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ptblazer
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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby ptblazer » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:03 pm

krad wrote:
ptblazer wrote:Boulder is one of only a few schools that offer me what I am looking for. If accepted I'd go without a second thought about it. I'm applying to a dual degree program with the Environmental Studies department. Without the M.S option I wouldn't be considering law school. My undergrad degree is in chemistry and if you had told me 4 years ago I would be going to law school I would have probably looked at you very puzzled. But now I'm excited about the opportunity and I'm looking forward to it. My fingers are crossed that I get in and the same for all of you too.


This makes me curious- why no LS without an MS option? Why not just an MS? I come from a sci background, so I was just wondering :)


Happy to meet another science "geek" here. :) Although I'm definitly not a geek, not that there is anything wrong with being one.

Good question. Well, I've spent my entire undergrad career standing at a lab bench doing research or lab work of some sort or another. The prospect of doing that the rest of my life makes me cry a little, haha. I love chemistry, I think it is amazing from a concept and theory stand point, I absolutely enjoyed every minute of classroom work (well most). But the labs made me fall out of love with it, so to speak. So that explains why I don't pursue a PhD in chemistry, because that is VERY research intensive. Also jobs in chemistry are either teaching or research (for the most part).

Why not a JD only? Well I guess since I enjoy the sciences so much I didn't want to move so far away from it without having some connection to it. A JD/MS gives me an avenue where I can be connected to the sciences, but in a differnt capacity.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby ptblazer » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:13 pm

chrisbru wrote:
deja wrote:That's too bad you don't like it. It's a tough choice for me between Boulder, Seattle and Portland. Assuming I'm accepted at all 3, it will be tough to choose. I think it's more of a personal thing, though, because I learned to love the rain growing up in Vancouver, BC.

Anyway, chrisbru, I'm in the same boat as you. If only I can sneak in to UW...


I'm sure growing up in BC makes you prone to a whole different kind of climate than I was... Changing from something you're used to to something completely different is a big shock, or was for me at least. Call me old fashioned, but I miss the sun.

That being said, I LOVE the city of Vancouver. Great place, a ton of fun, awesome people, good sites, etc. Same thing goes for Whistler.



I'm from Portland and the rain and cloudy skies can become a little old, but the Pacific NW has the BEST summers in the country. Maybe others can claim to have equal summers, but there isn't a better climate in the summer than in the NW. Low humidity, little or no rain, 80s-90s (so not absurdly hot), lots of shade and lush grass, long days, perfect weather/conditions to play in the park or pool/lake/river. To bad summer is only 3 months....

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby krad » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:15 pm

ptblazer wrote:
krad wrote:
ptblazer wrote:Boulder is one of only a few schools that offer me what I am looking for. If accepted I'd go without a second thought about it. I'm applying to a dual degree program with the Environmental Studies department. Without the M.S option I wouldn't be considering law school. My undergrad degree is in chemistry and if you had told me 4 years ago I would be going to law school I would have probably looked at you very puzzled. But now I'm excited about the opportunity and I'm looking forward to it. My fingers are crossed that I get in and the same for all of you too.


This makes me curious- why no LS without an MS option? Why not just an MS? I come from a sci background, so I was just wondering :)


Happy to meet another science "geek" here. :) Although I'm definitly not a geek, not that there is anything wrong with being one.

Good question. Well, I've spent my entire undergrad career standing at a lab bench doing research or lab work of some sort or another. The prospect of doing that the rest of my life makes me cry a little, haha. I love chemistry, I think it is amazing from a concept and theory stand point, I absolutely enjoyed every minute of classroom work (well most). But the labs made me fall out of love with it, so to speak. So that explains why I don't pursue a PhD in chemistry, because that is VERY research intensive. Also jobs in chemistry are either teaching or research (for the most part).

Why not a JD only? Well I guess since I enjoy the sciences so much I didn't want to move so far away from it without having some connection to it. A JD/MS gives me an avenue where I can be connected to the sciences, but in a differnt capacity.


Nice, good luck with both then :) Science for the win!

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby oldhippie » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:49 am

i'm beginning to wonder if anyone actually heard decisions on monday or if we were being messed with......2 letters monday then nothing for anyone for the next couple days? i sense a conspiracy...

my god, i need to get some perspective....this process is making me CRAZY!!!!!! :shock: :oops: :shock: :oops:

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby krad » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:05 am

oldhippie wrote:i'm beginning to wonder if anyone actually heard decisions on monday or if we were being messed with......2 letters monday then nothing for anyone for the next couple days? i sense a conspiracy...

my god, i need to get some perspective....this process is making me CRAZY!!!!!! :shock: :oops: :shock: :oops:


haha yeah I bum rushed the mailbox Monday and Tuesday but gave up yesterday and let the SO check for mail. It's less disappointing that way :|

Today I've had the first movement of my cycle since early Dec- GULC updated to a new date, guh. At least it's something I guess but I'd rather have a letter from CU in my hands!

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby oldhippie » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:16 am

i'd do that, but my SO was the one who got to open the first 2 letters for me while i was out of town....i wanna open one, dammit!! :wink:

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby krad » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:31 am

Understandable! I've had one thing to open, an email, and it said "Congrats" in the subject line haha. I think opening an actual envelope will be nice :)

E: spelling failz

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby bananeez » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:43 am

I feel like a little kid being so exciting for the mail to come everyday...

I'm curious -- do a lot of you have an environmental education/profession background?
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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby chrisbru » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:53 am

bananeez wrote:I feel like a little kid being so exciting for the mail to come everyday...

