Below-avg. softs; advice on what to do?

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Upton Sinclair
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Below-avg. softs; advice on what to do?

Postby Upton Sinclair » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:59 pm

What's up TLS? I have only posted one time on this board, a few months ago in regards to an LSAT hypothetical. Ideally, I would like to help others as much as I can, since just lurking on here has helped me immensely and I would like to give back as much as I can. But first, I selfishly must ask a few noob questions.

On to the issue. I have decent numbers for the schools I am applying to. I am not concerned so much with the PS or LORs. My issue is two-fold; work experience and other softs.

For work experience I have two, albeit largely unspectacular, summer internships. Since graduation (Dec. 2009), I have been working a labor-intensive type job because it was no problem to get, pay is pretty solid, and I wanted to be able to focus on the LSAT as opposed to spending large amounts of time searching for a job. I would like to know whether or not I will be looked down upon for not getting a job in my field or within the legal field. Should I now look for a "real job" to have on my resume before applications go out this fall?

Secondly, I have below-average softs. I have done a few volunteer activities while in college, coordinated a couple more as part of my fraternity and that's basically it. I was hoping for opinions on how to boost my softs a little bit to at least an average level in the next few months. Finally, will I come across poorly inso doing because I have activities crammed in before applications, or can I simply explain that the time I've had off between UG and LS has allowed me to pursue these sorts of things (which is true).

Sorry for the long transcript. Any and all help is appreciated, and I look forward to becoming an active member of the board.

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vespertiliovir
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Re: Below-avg. softs; advice on what to do?

Postby vespertiliovir » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:01 pm

Unless you're not aiming for YS, it won't matter at all. Every other school will be perfectly happy to take you, assuming you have the numbers.
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Re: Below-avg. softs; advice on what to do?

Postby fakemoney » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:59 am

High LSAT and grades blow softs out of the water.




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