Alexandros wrote: chargers21 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:Do y'all keep, like, student org involvement, volunteer stuff, and WE separate on your resume?
Also, if you did something for only like a few months, should you leave it off?
And did y'all personalize your PS for various schools?
You need to stop worrying so much, your numbers are killer compared to mine and I'm going to make it out alive. My softs were garbage. But on the real, I had so few things to list and some schools only allow 1 page anyways, so my resume put my WE and other involvement in 1 section ordered by when I did them. I didn't do too much so I listed things that sounded good even if they were shortlived (i.e. some cool short term volunteer opportunities)
Dude if you TA'd in UG your softs are very good by my book (altho probably not TLS's)
and yeah I feel like I've donated the same-ish time/energy to student orgz and stuff as I have actual paid work so I'm trying to expand those areas a bit to make me sound more competent. Hopefully get some more volunteer work (hopefully legal-ish) this summer and then hopefully an internship or two after I graduate to flesh it out more.
Honestly I'm surprised by the soft factor sometimes. Like these things take a hell of a lot of time, and if you get involved in too much you're spending every afternoon/evening in meetings or volunteering at something and you can kiss that GPA goodbye. My softs are objectively almost null by law school standards, but I'm involved in way more than most of my friends are and definitely feel somewhat stretched sometimes as it is.
I was definitely on the fence at Chicago lol. But I did not write any full why X essays, until the one I'm currently writing for Texas after being solicited.
TAing wasn't too time consuming for 1 of the classes, but the other would have probably beeen a pain if I didn't have such an open schedule when I did it. Besides those, I mostly just worked every summer for the last 8 years for major companies in largely manual labor positions.
Regarding PS concerns, I wrote my first draft and then threw it away. Then I wrote my entire thing over with a new topic in about 8 hours, including editing and proofreading. Sent it out with my apps right afterwards and haven't looked back