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  11. justpeachy_2019

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    Thank you!! This is so helpful! I will definitely go to Pike Place Market and the original Starbucks tomorrow. I have a friend in the area who works near the Space Needle who I'm meeting for lunch tomorrow, so maybe I'll just glance at it on my way to meet them :)

    As for the "business casual," I am planning on going little more casual. I am wearing a non-traditional, more "fun" blazer (it has bell sleeves and is tweed), with black pants and black booties. I have four other interviews while I'm out West before I have a break and can make it to a dry cleaner, so I'm reserving my more "formal" outfits for those. I usually spill some sort of food or drink on myself during the day, so I can't count on myself to re-wear a suit :p

    I will send you a message now! :)
     
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  12. Sherlocked221

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    Ugh the worst! I'm praying my interview at JMC doesn't need to be rescheduled due to the predicted blizzard tomorrow. I would seriously go in the blizzard to avoid the rescheduling nightmare!!
     
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  13. perhaps11

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    I feel you. This whole process for me has evoked intense anxiety that I havent experienced in quite some time. And like you, it has nothing to do with my interview/rejection ratio, but more to do with being out of my routine, traveling nonstop, and of course, difficulty coping with big life changes to come. I think it is very typical for this process to bring up a range of painful emotions and, like others have recommended, I do think the best thing to do is open yourself up to the emotion and ride the wave. Over these next couple of weeks I expect a whole hell of a lot more waves to come and all we can do is hope that these waves are followed by moments of peace and maybe even a little clarity. You'll be in my thoughts. We got this, ya'll!
     
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  14. OpalinePhoenix

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    Anyone else in the same boat of ALREADY having a cold going into interviews, before this whole ordeal even really starts in earnest? And just in time to have a red nose and waxy face for interviews. I hope not for your sake, but also crave commiseration...
     
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  15. LizLemonIsMySpiritAnimal

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    Been sick for three weeks.. hoping that it gets me sympathy points :dead:
     
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  16. FeeltheFeels

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    You were smart to get there early! My flight for today has been cancelled twice already and I'm freaking out about navigating weather/transport from BDL to New Haven late tonight if the third flight does proceed..

    Good luck to all interviewing tomorrow and stay warm!
     
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    Oh no good luck! I’m actually there next week was just thinking in advance- hopefully we will both make it ok
     
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  18. plaegiste

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    Hope you get there and back safe!
     
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  19. phdtobemaybe

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    Has anyone had any interview cancellations today or tomorrow due to New England blizzard?
     
  20. Hawkeye11

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    Thoughts on wearing a suit to a place that has requested business casual attire? The request was framed as an attempt to reduce stress level, but the shirt I wear beneath my suit is not one I would be comfortable in without a jacket over it and it's winter FFS, just let me wear the same damned suit with jacket I'm wearing everywhere else. Don't make me go shopping on top of everything else I've got going on. :dead:
     
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  21. Hawkeye11

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    Currently on third interview trip and third horrific cold/flu. :thumbdown:
    I have a toddler in daycare, so between her daily life and my flights and hotel stays, we're all kinds of hosed.
     
  22. Hawkeye11

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    I've been just drugging myself up enough to pretend I'm not sick and subtly going to the bathroom to pop more DayQuil, blow my nose, snort nosespray, etc.. every chance I get. I don't want to risk an interviewer being aggravated at me thoughtlessly exposing them to my germs. Mild Machiavellian-esque tendencies are understandable during this process, right?:help:
     
  23. shalagi316

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    Quick question for anyone who has interviewed or will be interviewing at Mailman Child Development Center in Miami. Did you receive an email with the schedule for the open house? I hadn't received anything as of yesterday (interviewing on Tuesday 1/9), so I sent an email and was sent the address and time of the open house. I'm fine with that information because that's basically all I need but just thought it was strange to not get a schedule.
     
  24. OpalinePhoenix

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    Wait, will you be up at UW with me tomorrow?! We can be gross and sick together! Also, re: wearing a suit, I think you can still wear a suit. I commented about how I'm not going to wear a full suit to UW, and someone from last year said that there were people who wore suits as well as non-suits last year. I would guess, whether you're there or elsewhere, it'll be a mix.

    Planning to do exactly that, except when I have a cold it's like a faucet is on no matter how much I drug myself. I today discovered that Dayquil/Nyquil have a version called "Severe" cold and flu.
     
  25. dizzyotter

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    Someone in my graduate program interviewed there last year and did not get their individual schedule until they arrived on site. I am interviewing there on 1/12 and haven't heard/received anything. They did send an overview of what the day would look like the DAY before the interview. However, emailing may prompt them to send something out? I am preparing to meet with the faculty they asked us to send them.
     
  26. shalagi316

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    Great, thank you so much! This eases my anxiety and I'm glad to hear that this seems to be the norm for the site. Best of luck to you at your interview! I know I am looking forward to getting a break from all this cold weather and enjoying some warmth in Miami.
     
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  27. saarloos

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    I'm super late to this reply party, but I just wanted to wave and say hello! [​IMG]
     
  28. Mega.N

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    Yes and it's awful! I've hoping that I can baby my nose so that's not red and chapped for the rest of my interviews.
     
