Resume Help !!! Serious Responses Only.

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Re: Resume Help !!! Serious Responses Only.

Postby dudester » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:45 pm

mugrad06 wrote:
jimmyj wrote:thats very creepy

dextermorgan wrote:Anyone like cake?

What about babycake?
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indeed very creepy!


That baby does look delicious, though.

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Re: Resume Help !!! Serious Responses Only.

Postby jimmyj » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:46 pm

Thank you

mugrad06 wrote:This def has made my afternoon less boring. Now I know why I come to this site, not only to ask questions but seriously guys you all are very amusing.

As to OP, it those really are your stats, you should be fine. I had just a year gap in my resume (only one app asked why and I simply put I was taking time off to focus on my MA and the comprehensive exam) Granted that doesn't work for you but you are apparently smart so you should be able to figure out how to spin it in a positive light I'm sure.

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Postby sawwaverunner » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:47 pm

I could get a 179 too if that's all I did for three years.

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Re: Resume Help !!! Serious Responses Only.

Postby jimmyj » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:51 pm

Yes. That was pretty dumb question.



CmonSD wrote:
jimmyj wrote:I haven't had a "real job" in the last 3 years and I'm nervous what this will look like to ADCOM's. I am 32 (so I'm not just a young kid out of undergrad)...I have a Masters in Finance from Princeton. I have A LOT of investment income (hence, why I left my job 3 years ago and the reason I don't need to work). Could I put down that I have been mananging my investments (as well as friends and families investment portfolios)? I have basically made that my full-time job over the last 3 years and haven't done much else.

Please only respond to this with mature answers--and no, I am not a troll. I just need to figure out what to list this on my resume as. You also may wonder why I am headed toward a law degree? Truth is, I was burned out with my Finance career and want to pursue something else.


You have friends?

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Re: Resume Help !!! Fellow Ivy Leaguers help me out...

Postby 09042014 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:51 pm

jimmyj wrote:LSAC GPA: 3.91 (Physics Undergrad from UPenn)
LSAT: 179

Desert Fox wrote:
jimmyj wrote:You probably couldnt even get into Ohio State. You douche.

Desert Fox wrote:You are never getting into a decent school with a gap of employment that bad. They are going to assume you are a lazy bum.

Try Ohio State, they'll are used to unemployment in that state.


If you wanna whip it out lets whip it out, what is your LSAT?


Which form of mechanics did you find most interesting to study.

Which LSAT did you take, and which problems did you miss.

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Re: Resume Help !!! Serious Responses Only.

Postby jimmyj » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:52 pm

I studied for a month and got that actually...

sawwaverunner wrote:I could get a 179 too if that's all I did for three years.

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Postby 09042014 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:53 pm

adameus wrote:I see you smartly realized the pompousness of your thread title and changed it. You might not be that bad after all.


Edit - after the last post, I'm not sure. Desert Fox is just acting like himself which is eerily familiar to the way any Ivy League douchebag would act although I'm pretty sure he didn't attend an Ivy for UG. Basically you're getting a lot of nasty responses because of the original title of the thred, if you want to get any useful information here, try to be a little less pretentious.


I'm a righteous troll.


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Re: Resume Help !!!

Postby jimmyj » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:55 pm

I always knew you were :)

Desert Fox wrote:
adameus wrote:I see you smartly realized the pompousness of your thread title and changed it. You might not be that bad after all.


Edit - after the last post, I'm not sure. Desert Fox is just acting like himself which is eerily familiar to the way any Ivy League douchebag would act although I'm pretty sure he didn't attend an Ivy for UG. Basically you're getting a lot of nasty responses because of the original title of the thred, if you want to get any useful information here, try to be a little less pretentious.


I'm a righteous troll.

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Re: Resume Help !!! Fellow Ivy Leaguers help me out...

Postby jimmyj » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:57 pm

Feb 2010 LSAT

Desert Fox wrote:
jimmyj wrote:LSAC GPA: 3.91 (Physics Undergrad from UPenn)
LSAT: 179

Desert Fox wrote:
jimmyj wrote:You probably couldnt even get into Ohio State. You douche.

Try Ohio State, they'll are used to unemployment in that state.


If you wanna whip it out lets whip it out, what is your LSAT?

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Re: Resume Help !!!

Postby 09042014 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:58 pm

jimmyj wrote:I always knew you were :)

Desert Fox wrote:
adameus wrote:I see you smartly realized the pompousness of your thread title and changed it. You might not be that bad after all.


Edit - after the last post, I'm not sure. Desert Fox is just acting like himself which is eerily familiar to the way any Ivy League douchebag would act although I'm pretty sure he didn't attend an Ivy for UG. Basically you're getting a lot of nasty responses because of the original title of the thred, if you want to get any useful information here, try to be a little less pretentious.


I'm a righteous troll.


I have to concede, you bested me here. But your attempt on the other thread was weak. You got greedy.

If you question is serious, just say you were a self employed fund manager. That makes it sound better than, Xbox, daytradering, and beating off.

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Re: Resume Help !!! Serious Responses Only.

Postby jimmyj » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:58 pm

Wow...is that all you have?

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Re: Resume Help !!! Serious Responses Only.

Postby sawwaverunner » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:59 pm

jimmyj wrote:I studied for a month and got that actually...

sawwaverunner wrote:I could get a 179 too if that's all I did for three years.


