BU 2011 Applicants

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Pink » Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:14 pm

Went complete today :)

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby icouldbuyu » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:21 pm

So once we go complete, how long until we get a decision? I fell in love with the school/area when I visited so once I get my decision, it'll be such a relief.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby RPK34 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:58 pm

icouldbuyu wrote:So once we go complete, how long until we get a decision? I fell in love with the school/area when I visited so once I get my decision, it'll be such a relief.


Last year, if I remember correctly, they sent out a ton of decisions on Dec 2-4, and then it seems like they came in waves for a while. No idea if it will be like that this year, but its the best information we have.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Perch » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:11 pm

since BU does not have a recommended length for the resume, any value in throwing in an extra volunteer position that I otherwise would omit? It seems that it might be odd to have a resume that is one page and 2 lines, but the application consistently asks for any and all jobs (paid or unpaid).

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby icouldbuyu » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:20 pm

Perch wrote:since BU does not have a recommended length for the resume, any value in throwing in an extra volunteer position that I otherwise would omit? It seems that it might be odd to have a resume that is one page and 2 lines, but the application consistently asks for any and all jobs (paid or unpaid).


DId you play with the margins, I believe you are allowed to play with the margins on resumes. It might look unorganized to have a page and 2 lines.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Perch » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:26 pm

icouldbuyu wrote:
Perch wrote:since BU does not have a recommended length for the resume, any value in throwing in an extra volunteer position that I otherwise would omit? It seems that it might be odd to have a resume that is one page and 2 lines, but the application consistently asks for any and all jobs (paid or unpaid).


DId you play with the margins, I believe you are allowed to play with the margins on resumes. It might look unorganized to have a page and 2 lines.


yes I did, still no luck. the position really doesn't bring that much to the table (brief volunteer job) but I'm just trying to follow directions and it seems like the application values work experience because of it

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby LawLucy » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:31 pm

applied: 11/5
Received an email today: complete/going to review 11/15
sheesh that seemed long. since they do not call and there is no status checker, I guess we just prowl and stalk our poor mailman.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby RPK34 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:10 pm

LawLucy wrote:applied: 11/5
Received an email today: complete/going to review 11/15
sheesh that seemed long. since they do not call and there is no status checker, I guess we just prowl and stalk our poor mailman.


They called applicants last year. From reading the BU thread, they started calling over Thanksgiving break.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Gemini » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:49 pm

LawLucy wrote:applied: 11/5
Received an email today: complete/going to review 11/15
sheesh that seemed long. since they do not call and there is no status checker, I guess we just prowl and stalk our poor mailman.


I applied on 11/5 also (or 11/6 max).. I hope that means I go complete by tomorrow!

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby RPK34 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:10 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:
LawLucy wrote:applied: 11/5
Received an email today: complete/going to review 11/15
sheesh that seemed long. since they do not call and there is no status checker, I guess we just prowl and stalk our poor mailman.


I applied on 11/5 also (or 11/6 max).. I hope that means I go complete by tomorrow!


I was 11/7 and got the complete email today.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby LawLucy » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:24 am

RPK34 wrote:
LawLucy wrote:applied: 11/5
Received an email today: complete/going to review 11/15
sheesh that seemed long. since they do not call and there is no status checker, I guess we just prowl and stalk our poor mailman.


They called applicants last year. From reading the BU thread, they started calling over Thanksgiving break.


excellent
The email didn't say, so I appreciate the tidbit

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:02 am

That'd be a *fantastic* phone call to get while sleeping off the tryptophan haze.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby icouldbuyu » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:35 am

I think they'd only call applicants who applied earlier in the cycle during the Thanksgiving break. I'd figure those of us who applied late October/early November would have to wait until at least mid December. But it would be great to get such a prompt response.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby ihp12 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:23 am

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:That'd be a *fantastic* phone call to get while sleeping off the tryptophan haze.


If they don't call, you should eat your way into a tryptophan mini-coma, which will help speed the passage of time.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby DorianGray89 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:48 am

I submitted 11/1 , no email :(

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Perch » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:56 am

another question: when people say you should always do the "optional" essays, are they referring to the type such as #27 on the BU app? It seems to just be a diversity statement to me, but is this one that should no doubt be completed?

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Gemini » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:34 am

I'm STILL not complete... WTF. Have they just skipped over me?

BU, I love you, please don't forget me!!! :cry:

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby username99 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:36 am

Gemini Hopeful wrote:I'm STILL not complete... WTF. Have they just skipped over me?

BU, I love you, please don't forget me!!! :cry:


call them?

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Gemini » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:40 am

username99 wrote:
Gemini Hopeful wrote:I'm STILL not complete... WTF. Have they just skipped over me?

BU, I love you, please don't forget me!!! :cry:


call them?


I can't call them until 3 weeks have passed since my app was received. They say to allow up to 3 weeks but at the same time, I'm seeing lots of people on here go complete who applied when I did.

So yea, I'm stuck till the end of November... waiting to go complete.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby RPK34 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:44 am

Gemini Hopeful wrote:I'm STILL not complete... WTF. Have they just skipped over me?

BU, I love you, please don't forget me!!! :cry:


I wouldn't freak out. From LSN, only 4 out of 30 people who have applied since 11/2 have gone complete. I just seem to be an outlier in that I applied in the 7th and have gone complete. There's tons of people who applied before you who haven't gone complete yet.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby ihp12 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:20 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:I'm STILL not complete... WTF. Have they just skipped over me?

BU, I love you, please don't forget me!!! :cry:


I applied super early, and it still took me several weeks to go complete. Hang in there!

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby tea_drinker » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:25 pm

ihp12 wrote:
Gemini Hopeful wrote:I'm STILL not complete... WTF. Have they just skipped over me?

BU, I love you, please don't forget me!!! :cry:


I applied super early, and it still took me several weeks to go complete. Hang in there!


This.

Also, since once your file is complete, it is in line to be reviewed. Thus, it may take a while to go complete.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Gemini » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:40 pm

Thank you guys! I'll try to destress from all these darn status checkers. It's unfortunate that BU doesn't have one.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Deuce » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:43 pm

Throwing my hat in here.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Gemini » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:54 pm

Deuce wrote:Throwing my hat in here.


Hi! Are you Gred or Forge?




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