What to do during the interim year.

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wsjch05
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What to do during the interim year.

Postby wsjch05 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:58 am

Hi, I've recently been granted a 1yr deferral at CLS, and will be enrolling in August 2012, with 14 months at my disposal from now.

I have no significant w/e during/after undergrad (graduated May 2010) aside from some sales and teaching experience during summers, and volunteer work teaching students English during my LSAT prep and few months until February.

I was planning on finding a job, and have been job-hunting from April ( I have 4month gap from Feb 2011 during which I visited family/friends in Korea)

But what I really want to do is go back to school and take full time course-load of philosophy classes that I am really interested in.
(I can do unclassified studies toward no degree at my old undergrad uni, so won't affect my GPA.)

I am lucky to have generous parents, who allow me to take the question of money out of the equation.

Will my going back to school (essentially at an undergrad level, since my major was not philosophy, so I cannot do masters in it)
kill my chances at OCI for 1L/2L SA by giving off a wrong impression of being an incompetent person? or would I be able to spin it and say that I saw it as my last chance to pursue my interest in philosophy? (which I do, not that I see myself doing anything with philosophy credits anytime soon.)

Should I be worried about not having anything substantial to show for on my resume when the time for OCI comes(I will be 26 by the time I start law school) , or should I just go after what I want?

Thanks in advance.

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Bildungsroman
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Re: What to do during the interim year.

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:01 am

Get a job.

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Deuce
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Re: What to do during the interim year.

Postby Deuce » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:02 am

Bildungsroman wrote:Get a job.


I lol'd

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cinephile
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Re: What to do during the interim year.

Postby cinephile » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:12 am

Why would taking an extra year of classes hurt you or make you seem incompetent? It won't help, but I don't see how it could hurt.

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mrtoren
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Re: What to do during the interim year.

Postby mrtoren » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:03 pm

wsjch05 wrote:But what I really want to do is go back to school and take full time course-load of philosophy classes that I am really interested in.
(I can do unclassified studies toward no degree at my old undergrad uni, so won't affect my GPA.)

I am lucky to have generous parents, who allow me to take the question of money out of the equation.

Its time to stop bumming off your parents and get a job. Philosophy classes are an absolute waste of money..regardless of how "educated" they make you. Try taking the money they give you for those classes and donate it to a worthy charity. #StillDrinkingMyMorningCoffee

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HarveyBirdman
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Re: What to do during the interim year.

Postby HarveyBirdman » Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:06 pm

I can understand taking some time to visit family in another country if you can afford it...but 4 months?? Is that when you were teaching English at least?

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rinkrat19
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Re: What to do during the interim year.

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:43 pm

Why do you have a deferral for absolutely no reason?

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zonto
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Re: What to do during the interim year.

Postby zonto » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:56 am

Work for a year and take some of the load off your parents you freeloader.

langzi
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Re: What to do during the interim year.

Postby langzi » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:13 am

The first visit, later take care of

freestallion
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Re: What to do during the interim year.

Postby freestallion » Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:49 am

Seriously...get a job. Or at least do internships/volunteer work, something to give you skills and experience. Those classes sound like a waste of money.

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smokeylarue
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Re: What to do during the interim year.

Postby smokeylarue » Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:06 am

Shouldn't you be 24 next year if you graduated May 2010....




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