Toby Stock call

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ari20dal7
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Postby ari20dal7 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:10 am

I sincerely hope that Toby himself doesn't think of these calls as TS1s and TS2s - that would really seem like an "I drive a Dodge Stratus" situation....... ;)

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby brokendowncar » Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:31 pm

I had mine today. It was short and sweet. I got the usual questions... What is taking up your time, tell me about your research, tell me about this random thing from your resume, what kind of law, any questions?

edit update - I got in with my sub five minute TS1. I guess short isn't always bad.
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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby Ecureuil » Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:41 pm

oh wow, I thought all the TS1s were done for the batch and he was just doing TS2s. I guess not. I'm sure you're relieved to be done with the interview!

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby brokendowncar » Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:55 pm

No kidding, it was a fully week from TS email until TS1. Hopefully my TS2 isn't that far behind everyone else's TS2 :D

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby alexb240 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:02 pm

Well, congrats on what sounds like a fairly successful TS1. It might be a little while before the TS2 because there was just recently a batch of them, but don't overly fret it. I'd bet you're golden.

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby brokendowncar » Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:27 am

Thanks Alex. I am not that confident yet, but I am hopeful.

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby eclectcism » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:13 pm

I'm a long-time lurker, but just recently opened an account.

Everyone seems to be paranoid about going complete before geting TS1. Just to calm some people's fears, my application was complete around October 30th. TS1 happened the first week of December, and TS2 the second week of December. So being complete first may not be the worst thing in the world.

I also have a question: A while back, maybe here or on LSD, people were talking about a facebook group for HLS 2011 and how it was hard to find. I can't find it. Does anyone know how to find it?

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby zeezoo » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:18 pm

my guess is that the closer you are to an average applicant and not an autoadmit, the more likely your call will call after being complete. It certainly seems like those with GREAT numbers get called asap...

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby alexb240 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:24 pm

http://pitt.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5036298991


Doesn't seem to get much traffic, though.

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby eclectcism » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:29 pm

I was a 75th/25th percentile split with LSAT and GPA for Harvard, so I figured that balances out to about middle of the pack. They waited over a month to call me. If they don't call you right away, that only means you're not an autoadmit at Harvard, but don't you already know that when you apply? I'm just saying people shouldn't freak out if they go complete first.

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby Ecureuil » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:39 pm

Same boat as ecleticism, though maybe my boat is leaky. :mrgreen:

Completed on the first possible day, no interview until end of December, still waiting in hopes for a second call.

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby Hitachi » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:18 pm

Here are a 180, 3.92 and a 180, 3.84 who didn't get in for 3 months after their interview: --LinkRemoved--
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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby brokendowncar » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:48 pm

That scares me. I was pretty firmly ok with thinking I would either know in two weeks I was in or know I was out. Ahh.

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby nipplehead » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:54 pm

eclectism gives me hope, for i am like him

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby declsat24 » Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:00 pm

has anyone gotten the ts1 or an email for it this week?

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby MikeLav456 » Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:14 pm

how do you know you're complete at Harvard, is it an email? If I applied on 12/04/07 and still haven't heard anything other than the fact that they have my application and just recently got an email about a survey, so they do know I exist. Should I contact them asking the status of my application? Anyway, good luck to all with the phone calls.

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby brokendowncar » Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:27 pm

I didn't go complete until the day of my interview (second week of Jan), and I applied very close to your date.

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby the5man » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:03 pm

has anyone gotten the ts1 or an email for it this week?


Had mine today.

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby brokendowncar » Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:40 am

How did it go?

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby the5man » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:03 am

I don't know. We'll see.

I was nervous and stumbled through one question. And in hindsight, there are things I wish I'd mentioned but didn't.

What's up with the ts2? What is that? A second phone interview? What's the deal?

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby brokendowncar » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:59 am

TS2 is just "Hey, you're in!"

After my TS1 I felt the same way you did. I thought of things I should have said and didn't for every question. Since mine was less than five minutes long, I thought I had really messed up. The good news is, Toby doesn't know you forgot those things. You'll be fine. If your numbers predict you'll be in, I think it is still safe to assume you.

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby the5man » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:24 am

Okay. What if your numbers don't predict that you'll be in? :lol: *

Thanks for clearly defining ts2 for me. I was confroozed.



* That laugh smiley is just a tad creepier than I'd like it to be.

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby brokendowncar » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:41 am

Ha, ok, if your numbers plus urm status predict it then :D . If you expected to get in in the first place, this shouldn't change things. You'll probably get a call next monday.

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby OnceLost » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:55 am

Has anyone else called him for an interview? It's good when you get someone laughing so hard they can't breathe, right?

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby tillicollpase » Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:24 pm

Can you get a call before your app is complete?
This call thing really boggles my mind.
I know I am going to be stuttering and there's gonna be unconfortable silences, and my responses to him will be short answers.
Yes, I know it's not like a serious interview but just a small chat kinda thing, but still.
Can you mess this phone interview and get rejected because of that? I know I don't sound like a psychopath or a murderer, but what if I make a mistake? Say something rude or inconsiderate accidentally?
Surely, they don't give acceptance to everyone they call, right?




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