Job: Important for Admission?

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rmansoor
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Job: Important for Admission?

Postby rmansoor » Thu May 06, 2010 1:35 am

Hey all!

I have a question: Is having a job a good asset on your resume/ EC's?

I don't currently have one and the last one I had was as a soccer ref. I'm aiming for T14 and have 3 more golden years of UG. I have other EC's but I don't know if jobs are something 'better'?

Thanks!

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Kchuck
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Re: Job: Important for Admission?

Postby Kchuck » Thu May 06, 2010 1:49 am

If you can work 30-40 hrs a week and maintain as high of GPA as possible, then yes get a job. If a job is going to hinder your ability to get a great GPA then don't. Done and Done.

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Re: Job: Important for Admission?

Postby yeff » Thu May 06, 2010 8:21 am

Here's what matters for admissions generally:

LSAT>>>>>>>>>>GPA>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Softs (extracurricular activities, work experience, personal statement, letters of recommendation, etc)

Do things you're passionate about - get good grades - study hard for the LSAT.

Oh, and when it comes time, apply early.

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Re: Job: Important for Admission?

Postby Tautology » Thu May 06, 2010 12:57 pm

yeff wrote:Here's what matters for admissions generally:

LSAT>>>>>>>>>>GPA>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Softs (extracurricular activities, work experience, personal statement, letters of recommendation, etc)

Do things you're passionate about - get good grades - study hard for the LSAT.

Oh, and when it comes time, apply early.


Please, please apply early.




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