Harvard Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

State your section!

Section 1
6
8%
Section 2
12
16%
Section 3
8
11%
Section 4
7
10%
Section 5
19
26%
Section 6
8
11%
Section 7
13
18%
 
Total votes: 73

tls2175
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby tls2175 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:20 pm

HorseThief wrote:
chizzy wrote:just curious. did any of you admits write a "Why harvard" statement? i'm rounding out my application and was wondering if that was necessary.


I didn't either, but I did include a paragraph on Why Harvard in my PS.

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HarvardHopeful
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HarvardHopeful » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:22 pm

I think i'll need to make a new facebook account as well, to avoid hardcore judging lol :oops:

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby The-Specs » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:25 pm

chizzy wrote:just curious. did any of you admits write a "Why harvard" statement? i'm rounding out my application and was wondering if that was necessary.


I did, I wrote a completely seperate why Harvard essay from my PS. It was 1 page and it was mentioned in my JS1.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby chizzy » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:35 pm

The-Specs wrote:
chizzy wrote:just curious. did any of you admits write a "Why harvard" statement? i'm rounding out my application and was wondering if that was necessary.


I did, I wrote a completely seperate why Harvard essay from my PS. It was 1 page and it was mentioned in my JS1.


ah i see. i'm really leaning towards doing this. thanks

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby chizzy » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:35 pm

lastsamurai wrote:
chizzy wrote:just curious. did any of you admits write a "Why harvard" statement? i'm rounding out my application and was wondering if that was necessary.


I only added my diversity statement. The why harvard seemed a bit unnecessary


thanks!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby wtrc » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:39 pm

HarvardHopeful wrote:I think i'll need to make a new facebook account as well, to avoid hardcore judging lol :oops:


I'm keepin mine, people can judge away :). I made a new one in like late 2010 and sometimes I wish I hadn't, since the old one was deleted permanently.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby wtrc » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:40 pm

chizzy wrote:just curious. did any of you admits write a "Why harvard" statement? i'm rounding out my application and was wondering if that was necessary.


I considered it, but I didn't. The advice I got pretty much was "Why X" statements are unnecessary for the T6 and definitely the T3. I don't think it would hurt though (unless if it's poorly written or a really ridiculous reason like you love the bars in Cambridge :P ).

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby chizzy » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:43 pm

wtrc wrote:
chizzy wrote:just curious. did any of you admits write a "Why harvard" statement? i'm rounding out my application and was wondering if that was necessary.


I considered it, but I didn't. The advice I got pretty much was "Why X" statements are unnecessary for the T6 and definitely the T3. I don't think it would hurt though (unless if it's poorly written or a really ridiculous reason like you love the bars in Cambridge :P ).


haha. im just really interested in some of the clinics and programs and thats what i wanted to emphasize in the "Why X" statement for schools.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby tls2175 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:44 pm

wtrc wrote:I don't think it would hurt though (unless if it's poorly written or a really ridiculous reason like you love the bars in Cambridge :P ).

That's exactly what I wrote! jk

Although I do hear the bar scene is pretty good. I guess we'll have to test it out

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby jingosaur » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:47 pm

chizzy wrote:
wtrc wrote:
chizzy wrote:just curious. did any of you admits write a "Why harvard" statement? i'm rounding out my application and was wondering if that was necessary.


I considered it, but I didn't. The advice I got pretty much was "Why X" statements are unnecessary for the T6 and definitely the T3. I don't think it would hurt though (unless if it's poorly written or a really ridiculous reason like you love the bars in Cambridge :P ).


haha. im just really interested in some of the clinics and programs and thats what i wanted to emphasize in the "Why X" statement for schools.


In my JS1, I talked about my interest in the law and business specialty track and I think they really liked that. As long as talking about the clinic or program doesn't dilute the other strong points in your essay(s), I think that it can only help.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby ejan1621 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:01 pm

chizzy wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:
chizzy wrote:just curious. did any of you admits write a "Why harvard" statement? i'm rounding out my application and was wondering if that was necessary.


I only added my diversity statement. The why harvard seemed a bit unnecessary


thanks!


Yeah, I didn't either. Can't imagine it hurting but I think it came through in my dual degree statement and my PS so I thought it was unnecessary.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby gingerspice » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:54 pm

chizzy wrote:
wtrc wrote:
chizzy wrote:just curious. did any of you admits write a "Why harvard" statement? i'm rounding out my application and was wondering if that was necessary.


I considered it, but I didn't. The advice I got pretty much was "Why X" statements are unnecessary for the T6 and definitely the T3. I don't think it would hurt though (unless if it's poorly written or a really ridiculous reason like you love the bars in Cambridge :P ).


haha. im just really interested in some of the clinics and programs and thats what i wanted to emphasize in the "Why X" statement for schools.


I didn't write Why Harvard, but did mention some specific programs I'm interested in during my interview, fwiw.

