Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby reallysearch » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:56 pm

SGrant723 wrote:
Also, make sure your shoes are shined and match your belt.



It's a Skype interview, and they did not ask ppl to stand up and walk around... So don't worry about shoes and belts :P

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby SGrant723 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:58 pm

Oh my mistake, I didn't catch that. I'm just a strong believer in always being prepared :) I'd definitely lighten up on the hair and the tie perhaps though!

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby trojandave » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:00 pm

SGrant723 wrote:LSATSCORES,

Never button the bottom button on a suit. Remember to unbutton the suit if you sit down. I would definitely lighten up on the tie. Big bold stripes are kind of a power statement, and you want to appear friendly and welcoming, not as if you were in a position of power. I would maybe lighten it up on the hair gel. You don't want to look like you just flew a leer jet to the interview. Remember, the most important thing is to be calm, personable, and confident. Also, make sure your shoes are shined and match your belt.

Goodluck!


Blue is a great color for appaering friendly and welcoming so maybe consider a blue tie? But also, a tie is by no means required if you want to wear the jacket with an open collar (which is how I dressed for mine.) As for tie or not, do what makes you feel natural and comfortable so that you can shine in the interview. How you feel is just as important as how you look, and you've got all the pieces so you're going to look great

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Crowing » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:03 pm

I think we should just turn this thread into a pw thread. If we did that we could probably hit the 500 page autolock before the end of the cycle :P

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby trojandave » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:06 pm

Crowing wrote:I think we should just turn this thread into a pw thread. If we did that we could probably hit the 500 page autolock before the end of the cycle :P


But only in suits. Cause ya know, this is Chicago and we don't F around

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby 2014 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:08 pm

I'd wear a maroon tie. It looks good with blue, signifies confidence, and has the bonus of being our school color.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Xifeng » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:11 pm

2014 wrote:I'd wear a maroon tie. It looks good with blue, signifies confidence, and has the bonus of being our school color.


Bonus points if you go to the UChicago bookstore and get a tie with a phoenix on it :lol:

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Crowing » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:12 pm

Xifeng wrote:
2014 wrote:I'd wear a maroon tie. It looks good with blue, signifies confidence, and has the bonus of being our school color.


Bonus points if you go to the UChicago bookstore and get a tie with a phoenix on it :lol:


thoughts on wearing such a tie to OCI? :lol:

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Xifeng » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:13 pm

Crowing wrote:
Xifeng wrote:
2014 wrote:I'd wear a maroon tie. It looks good with blue, signifies confidence, and has the bonus of being our school color.


Bonus points if you go to the UChicago bookstore and get a tie with a phoenix on it :lol:


thoughts on wearing such a tie to OCI? :lol:


Wear a normal tie :lol:

ETA I also initially read this as "to ASW" and was about to yell at you :lol:

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby reallysearch » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:19 pm

Xifeng wrote:
2014 wrote:I'd wear a maroon tie. It looks good with blue, signifies confidence, and has the bonus of being our school color.


Bonus points if you go to the UChicago bookstore and get a tie with a phoenix on it :lol:


this reminds me of a guy at northwestern interview, a purple tie and a purple folder for his resume. forgot to look for his sock color though, but I bet it's purple...

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Mr. Elshal » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:23 pm

To LSATSCORES:

I'm seconding the "never button the bottom button" rule. The rule of thumb is, on a three button suit, from top to bottom, the buttons are Sometimes, Always, Never. On a two button suit, you remove the Sometimes and are left with the Always and Never.

I also agree with using a more subtle tie. Something with muted colors (like blue or some dark shades of purple) are really safe.

I also agree with a tie that has smaller, less imposing stripes, and using a little less hair gel.

Good luck!

