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Melissa Nelson (she/her/ella)
14:22
We even have alumna on here!
Jordan Robinett
14:28
I am in Human Resources ‼️
Amber Ada
14:30
I'm a history major but an anthro minor~
Melissa Nelson (she/her/ella)
17:30
Personally, I would ask “how”, LOL!
Melissa Nelson (she/her/ella)
18:37
Maybe 1
Huriel Perez
18:49
Around two I think double spaced
Chanel Wilson
18:55
I agree ^
Melissa Nelson (she/her/ella)
19:11
:-)
Melissa Nelson (she/her/ella)
22:28
Graduate School is an apprenticeship!
Huriel Perez
33:47
Oh no!
Chanel Wilson
34:00
😭😭
Jordan Robinett
34:07
Lol
Huriel Perez
36:53
On that topic, thankful for the Padawan program, but if we do not have a mentor are we able to run that by a professor?
Huriel Perez
42:30
I see. Thank you for y’all’s answer!
Kaitlyn Woodruff
46:28
How does that translate for applying abroad, like the UK for example where 'analyze' becomes 'analyse', etc.?
Kaitlyn Woodruff
47:13
probably especially anthro
Kaitlyn Woodruff
48:11
great, thank you
Huriel Perez
50:45
LOL
Valeria Martinez-Napoles
50:48
How would you weave past research experience into the statement? Would it be best to go off the program and then pull in what is relevant?
Valeria Martinez-Napoles
53:24
Thank you :) HI all!
Huriel Perez
54:24
Would you recommend on waiting to apply to graduate school if your previous academic accomplishments or experiences are not as strong?
Valeria Martinez-Napoles
54:55
Very helpful! Thank you
Chanel Wilson
59:29
My question is a little more general(?), but if you can share, what are you some things that really stand out in grad applications or kind of make y
Chanel Wilson
59:36
oop ignore that last part lol ^
Huriel Perez
01:00:22
Thank y’all for y’all’s wisdom!
Melissa Nelson (she/her/ella)
01:02:25
Relevance!
Martina Spangrud
01:03:56
Hi! I’m sorry if this isn’t relevant, but I thought I would ask just in case. If the graduate program we’re applying to focuses on practicum instead of research (i.e. library science), should we still reach out to professors at the programs we’re applying to? And if we do, should we mention these interactions in our statement of purpose?
Chanel Wilson
01:04:54
Thank you so much!!
Martina Spangrud
01:05:41
Yes!
Martina Spangrud
01:07:45
Yes :)
Martina Spangrud
01:08:08
That was really helpful, thank you!
Melissa Nelson (she/her/ella)
01:08:16
Of course!
Melissa Nelson (she/her/ella)
01:08:24
Feel free to type questions in the chat as well everyone!
Jacob Graham
01:08:26
Yes!
Chanel Wilson
01:08:28
Yes!
Kaitlyn Woodruff
01:08:30
yes
Martina Spangrud
01:08:31
Yes!
Huriel Perez
01:08:33
The elder scrolls online
Andrew Nelson
01:09:03
ESO?
Kaitlyn Woodruff
01:09:35
yea
Chanel Wilson
01:09:36
Yes!
Jacob Graham
01:09:38
I can hear her!
Martina Spangrud
01:09:38
Yes!
Melissa Nelson (she/her/ella)
01:10:00
Thank you Jacob!
Chanel Wilson
01:10:24
probably not 🥴 lol
Thien Bui
01:10:27
ˆ
Martina Spangrud
01:10:27
No <3
Jacob Graham
01:10:30
^
Jordan Robinett
01:10:36
^ 😂
Chanel Wilson
01:10:38
LMAOO
Kaitlyn Woodruff
01:10:41
probably not.
Chanel Wilson
01:10:41
the carrot means the same
Chanel Wilson
01:10:43
yess
Huriel Perez
01:10:44
Oh! You were like “can you see my screen?” and I saw a ESO file 😂
Thien Bui
01:10:45
Yes omg
Thien Bui
01:10:47
im cracking up
Chanel Wilson
01:10:58
yes it was it means LMAO
Huriel Perez
01:11:08
And no probably not on accepting them
Chanel Wilson
01:11:15
WELL
Huriel Perez
01:11:24
I would give them a diary
Valeria Martinez-Napoles
01:11:26
Talking too much about the past,
Chanel Wilson
01:11:27
The second paragraph stood out to me the most actually
Huriel Perez
01:11:48
Yes!
Chanel Wilson
01:13:53
yeahhh that was my thing ^
Chanel Wilson
01:14:01
It just threw me off by the archeologist thing
Melissa Nelson (she/her/ella)
01:14:08
Exactly!
Huriel Perez
01:14:13
So is it better to be direct and essentially not writing a “hook"?
