Anonymous User wrote: Anonymous User wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Ok, so I understand if people are hesitant to post about when they got their calls and other details, but could somebody who was accepted share which area code the call came from?
This is creepy as hell. I hope no one shares it. You're going to scare the hell out of the staff, lol.
I wouldn't be surprised if they block their calls after reading this.
Not really but ok.
It's just an area code, and probably for a huge metropolitan area. It helps to ease the tension when you miss a call from an unknown number if you know what area code SEO calls from.
I also think it's very inconsiderate of SEO if indeed they have issued a gag order. This year's cycle is abnormally late and while I am sure they are busting their asses to select the class, we are also sweating our asses off figuring out what the hell we're gonna do in the summer. It's not just finding out, for many people the SEO decision determines what city they'll be in, and moving plans can't be made otherwise. Not to mention the struggle of finding an apartment on such short notice whether you're selected and have to move to the city or not selected and have to move elsewhere for the summer.
so then drop out of consideration for the program and plan your summer accordingly? i don't get why you're so whiny about this.
Yes it's a great program and a privilege at that. However your arguments, which are eerily similar to the whole "This is America and if you don't like it you can geeeet oooouuuttt" just doesn't fly with me. There is no reason to purposefully try to keep even minimal information about the current progress of the process. I'm not asking for a per applicant breakdown of who is accepted and when, but a simple easing of the flow of information so we can make informed decisions is not too much to ask.
As far as sounding entitled. I'm sorry I came across that way but I think you've misunderstood me a bit. If I would have been rejected two, three, four weeks ago, I would not have complained for a second that I didn't get in despite my credentials. I wouldn't have claimed I was more deserving of a spot than any other of the uber-qualified candidates. Asking for a little clarification is being entitled?? Don't see how that works.
But keep up the anonymous SEO trolling, I'm sure it'll get you a spot.
EDIT: And yes, short notice comes with the territory, but this is insanely short even by SEO standards, in previous years the acceptances started in late March and were pretty much all in by mid-April.