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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby freestallion » Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:18 pm

Samara wrote:
No13baby wrote:
freestallion wrote:Question for you all: I have my interview coming up soon, but I was wondering-- if we submit our application prior to the interview, does the interviewer see it or get a copy of it??


I called the admissions office and they told me the interviewer doesn't see your app. Presumably this only applies to the off-campus alumni interviews though.

(I just got a fee waiver so now I guess I'm checking in on this thread as well.)

It may apply to on-campus as well. Based on my interview, (I have not submitted my app yet) the questions were focused on my resume. We barely talked about my UG classes or stuff like that at all, so I think they just go off the resume and the little form you fill out.


Thanks! I might still wait to submit my application though, because for some reason I am nervous about them seeing the application and then asking more difficult questions based on what they read... haha

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby Samara » Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:28 pm

freestallion wrote:
Samara wrote:
No13baby wrote:
freestallion wrote:Question for you all: I have my interview coming up soon, but I was wondering-- if we submit our application prior to the interview, does the interviewer see it or get a copy of it??


I called the admissions office and they told me the interviewer doesn't see your app. Presumably this only applies to the off-campus alumni interviews though.

(I just got a fee waiver so now I guess I'm checking in on this thread as well.)

It may apply to on-campus as well. Based on my interview, (I have not submitted my app yet) the questions were focused on my resume. We barely talked about my UG classes or stuff like that at all, so I think they just go off the resume and the little form you fill out.


Thanks! I might still wait to submit my application though, because for some reason I am nervous about them seeing the application and then asking more difficult questions based on what they read... haha

Yeah, I don't think you would be at any disadvantage by waiting. Good luck with the interview! Feel free to PM if you have any questions. Just remember, according to tweetsbyjohann, don't completely miss your interview, don't cancel one hour beforehand and don't use the work frickin'.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:37 pm

Samara wrote:Yeah, I don't think you would be at any disadvantage by waiting. Good luck with the interview! Feel free to PM if you have any questions. Just remember, according to tweetsbyjohann, don't completely miss your interview, don't cancel one hour beforehand and don't use the work frickin'.

:shock: facepalm

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Postby Eugenie Danglars » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:19 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
Samara wrote:Yeah, I don't think you would be at any disadvantage by waiting. Good luck with the interview! Feel free to PM if you have any questions. Just remember, according to tweetsbyjohann, don't completely miss your interview, don't cancel one hour beforehand and don't use the work frickin'.

:shock: facepalm


You'd be surprised. Also, please note that the "large water body" is Lake Michigan. Just so you don't have to ask a current student as one interviewee asked me today :/

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:20 pm

Eugenie Danglars wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
Samara wrote:Yeah, I don't think you would be at any disadvantage by waiting. Good luck with the interview! Feel free to PM if you have any questions. Just remember, according to tweetsbyjohann, don't completely miss your interview, don't cancel one hour beforehand and don't use the work frickin'.

:shock: facepalm


You'd be surprised. Also, please note that the "large water body" is Lake Michigan. Just so you don't have to ask a current student as one interviewee asked me today :/
Oh dear.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby Xifeng » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:20 pm

Eugenie Danglars wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
Samara wrote:Yeah, I don't think you would be at any disadvantage by waiting. Good luck with the interview! Feel free to PM if you have any questions. Just remember, according to tweetsbyjohann, don't completely miss your interview, don't cancel one hour beforehand and don't use the work frickin'.

:shock: facepalm


You'd be surprised. Also, please note that the "large water body" is Lake Michigan. Just so you don't have to ask a current student as one interviewee asked me today :/


That is amazing. I hope they get in lololol

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Postby sea15 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:22 pm

So I need some advice. The absolute earliest I can interview is the first weekend of November. I hope to submit my app in the next couple of weeks, but, because of my job, can't interview until later. I have looked at the data and it seems like they don't start making a lot of offers until January anyway, so would this matter? Am I freaking out over nothing?

