tkgrrett wrote: philat87 wrote:
mgoblue11 wrote:So for those of you who have already had your JR1, I'm wondering if I could get some general feedback on how you thought it went.
When I got off the phone, I was very happy with the conversation, but I've basically been self-doubting into despair since then. What everybody said about JR held true for me - seems like an incredibly nice guy, but the interview is very fast-paced and kind of abrupt. I was worried that my answers were overly long and meandering. I guess I'm just concerned that I didn't make a strong enough impression for someone with bubble numbers (3.8x, 177).
Anybody feel like they completely hit their JR1 out of the park? Or, alternatively, atom-bombed their chances for a JR2?
I don't think anybody's really happy with their JR1.
Mine was pretty abrupt too. JR seemed pretty chill but mostly he just asked one line questions, so it wasn't a chatty sort of interview or anything. My answers were probably long and a bit rushed. But whatever, I can't do anything more about it, so I'm trying to forget about it. Although I guess obsessively logging into TLS isn't helping.
Oh, and one thing: the call lasted 5:37. The number is indelibly printed on my brain at this point from staring at my recent call list. *facepalm* I'm not sure how long that is compared to the average JR1.
Mine was about the same length and I had the same feeling. Felt like I didnt effectively get any of my points across and at times it seemed like he was rushing it along. I really felt like it wouldve been bad to pause and think so I just jumped into the questions as they came. I had an outline of answers in front of me but I deviated from the specifics quite a bit. But phone interviews are just more stressful to me in general than face to face interviews.
At first, I felt like my phone interview went okay
, but as more time passes I've come to accept that it was pretty much a boondoggle. I'm usually good at public speaking and I don't have any trouble in interviews, but it just wasn't my day. I could stress out about it, but I feel like the rest of my app is very strong, so I'd hope that a 4 minute interview will not be the thing upon which my admission/rejection ultimately turns.
I'm curious, blue, as to why you feel you're a "bubble" applicant, though. Your LSAT is above the 25th percentile for admitted students. Is your GPA on the low end of 3.8x?