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Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:16 pm

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Re: LoR Impact Question

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:02 pm

Pity self bump.

Also, paging Mike Spivey, Ti Malice, et al.

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Re: LoR Impact Question

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:09 pm

I really can't quantify it, and I would assume that it'd still be a pretty damn small element in your overall package, but that letter would seem to me to be worth a fair bit more than a regular one. Say 3% vs. 1%. (Assuming that the letter isn't just generic and he really does speak to your management skills and sounds like he really knows you.)

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Re: LoR Impact Question

Postby vzapana » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:11 pm

have him make a call to the dean (i'm serious). but i don't see a LOR being that effective.

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Re: LoR Impact Question

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:33 pm

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Re: LoR (Major Donor @ HYS) Impact Question

Postby guano » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:36 pm

if he has a hall named after him, it'll make a big difference*
(assuming the admissions office recognizes the author and connects the dots)

but, as said before, a phone call would be better


*I can add to the anecdotal (as in, people who got in to XYZ school for that reason; not HYS, though, but I can't see how they'd be that different - just look at the outliers on LSN)

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Re: LoR Impact Question

Postby vzapana » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:42 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:He's an UG alum though so ringing up the LS dean might be weird.


a tad more complicated situation; a call to the president's office may make more sense.

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Re: LoR (Major Donor @ HYS) Impact Question

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:48 pm

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Re: LoR Impact Question

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:56 pm

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Re: LoR (Major Donor @ HYS) Impact Question

Postby LRGhost » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:00 pm

Unfortunately, it's HUG and not HLS, this may be a worthwhile distinction. I would have him contact the dean of HUG and try to put in a word, but there may be a divide between the schools. Equally unfortunate is that there are a large number of successful HUG alums that donate large amounts to the school though they may not all have the distinction of a hallway. I would talk to him about writing directly and try to usurp the usual LoR process.

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Re: LoR Impact Question

Postby Samara » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:02 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
vzapana wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:He's an UG alum though so ringing up the LS dean might be weird.


a tad more complicated situation; a call to the president's office may make more sense.


I suppose. Don't know how that would work but I may ask later on this year as my apps go out.

Or just ask him if he can make a call; he'll know who to talk to. As to its effectiveness, there is surely to little information on this for anyone to make a meaningful prediction.

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Re: LoR (Major Donor @ HYS) Impact Question

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:06 pm

LRGhost wrote:Unfortunately, it's HUG and not HLS, this may be a worthwhile distinction. I would have him contact the dean of HUG and try to put in a word, but there may be a divide between the schools. Equally unfortunate is that there are a large number of successful HUG alums that donate large amounts to the school though they may not all have the distinction of a hallway. I would talk to him about writing directly and try to usurp the usual LoR process.


It's one of HYS. And it's a full building.

But yeah I figured the UG thing may matter.

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Re: LoR Impact Question

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:08 pm

Samara wrote:Or just ask him if he can make a call; he'll know who to talk to. As to its effectiveness, there is surely to little information on this for anyone to make a meaningful prediction.


Thanks. Yeah I thought as much but figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.

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Re: LoR (Major Donor @ HYS) Impact Question

Postby LRGhost » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:17 pm

I would suggest editing the entirety of your post, btw. A building is significant. If you're close with this person, you can try to piggyback some legacy, obviously, but nobody here can offer you significant advice. He'll know who to contact, though.

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Re: LoR (Major Donor @ HYS) Impact Question

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:20 pm

Yep that's the plan after this is up for a couple days.

Thanks.




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