No Preference selection

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No Preference selection

Postby tashanaf00 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:26 am

What happens if I just put no preference for one of my choices on preferred places to work?
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Re: No Preference selection

Postby Kdsr54 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:23 pm

Your chances of being chosen will drastically go down sorry to say. If you are a super busy student with an amazing application however sites will still look st you.
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Re: No Preference selection

Postby malarious » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:40 am

tashanaf00 wrote:What happens if I just put no preference for one of my choices on preferred places to work?


What kdsr54 said is true, but let me tell you why!

Why I got called by my SF, they specifically asked why I wanted to work for them. The priority you give is important, not only in terms of knowing what are you want to work, but in terms of the lab prioritizing the first choices.

They will evaluate those who listed them FIRST, and usually if you "fall through" and a facility needs more people, they will go into an extended search.

Find a lab that matches your goals, or is in an area you want. Avoid having a black preference.
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Re: No Preference selection

Postby Guest520 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:17 pm

My first choice was the only facility that called or interviewed me. Once I got here, my supervisor told me a lot of departments at my SF were competing to give me the award. It is interesting the I seemed so interesting to my first choice and NO other SF reached out.

It seems to really make a difference.
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