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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:27 pm

krad wrote:NU students: In all seriousness, was there one main factor that made you choose NU over all other schools to which you were admitted (assuming there were others ;))?

Major city, smallish class size, great LRAP, reputation for friendly students, mostly people my age and not straight from UG.

With my career goals, it was really hard to choose between NU and GULC, but somehow no matter how much I try to leave Chicago keeps sucking me back in.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:29 pm

manyu wrote:What are employment prospects in NY? And, during the interview, it seemed like a young campus still. Do people go out and have fun, or does Holly just drink for everyone?

As a 1L, don't comfortable speaking to the first part, but I can definitely talk about the second part.

People like to party. Sometimes I have to force others to go out, but it is definitely not just me. :lol:

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:29 pm

Veyron wrote:Why does your SBA suck so much?

Because not enough people voted for DF for 1L rep.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:35 pm

manyu wrote:What are employment prospects in NY? And, during the interview, it seemed like a young campus still. Do people go out and have fun, or does Holly just drink for everyone?


NU actually placed quite well in New York. Based on my last count, ~15-20% of my section took positions with V100 firms in NYC. Just about every major NY firm came on campus and those who didn't offered resume drops and did make offers (i.e. Debevoise). Compared to peer schools and browsing the TLS OCI threads of other schools, it seems as though NU students were able to land jobs somewhat above their GPA in NYC (although I think that this can largely be attributed to work experience).

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby furrywalls » Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:48 pm

I have my on-campus interview on 1/13 and will be in town on the 12th. Any hotel suggestions and is there anything going on that you know of? Will you guys even be back in town? I fly out on the 14th so I have 2 nights to check out the area.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby thegor1987 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:01 pm

do all the IP students have engineering firm work experience? Or otherwise worked as scientists in some lab?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:03 pm

krad wrote:NU students: In all seriousness, was there one main factor that made you choose NU over all other schools to which you were admitted (assuming there were others ;))?



I heard DesertFox had a lot of other good options.

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Postby 09042014 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:34 pm

thegor1987 wrote:do all the IP students have engineering firm work experience? Or otherwise worked as scientists in some lab?


No.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:35 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
krad wrote:NU students: In all seriousness, was there one main factor that made you choose NU over all other schools to which you were admitted (assuming there were others ;))?



I heard DesertFox had a lot of other good options.


16K at minnesota bro, don't tell me you aren't jealous!

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby ahduth » Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:37 pm

Holy Jesus, people pay up to live in Streeterville? As students? I always assumed it was like... I guess I never even thought about who actually lived in Streeterville. If I a) actually manage to file my application with NU, b) they accept me and c) I go there, then it will be a 100% Ukrainian Village - Chicago bus lifestyle. I know it's bullshit they yuppified Tuman's Alcohol Abuse Center but come on.

In all seriousness, do you guys do weird shit to the tourists around there? Anytime I'm in that area I somehow get like 2 or 3 martinis from Hugo's rolling, and I never much remember what follows.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:38 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
krad wrote:NU students: In all seriousness, was there one main factor that made you choose NU over all other schools to which you were admitted (assuming there were others ;))?



I heard DesertFox had a lot of other good options.


16K at minnesota bro, don't tell me you aren't jealous!


Fess up. Minnesota = St. Thomas or Hamlin?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:25 pm

ahduth wrote:Holy Jesus, people pay up to live in Streeterville? As students? I always assumed it was like... I guess I never even thought about who actually lived in Streeterville. If I a) actually manage to file my application with NU, b) they accept me and c) I go there, then it will be a 100% Ukrainian Village - Chicago bus lifestyle. I know it's bullshit they yuppified Tuman's Alcohol Abuse Center but come on.

In all seriousness, do you guys do weird shit to the tourists around there? Anytime I'm in that area I somehow get like 2 or 3 martinis from Hugo's rolling, and I never much remember what follows.


The people who live here are 1) NU students 2) Doctors who work at NU Memorial 3) Old lady's who dress in 1920's fashion, and then some rich people.

Condos are ridiculous but some of the apartment buildings aren't too horrible.

Though Ukrainian Village is a solid choice. I'll probably move there for next year.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:22 am

ahduth wrote:Holy Jesus, people pay up to live in Streeterville? As students? I always assumed it was like... I guess I never even thought about who actually lived in Streeterville. If I a) actually manage to file my application with NU, b) they accept me and c) I go there, then it will be a 100% Ukrainian Village - Chicago bus lifestyle. I know it's bullshit they yuppified Tuman's Alcohol Abuse Center but come on.

