travelfiend726 wrote: forty-two wrote:
travelfiend726 wrote:Lol, I just realized... I wonder if I should skim the Cornell waitlist forum thread and see if any of those people are the ones telling me to go to UCLA...
Thanks for all your help, people.
I'm on the UCLA waitlist and I think you should go to UCLA. I get the impression that you really don't want to though. Why? Did you get a bad vibe from the school or something?
Well, I appreciate that
For the last three years, I've been wanting to get out of here. More backstory is that I've been here for 7 years. I work here and have for the past 3. As you can tell from my user name, I like to try new places. It's a gorgeous campus but maybe I've seen too much of the ugly inner-workings of bureacracy and CA budget crises. However, I'm trying to disassociate that with UCLA Law. The actual law school is something new to me and it's really nice. I ultimately do want to do what's best for my career, but I'm not picturing myself living in Westwood again. Then again, I had like a week to decide. I got off the UCLA waitlist last week. My only other bad vibe was that I received almost no attention as an undergrad. The career services people at the law school seem really helpful though, so I'm trying to erase that previous memory. Cornell's orientation showered me with a lot of student attention and concern. Of course, that's their job at those events anyway...
If your gut's telling you to GTFO, then do so. If you get to Cornell and realize you want to work in LA, there will be options. Maybe you'll have fewer networking opportunities, but you've got ties to LA. You should be okay. Also, as previously noted, if you decide you don't want to work in LA, Cornell will put you in a better position in most other places. If you were dead set on LA I'd say UCLA, but if you're unsure. I think Cornell will give you the most options.
Disclosure: I go to Cornell and love it and am therefore totally biased.