No "Real" WE

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Pancakes12
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No "Real" WE

Postby Pancakes12 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:41 pm

Hello TLS community,
I've been curious if my lack of "real world" WE will hurt my admissions cycle. I have lots of work experience within my university (math tutor, resident assistant, research assistant, teaching assistant), but have been unable to obtain even an internship with an outside company despite being a Math/Econ major. Will schools look down upon my appearance of being sheltered in the university, hurting my admissions/scholarship chances?
If it helps, I have a GPA and LSAT at or above the 75th percentile for HYS.

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Re: No "Real" WE

Postby 20141023 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:17 pm

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lastsamurai
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Re: No "Real" WE

Postby lastsamurai » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:19 pm

If you have a 176+ and a 3.98+ (Yale 75%), then I'm not sure what you're worrying about

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CyanIdes Of March
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Re: No "Real" WE

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:38 pm

*Stuff that would probably out me to a particularly diligent adcomm*

Don't quote this please.
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Re: No "Real" WE

Postby 20141023 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:43 pm

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Re: No "Real" WE

Postby PRgradBYU » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:43 pm

lastsamurai wrote:If you have a 176+ and a 3.98+ (Yale 75%), then I'm not sure what you're worrying about

Pancakes12
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Re: No "Real" WE

Postby Pancakes12 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:55 pm

What am I worried about? I just want to put together the strongest possible app and know what my weaknesses are.

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Re: No "Real" WE

Postby WhiteyCakes » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:06 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:Not to commandeer this topic, but does 'full time employment with the university you attended (not employed as a student, as a graduate of said school)' count as "real" WE?

Don't quote this please.


WE is whatever you sell it as. If your resume, PS, etc. makes it look like bullshit, then it's probably bullshit. If it makes it look impactful and meaningful, then that is obviously better.

And you're clearly not being paranoid enough.

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Re: No "Real" WE

Postby MikeSpivey » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:21 pm

jlb251 wrote:Hello TLS community,
I have lots of work experience within my university (math tutor, resident assistant, research assistant, teaching assistant), but have been unable to obtain even an internship with an outside company despite being a Math/Econ major. Will schools look down upon my appearance of being sheltered in the university, hurting my admissions/scholarship chances?


This experience will be looked at favorably, particularly given your LSAT/GPA.

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CyanIdes Of March
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Re: No "Real" WE

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:02 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:
Don't quote this please.


WE is whatever you sell it as. If your resume, PS, etc. makes it look like bullshit, then it's probably bullshit. If it makes it look impactful and meaningful, then that is obviously better.

And you're clearly not being paranoid enough.


You had to go off and quote anyways huh -.-?




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