Former Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student at Georgia State University
about 2 years ago
I recommend that you review recent research of the faculty that you are interested in working with and be prepared to discuss how your interest and/or experience relates to their work. If the lab you are interested in has a website, review the current projects and what the graduate students are working on. I also think it is important to consider what type of training you are looking for and have some specific questions prepared to help you decide if this program is a good fit for you. Asking specific questions about the training, program, practicum experiences, career trajectories of recent graduates, etc helps you get a good idea of the culture of the program and shows that you are prepared and committed to your training. You will likely have a chance to meet with current graduate students. Use this opportunity to learn more about life in Atlanta and life as a grad student. Finally, be both professional and genuine. Good luck!!