Michigan 2012

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tl » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:38 pm

dem wrote:I wanted to be an orientation leader.

I began to fill out the application. It was asking easy and semi-difficult questions like name, age, gender, address, etc. Then they had these paragraph prompts. Fuck that!


hahaha. I thought the same thing, but my friend BARELY filled in the answers, and she got an e-mail the next day saying that she was chosen. I doubt they even read them.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby 06072010 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:00 pm

tl wrote:
dem wrote:I wanted to be an orientation leader.

I began to fill out the application. It was asking easy and semi-difficult questions like name, age, gender, address, etc. Then they had these paragraph prompts. Fuck that!


hahaha. I thought the same thing, but my friend BARELY filled in the answers, and she got an e-mail the next day saying that she was chosen. I doubt they even read them.


Dammit, I'd already put it on my resume because I thought it was super competitive. :(

dem

Re: Michigan 2012

Postby dem » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:04 pm

PKSebben wrote:
tl wrote:
dem wrote:I wanted to be an orientation leader.

I began to fill out the application. It was asking easy and semi-difficult questions like name, age, gender, address, etc. Then they had these paragraph prompts. Fuck that!


hahaha. I thought the same thing, but my friend BARELY filled in the answers, and she got an e-mail the next day saying that she was chosen. I doubt they even read them.


Dammit, I'd already put it on my resume because I thought it was super competitive. :(


LOL GUNNAR!

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Alexandria » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:49 pm

dem wrote:
PKSebben wrote:
tl wrote:
dem wrote:I wanted to be an orientation leader.

I began to fill out the application. It was asking easy and semi-difficult questions like name, age, gender, address, etc. Then they had these paragraph prompts. Fuck that!


hahaha. I thought the same thing, but my friend BARELY filled in the answers, and she got an e-mail the next day saying that she was chosen. I doubt they even read them.


Dammit, I'd already put it on my resume because I thought it was super competitive. :(


LOL GUNNAR!


Hmmm... are you in Bloodfeuds?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Jeff Mangum » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:51 pm

just a girl wrote:Has anyone found out about their financial aid package with loans for the summer? Does it count as two different academic years or one full year?
I'm mostly wondering about the federal loans and whether or not they will max out at $20,500 for all three semesters. I was hoping that it would count separately because I don't want to take out Gradplus loans.


What they said at the financial aid meeting was that the $20,500 is broken up over the first three semesters for summer starters, but you make up the difference at the other end, because you can use the entire $20,500 disbursement for 2012 towards your final fall semester (you don't attend spring 2012, so you don't have to split it up at that end.)

My thoughts: Doesn't account for the additional interest accrued over three years on heavy loans taken out in the beginning, especially given the disproportionate amount of private or gradplus loans to compensate for the lighter Stafford contributions. On the other hand, you get to sneak in an extra semester before the inevitable yearly tuition increase. Not sure how that balances out in the end, would love to hear if any of you have figured that out.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Alexandria » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:15 am

It seems like in the past a lot of summer starters have been able to start work early, after taking the February bar... and that benefits them for a long time because of being considered part of the earlier class for lockstep raises and stuff. That definitely isn't the case anymore, with firms pushing back start dates for everybody, and who knows if/when will be again. Instead, you have people who graduated in December who will go almost a full year before being able to start their firm jobs.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Artvark1 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:45 am

melda wrote:for people who brought significant others:

in which activities were SOs participating? i assume they are allowed at meals? any particular thing(s) where SOs are definitely not allowed?


Bump...

I am debating bringing my girlfriend with me... if I choose Michigan she will be moving to AA, so it would be nice to have her there, but I also don't want to just leave her in a hotel room all day if there aren't any events for her to go to. Any input?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Alexandria » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:58 am

SOs can go to anything they want, as far as I know. It's just been the experience of some of us that our SOs get bored relatively early on in the ASW and find their own thing to do in Ann Arbor instead.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby neverborn » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:00 am

yes, come see and EXPERIENCE the hell they're about to enter for 3 years....

