niplomo wrote:Most likely starting at GW in the fall. Can anyone shed some light on the Aston? How is the atmosphere/culture there? Any word on the apartment as a whole? Probably not going to see them until move in day
2013 grad. I never lived in the Aston, in fact I think I went there all of once to visit someone who lived there. I'm sure culture depends entirely on who lives there and/or who lives near you, which can really change from year to year. It's kind of regarded as a dorm for K-JD 22 year olds. Seemed like people who lived there liked it perfectly fine.
If anyone has specific questions for me, I finished 1L right at the bottom of Thurgood Marshall (15-35%) and graduated about the same, got no OCI interviews ... was bummed but didn't care because I didn't seriously want biglaw anyway. Now happily gainfully employed as a local prosecutor in Colorado (where I was from and had connections). Lived all three years in a group house in Columbia Heights. Most of my friends were govt/PI oriented, very few did biglaw, finding work was a hustle and a struggle. Two years out most are gainfully employed, most did a whole year of pathways. I got lucky on the employment front, but most people I know had a very stressful year post-grad.