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Old May 12 2009, 11:44 AM   #1
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Hey everyone!! I had my interview at Hood College yesterday and it went really well! I got along with all the professors and it seemed they were impressed by my research and also that I’ve taking on being a TA (teaching-assistant) for 2-3 labs every semester since I was a sophomore.

I also got a chance to meet with the one professor I was really interested in doing research with, Professor Kindahl. He offered to give me a tour around the building and we had some extra time afterwards to talk about research ideas. He seemed very interested in my previous work as we’ve both worked on conservation with the red-backed salamander and also with my background.

I felt good after leaving the college that my interview overall went very well. It’ll just depend at this point, how the other 4 interviews go. There are 2 positions available for either the biomedical biology program or the environmental biology program. The departments don’t have a set limit, so they position could go 2 biomedical, 2 environmental or 1 each. It’ll depend on the quality of the candidates. They said they will be making a decision starting this Wednesday and I should know by late this week/early next week.

I’ll be ok with whatever decision is made. Hood would be a very nice college to attend for my masters; however the expense of living is going to be tough. I would enjoy research/TAing at either Hood or Fredonia, so we’ll see what happens. I’ll keep you all updated!!
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Old May 12 2009, 01:08 PM   #2
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Oh yay! I'm glad it went so well! I'm keeping my fingers crossed as I'd love having you as a near neighbor.
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Old May 12 2009, 05:41 PM   #3
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Keeping my fingers crossed for you, too (even though you'll not be my neighbor )

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Old May 12 2009, 06:59 PM   #4
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Uni...this is fantastic new, I'm so glad to hear that you feel good about your interview. I'll be thinking some possitive thoughts for you, that you get accepted into the best program, that will suit you best for what you are wanting to do with it.
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Congrats on have a good interview. I hope you get the college of your choice. GOOD LUCK!
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Old May 13 2009, 12:21 AM   #6
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Old May 13 2009, 09:25 AM   #7
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Freedonia's good. Hood is better. You go, woman!
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I'm glad it went well for you. I hope they were suitably impressed and offer you a place. Fingers crossed...
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Old May 14 2009, 05:27 AM   #9
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Conversations with salamanders? Did I read that right?

Hope it all goes well for you -
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Good Luck!! Keeping my fingers crossed and good thoughts for you!
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Conversations with salamanders? Did I read that right?

Hope it all goes well for you -
Oops! I fixed that to conservation... as usual I was typing too quickly for my own good. The field I’m looking to go into is conservation biology.

Thank you to everyone for your support and good wishes. I’ll keep you updated as soon as I hear from them.
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Why do you need to conserve your background?
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Thanks, Unicorntig! I thought I was going crazy! Salamander conservation, cool.

Fingers tightly crossed (metaphorically. It's hard to type like that!)
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Well at least salamanders are conversing on conserving MoM!
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