Eichörnchen wrote: BiglawOrBust wrote: Eichörnchen wrote:
BiglawOrBust wrote:So if I work at McDonald's for a year after undergrad will I be more likely to be admitted since I'll be a smarter, more mature, better candidate than those immature, irresponsible college students?
Uh, most of the people just talking about WE have real people jobs. I think that's what NU looks for over McDonald's (I know the economy sucks but...College grad slinging fries?).
Hell, man, the economy is in piss-poor shape -- I'd even venture a guess that there are homeless LS grads. So, when you consider all the -- in TLS terms -- TTTT college graduates, do you really think that is a stretch?
I'm a girl. From a certain famously unemployed, destitute and penniless city. I'm no stranger to the under/unemployed.
But this is a moot point. No, I don't think NU will choose a kid who worked at McDonald's for a year because they'll "be a smarter, more mature, better candidate than those immature, irresponsible college students". They value WE for richness of life experience and the maturity that brings to the collective class.
I wasn't saying "man" to take note of your gender; I was merely using it for conversational purposes. (I think "man" made the continuity and flow of that post much nicer than, say, "chica" or nothing. But this, too, is a moot point.)
I think the requirement of work experience in fact undermines "richness of life experience and maturity that brings to the collective class." For one, it inhibits certain majors from being strong candidates for admission who otherwise would be (see any humanities, social science, econ, foreign language, etc.). Additionally, it creates a class comprised of twenty-something ex-professionals who worked in a mediorcre finance position for a few years and consequently realized the so-called "real world" is whack.