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Thank you letters for PhD program interviews?

LAC operonLAC operon Posts: 231Registered User Junior Member
edited January 2010 in Graduate School
I am wondering if I should write thank you notes to people I interviewed with after I have returned home from a grad school recruitment weekend (of course I thanked the person thoroughly upon leaving his or her office). I met with so many faculty (7+) - would I send a note to each person or choose a few (I don't want to look like I like some people more than others but not every professor has similar research interests as mine)? Is it a big faux pas if I don't send notes?
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Replies to: Thank you letters for PhD program interviews?

  • kryptonsa36kryptonsa36 Posts: 1,735Registered User Senior Member
    I don't think it is a faux pas, necessarily, but sending follow-up correspondence seems to be advisable.

    I think thank you's via e-mail also suffice in this situation, given the potentially large number of people you will have to contact.
  • psych_psych_ Posts: 1,418Registered User Senior Member
    I've sent email thank you notes to the people who have contact me for the interview (usually program directors or professors of interest).
  • biomed2010biomed2010 Posts: 42Registered User Junior Member
    I am writing out my thank you notes and mailing them. Email is nice but the program I interviewed with is a top choice and I am interested in rotating with a few of the professors I met so sending a handwritten note seemed appropriate. I decided to send each person I met one so no one would feel I was rude to them. I think email is fine to. I just wanted to send a note that was tangible since I will likely matriculate there. I plan to email for my other programs.
  • molliebatmitmolliebatmit Posts: 12,207Super Moderator Senior Member
    I don't think it would be problematic to write to professors of particular interest, but not to those in whom you're less interested. Your interviewers are not likely to compare notes.
  • ec1234ec1234 Posts: 1,201Registered User Senior Member
    I sent follow up emails to some faculty members I was interested in rotating with-- by the time they get your written letters you have already probably heard your admissions decision
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