I heard back from one of the grad schools I applied to – I made it through the first round and they want me to come interview! Interview isn’t quite the right word – it’s four days of socializing and meetings under a microscope benignly termed “recruitment weekend.”
I’m somewhat terrified. I know as an intervert it’s going to be exhausting for me. I’m going to have dinner with the department while still drugged (and stupid) from my flight. But I’m also really, really excited. Grad school interviews (at least in my field) are two directional. I’ll have a much better feel for the program and professors after the interview. Plus, I’ll get to meet and talk science with lots of awesome people – even if I don’t end up at a particular school, I’ll get to know more people in my field, which will be handy when I run into problems and need advice or want to collaborate.
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