Interview Questions for Graduate Studies

Friday, March 24

Job interviews can be very scary, so naturally an interview for your graduate studies application is down right terrifying. I'm hoping that I'll be hearing back soon that I have been selected to attend an interview for my master's application. (fingers crossed!) 
I thought that I would do some research and figure out some things to be aware of for graduate studies interviews, in case I get a chance to attend one!

Some things to consider:
- These are things I've read regarding Psychology interviews, but I'm sure they can be modified to fit other programs or even job interviews.
- I am not an interviewer, therefore I cannot confirm 100% that these are what someone will ask you, or what you should ask the interviewer. These are just things that I found that I thought might be helpful. 
- I am seriously considering using all of the things I will include in this post.

Things you could be asked in a Psychology Master's interview:
- Your goals, and experiences that have prepared you for the program you're applying to
- Factors that have drawn you to their particular program and school
- Ethical dilemmas/difficult decisions that you will have to solve (There might not be a right answer either; they will be looking at your thought process, and ability to see many aspects of a problem)

Things you should ask in a Psychology Master's interview:
- If you complete this degree/program, what additional steps will you need to complete to become a licensed practitioner?
- What support is available for helping you find a practicum/internship placement (if applicable)?
- How will this program prepare you for a PhD program, should you decide to pursue one?
- Ask your potential supervisor about their mentoring style and how often they meet with their students

Some other tips I have read: 
- Turn your interview in to a discussion: about about research you've done and ask about their research. Talk about the aspects you're interested in and ask questions about the things you are unsure of
- It might be a good idea to look at recent articles from the staff at the university of the interview if you do not have a general idea of the topic you want to research while there, or do not have any supervisors lined up
- After the interview has been completed, send a thank you email. This shows gratitude. I have read that you can inquire about when it is expected to hear back about acceptances but make a point not to pester! 

There are lots of resources online to help you prepare for an academic interview or a prospective job interview. Hopefully some of these will help you if you're asked to attend an interview!

My Favourite Bath & Body Scent | A Thousand Wishes Review

Thursday, March 16


I recently bought some products in my favourite bath and body works scent and I thought I would review them. No one has asked me to review these, I just wanted the internet to know that I adore these products! 

They are the "A Thousand Wishes" collection, and the scent is described as a combination of sparkling champagne, crystal peonies, and almond creme. I'm not as good at picking up individual scents from the products, but my goodness they smell amazing. It reminds me of very delicious grapes, which make my mouth water!

I purchased three products from this collection recently: The sugar scrub, the shower gel, and the Eau de Parfum. 

I've tried a lot of other Bath and Body Works scents over the years and this is one of my all time favourites (up there with Be Enchanted). 

Eau de Parfum: 

 Isn't the parfum (perfume?) packaged beautifully?! I couldn't bare to remove the ribbon! 

The parfum is packaged beautifully which (besides already loving the scent) was what really drew me to purchase this product. I've worn it quite a few times already and I only purchased it last week! 

4/5 - I would recommend this to everyone, (but not really because then everyone would smell exactly like me). The only reason it doesn't get 5/5 is because Noah (my significant other) says that he can smell the 'chemical-ness' (his words) of the parfum. 

The Sugar Scrub: 

My favourite product to buy from Bath and Body are their scrubs because they feel so nice when you are having a relaxing bath. I have tried sand scrubs and shea/sparkle scrubs as well, but sugar scrubs are my favourite. 

So a sugar scrub combined with my favourite scent: it shouldn't be a surprise that this is my favourite product of the three. 

 5/5! I am so happy with this product! I will be repurchasing this again (and again)!

The Shower Gel: 

I've already had to repurchase the shower gel because I used the last one up! 

 4.5/5 Since this is not my favourite product out of the three, it does not receive a 5/5, but it comes darn close! 

As for the prices, the Eau de Parfum was $39.50, the sugar scrub was $16.50, and the shower gel was $12.50. I did purchase them during a deal where you buy 2 and get the 3rd free, so that was a plus! 

Well, those are my current favourite Bath and Body works scents! What is your favourite scent to wear?

Overnight Stay in Halifax | March 6-7th

Friday, March 10


I spent a couple days in Halifax this week, and I wanted to write about it here, to remember the trip! 
To preface this trip, I purchased two tickets to the Halifax show of Billy Talent's "Afraid of Heights" tour for Noah for Christmas. It turns out that it fell a couple days after his birthday, so we planned a little trip around the concert. 
We left Noah's house in the morning (around 10ish). We have this little tradition where we stop half way for McDonalds breakfast. It's not a healthy tradition, but we rarely travel to Halifax, so it's a tradition we cherish when we do go. 

After we stopped for breakfast we headed to Bayer's Lake to make a quick stop in a couple stores before heading to the Halifax Shopping Centre. I have a new favourite scent from Bath and Body works and when I found out there was an eau de parfum in the same scent I knew I needed that! 