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  29. Mega.N

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    Travel safe it's gross out there. Yesterday I drove three hours back from an interview and the roads were not ideal. Travel safe, your life is more important than having to reschedule.
     
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  30. Ddbinx

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    Hey all, I hope everyone is doing ok while still battling colds/bad weather/general exhaustion at this point! I know I just want a nap someplace warm right about now. I was wondering what people's thoughts are on emailing current interns when given a list from a training director. I wasn't sure if it was appropriate to send a mass "Hello everyone, who is willing to speak with me?" kind of email or pick someone specific and then email only them to get their perspective. Have others done one or the other and had particular success? Thank you all!!
     
  31. onwardsandup

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    Is anyone going to be in LA on Tuesday and/or Wednesday? I want to explore (e.g., hiking, eating) and wouldn't mind going with a buddy!
     
  32. ReallyFutureDrLove

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    Who is ready to pass out and hasnt even hit the midway point of interviews?! :inpain: I am taking the night off and watching tv!
     
  33. ReallyFutureDrLove

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    I’ve done a mass email to them saying hey if anyone is open to sharing experiences, I would really appreciate hearing from you but I respect you also have a lot on your plates as well.

    Most interns have been great and really
    Open to speaking. I look to interns MOST for how happy they are as I think about potential rankings.
     
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  34. Hawkeye11

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    I nearly doubled the price of my last hotel room with pay-per-view movies. :corny: Oops. :help:
     
  35. Psychchick09

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    Who else has a crazy week of interviews next week??


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  36. sheppardv

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    Hi everyone! Hope y’all are staying sane!! I’m interested in hearing more about former intern experiences at the following sites:

    Sarah Reed
    Milton Hershey School
    JCCA
    Boystown
    Cypress

    Also, what do people think about APPIC, non-APA sites (e.g., devereux Massachusetts, new connections academy)?

    I appreciate all insight and feedback!!

    Sending positive vibes.
     
  37. OpalinePhoenix

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    Currently on a break at UW, and I KNOW other #forumfam are here, so I’m just peering around trying to imagine who I might know. Unsuccessfully, but it’s a fun game.
     
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  38. Feelings Doctor

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    When given a long list of people to choose from, I always contacted those people who had career goals similar to mine or were in a specific track I was more curious about. But there is nothing wrong with an everyone email blast, especially if it's just a handful of people. The most responsive people will respond! :)

    Yes!!! I always asked how many hours they worked, how they balanced different aspects of internship, and all that jazz. Intern satisfaction was a huge part of my ranking process. For the most part people were happy, but there were a few that nervously laughed when asked about workload and were obviously stressed out...that played a role in my decisions.
     
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  39. Hawkeye11

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    Open letter to Greg,
    I wouldn't hate it if you sent out a notice forbidding applicants from sending thank you notes and sites from considering them in ranking decisions.
    Thanks,
    Hawkeye
     
  40. affectiveH3art

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    What track? I was trying to seek someone out from the forum fam but did not succeed


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  41. psyche27

    psyche27 Clinical Psychologist and Training Director 5+ Year Member

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    I don't know know of any sites that consider thank you notes when making ranking decisions. Send a note, don't send a note, but don't feel like you are obligated to do so. Im halfwaythrough our interviews (and exhausted - it's tiring for us too), have received a handful of thank you emails and honestly, I couldn't tell you which candidates sent one and which didn't. It's not even part of what our team talks about as we meet for our daily rank order decision meetings.

    Sincerely,
    Not Greg
     
  42. ToneTone

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    Damnit, did you send thank you notes? I didn’t ...should I?! Grrr....the debate continues. Who else is sending notes?!
     
  43. Psychchick09

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    I didn’t! Our dct told us not to :)


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  44. perhaps11

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    I was doing the same thing lol
     
  45. affectiveH3art

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    What track?


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  46. ToneTone

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    I mean, my friend for his second choice last year and didn’t send any. Hopefully that’s not why he got his second lol.
     
  47. OpalinePhoenix

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    Dangit! I'm Child.
     
  48. geranium89

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    I sent one thank you note in the mail, it was very brief. For some reason, it felt right. I haven't for the other sites. Has anyone else sent any?
     
  49. ICantStopHittingRefresh

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    Made it through my first interview day exhausted but in one piece. Was able to answer all of the hard questions. It was the last question of the day that took braindead me forever to answer.

    Front Desk Receptionist: What was your name again?
    Me:
    [​IMG]

    Hope you're all hanging in there with interviews, #forumfam!
     
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  50. OpalinePhoenix

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    Congrats on making it through #1!!!! And, just saying, that one wasn't on MY list of practice questions.

    Today one of my interviewers told me to please NOT email a thank you note, and my mouth wanted to reply, "Don't worry, I wasn't going to!" Luckily this was early in the day, and my brain was still online at the time, so I did not.
     
  51. Hawkeye11

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    I haven't, but I want official permission to not worry about it.

    If this flu keeps going with the delirium, maybe I'll send my open letter through the listserv. :laugh:
     
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