While traveling for the holidays, I received another invitation for an interview – UCSD!
This is an excellent school, and I’m very excited to visit 2/4-2/7. The Princeton interview is 1/29-1/31, so this gives me a few days of downtime before flying to San Diego. I have a feeling I’ll need some R&R in between!
My former labmate Eva will host me and Dominick, and I’m looking forward to catching up with our dear friend. She moved to Germany some time ago, and I can’t believe how much her kids have grown. It will be really nice to have a familiar friend to talk with at the end of the day. Visiting is a marathon of sorts, and I’ll describe that more in other posts.
With happy news comes sad news as well. I received my first decline – UIUC. It’s a fantastic school, and it would’ve been nice to be so close to family in WI, but I just wasn’t the right fit for them. As far as the silver lining, I don’t think it would’ve been an ideal place for Dominick to work (i.e., commuting to Chicago for everything) so it’s surely for the best.
So here’s where I stand with each school:
- Princeton – interview 1/29-1/31
- UCSD – interview 2/4-2/7
- UIUC – declined
- Harvard – waiting
- Stanford – waiting
- Rochester – waiting
- UPenn – waiting
- UMD – waiting
- UW SLIS – waiting
At this point, it’s mostly waiting! In the meantime, I’ve got some reading to do as I prepare for interviews.