Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Pless » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:08 pm

Wow, I don't check in for a few hours and see what happens. I don't care too much if people say we are their top choice. My job is to admit you if I think you are a good fit for Illinois and then have a conversation about if it is the best choice for you amongst the schools you are admitted to.

Barbie, I appreciate your attention to detail though and looking out for Illinois.

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Lwoods » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:16 pm

Thanks for keeping us in the loop regarding the timetable! It's keeping me from obsessively checking my UofI status this week. Come December 3, though... :oops:

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby chaosnoodlesoup » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:36 pm

Dean Pless,

Students who pursue both a JD and MS in Library Science for the sake of a career in law librarianship seem to be in a great position given the quality of both programs at Illinois. However, I am having trouble finding data on placement for students who may have taken this path.

Do you know any students that have pursued careers in law librarianship? If so, any comments on how they're doing and where they found themselves after graduation?


Thanks again for being here to answer our questions and ride out the storm with us over the application cycle.

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Pless » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:50 pm

chaosnoodlesoup wrote:Dean Pless,

Students who pursue both a JD and MS in Library Science for the sake of a career in law librarianship seem to be in a great position given the quality of both programs at Illinois. However, I am having trouble finding data on placement for students who may have taken this path.

Do you know any students that have pursued careers in law librarianship? If so, any comments on how they're doing and where they found themselves after graduation?


Thanks again for being here to answer our questions and ride out the storm with us over the application cycle.


I really only have anecdotal information on this. The students that I know that have completed the program and sought a job as a law librarian have been able to find a placement that they wanted. It seems split between those in an academic setting and those that go to work for a law firm.

If you email me I will try to dig a little deeper for you and see what kind of hard data I can come up with.

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Spinozist21 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:28 pm

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:22 pm

Dean Pless,

First, thank you for this thread and the information it provides. Knowing your schedule for putting applications under review and making decisions has kept me from crashing my computer with incessant status checker refreshing.

Second, what percentage of people who pay the first deposit would you say end up matriculating? I hear a lot about people depositing at multiple schools or eating the deposit cost when they get accepted off a waitlist at another school, and I'm curious as to how much of an impact that has on waitlist movement at Illinois.

Thanks! :D

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Pless » Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:28 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Dean Pless,

First, thank you for this thread and the information it provides. Knowing your schedule for putting applications under review and making decisions has kept me from crashing my computer with incessant status checker refreshing.

Second, what percentage of people who pay the first deposit would you say end up matriculating? I hear a lot about people depositing at multiple schools or eating the deposit cost when they get accepted off a waitlist at another school, and I'm curious as to how much of an impact that has on waitlist movement at Illinois.

Thanks! :D

Last year 80% of the people that paid the first deposit ended up matriculating. 95% of those that paid the second deposit enrolled. It certainly has an impact on the wait list activity. This year, with our new deposit structure, I am hoping that we will be able to go to the wait list earlier.

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Pless » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:33 pm

Just posted a new video on our YouTube site. It is from a member of our 1L class.
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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Barbie » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:22 pm

Pless wrote:Just posted a new video on our YouTube site. It is from a member of our 1L class.
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<3 The Arc <3

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Hannibal » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:58 pm

Pless wrote:Just posted a new video on our YouTube site. It is from a member of our 1L class.
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Great video. I wonder which one of those is Nancy Botwin :mrgreen:

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby TCScrutinizer » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:47 pm

Hannibal wrote:
Pless wrote:Just posted a new video on our YouTube site. It is from a member of our 1L class.
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Great video. I wonder which one of those is Nancy Botwin :mrgreen:


None of them!
:mrgreen:

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby NancyBotwin » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:30 pm

TCScrutinizer wrote:
Hannibal wrote:
Pless wrote:Just posted a new video on our YouTube site. It is from a member of our 1L class.
--LinkRemoved--


Great video. I wonder which one of those is Nancy Botwin :mrgreen:


None of them!
:mrgreen:

Yeah, she didn't ask to interview me. :cry: BUT, I am on the student blog.
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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby NScott » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:35 pm

It's really helpful that you're doing this, Dean Pless. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby AEM2010 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:53 pm

Happy December Dean Pless,
Would you be willing to share when the next round of decisions will come out? And perhaps when the submission date cut off will be? And thanks a lot for this thread, it has made my UIUC wait a lot less stressful than for the other schools that I have applied to.

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby bergg007 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:55 pm

AEM2010 wrote:Happy December Dean Pless,
Would you be willing to share when the next round of decisions will come out? And perhaps when the submission date cut off will be? And thanks a lot for this thread, it has made my UIUC wait a lot less stressful than for the other schools that I have applied to.



Seriously i don't have to run this checker 5 times a day because of the transparency, Thank you !!!!

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby ran12 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:55 pm

bergg007 wrote:
AEM2010 wrote:Happy December Dean Pless,
Would you be willing to share when the next round of decisions will come out? And perhaps when the submission date cut off will be? And thanks a lot for this thread, it has made my UIUC wait a lot less stressful than for the other schools that I have applied to.



Seriously i don't have to run this checker 5 times a day because of the transparency, Thank you !!!!


Next batch is tomorrow then every Fri for a couple weeks. That's what he posted earlier.

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby AEM2010 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:57 pm

ran12 wrote:
bergg007 wrote:
AEM2010 wrote:Happy December Dean Pless,
Would you be willing to share when the next round of decisions will come out? And perhaps when the submission date cut off will be? And thanks a lot for this thread, it has made my UIUC wait a lot less stressful than for the other schools that I have applied to.



Seriously i don't have to run this checker 5 times a day because of the transparency, Thank you !!!!


Next batch is tomorrow then every Fri for a couple weeks. That's what he posted earlier.


Thanks! but i'm especially curious about the cut off dates...

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby egeffin » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:58 pm

Will my status read "in review" or something to that effect before a decision is received? thanks

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Lwoods » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:00 pm

egeffin wrote:Will my status read "in review" or something to that effect before a decision is received? thanks


It will; mine is In Review right now. I'm bracing myself for potential bad news tomorrow.

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Pless » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:14 pm

Decisions will be out tomorrow by noon. Once those are out I will post the dates for the next round. Those decisions will come out on December 10.

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby forward » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:16 pm

Pless wrote:Decisions will be out tomorrow by noon. Once those are out I will post the dates for the next round. Those decisions will come out on December 10.


+1 to UIUC and Dean Pless for being so transparent about dates. It's super helpful!

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby anthropologieaddict » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:29 pm

egeffin wrote:Will my status read "in review" or something to that effect before a decision is received? thanks


It will and you will get an email from Pless before your status checker even changes.

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby JakeL » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:10 pm

Great. Now I won't be able to sleep tonight.

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Barbie » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:13 pm

Pless wrote:Decisions will be out tomorrow by noon. Once those are out I will post the dates for the next round. Those decisions will come out on December 10.


:shock:
omg omg omg omg omg

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby jaydizzle » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:12 am

Illinois is among my top choices. It's probably the biggest reach that I have applied to. I am such an extreme reverse splitter that it's not even funny. I would love to practice in Chicago. They have a vibrant Polish community. Maybe I could meet a nice Polish girl? :D




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