I'm curious -- do a lot of you have an environmental education/profession background? I don't -- journalist, reporting on politics/crime.


Just... Want... To know....

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby GentlemanJim » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:17 pm

I want to go here SO bad. Hoping my resume isn't too conservative-looking for them. Anyone know CU's policy on admitting former Republican operatives? :)

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby chrisbru » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:19 pm

GentlemanJim wrote:I want to go here SO bad. Hoping my resume isn't too conservative-looking for them. Anyone know CU's policy on admitting former Republican operatives? :)


Auto-Ding! :twisted:

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby GentlemanJim » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:23 pm

Haha, that is my fear. But hey - I worked for the first person who offered to employ me. I was an impartial advocate - just like a lawyer!

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby krad » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:24 pm

GentlemanJim wrote:I want to go here SO bad. Hoping my resume isn't too conservative-looking for them. Anyone know CU's policy on admitting former Republican operatives? :)


Diversity statement?! haha

FWIW I'm pretty conservative... :oops:
I <3 CO, it's an interesting mix of everything!

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby rekopter » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:34 pm

GentlemanJim wrote:I want to go here SO bad. Hoping my resume isn't too conservative-looking for them. Anyone know CU's policy on admitting former Republican operatives? :)


I wouldn't worry about this. We have all sorts of political diversity here and I would be shocked if the admissions office spent an ounce of energy thinking about this.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby deja » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:39 pm

krad wrote:
GentlemanJim wrote:I want to go here SO bad. Hoping my resume isn't too conservative-looking for them. Anyone know CU's policy on admitting former Republican operatives? :)


Diversity statement?! haha

FWIW I'm pretty conservative... :oops:
I <3 CO, it's an interesting mix of everything!


I'm fairly moderate myself, but I attended probably the most conservative undergrad in the country, so I'm hoping that doesn't kill my chances. When I toured the school and mentioned my UG to the admissions people, they still let me look around instead of escorting me straight to the exit :)

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby krad » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:43 pm

deja wrote:
krad wrote:
GentlemanJim wrote:I want to go here SO bad. Hoping my resume isn't too conservative-looking for them. Anyone know CU's policy on admitting former Republican operatives? :)


Diversity statement?! haha

FWIW I'm pretty conservative... :oops:
I <3 CO, it's an interesting mix of everything!


I'm fairly moderate myself, but I attended probably the most conservative undergrad in the country, so I'm hoping that doesn't kill my chances. When I toured the school and mentioned my UG to the admissions people, they still let me look around instead of escorting me straight to the exit :)


Wow I'd love to know what that was if you don't mind sharing. If not, I have my suspicions...

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby BeachedBrit » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:46 pm

krad wrote:
deja wrote:
krad wrote:
GentlemanJim wrote:I want to go here SO bad. Hoping my resume isn't too conservative-looking for them. Anyone know CU's policy on admitting former Republican operatives? :)


Diversity statement?! haha

FWIW I'm pretty conservative... :oops:
I <3 CO, it's an interesting mix of everything!


I'm fairly moderate myself, but I attended probably the most conservative undergrad in the country, so I'm hoping that doesn't kill my chances. When I toured the school and mentioned my UG to the admissions people, they still let me look around instead of escorting me straight to the exit :)


Wow I'd love to know what that was if you don't mind sharing. If not, I have my suspicions...


I'd guess either Washington and Lee or Brigham-Young

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby BeachedBrit » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:47 pm

krad wrote:
deja wrote:
krad wrote:
GentlemanJim wrote:I want to go here SO bad. Hoping my resume isn't too conservative-looking for them. Anyone know CU's policy on admitting former Republican operatives? :)


Diversity statement?! haha

FWIW I'm pretty conservative... :oops:
I <3 CO, it's an interesting mix of everything!


I'm fairly moderate myself, but I attended probably the most conservative undergrad in the country, so I'm hoping that doesn't kill my chances. When I toured the school and mentioned my UG to the admissions people, they still let me look around instead of escorting me straight to the exit :)


Wow I'd love to know what that was if you don't mind sharing. If not, I have my suspicions...


I'd guess either Washington and Lee or Brigham-Young.

No letter here and my numbers are in auto-admit/YP territory.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby krad » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:48 pm

Yup I was thinking BYU, W&L, or the military/naval academies... (can we tell that I'm bored @ work yet?)

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby chrisbru » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:55 pm

krad wrote:Yup I was thinking BYU, W&L, or the military/naval academies... (can we tell that I'm bored @ work yet?)


I'm also bored at work (what's new?) so you should tell us more about how awesome living in CO is and why we should come there!

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby krad » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:00 pm

Whether or not you ski/ride, people here are just plain fun! (If you do, that pow should speak for itself)

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby brose » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:02 pm

C of C? Something really super conservative..

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby oldhippie » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:04 pm

brose wrote:C of C? Something really super conservative..


what is C of C? (around here, it's the college of charleston but i'm pretty sure that's not what you're referring to!)

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby krad » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:05 pm

oldhippie wrote:
brose wrote:C of C? Something really super conservative..


what is C of C? (around here, it's the college of charleston but i'm pretty sure that's not what you're referring to!)


my first thought...

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby oldhippie » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:11 pm

krad wrote:
oldhippie wrote:
brose wrote:C of C? Something really super conservative..


what is C of C? (around here, it's the college of charleston but i'm pretty sure that's not what you're referring to!)


my first thought...


but it sure ain't the most conservative UG around!




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