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Northwestern without we

Postby McDeere » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:42 pm

Is it even worth applying without any post-college work experience?

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby Fresh » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:45 pm

McDeere wrote:Is it even worth applying without any post-college work experience?


3% of admits have 0 years we, 97% have 1+ years

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby McDeere » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:48 pm

Fresh wrote:
McDeere wrote:Is it even worth applying without any post-college work experience?


3% of admits have 0 years we, 97% have 1+ years

So probably not...

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:58 pm

Fresh wrote:
McDeere wrote:Is it even worth applying without any post-college work experience?


3% of admits have 0 years we, 97% have 1+ years


I've always wondered if you could write a diversity statement about that :P

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:59 pm

Depends on your numbers. If they're great, NU occasionally offers schollys to folks willing to defer a year.

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby hellojd » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:08 pm

homestyle28 wrote:Depends on your numbers. If they're great, NU occasionally offers schollys to folks willing to defer a year.


i'd think anyone with those numbers would be better off just going to a higher ranked t-14 (and prob still get some $)

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby kehoema2 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:09 pm

If you have a fee waiver and decent numbers, why not apply? It's only $12. Chances are you aren't getting in, but $12 isn't a lot to spend in my opinion.

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:12 pm

hellojd wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:Depends on your numbers. If they're great, NU occasionally offers schollys to folks willing to defer a year.


i'd think anyone with those numbers would be better off just going to a higher ranked t-14 (and prob still get some $)


true. But these schollys at NU are usually full rides. I think a handful of people take them every year judging by LSN and previous year's threads.

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby McDeere » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:18 pm

homestyle28 wrote:Depends on your numbers. If they're great, NU occasionally offers schollys to folks willing to defer a year.

So even if you do get in without we, you have to defer a year?

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby Hannibal » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:18 pm

Fresh wrote:
McDeere wrote:Is it even worth applying without any post-college work experience?


3% of admits have 0 years we, 97% have 1+ years


Is that 1+ of FT?

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:20 pm

McDeere wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:Depends on your numbers. If they're great, NU occasionally offers schollys to folks willing to defer a year.

So even if you do get in without we, you have to defer a year?


That is my understanding.

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby McDeere » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:26 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
McDeere wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:Depends on your numbers. If they're great, NU occasionally offers schollys to folks willing to defer a year.

So even if you do get in without we, you have to defer a year?


That is my understanding.

Thank you for your insight. Can anyone else confirm/deny this?

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby hellojd » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:35 pm

Hannibal wrote:
Fresh wrote:
McDeere wrote:Is it even worth applying without any post-college work experience?


3% of admits have 0 years we, 97% have 1+ years


Is that 1+ of FT?


Yes, FT after grad. internships, etc. don't count.

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby im_blue » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:35 pm

Hannibal wrote:
Fresh wrote:
McDeere wrote:Is it even worth applying without any post-college work experience?


3% of admits have 0 years we, 97% have 1+ years


Is that 1+ of FT?

Yes, the most recent class is 98% with 1+ years of full-time post-college work experience. The 2% straight out of college tend to have CCN-numbers and impressive internships.

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby 09042014 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:39 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
McDeere wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:Depends on your numbers. If they're great, NU occasionally offers schollys to folks willing to defer a year.

So even if you do get in without we, you have to defer a year?


That is my understanding.


There are a couple who just get in without having to defer.

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby The Gentleman » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:54 pm

Even if you were accepted, attending NW without WE seems like a risky idea. Do you really wanna be the only kid at OCI without prior full-time WE? Just a thought.

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby McDeere » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:56 pm

The Gentleman wrote:Even if you were accepted, attending NW without WE seems like a risky idea. Do you really wanna be the only kid at OCI without prior full-time WE? Just a thought.

Hmm... Great point.

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:56 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
Fresh wrote:
McDeere wrote:Is it even worth applying without any post-college work experience?

3% of admits have 0 years we, 97% have 1+ years

I've always wondered if you could write a diversity statement about that :P

This would be kind of like arguing your 140 LSAT score would add to the diversity of LSAT scores at Harvard.

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby czelede » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:59 pm

I know someone who got in last cycle without work experience (that didn't defer), but not only were there stellar numbers involved, he also had quantifiable leadership experience, internships, awards, and extracurricular activities that would be deemed as pretty decent softs even by TLS standards. Oh, and a masters degree + 2 bachelors in 4 years.

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby czelede » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:00 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
Fresh wrote:
McDeere wrote:Is it even worth applying without any post-college work experience?

3% of admits have 0 years we, 97% have 1+ years

I've always wondered if you could write a diversity statement about that :P

This would be kind of like arguing your 140 LSAT score would add to the diversity of LSAT scores at Harvard.


brb writing a DS for Harvard

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:04 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
Fresh wrote:
McDeere wrote:Is it even worth applying without any post-college work experience?

3% of admits have 0 years we, 97% have 1+ years

I've always wondered if you could write a diversity statement about that :P

This would be kind of like arguing your 140 LSAT score would add to the diversity of LSAT scores at Harvard.

:lol:

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby thisiswater1488 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:11 pm

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby whymeohgodno » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:17 pm

thisiswater1488 wrote:I applied last year as a senior in college and got in with a deferral scholly. I was 100% expecting a rejection. I almost didn't apply because I know Northwestern weighs WE so heavily. I have good numbers, but not stellar. (see LSN.)

Moral of the story?

Apply. You never know what's going to happen.


Brb applying to HYS with my 150/2.2

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby Sinra » Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:01 pm

What of professional work experience before you're done with undergrad? Would over 7 years of professional we that was done while you were going to school not count? I'm curious about this. I'm an oldie.

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Re: Northwestern without we

Postby im_blue » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:02 pm

Northwestern says to only count the number of years of full-time work experience after your bachelor's degree.




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