Northwestern Interviews 2010

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Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby Dany » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:03 pm

Anyone else request one/get their interviewer assignment yet?

Hoping mine goes really well, as I have 0 work experience!

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby Knock » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:18 pm

eskimo wrote:Anyone else request one/get their interviewer assignment yet?

Hoping mine goes really well, as I have 0 work experience!


Tell him that you're counting TLS posting as work experience, that will definitely win him over.

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby Hannibal » Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:04 pm

I've got my dude. It looks like he's got similar interests according to his firm page, so hopefully we get along.

I wonder how many interviews these people do?

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby Dany » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:24 pm

Hannibal wrote:I've got my dude. It looks like he's got similar interests according to his firm page, so hopefully we get along.

I wonder how many interviews these people do?

I bet mine doesn't do very many; I'm in an area that probably doesn't send too many people up to NU.

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby Knock » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:32 pm

eskimo wrote:
Hannibal wrote:I've got my dude. It looks like he's got similar interests according to his firm page, so hopefully we get along.

I wonder how many interviews these people do?

I bet mine doesn't do very many; I'm in an area that probably doesn't send too many people up to NU.


Are the interviewers just NU LS alums?

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby D-hops » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:37 pm

Knockglock wrote:
eskimo wrote:
Hannibal wrote:I've got my dude. It looks like he's got similar interests according to his firm page, so hopefully we get along.

I wonder how many interviews these people do?

I bet mine doesn't do very many; I'm in an area that probably doesn't send too many people up to NU.


Are the interviewers just NU LS alums?


The on campus interviews can be with people in admissions or current students.

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby LLB2JD » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:37 pm

Knockglock wrote:
eskimo wrote:
Hannibal wrote:I've got my dude. It looks like he's got similar interests according to his firm page, so hopefully we get along.

I wonder how many interviews these people do?

I bet mine doesn't do very many; I'm in an area that probably doesn't send too many people up to NU.


Are the interviewers just NU LS alums?


Yup. At least that's what I read somewhere I dont remember. Except of course, I "misread" or "misremembered".

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby thatjuanguy » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:00 pm

Just got mine yesterday!

I'm curious - what are you all expecting the content of the interview to be like? Are you preparing for anything specifically or not really?

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby blackmamba76 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:13 pm

I just sent my request yesterday and was told could take about 3 weeks before it's scheduled.

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby Dany » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:20 pm

thatjuanguy wrote:Just got mine yesterday!

I'm curious - what are you all expecting the content of the interview to be like? Are you preparing for anything specifically or not really?

If you search "Northwestern Interview" there are a ton of old threads, but basically it seems like on-campus interviews are thought to be more substantive/professional/have more difficult questions. The off-campus interviews are usually more conversational and more about personality. That's just what I've read on here though!

I'm preparing by researching my interviewer on LinkedIn, finding out more about who he/she works for, preparing some questions in case he/she asks if I have any, and making sure I can answer "Why Northwestern?"

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby Hannibal » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:54 pm

I'm researching this topic for the probable "Why NW" question:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=86361

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby MY2010 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:53 pm

Hey all,

Is there a reason you requested an interview early?
I kind of want to finish my apps or get a few more essays done before I'm stressing about the interview...maybe request mid-to-late Sept.
Do you think it's better to get it done sooner than later?

Let me know what you think.
Thanks!

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby NayBoer » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:00 pm

thatjuanguy wrote:Just got mine yesterday!

I'm curious - what are you all expecting the content of the interview to be like? Are you preparing for anything specifically or not really?
I applied ED, so I had an on-campus interview with an admissions person. The interview was just like a typical job interview. She asked me questions about past work experience, moments I was proud of in my work experience, instances of management/leadership, and why I wanted to attend NU. Be ready for a few personal questions phrased in an unexpected way. For example, she asked me about the last book I read. At the end, she asked me if I had any questions. My interview lasted about thirty minutes.

Remember to dress appropriately, especially for on-campus interviews. I wore a suit. Bring your resume. When I was there, I saw some guy scribbling out his resume on a blank piece of paper.

From what I've heard, the alum interviews are much more low key, but mine wasn't high pressure. The admissions lady was incredibly nice, but the whole thing felt a lot like I was applying for a job. We weren't just having a casual conversation about Northwestern. She came prepared with questions and a rubric.

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby NayBoer » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:01 pm

MY2010 wrote:Hey all,

Is there a reason you requested an interview early?
I kind of want to finish my apps or get a few more essays done before I'm stressing about the interview...maybe request mid-to-late Sept.
Do you think it's better to get it done sooner than later?

Let me know what you think.
Thanks!
Doesn't really matter when you interview (I interviewed last year in October), but your application won't be complete until it's done.

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby Dany » Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:44 am

MY2010 wrote:Hey all,

Is there a reason you requested an interview early?
I kind of want to finish my apps or get a few more essays done before I'm stressing about the interview...maybe request mid-to-late Sept.
Do you think it's better to get it done sooner than later?

Let me know what you think.
Thanks!

I just want to have EVERYTHING done for law school apps by mid-October. Apps, scholarship essays, interviews, the whole 9 yards. I really need to focus on my grades this semester, and I want to make sure I get every last benefit associated with rolling admission, so it's just my personal preference to get everything done really early.

Also, I'm excited about the interview. I generally interview well, and interviews are more fun for me than they are stressful. For me, it's not something else to worry about, it's more something that I think will help my NU app, so I'm kind of eager to do it. :)

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby wonkymonkey » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:42 am

I got my interviewer assignment on Friday. They website said it takes three weeks to get assigned but mine took 3 days. I am excited for the interview as well and am getting it done now so that it doesn't hold up my application from being complete when I submit it in October. Good luck everyone!

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby Marionberry » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:29 pm

Just submitted my request. I just recently decided to cast a little wider net with my apps, as I learned that my SO may be willing to move with me depending on where I get in. I'm excited, though admittedly terrified.

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby bk1 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:34 pm

Any idea on how beneficial the interview is for RD applicants?

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby Marionberry » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:41 pm

I figure it can't hurt. I'm counting on my rugged good looks and musky scent to win them over, things which are difficult to convey in a "typical" law school application.

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby bk1 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:44 pm

Marionberry wrote:I figure it can't hurt. I'm counting on my rugged good looks and musky scent to win them over, things which are difficult to convey in a "typical" law school application.


Paper app + dabbing your scent on it, problem solved.

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby Marionberry » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:46 pm

My scent is particularly fragile. It loses most of its potency and aromatic compounds within 24 hours. I have to be fresh, or it doesn't work.

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby Knock » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:02 pm

Marionberry wrote:My scent is particularly fragile. It loses most of its potency and aromatic compounds within 24 hours. I have to be fresh, or it doesn't work.


:lol:. Sounds like your interview is going to go well :P.

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby Marionberry » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:06 pm

It says on their website that they discourge "general" personal statements and that your statement should talk about why you want to go to Northwestern. Anybody have any ideas as to how they're gonna play it? I just don't know how to address that in a way that's convincing.

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby Knock » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:07 pm

Marionberry wrote:It says on their website that they discourge "general" personal statements and that your statement should talk about why you want to go to Northwestern. Anybody have any ideas as to how they're gonna play it? I just don't know how to address that in a way that's convincing.


I'm going to play it by not applying to NU :P. Or if I get a fee waiver, i'll just send in generic documents.

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Re: Northwestern Interviews 2010

Postby Marionberry » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:14 pm

Well, being a splitter I don't have that luxury.

Also, if that's the case, why are you in this thread? Apply to NU or GTFO.




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