Instructions

Please read through these instructions to become familiar with how the wiki works before you edit it. If you need help or have questions, please send a message to phdpsych (the site administrator).

How to List a New Opening

If you are adding a new open graduate position in a lab follow these steps:

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the current wiki and click the "edit" button.
  • Find the section of the page code associated with the area that is most closely related to the opening (e.g., PhD, terminal masters, cognitive, social).
  • Add the name of the school associated with the opening in bold font. Then include the PI and/or lab name and a brief description of the project or keywords associated with the opening.
    • Text can be bolded by putting two asterisks before and two asterisks after it (examples below).
  • If possible, include a link and brief instructions for applying to the position.
  • Indicate the application deadline (include the year in the date).
  • Keep the schools listed in alphabetical order.
  • In the text box labeled "Short description of changes," indicate which job(s) you added.
  • Click the "save" button to post your changes.

Code examples:

**Random State University** (John Smith, Self and Identity Lab; [http://www.selfidentitylab.com/apply]; deadline 10/15/19)

Which would appear as:
Random State University (John Smith, Self and Identity Lab; personality, self concept, well-being; application info; deadline 12/15/19)


How to Update an Existing Opening

This is a common wiki activity. If an opening is already listed and you have new information about its status, then make your update by following these steps:

*Scroll down to the bottom of the current wiki and click the "edit" button.
*Find the section of the page code associated with the opening and locate the school name.
*Add your update in bold font at the end of whatever information has already been posted.
*Text can be bolded by putting two asterisks before and two asterisks after it (see code examples above).
*In the text box labeled "Short description of changes," make a note of your update (e.g., "Random State University social rejection").
*Click the "save" button to post your update.

Common updates include:

*Application acknowledged
*Short list
*Phone interview
*Campus interview
*Rejection letter
*Interviews scheduled/posted
*Offer made
*Offer accepted
*Search canceled

To help construct the time line for a grad school search, include the date of your update (if your update concerns an interview, post the date of the interview invitation). If you can independently confirm an existing update (e.g., you also received an interview invitation), then add or increment a multiplier (x2, x3, etc.) after the update.

If a search is finished (e.g., offers have been made and accepted), do not delete the posting! Delete the link to the ad, but then cross out the posting on the wiki by adding two hyphens before and after the entire entry.

Code example:

--**Random State University** (John Smith, Self and Identity Lab; [http://www.google.com application info]; deadline 12/15/19); **offer accepted 2/1/20 x4**--

which would appear as:

Random State University (John Smith, Self and Identity Lab; application info; deadline 12/15/19); offer accepted 2/1/20 x4


How to Check for Updates

To check what has been updated since your last visit:

*Scroll down to the bottom of the current wiki and click the "history" button.
*Choose the last version of the wiki you saw by clicking the left radio button beside it.
*Click the "compare versions" button and scroll through the wiki. Updates will be highlighted.

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