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Postby freestallion » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:22 pm

sea15 wrote:So I need some advice. The absolute earliest I can interview is the first weekend of November. I hope to submit my app in the next couple of weeks, but, because of my job, can't interview until later. I have looked at the data and it seems like they don't start making a lot of offers until January anyway, so would this matter? Am I freaking out over nothing?


Can't you do an off campus interview?

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Postby Eugenie Danglars » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:23 pm

Xifeng wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
Samara wrote:Yeah, I don't think you would be at any disadvantage by waiting. Good luck with the interview! Feel free to PM if you have any questions. Just remember, according to tweetsbyjohann, don't completely miss your interview, don't cancel one hour beforehand and don't use the work frickin'.

:shock: facepalm


You'd be surprised. Also, please note that the "large water body" is Lake Michigan. Just so you don't have to ask a current student as one interviewee asked me today :/


That is amazing. I hope they get in lololol


To be fair, I think it was a "oh gosh I better make small talk and look socially competent" from an extremely nervous person. But still... Oh well. It made a happy in my day!

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Postby Eichörnchen » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:33 pm

:shock: I'd hate to see them when they are incompetent because that is rough hahaha.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby Xifeng » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:52 pm

Are they considering applying to a certain school on the south side? Because their social skills might be more on-par there.

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Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:19 pm

Just so y'all know, Interview Qs section updated with some more questions! Take a look, remember to prepare well <3

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Postby Hopefully2012 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:37 pm

Thanks crumpts! This thread did wonders for my Why Northwestern (and will do wonders, I'm sure, for my interview). You're pretty rad for organizing all this information in one place.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby sea15 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:25 pm

freestallion wrote:
sea15 wrote:So I need some advice. The absolute earliest I can interview is the first weekend of November. I hope to submit my app in the next couple of weeks, but, because of my job, can't interview until later. I have looked at the data and it seems like they don't start making a lot of offers until January anyway, so would this matter? Am I freaking out over nothing?


Can't you do an off campus interview?


I live in a very rural area, several hours away from the nearest city and Chicago is only a couple of hours past that, so I figured I would just make it all the way to Chicago. Though, is it possible to check where the closest interviewer is before I commit to an off-campus interview?

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Postby Real Madrid » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:29 pm

Is not doing an interview a major disadvantage? I'm a tad below one median and a tad above the other, but I'm in a European country for this whole cycle and really would prefer not to have to travel a long distance (no idea if there are alumni anywhere nearby) to do one. I will have one year of work experience by the time I matriculate.

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Postby Samara » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:35 pm

Real Madrid wrote:Is not doing an interview a major disadvantage? I'm a tad below one median and a tad above the other, but I'm in a European country for this whole cycle and really would prefer not to have to travel a long distance (no idea if there are alumni anywhere nearby) to do one. I will have one year of work experience by the time I matriculate.

They mention that if you're applying ED, the interview is very strongly suggested. I think if you're applying RD and you're out of the country, it wouldn't really affect your cycle. I think a lot of it is about demonstrating interest. If you called or emailed and asked about the possibility of doing an interview in Europe and followed up with it, who knows, it may fulfill that same goal of demonstrating interest, even if the interview never happens. Also, which median are you above? If you're above the LSAT median, I would worry a LOT less.

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Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:41 pm

Real Madrid wrote:Is not doing an interview a major disadvantage? I'm a tad below one median and a tad above the other, but I'm in a European country for this whole cycle and really would prefer not to have to travel a long distance (no idea if there are alumni anywhere nearby) to do one. I will have one year of work experience by the time I matriculate.
Most applicants (~75%) do interview. It's one of Northwestern's "things," like WE. (I don't know if the percentage of accepted students who interview is higher or lower than that 75%.)

I would contact NU and see about interviewing with an alumnus somewhere in Europe. There have to be a few over there, right? :P Like someone else said, even if it doesn't work out, it would at least demonstrate your interest.

All that said, I didn't interview or write any supplemental essays. Slightly below median GPA, 75% LSAT, 8yrs WE.