Chanel Wilson
01:15:00
oh i liked that one
Kaitlyn Woodruff
01:15:13
definitely more engaging
Melissa Nelson (she/her/ella)
01:15:39
Substance & relevance
Huriel Perez
01:15:52
Sounds like a springboard into what they will be researching
Jacob Graham
01:15:55
That’s a really good way of turning their issues into informing their focus / interest
Amber Ada
01:15:59
this one's more focused and I think that it still puts their personal perspective and experiences
Kaitlyn Woodruff
01:16:02
talks about future plans like finding equitable solutions
Valeria Martinez-Napoles
01:16:04
maybe elaborate more on why qualitative research is important, maybe draw on a personal experience?
Thien Bui
01:16:05
Agree w yuri
Chanel Wilson
01:16:35
I like that they connected themselves to the study and how its relevant to them or their interests but also introduces you into a possible research project
Chanel Wilson
01:19:20
I think the first two were harder to comment on because it felt like… story-telling?? for lack of better words
Valeria Martinez-Napoles
01:19:33
^ good point Chanel
Huriel Perez
01:19:45
Cheese is good
Valeria Martinez-Napoles
01:20:21
love it!
Melissa Nelson (she/her/ella)
01:20:29
Thank you Valeria!
Jacob Graham
01:21:26
Are those specific enough?
Melissa Nelson (she/her/ella)
01:21:30
Of course this person is from Oregon!
Kaitlyn Woodruff
01:22:19
With the first one, its about medical anth specifically.
Jacob Graham
01:22:27
Definitely telling
Chanel Wilson
01:22:30
I think its telling
Huriel Perez
01:22:44
Perhaps not mentioning specific journals, researcher?
Lyddia Kasper
01:23:01
I definitely don’t like the line “perhaps a clinic”
Kaitlyn Woodruff
01:24:05
apply by doing what?
Huriel Perez
01:24:08
The last sentence
Huriel Perez
01:24:19
Very broad
Chanel Wilson
01:24:24
veerrry broad lol
Lyddia Kasper
01:25:43
Which faculty members?
Thien Bui
01:25:43
“learning from many members” —> which members
Kaitlyn Woodruff
01:25:44
again, specifically which faculty members?
Chanel Wilson
01:25:47
what members?
Kaitlyn Woodruff
01:25:53
wrong school in the second
Valeria Martinez-Napoles
01:26:57
y'all know what you are about, lol
Valeria Martinez-Napoles
01:27:25
why do they want to make the switch? why now?
Kaitlyn Woodruff
01:28:53
"we're don't"
Melissa Nelson (she/her/ella)
01:28:55
“We’re don’t” smh
Chanel Wilson
01:28:56
grammar in the future goals paragraph ^-^
Thien Bui
01:29:32
I’m having flashbacks from methods
Chanel Wilson
01:29:38
literally ^
Chanel Wilson
01:29:41
LMAO
Chanel Wilson
01:29:58
Professor Nelson tore our papers up respectfully 😭😭
Thien Bui
01:30:07
YEAH LOL
Amber Ada
01:30:12
it certainly makes a big assumption lol
Kaitlyn Woodruff
01:31:06
why is applied medical anthropologist in quotations?
Thien Bui
01:31:59
“Given my qualifications and past experiences…” but does not reiterate said qualifications and experiences (maybe)
Kaitlyn Woodruff
01:40:27
I completely agree, Chanel!
Thien Bui
01:40:47
Good point, Chanel!
Chanel Wilson
01:42:35
I agree, Huriel!
Kaitlyn Woodruff
01:44:34
Thank you for making a point to say that in that way.
Huriel Perez
01:45:14
I should make a website
Valeria Martinez-Napoles
01:45:25
QR code
Huriel Perez
01:45:33
Or a video essay like Elle Woods
Chanel Wilson
01:47:01
if you wouldve seen the face i did when it clicked LMAO
Thien Bui
01:47:06
One last thing…… CONGRATS HURIEL FOR MAKING CLASS ANTHRO AMBASSADOR!! 🎉🎉🎉
Melissa Nelson (she/her/ella)
01:47:09
:-)
Melissa Nelson (she/her/ella)
01:47:19
Yes, CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Huriel Perez
01:47:23
Thank you for taking the time to do this for us!!
Chanel Wilson
01:47:25
LETS GO HURIEEELLLL 🥰
Jacob Graham
01:47:25
Yeah congrats Huriel!
Jacob Graham
01:47:30
Thank yall!
Kaitlyn Woodruff
01:47:30
CONGRATS !!!
Huriel Perez
01:47:31
OH THANK YOU THIEN (:
Chanel Wilson
01:47:31
thank you so much!!! This was so helpful !!
Jordan Robinett
01:47:32
Thank you for the help!!
Lyddia Kasper
01:47:32
This was all so helpful, thank you so much!
Mia Rogers
01:47:34
Yes! Congrats!
Amber Ada
01:47:34
yes thank you everyone!! and congrats!!!