barneytrouble wrote:Offtopic: My friend is a 2L at a Midwest T25 and recently struck out at OCI, saying he had trouble demonstrating ties. I told him he should have gotten a bunch of pay-as-you-go phones for like 10 bucks a pop from the different areas he was applying in. So like 1 phone number with an area code from st lous, 1 phone number with a cincinnati area code, etc. But he said doing that would've been super unethical. Verdict?
Ethics aside, can't see this making a difference. It'll still be clear from his resume that he doesn't have geographic ties to the area. A local phone number isn't really a strong indicator of "ties."