Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

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

Current AJD students: What was the most important factor in your decision?

Lower opportunity cost
15
54%
More mature, experienced student body
6
21%
Job placement
3
11%
Personal reasons
4
14%
 
Total votes: 28

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Leo
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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby Leo » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:35 pm

paglababa wrote:Has anyone withdrawn or gotten their extension? Deposit is due this Monday the 17th! Ahhhh

Also, if you've managed to successfully negotiate your scholarship up (to 150k?) please pm me!

I was able to get an extension. I PM'ed you.

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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby pompoms » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:06 pm

kcdc1 wrote:On a more positive note, has anyone yet made the plunge? I need to have a sense of my social options before committing. If, say, pompoms is out, that deposit might look awfully hefty.


Sir, you are too kind. I am working with an extension as well so no decision just yet. Will post here when I make one next week.

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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby mirroroferised7 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:21 am

kcdc1 wrote:On a more positive note, has anyone yet made the plunge? I need to have a sense of my social options before committing. If, say, pompoms is out, that deposit might look awfully hefty.


I'm in, but you'd just have to take it on faith that I'm a positive addition to your social options ;)

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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby mirroroferised7 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:58 am

pompoms wrote:
kcdc1 wrote:On a more positive note, has anyone yet made the plunge? I need to have a sense of my social options before committing. If, say, pompoms is out, that deposit might look awfully hefty.


Sir, you are too kind. I am working with an extension as well so no decision just yet. Will post here when I make one next week.


I have to say, also, having never met poms in person, I would still love to see her in the AJD class!

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wojo98
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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby wojo98 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:35 pm

pompoms wrote:
kcdc1 wrote:On a more positive note, has anyone yet made the plunge? I need to have a sense of my social options before committing. If, say, pompoms is out, that deposit might look awfully hefty.


Sir, you are too kind. I am working with an extension as well so no decision just yet. Will post here when I make one next week.

Hah, nice - yeah, let us know. Sounds like I'm in the minority, but I'm officially in.

Unrelated, this data (2014 median starting salaries) has significant selection bias, but nice to see NU slotted in at #3 nationally (per Forbes; Payscale).

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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby kcdc1 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:05 pm

Congrats to both of you. I hope to join you next week.

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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby paglababa » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:06 pm

Got another week to make this decision.... ahh

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pompoms
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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby pompoms » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:23 am

Can we get a roll call for who is in?

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Wojo

Anyone else?

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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby wojo98 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:24 am

pompoms wrote:Can we get a roll call for who is in?

Mirror
Wojo

Anyone else?


Nice, a class of two. The curve will be comical.

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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby paglababa » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:55 am

Withdrawing from NU. Hope my $$$ goes to many of you who are in the negotiation process. Best of luck! Will be keen to see how your LS experience turns out in the future on TLS.

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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby kcdc1 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:03 pm

NU was more generous for me on the second pass. In.

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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby pompoms » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:37 pm

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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby paglababa » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:01 pm

Anyone negotiate up to 150 though. Pm me, just curious.

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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby pompoms » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:42 am

paglababa wrote:Anyone negotiate up to 150 though. Pm me, just curious.


I'm nowhere near that bracket, but was able to negotiate up.

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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby mirroroferised7 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:32 pm

wojo98 wrote:
pompoms wrote:Can we get a roll call for who is in?

Mirror
Wojo

Anyone else?


Nice, a class of two. The curve will be comical.


At that point, we would actually just play Rock, Paper, Scissors for the "A".

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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby kcdc1 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:20 pm

Hi all. My wife and I are starting to hash through the logistics of a move to Chicago, and we're thinking it might make sense to split a 2-BR or a 3-BR apartment near NU to save on rent and commute time. Splitting with another AJD could make sense given common move-in timeline and general assurance of normalness (assuming Johann did his job). PM me if you might be interested.

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pompoms
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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby pompoms » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:15 am

Deposit sent! Did anyone get a confirmation email from Admissions that they received it?

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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby wojo98 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:25 pm

pompoms wrote:Deposit sent! Did anyone get a confirmation email from Admissions that they received it?


Yeah, I did, but there was a decent delay (~10 days, if I recall).

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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby thebearjew » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:34 pm

Checking in! Any other AJDs going to the ASW on the 4th? Also, where have you guys been checking out apts?

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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby wojo98 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:05 pm

thebearjew wrote:Checking in! Any other AJDs going to the ASW on the 4th? Also, where have you guys been checking out apts?

Hey! I wish - but can't make it out that weekend.

Looked at McClurg (apparently, it's like the most popular high-rise adjacent to the school), but ended up signing on a place in Lincoln Park (it's right off an express bus line which makes the commute super reasonable, like 20 mins door-to-door). Walking to class was enticing, but ultimately, LP's better neighborhood and bang-for-your-buck won out.

/note: not from Chicago, so take this input with a grain of salt

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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby thebearjew » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:21 pm

Ya, I've been weighing the options between neighborhoods and it seems Lincoln Park wins on price and social life, while Streeterville wins on walkability. So it seems like we have 5 AJDS represented on this forum? (The FB group is pretty much dead)

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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby kemosabe » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:19 pm

thebearjew wrote:Checking in! Any other AJDs going to the ASW on the 4th? Also, where have you guys been checking out apts?


I'll be there! Anyone else?

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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby kcdc1 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:51 am

I'll be in town with my wife looking for apartments on Saturday. We'll be busy through about 4:45 PM, but we might be able to drop by for the dinner Saturday evening.

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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby captainplanet » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:18 pm

kcdc1 wrote:I'll be in town with my wife looking for apartments on Saturday. We'll be busy through about 4:45 PM, but we might be able to drop by for the dinner Saturday evening.


Glad to hear several of you are coming to Admitted Students Weekend! It's a great opportunity to meet the general student population and we'll have a few activities that are AJD-specific as well: lunch with AJD students on Friday, and Telling It Like It Is with AJDs on Saturday afternoon (make sure you go to the AJD group for those two events). Also, we'll have a big AJD contingent at Wigmore Follies on Friday night so that'll be a great opportunity to meet current students.

Kcdc1, any chance you and your wife could join us for any of these events? Best of luck apartment hunting! Let me know if you need any advice.

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Re: Northwestern AJD Class of 2016

Postby kcdc1 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:33 pm

I'd like to join you, but we have apartment tours booked pretty much solid from 9:30-4:30. On the plus side, we'll hopefully find a decent place.




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