UVA Class of 2013

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)
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Paratiel
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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Paratiel » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:24 pm

Hello, All.

I am a female entering 1L looking to share a two-bedroom at the Jeffersonian. The place is unfurnished, with rent amounting to $390/month/person (excluding cable, phone and electricity.) The lease begins on August 1st. The complex is a five-minute walk from the school and Barracks shopping center. http://www.jeffersonianapartments.com/.

As for me, I recently finished undergrad at the University of Washington. I am neat, organized and pretty quiet. I am not a partier and would prefer a similar roommate. Aside from that and the usual desire for no smoking or pets, I am fairly open.

If interested, PM me.
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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby leavingnc » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:40 pm

While we're on the topic of housing, I called Ivy Gardens today regarding my application/deposit submitted on April 12th-- she told me I could expect an "offer" within the next 2 weeks.

I know other people were emailed leases in a matter of days, so I wanted to assuage the fears of anyone else in a similar position that no, they are not out of apartments, they just have a slower turn around time as things get busier!

Edit: Just received my lease today, they aren't actually that slow.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby YCrevolution » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:50 pm

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby wackjickham » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:54 pm

YCrevolution wrote:New OGI system announced (effective Class of 2012 which has 2L OGI this upcoming fall):
The first 60% of the candidates will be pre‐selected by
private employers.

The second 20% of the candidates will be selected from
what we are calling Top 5 lists. These are a list of the
students that selected a particular firm with one of their
top 5 bids, EXCLUDING THOSE STUDENTS WHO HAVE
BEEN PRE‐SELECTED. In other words, the firms will not
be able to use the lists to determine how their preselected
students ranked the firm.

The final 20% will be lottery. For an explanation of how
the lottery works, see [etc.]


I'm confused as to the difference between lottery and "Top 5". Do you definitely get your Top 5 interviews no matter what?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby YCrevolution » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:05 pm

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby oneforship » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:26 pm

General campus opinion of the new policy?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby astro1819 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:29 pm

And could you remind us what the old policy was? Thanks.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby wackjickham » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:30 pm

Got it. Though a lot of people always hated on UVA's "Firm select the student" OGI format, I always kind of appreciated it. If a firm had no interest in hiring me, I wouldn't want to waste my time prepping for those interviews.

Edit: Interested in this as well:
oneforship wrote:General campus opinion of the new policy?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby oneforship » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:31 pm

wackjickham wrote:Got it. Though a lot of people always hated on UVA's "Firm select the student" OGI format, I always kind of appreciated it. If a firm had no interest in hiring me, I wouldn't want to waste my time prepping for those interviews.


I agree, but the success does depend a bit more heavily on the quality of the bidding strategy of each student with that type of format. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, just an observation.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby YCrevolution » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:35 pm

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby oneforship » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:36 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
oneforship wrote:General campus opinion of the new policy?

It just got officially released this evening, although rumors of something like this have been around for at least the past couple of months. Overall, I don't think there's been any particularly strong reaction either way.


Dean Donovan mentioned it at ASW, I think it's probably a good addition for students and employers on the whole. Always pros and cons, but such is life.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby slider » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:47 pm

Insightful. Thank you for sharing this information, YCrev.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby D Brooks » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:06 pm

Would it be too much to email OCS this article: --LinkRemoved-- ?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:27 pm

Thanks for the news, YC. Kinda sad this is the highlight of my day. :oops:

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:32 pm

D Brooks wrote:Would it be too much to email OCS this article: --LinkRemoved-- ?

Only if you actually still want to attend UVA.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby D Brooks » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:41 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
D Brooks wrote:Would it be too much to email OCS this article: --LinkRemoved-- ?

Only if you actually still want to attend UVA.


:?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Kohinoor » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:50 pm

D Brooks wrote:Would it be too much to email OCS this article: --LinkRemoved-- ?

To the extent that top third with work experience and good interviewing is now officially highly recommended, they seem plenty transparent.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby gladiator » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:06 pm

Still too many lottery or lottery-lite spots in my opinion. If you love a firm that much and don't get it due to a small lottery, then special request and if your rationale is actually that compelling, they'll most likely give you an interview. Too many lottery people are dead on arrival when they walk in the door so it seems like a waste of time. Not sure what the new policy is but I think they should just make the maximum # of interviews 25 at the most. Even in this economy, if you go 0 for 20 or 0 for 25 then you likely would've gone 0 for 30 or 0 for 35 too so that seems like a better way to distribute interviews to make sure everyone gets some. Other than that, I think 80/20 is fair and doesn't end up with a lot of people wasting their time.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby slider » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:35 pm

YCrevolution wrote:New OGI system announced (effective Class of 2012 which has 2L OGI this upcoming fall):
The first 60% of the candidates will be pre‐selected by
private employers.

The second 20% of the candidates will be selected from
what we are calling Top 5 lists. These are a list of the
students that selected a particular firm with one of their
top 5 bids, EXCLUDING THOSE STUDENTS WHO HAVE
BEEN PRE‐SELECTED. In other words, the firms will not
be able to use the lists to determine how their preselected
students ranked the firm.

The final 20% will be lottery. For an explanation of how
the lottery works, see [etc.]


When do you find out if you've been pre-selected, or otherwise selected for an interview?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:42 pm

slider wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:New OGI system announced (effective Class of 2012 which has 2L OGI this upcoming fall):
The first 60% of the candidates will be pre‐selected by
private employers.

The second 20% of the candidates will be selected from
what we are calling Top 5 lists. These are a list of the
students that selected a particular firm with one of their
top 5 bids, EXCLUDING THOSE STUDENTS WHO HAVE
BEEN PRE‐SELECTED. In other words, the firms will not
be able to use the lists to determine how their preselected
students ranked the firm.

The final 20% will be lottery. For an explanation of how
the lottery works, see [etc.]


When do you find out if you've been pre-selected, or otherwise selected for an interview?
Different dates for each. The timeline for the entire process is like 3 months long. This is for c/o 2012 though so all these details would be different for you.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby dgouzoul » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:34 pm

since the year is winding down, how is 1L and 2L employment looking, for those that are savvy?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby FeuerFrei » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:54 pm

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby D Brooks » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:37 pm

dgouzoul wrote:since the year is winding down, how is 1L and 2L employment looking, for those that are savvy?


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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Kohinoor » Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:09 am

FeuerFrei wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:New OGI system announced (effective Class of 2012 which has 2L OGI this upcoming fall):
The first 60% of the candidates will be pre‐selected by
private employers.

The second 20% of the candidates will be selected from
what we are calling Top 5 lists. These are a list of the
students that selected a particular firm with one of their
top 5 bids, EXCLUDING THOSE STUDENTS WHO HAVE
BEEN PRE‐SELECTED. In other words, the firms will not
be able to use the lists to determine how their preselected
students ranked the firm.

The final 20% will be lottery. For an explanation of how
the lottery works, see [etc.]


If you are selected for an interview, will you know how you got it (chosen by firm, lottery, b/c of top 5)?

Well, I'd imagine that since you know where you placed your bids you also know how you got your interview. It would seem rather odd even if allowed to cross bid a firm since the categories seem discrete.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Kohinoor » Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:17 am

gladiator wrote:To all of your benefit, it seems like the peer advisor selections were good this year, better than last year so from what I've heard so far, you should get some good groups of advisors.

I have mixed feelings about the benefit of good groups of advisors. By weeding out the bad advisors, you miss out on credible, valuable perspectives. You run the risk of getting advisors who say that the worst case scenario is a B+ when the real worst case scenario is a D.




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