Once we finished in the Shopping Centre, we headed towards the Halifax waterfront, as we were still a little early for our hotel check in time. I really wanted to go to the Freak Lunchbox, a store that sells vintage and odd candy, to pick up some jelly belly's, so we went there, and to the Garrison Brewing Store. Garrison is a local brand of beers that Noah really enjoys so he wanted a tee-shirt with the company brand. After we stopped for a snack at Tim Hortons, we headed back up the hill to check in to our hotel, Cambridge Suites. 

We had a "Studio with A Queen" room, with a queen sized bed. The room was very spacious, but not overly luxurious which I really liked. The bathroom was really modern which Noah appreciated the most (apart from the comfy bed).

Once we unpacked our things we got ready for our full evening of plans. We booked an escape room called " Contaminated Hospital" at Trapped! for 4:45pm, and needed to be there 15 minutes early. I took longer than I anticipated getting ready, but we made it to the place in time!  For those who are unaware, an escape room is basically a themed (or not) room that you are locked in and have to solve puzzles and unlock items in the room to find your way out. I enjoy playing these games online, so I knew that I would enjoy the real life version!

I'm not allowed to say much about the escape room, as I signed a contract saying I wouldn't disclose anything, but it was SO GOOD. We were blindfolded (with blacked out goggles) and led in to the escape room and told the accompanying story for the theme. Without giving anything away, the atmosphere was amazing! So fitting for the room type we had chosen! The puzzles were difficult, but manageable. I enjoyed myself so much and would recommend it to everyone! The Contaminated Hospital was suitable for two - seven people, and we escaped with 10 minutes to spare! 

After the escape room we headed to The Keg Steakhouse for dinner. Noah had been there when he was younger and remembered the food being delicious and I had never been there before, so we decided to splurge a little and treat ourselves. The menu is a little pricey, but my goodness it was the most delicious meal I've ever eaten. 

After dinner we walked a block over to the Scotiabank Centre to get our seats for the concert. At that point I was unaware that this was the last show in the tour, but it became very apparent when the show started as there were a few pranks that the bands played on each other. 
The first opener, The Dirty Nil had the "Nil" in their name crossed out and replaced with "Mike" and they had to come on stage to the song "Barbie Girl" by Aqua (youtube it, I'm sure you've heard it before). Then the second opener, Monster Truck were playing one of their songs that was about flying like an eagle and the drummer from the first band (The Dirty Nil) was hooked up to a harness and started flying while wearing a hamburger mask on his head. Then at the very end of the concert one of the stage crew members had a plastic saxophone and careless whispers started playing and he was pretending to play the saxophone while people started leaving. It was pretty comical. 

In terms of the actual concert, it was awesome! Noah and I have seen Billy Talent before, a couple years ago and they were good then. This time it was better. I think because we had seats this time (we had to stand at the last location) and I was able to see better I enjoyed myself more. They played a lot of songs that I knew and in general they were great! 

The beginning of my favourite song: Red Flag

We headed to bed after the concert and checked out the next morning. We went shopping at the Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth the next day and then headed home. It was a nice get away for the two of us and we both really enjoyed ourselves! 

Have you ever heard of Billy Talent? Do you like them?

My New Tattoo!

Tuesday, February 28


As you can tell from the title, I got myself a new tattoo recently! 
My sister loves tattoos, so every year she asks to have one done for her birthday. This year we decided to get matching tattoos! 

We both have different ways of choosing what tattoos we like, so it took a long time for us (mainly me) to pick ones that would work for us. I spend a lot of time thinking about what I want for a tattoo because I know that it is something I will live with for the rest of my life. I like to think it through and don't want it to be a spur of the moment decision. It's fine for anyone else to get whatever tattooed but personally I like to make sure I'm happy with my decision before it is permanently on my body.

When I finally figured out what I wanted, we were both super excited (My sister was because I actually picked something out)! Since both our names start with 'A' I thought it would be fitting, and unique enough for the two of us, to get matching 'A's in the same spot on our body. 

We chose the upper inner elbow for the spot, and let me tell you, it HURT. I have another tattoo on my upper thigh and that hurt nothing like the elbow did. I didn't cry, or pass out of anything but geez! 

I love it! It's been a couple weeks since we got them, and they're almost fully healed now! Mine was super sore for the longest time! 

Do you have any tattoos?

Girls Day

Monday, February 20


This Saturday I was able to spend some time with one of my close friends. We drove around looking for somewhere to take photos, but there was too much snow, unfortunately. I did manage to take a couple photos that I thought I would include here:

Then we decided to grab lunch. We went to The Naked Crepe in Wolfville (Nova Scotia) as it was somewhere I had never tried before. Everything on the menu looked so delicious, but I decided to order the meat lover's pizza. I knew from the name that there would be multiple types of meat on the pizza, but the shear amount that was included on my pizza was amazing! I was impressed to say the least. 

I had such  a great day catching up with my friend!

How was your Saturday?