HarlandBassett wrote:rayiner wrote:hasn't it been established that the WE requirement is a farce (e.g. starbucks barista experience is WE)
I think being a barista is actually great WE--at a minimum somebody had to interview you and decide to put you in a customer-facing position. That said, while such work experience has always counted, people with such jobs make up a negligible portion of the class. Not because NU necessarily doesn't take such people, but because there aren't very many such people to begin with. Who works as a barista for two years before going to law school? Those people who don't have other job options head to law school immediately.
NU's class is mostly full of "switchers." Lots of engineers, people who dropped out of PhD programs, people who worked at NGO's, some finance types, some consulting types, some sales types.
yea, i was being facetious.
also, since Van Zandt left, there was supposedly less emphasis on WE.[/quote]
I'm not sure how much is Van Zandt and how much is the market. With applications in decline, trying to maintain medians while also maintaining the work experience requirement just becomes tougher.