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Personal Statement

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by psychgirl77, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. psychgirl77

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    One of the programs that I'm applying to accepts students generally into the program, rather than with a specific supervisor. Should I still discuss specific faculty members I would be interested in working with in my personal statement, or would it better to just give general info about my interests without mentioning POIs?
     
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  3. hermionephd

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    You should mention specific people/labs that you would be a fit with. Try to make it appear as though you are a natural fit for that program by showing that you are definitely a match with at least one or two specific faculty members/labs, but in general are a good fit with the program (which may include noting that their general training model is a fit for you, as well as that you have something to offer to faculty members in general).

    Curious - are you talking about Yale?
     
  4. psychgirl77

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    No, it's for a Canadian school, U of Windsor. Thanks for the info!
     

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