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Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:43 pm

Samara wrote:They mention that if you're applying ED, the interview is very strongly suggested. I think if you're applying RD and you're out of the country, it wouldn't really affect your cycle. I think a lot of it is about demonstrating interest. If you called or emailed and asked about the possibility of doing an interview in Europe and followed up with it, who knows, it may fulfill that same goal of demonstrating interest, even if the interview never happens. Also, which median are you above? If you're above the LSAT median, I would worry a LOT less.

I don't think Real Madrid is applying ED, but just to clarify, an interview is not strongly suggested for ED, it is required. From their 'Request An Interview' page:

Early Decision JD Applicants
JD applicants who are applying through the binding Early Decision program are required to interview on campus before November 15. Telephone and Skype interviews are not available for applicants to these programs.
On-campus interviews should be scheduled through the On-Campus Interview Request site. Early Decision candidates may not interview off campus. Deadline: November 15


ETA: AJDs also are required to interview. JD-MBAs interview through Kellogg, not the LS.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby No13baby » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:05 pm

Real Madrid wrote:Is not doing an interview a major disadvantage? I'm a tad below one median and a tad above the other, but I'm in a European country for this whole cycle and really would prefer not to have to travel a long distance (no idea if there are alumni anywhere nearby) to do one. I will have one year of work experience by the time I matriculate.


A quick look through their off-campus interview page shows locations in Brussels, London, Madrid, Milan, and Paris, so there are a handful of European locations. (Not sure if you're in Madrid or you just like their soccer team.) Since you're applying internationally they'll probably be more forgiving if you don't interview, though.

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Postby Flips88 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:29 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
Real Madrid wrote:Is not doing an interview a major disadvantage? I'm a tad below one median and a tad above the other, but I'm in a European country for this whole cycle and really would prefer not to have to travel a long distance (no idea if there are alumni anywhere nearby) to do one. I will have one year of work experience by the time I matriculate.
Most applicants (~75%) do interview. It's one of Northwestern's "things," like WE. (I don't know if the percentage of accepted students who interview is higher or lower than that 75%.)

I would contact NU and see about interviewing with an alumnus somewhere in Europe. There have to be a few over there, right? :P Like someone else said, even if it doesn't work out, it would at least demonstrate your interest.

All that said, I didn't interview or write any supplemental essays. Slightly below median GPA, 75% LSAT, 8yrs WE.

IIRC the amount of people that are accepted who interviewed is very high (>75%), but I can't find out where I've saw that

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Postby Samara » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:49 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
Samara wrote:They mention that if you're applying ED, the interview is very strongly suggested. I think if you're applying RD and you're out of the country, it wouldn't really affect your cycle. I think a lot of it is about demonstrating interest. If you called or emailed and asked about the possibility of doing an interview in Europe and followed up with it, who knows, it may fulfill that same goal of demonstrating interest, even if the interview never happens. Also, which median are you above? If you're above the LSAT median, I would worry a LOT less.

I don't think Real Madrid is applying ED, but just to clarify, an interview is not strongly suggested for ED, it is required. From their 'Request An Interview' page:

Early Decision JD Applicants
JD applicants who are applying through the binding Early Decision program are required to interview on campus before November 15. Telephone and Skype interviews are not available for applicants to these programs.
On-campus interviews should be scheduled through the On-Campus Interview Request site. Early Decision candidates may not interview off campus. Deadline: November 15


ETA: AJDs also are required to interview. JD-MBAs interview through Kellogg, not the LS.

Ooh, thanks for the fix!

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby RonnyDworkin » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:42 pm

For those who've interviewed, how long was it?

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Postby Samara » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:54 pm

RonnyDworkin wrote:For those who've interviewed, how long was it?

Just over a half hour.

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Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:56 pm

Samara wrote:
RonnyDworkin wrote:For those who've interviewed, how long was it?

Just over a half hour.

Do they ask those awkward "why do you wanna be a lawyer" questions?

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Postby RonnyDworkin » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:10 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
Samara wrote:
RonnyDworkin wrote:For those who've interviewed, how long was it?

Just over a half hour.

Do they ask those awkward "why do you wanna be a lawyer" questions?



you bet ya! And of course... "Why NU?"




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