Kronk wrote:Well right. But most BigLaw lawyers don't work in BigLaw for more than 5 years so I figured it was applicable. Partners clean up--but work 60hpw doing so. If you're in academia, you get to research the topics you're interested in.
Thanks for the response about the matching schollys. I will probably end up sending a CCN amount in (unless they don't give much). I don't need much to make Berkeley my top choice and I doubt they would be able to match 30k/yr. Don't want to end up with nothing. Does Berkeley even give merit aid outside the matching program?
Yes, they do give merit aid. I have no idea how much of how many people get it. The other thing to consider is need based grants, if you're a likely candidate for those. Just anecdotally, I haven't heard of people having great success getting matching offers from MVP, especially if it's a large amount.
gymboree wrote:Can't believe I can post here. Still in shock I got the email.
Housing question - does anyone know other students who live 20-30 minutes out on the Bart line? I have a family and we're looking for more of a neighborhood-y simulacram of suburbia, but not completely uncool. Ideas?
Yeah, there are people who do it. I can't say I'd recommend it. We're probably a 15 minute walk (maybe.. I'm bad with estimating) from the nearest BART station so you're talking about more like a 45 minute commute. There are nice, family areas of Berkeley, especially North Berkeley you might like. Most of the people I know who are commuting are regretting it.