Yeah. Okay. :roll:

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Re: Resume Help !!!

Postby jimmyj » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:00 pm

It was serious to begin with--it always was. I didnt want to get into a pissing contest with you. I just wanted ideas to cover the gap thats all. Btw, I didnt play XBOX and jerk off.

Desert Fox wrote:
jimmyj wrote:I always knew you were :)

Desert Fox wrote:
adameus wrote:I see you smartly realized the pompousness of your thread title and changed it. You might not be that bad after all.


Edit - after the last post, I'm not sure. Desert Fox is just acting like himself which is eerily familiar to the way any Ivy League douchebag would act although I'm pretty sure he didn't attend an Ivy for UG. Basically you're getting a lot of nasty responses because of the original title of the thred, if you want to get any useful information here, try to be a little less pretentious.


I'm a righteous troll.


I have to concede, you bested me here. But your attempt on the other thread was weak. You got greedy.

If you question is serious, just say you were a self employed fund manager. That makes it sound better than, Xbox, daytradering, and beating off.

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Re: Resume Help !!! Serious Responses Only.

Postby jimmyj » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:01 pm

whats ur stats? where did you go btw?

i went to penn undergrad (physics) and princeton (masters in finance).


sawwaverunner wrote:
jimmyj wrote:I studied for a month and got that actually...

sawwaverunner wrote:I could get a 179 too if that's all I did for three years.


Yeah. Okay. :roll:

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Re: Resume Help !!!

Postby 09042014 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:03 pm

jimmyj wrote: Btw, I didnt play XBOX and jerk off.



Your loss.

UIUC EE 2.8/ 176 on Sept09

UPenn for physics? If you could get into UPenn you could have gone to a better school for that subject. Like UIUC!

And the 2.8 can be explained by Xbox and JOing.

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Re: Resume Help !!!

Postby dudester » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:06 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
jimmyj wrote: Btw, I didnt play XBOX and jerk off.



Your loss.

UIUC EE 2.8/ 176 on Sept09

UPenn for physics? If you could get into UPenn you could have gone to a better school for that subject. Like UIUC!

And the 2.8 can be explained by Xbox and JOing.


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Postby jimmyj » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:07 pm

I was originally a finance undergrad at penn...i took a physics class and long story short, i ended up switching majors...

Desert Fox wrote:
jimmyj wrote: Btw, I didnt play XBOX and jerk off.



Your loss.

UIUC EE 2.8/ 176 on Sept09

UPenn for physics? If you could get into UPenn you could have gone to a better school for that subject. Like UIUC!

And the 2.8 can be explained by Xbox and JOing.

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Re: Resume Help !!! Serious Responses Only.

Postby xyzzzzzzzz » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:08 pm

lol at the OP not realizing the "ivy league" is nothing but an ever reified social construct.

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Re: Resume Help !!! Serious Responses Only.

Postby jimmyj » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:09 pm

i thought that i said serious comments?

xyzzzzzzzz wrote:lol at the OP not realizing the "ivy league" is nothing but an ever reified social construct.

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Re: Resume Help !!!

Postby 09042014 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:10 pm

jimmyj wrote:I was originally a finance undergrad at penn...i took a physics class and long story short, i ended up switching majors...

Desert Fox wrote:
jimmyj wrote: Btw, I didnt play XBOX and jerk off.



Your loss.

UIUC EE 2.8/ 176 on Sept09

UPenn for physics? If you could get into UPenn you could have gone to a better school for that subject. Like UIUC!

And the 2.8 can be explained by Xbox and JOing.


Keeping that 3.9 at Wharton before switching is pretty impressive in and of itself.

You never said which mechanics you like. I was hoping it be Lagrangian.

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Re: Resume Help !!! Serious Responses Only.

Postby 09042014 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:11 pm

jimmyj wrote:i thought that i said serious comments?

xyzzzzzzzz wrote:lol at the OP not realizing the "ivy league" is nothing but an ever reified social construct.


He is serious. HYP stand on their own, and Penn State, Cornell and Brown just leach off their prestige.

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Re: Resume Help !!!

Postby jimmyj » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:12 pm

i switched after my first year...

Desert Fox wrote:
jimmyj wrote:I was originally a finance undergrad at penn...i took a physics class and long story short, i ended up switching majors...

Desert Fox wrote:
jimmyj wrote: Btw, I didnt play XBOX and jerk off.



Your loss.

UIUC EE 2.8/ 176 on Sept09

UPenn for physics? If you could get into UPenn you could have gone to a better school for that subject. Like UIUC!

And the 2.8 can be explained by Xbox and JOing.


Keeping that 3.9 at Wharton before switching is pretty impressive in and of itself.

You never said which mechanics you like. I was hoping it be Lagrangian.

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Re: Resume Help !!! Serious Responses Only.

Postby Mathis » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:24 pm

One of the best books I've read on law school admissions is "The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions" by Anna Ivey, former Dean of Admissions at Chicago, I think. There is an excellent section on resumes where she gives you example before and after resumes. She focuses on format and content for people with lots of work experience, as well as those with not so much.

You clearly have been doing a lot of significant work and that can and should be conveyed on your resume.

You may also want to write an addendum to your application to further explain your choice to work for yourself for the past three years.

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Re: Resume Help !!! Serious Responses Only.

Postby whitman » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:26 pm

This thread was hilarious, but I went to a public school, so take my input with a grain of salt.




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