Current SANS Work Study Selection Notification Lead Times...

JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California KidPosts: 2,799Mod Mod
For anyone that has done a work study this year, what was the amount of time before the training that you were notified you were selected to facilitate? I haven't done one since 2016 but I'm itching to do another. Back around the beginning of 2017 I had to decline one I was selected for as I was notified with like two weeks notice.  I know they were really bad about it for a while. Wondering if they've improved in that department. I need ideally a 4 week heads up but the more the better. They have an event coming to my city for the first time next year so I plan on applying.
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  • NetworkNewbNetworkNewb Posts: 3,263Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    About one month for mine.  
  • Danielm7Danielm7 Posts: 2,265Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    I've heard others say about a month at my last one, I did one around 6 months ago and my notification was maybe 2 weeks or so out. It was a small class so maybe they were just waiting to see if there were enough students to fill the class to need their own facilitator. 

    I applied for a few more and I'm hoping they give me more notice this time if I get picked. 
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Posts: 6,834Mod Mod
    I'm doing work study next week. They let me know I was accepted 7/29.
  • CyberCop123CyberCop123 Senior Member Posts: 328Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I got about 6 weeks notice for a course that was in Berlin (I live in the UK). I had to turn it down unfortunately.  It was annoying though as they only give me about 4 days in which to answer   

    I had a slightly negative experience with Sans after they offered the work study placement.  I was incredibly grateful and desperate to attend. 

    I asked them 2-3 questions about possible flight timings I was looking at, hotel issues, etc...

    They didn't reply for 4 days and when they did they copied someone in saying they could answer the questions as they were organising the event. This person didn't respond though. 

    In the end I just couldn't afford it or get the arrangements sorted quick enough. 

    Course: £1500
    Flights: £400
    Accommodation: £2000

    As I was paying for myself (not work) I struggled.

    I will try again but will stick only to UK ones 
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