Boss wants to call his alma mater on my behalf

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Boss wants to call his alma mater on my behalf

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:44 pm

So, my supervisor is really psyched that I'm applying to the school where he got his J.D. (a T-14). He wrote me an LOR, but he also wants to call the admissions office and tell them how great I am. He was the head of a fundraising committee for them a while back and apparently was successful at it, so he thinks this will bump my chances. (I should note, though, that I don't anticipate difficulty getting into this school anyway. It would be cool if it got me more money, but I don't see why it would.)

My question is, could this action hurt me? He is a good guy, but a little bit goofy. I don't think he would say anything that would hurt my chances, but could just making the call turn them off? I do not want the adcomms to think I pushed him to do this, or had anything to do with it. My boss is planning to call next week, so I should tell him soon if I'd rather that he didn't. Any thoughts on whether this could be harmful to my application?

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Re: Boss wants to call his alma mater on my behalf

Postby whymeohgodno » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:46 pm

Cornell?

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Re: Boss wants to call his alma mater on my behalf

Postby homestyle28 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:50 pm

I can't really see how this would hurt. Schools know that their alums know the school best, if he thinks you're great I think that only helps your app.

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Re: Boss wants to call his alma mater on my behalf

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:25 pm

homestyle28 wrote:I can't really see how this would hurt. Schools know that their alums know the school best, if he thinks you're great I think that only helps your app.


Yay. Thanks :)

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Re: Boss wants to call his alma mater on my behalf

Postby HowdyYall » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:27 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:Cornell?


god someones obsessed with Cornell haha

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Re: Boss wants to call his alma mater on my behalf

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:35 pm

Well, plus, she's right. lol.

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Re: Boss wants to call his alma mater on my behalf

Postby HopefulGrad » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:35 pm

It will only help you. Trust me on this.

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Re: Boss wants to call his alma mater on my behalf

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:38 pm

HopefulGrad wrote:It will only help you. Trust me on this.

Sweet.

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Re: Boss wants to call his alma mater on my behalf

Postby whymeohgodno » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:51 pm

HowdyYall wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:Cornell?


god someones obsessed with Cornell haha


Well I just assumed from OP's number and her thought that she would be in that it would have to be a t14 with lower numbers...thus Cornell.

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Re: Boss wants to call his alma mater on my behalf

Postby Shaggier1 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:02 am

OP will not need help getting into Cornell.




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