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby 06072010 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:20 am

neverborn wrote:yes, come see and EXPERIENCE the hell they're about to enter for 3 years....


My wife hates it here. I get lots of sneers.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby MLaw11 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:21 am

Alexandria wrote:SOs can go to anything they want, as far as I know. It's just been the experience of some of us that our SOs get bored relatively early on in the ASW and find their own thing to do in Ann Arbor instead.


That's probably preferable anyway. SOs will be moving to AA, not attending Michigan Law. Taking the opportunity to scout/explore the city seems like a great idea.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby just a girl » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:37 am

Can anyone forward the summer starter MAP email? I haven't received it and would like to know some details about the program (it will change my plans for moving).

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby neverborn » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:00 pm

PKSebben wrote:
neverborn wrote:yes, come see and EXPERIENCE the hell they're about to enter for 3 years....


My wife hates it here. I get lots of sneers.


i'd sneer at you too

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Artvark1 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:05 pm

Care to elaborate on why your wife hates it and what all the sneers are about?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby dresden doll » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:12 pm

PKSebben wrote:
neverborn wrote:yes, come see and EXPERIENCE the hell they're about to enter for 3 years....


My wife hates it here. I get lots of sneers.


My SO is sneering in advance.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby 06072010 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:16 pm

Artvark1 wrote:Care to elaborate on why your wife hates it and what all the sneers are about?


It's cold here. Ridiculously cold. We're used to sitting outside on our deck studying and having some cold ones. The 4-5 months of hibernate weather can give you cabin fever.

Outside of that, we're a little bit older, so the undergrad scene is barf-tastic. It's not like we're from the most cosmopolitan of places, but at least we had a ton of decent restaurants in Orlando. We went to UF as well, and she's having a really hard time coping with a craptastic football team. I got dirty glares every time Threet or Sheridan threw an incomplete pass. That's a lot of dirty looks, my friend. UF winning the National Championship didn't help much (we both transferred from UF to UM).

Ann Arbor could totally be your thing -- don't let me bias you. It's pretty sleepy, the food is cheap (and sometimes good), the beer is plentiful (and also good), and I really like the people.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby awesomepossum » Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:20 pm

wait.......what happened to U of F at the bowl game the last year you were there?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby 06072010 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:24 pm

awesomepossum wrote:wait.......what happened to U of F at the bowl game the last year you were there?


Jesus told Tebow to throw the game.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby riccardo426 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:41 pm

I can't seem to find it anywhere. When is the deposit deadline?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby itzjulz » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:43 pm

riccardo426 wrote:I can't seem to find it anywhere. When is the deposit deadline?


April 30

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby riccardo426 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:08 pm

itzjulz wrote:
riccardo426 wrote:I can't seem to find it anywhere. When is the deposit deadline?


April 30


Thanks!

That's great. That leaves enough time to hopefully hear back from my other top choice, to visit Ann Arbor (I'm thinking April 10th and 11th; I can't make ASW due to a mean Econ professor who won't let me take an exam early/late. Anyone else visiting then?) and the April 14th reception in NYC.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby jdn012 » Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:20 pm

Sorry guys, it seems unlikely that I will be joining everyone in Ann Arbor in the fall. Michigan turned down my request for merit aid (I used an offer from UVA). Unless something completely wows me at ASW next week, I just don't see it happening.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tl » Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:39 pm

Alexandria wrote:OK, then I have your identity narrowed down to one of about thirty people. :)


lol. I just outted myself a couple of pages ago.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby 06072010 » Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:47 pm

tl wrote:
Alexandria wrote:OK, then I have your identity narrowed down to one of about thirty people. :)


lol. I just outted myself a couple of pages ago.


Do we know each other? Do you know who I am?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Alexandria » Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:52 pm

I know so few 1Ls that whatever you said to out yourself probably didn't mean much to me. I don't mean that in an assholey way... I'm sure you 1Ls are great. :) I was very social as a 1L, and I feel like a hermit as a 2L.




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