iamrobk wrote:Had my phone interview. I think it definitely went well. Talked a bit about my current semester (I think I did a good job to show that I had made a good academic recovery, which I've always thought was an important issue), how I'd get involved in the community, etc. I asked her about job recruiting and got a nice, honest-sounding answer.
Also, relevant to everyone, she said at the end that the committee are meeting tomorrow but that I almost definitely won't hear tomorrow (but will early next week). Not sure exactly what that means, or what they're doing the rest of today or Friday. But maybe it means RD decisions will start Thursday? Or the rest of the ED people will hear?
I hope they start RD tomorrow! If I had to bet, though, I would say RD is not going to hear until next week based on their technical difficulties this week and the fact that only one round of ED folks have heard.
Yeah, the way she phrased what she said (about when I would hear), I couldn't tell if it was because they were planning on rejecting me, if she still had no idea, or if they just had a big backlog and wouldn't be able to tell anyone tomorrow. I guess no one will hear Friday, because she didn't even make it sound like that was an option for me to hear back (maybe the adcomm doesn't meet Fridays?).
good job, robk. i hope you convinced her of your love of philly and she feels compelled to accept you on those grounds alone
my status checker just sent me an update saying penn added one of my LORs (that was submitted like a month ago) so maybe this means they are working on RD apps today?
Haha one of her questions was something like "Do you see yourself in Philly long-term?" which I obviously answered yes to.
DonnaDraper wrote: Cornelius wrote:
quaker10 wrote:Thanks for the info - way to take the interview like a champ.
+1, bets of luck to you.
I sent in a LOCI in response to my hold, hoping for the best.
If there was any way you could get a LOR from a professor, I think you should try that. I know you have been out of school for a couple years, but from Penn's app instructions it seems that they would prefer having someone who can comment on your abilities in an academic environment.
Now that you mention the LOR's, she also asked me why I had 1 LOR from a professor instead of 2 (and I'm still in undergrad), which I think confirms my suspicions that maybe my LOR's sucked.
Or they really like 2 from professor's if you're still in undergrad. I basically replied that I had made the decision to try to get letters that showed two different sides of me, though I had one professor this current semester who I wish I had a previous semester because I would have loved to get a LOR from him. Not sure if that's the answer she was looking for, but eh, it's the truth.