In all seriousness, do you guys do weird shit to the tourists around there? Anytime I'm in that area I somehow get like 2 or 3 martinis from Hugo's rolling, and I never much remember what follows.

River west>Ukranian village. Not as far out, just as cheap, and closer to the blue line.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby manyu » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:08 pm

Is there also a Purple Line? As a colorblind person (whose hardest distinction is blue-purple) I did a lot of second guessing during my 48 hours in Chicago. They really should be more sensitive to my burdensome disability.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby IAFG » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:31 pm

furrywalls wrote:I have my on-campus interview on 1/13 and will be in town on the 12th. Any hotel suggestions and is there anything going on that you know of? Will you guys even be back in town? I fly out on the 14th so I have 2 nights to check out the area.

i saw a flyer at mcclurg that said the double tree is $87 a night for people who are visiting mcclurg residents, so i would try calling them and see if they'll cut you that deal. there are like a million hotels around the school though, so it should be easy to find a lot of other options. when i went i used priceline name your own price and got something pretty close.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:32 pm

manyu wrote:Is there also a Purple Line? As a colorblind person (whose hardest distinction is blue-purple) I did a lot of second guessing during my 48 hours in Chicago. They really should be more sensitive to my burdensome disability.

There is a purple line--it takes commuters to and from Evanston in the morning and around close of business. Confusing the blue and purple shouldn't be an issue. Neither should underpants gnomes. Just to be safe, though, bring a 9mm.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby IAFG » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:34 pm

IAFG wrote:
furrywalls wrote:I have my on-campus interview on 1/13 and will be in town on the 12th. Any hotel suggestions and is there anything going on that you know of? Will you guys even be back in town? I fly out on the 14th so I have 2 nights to check out the area.

i saw a flyer at mcclurg that said the double tree is $87 a night for people who are visiting mcclurg residents, so i would try calling them and see if they'll cut you that deal. there are like a million hotels around the school though, so it should be easy to find a lot of other options. when i went i used priceline name your own price and got something pretty close.

and whatever you do, DO NOT go out drinking with 1Ls the night before.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby ArchRoark » Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:46 pm

How is parking around the law school? Feasible at all? Should I even bother bringing my car?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Ragged » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:39 pm

I challenge all you NUers to wear UofChicago sweatshirts to your classes.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby IAFG » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:47 pm

Ragged wrote:I challenge all you NUers to wear UofChicago sweatshirts to your classes.

Lots of people went there for UG and there's really no sense of rivalry. This wouldn't arouse any response.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:48 pm

IAFG wrote:
Ragged wrote:I challenge all you NUers to wear UofChicago sweatshirts to your classes.

Lots of people went there for UG and there's really no sense of rivalry. This wouldn't arouse any response.


"Oh my cousin went to UIC do you know him?"

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Ragged » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:50 pm

IAFG wrote:
Ragged wrote:I challenge all you NUers to wear UofChicago sweatshirts to your classes.

Lots of people went there for UG and there's really no sense of rivalry. This wouldn't arouse any response.


Is there a big rival for NU? Some school shirts people would get pissed at?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby IAFG » Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:08 pm

Ragged wrote:
IAFG wrote:
Ragged wrote:I challenge all you NUers to wear UofChicago sweatshirts to your classes.

Lots of people went there for UG and there's really no sense of rivalry. This wouldn't arouse any response.


Is there a big rival for NU? Some school shirts people would get pissed at?

Kellogg.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby taw856 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:46 pm

ArchRoark wrote:How is parking around the law school? Feasible at all? Should I even bother bringing my car?


Can't speak to right by the law school because I don't live right by the law school, but parking in Chicago is a hassle in general.

It's feasible, I have my car here, you just have to factor it in as a cost. Street parking is cheap (you just need a city sticker) but hard to find in a lot of neighborhoods, plus it'd be a pain in the winter. Garages are probably $100-$250ish/mo depending where in the city. Some apartments have parking deals as part of the rent.

And if you're not intending to use the car but just need it to move here, you can even park it up at the football stadium in Evanston, you just have to move it before games and then move it back. (Parking is free on the UG campus on weekends.)

Someone else will have to fill you in about the parking permit for the downtown campus itself; I know there's a lottery that preferences people living further away but I chose not to get a permit since I didn't intend to commute by car and figured if I was going to look for a lot for permanent storage I'd rather find one that's covered.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby thegor1987 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:06 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
thegor1987 wrote:do all the IP students have engineering firm work experience? Or otherwise worked as scientists in some lab?


No.


Is this sarcasm?




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