(also, checking in!! So excited :D )

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Instinctive » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:54 pm

tls2175 wrote:
wtrc wrote:I don't think it would hurt though (unless if it's poorly written or a really ridiculous reason like you love the bars in Cambridge :P ).

That's exactly what I wrote! jk

Although I do hear the bar scene is pretty good. I guess we'll have to test it out


I was there the weekend of the World Series win. It was pretty awesome.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby applelover » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:56 pm

wtrc wrote:
HarvardHopeful wrote:I think i'll need to make a new facebook account as well, to avoid hardcore judging lol :oops:


I'm keepin mine, people can judge away :). I made a new one in like late 2010 and sometimes I wish I hadn't, since the old one was deleted permanently.


I think I'll make a new one in the summer time. My old one has so much stuff I don't want on it.

PS Feel free to send me a friend request if you realize it's me. I don't bite ;) lol

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Instinctive » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:56 pm

ejan1621 wrote:
Yeah, I didn't either. Can't imagine it hurting but I think it came through in my dual degree statement and my PS so I thought it was unnecessary.


Which dual degree are you shooting for? I'm a JD/MBA applicant!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HarvardHopeful » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:00 pm

Instinctive wrote:
tls2175 wrote:
wtrc wrote:I don't think it would hurt though (unless if it's poorly written or a really ridiculous reason like you love the bars in Cambridge :P ).

That's exactly what I wrote! jk

Although I do hear the bar scene is pretty good. I guess we'll have to test it out


I was there the weekend of the World Series win. It was pretty awesome.


Haha yea Boston was crazy that night! I was there too, I left the bar with about 5 beers in my hair, and I didn't hate it lol :D

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HarvardHopeful » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:02 pm

applelover wrote:
wtrc wrote:
HarvardHopeful wrote:I think i'll need to make a new facebook account as well, to avoid hardcore judging lol :oops:


I'm keepin mine, people can judge away :). I made a new one in like late 2010 and sometimes I wish I hadn't, since the old one was deleted permanently.


I think I'll make a new one in the summer time. My old one has so much stuff I don't want on it.

PS Feel free to send me a friend request if you realize it's me. I don't bite ;) lol


I want to figure out which girl is you lol :)

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Instinctive » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:25 pm

HarvardHopeful wrote:
applelover wrote:
wtrc wrote:
HarvardHopeful wrote:I think i'll need to make a new facebook account as well, to avoid hardcore judging lol :oops:


I'm keepin mine, people can judge away :). I made a new one in like late 2010 and sometimes I wish I hadn't, since the old one was deleted permanently.


I think I'll make a new one in the summer time. My old one has so much stuff I don't want on it.

PS Feel free to send me a friend request if you realize it's me. I don't bite ;) lol


I want to figure out which girl is you lol :)


Bolded is true for me as well. Gonna spend a lot of time with yall the next few years I bet!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby ejan1621 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:47 pm

Instinctive wrote:
ejan1621 wrote:
Yeah, I didn't either. Can't imagine it hurting but I think it came through in my dual degree statement and my PS so I thought it was unnecessary.


Which dual degree are you shooting for? I'm a JD/MBA applicant!
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Instinctive » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:55 pm

ejan1621 wrote:
Instinctive wrote:
ejan1621 wrote:
Yeah, I didn't either. Can't imagine it hurting but I think it came through in my dual degree statement and my PS so I thought it was unnecessary.


Which dual degree are you shooting for? I'm a JD/MBA applicant!


JD/PhD in government. Reallyyy looking forward to 6-8 years of school (though I've been out for a few years, so I actually am kinda excited).

Would be shocked if I got into the PhD program at Harvard, so may have to do some weird JD there, PhD somewhere else. When do you hear about the MBA program?


Not expecting anything until March at the earliest.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby applelover » Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:58 pm

HarvardHopeful wrote:
applelover wrote:
wtrc wrote:
HarvardHopeful wrote:I think i'll need to make a new facebook account as well, to avoid hardcore judging lol :oops:


I'm keepin mine, people can judge away :). I made a new one in like late 2010 and sometimes I wish I hadn't, since the old one was deleted permanently.


I think I'll make a new one in the summer time. My old one has so much stuff I don't want on it.

PS Feel free to send me a friend request if you realize it's me. I don't bite ;) lol


I want to figure out which girl is you lol :)

Haha isn't it obvious?
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby wtrc » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:40 pm

Instinctive wrote:
HarvardHopeful wrote:
applelover wrote:
PS Feel free to send me a friend request if you realize it's me. I don't bite ;) lol


I want to figure out which girl is you lol :)


Bolded is true for me as well. Gonna spend a lot of time with yall the next few years I bet!


Me as well! Hint: I kinda write on FB like I do on TLS :P

Friend awayyyy!

We did it, y'all. Enjoy this weekend.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TakeABow94 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:22 pm

nvm
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TakeABow94 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:52 pm

nvm
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby js101b » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:08 pm

TakeABow94 wrote:wait wait what's going on here lol? is there a nyc meetup over winter break




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