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:40 pm

Thank you everyone so much for your input! I went searching all around campus and got a dark blue tie from a friend's roommate's friend - so all set! And I'll lay off the hairgel ;)

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby cslouisck » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:22 am

I've been following this thread but don't think I've posted here yet, so I'm just stopping in to say that this has probably been the most helpful, and certainly the least abusive, of all the T14 waiting threads out there. Between the scholly dissatisfaction over at Columbia and the hair-rending over Berkeley's black box admissions process, this seems like a pretty sane place. Well done, Chicago applicants.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby elterrible78 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:48 am

LSATSCORES2012 wrote:Thank you everyone so much for your input! I went searching all around campus and got a dark blue tie from a friend's roommate's friend - so all set! And I'll lay off the hairgel ;)


Good luck tomorrow, man! Just relax and you'll be fine!

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby elterrible78 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:50 am

cslouisck wrote:I've been following this thread but don't think I've posted here yet, so I'm just stopping in to say that this has probably been the most helpful, and certainly the least abusive, of all the T14 waiting threads out there. Between the scholly dissatisfaction over at Columbia and the hair-rending over Berkeley's black box admissions process, this seems like a pretty sane place. Well done, Chicago applicants.


Yeah, this is by far my favorite of the waiting threads, and I don't post here much, either. I'm really, really hoping that when everything shakes out, I end up at Chicago.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Crowing » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:54 am

Xifeng wrote:
Crowing wrote:
Xifeng wrote:
2014 wrote:I'd wear a maroon tie. It looks good with blue, signifies confidence, and has the bonus of being our school color.


Bonus points if you go to the UChicago bookstore and get a tie with a phoenix on it :lol:


thoughts on wearing such a tie to OCI? :lol:


Wear a normal tie :lol:

ETA I also initially read this as "to ASW" and was about to yell at you :lol:


*wears phoenix tie to OCI* -> no job
*wears phoenix tie to ASW* -> no friends

:(

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:56 am

i'm sad i missed pictures :evil:

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Xifeng » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:06 am

Crowing wrote:
Xifeng wrote:Wear a normal tie :lol:

ETA I also initially read this as "to ASW" and was about to yell at you :lol:


*wears phoenix tie to OCI* -> no job
*wears phoenix tie to ASW* -> no friends

:(


Yet somehow there is a solution to this problem :lol:

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby risa » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:28 am

twinkletoes16 wrote:i'm sad i missed pictures :evil:

+1

I missed all the fun!

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby 20141023 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:07 am

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby 2014 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:29 am

Need aid is pretty much a flame anyway, they just have you fill it out so that if they give you a merit scholarship they can tout it as part need.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby WhiteyCakes » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:42 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:
cslouisck wrote:I've been following this thread but don't think I've posted here yet, so I'm just stopping in to say that this has probably been the most helpful, and certainly the least abusive, of all the T14 waiting threads out there. Between the scholly dissatisfaction over at Columbia and the hair-rending over Berkeley's black box admissions process, this seems like a pretty sane place. Well done, Chicago applicants.


Yeah, this is by far my favorite of the waiting threads, and I don't post here much, either. I'm really, really hoping that when everything shakes out, I end up at Chicago.

It would be awesome having more TLSers end up in the Windy City with us! Especially those like yourself, elterrible. :D

(We just need to talk with admissions and tell them to get Lavitz the #$%@ off the wait list and put both him and yourself on a Ruby scholarship where you guys belong.)



Get me in on the Ruby party kappycaft1

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby elterrible78 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:46 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:Get me in on the Ruby party kappycaft1

Roger... I will make sure to tell them that "TLS users Lavitz, elterrible78 and WhiteyCakes* have an outstanding record of public service on online message boards that should be taken into consideration when choosing Ruby recipients" when I call them later this morning about my Need Access issues. :wink:

*No guarantees that I don't replace the word "WhiteyCakes" with "kappycaft1."


Thanks, man...I really appreciate it! Right now, a Ruby is more or less my dream when it comes to law school admissions. And sorry about the Need Access thing. It's odd, I had the opposite problem when I filled it out the other day. I'm over 30, and it seemed like I didn't have the option to skip all the parental BS. Hopefully you get it straightened out soon!

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby WhiteyCakes » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:47 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:Get me in on the Ruby party kappycaft1

Roger... I will make sure to tell them that "TLS users Lavitz, elterrible78 and WhiteyCakes* have an outstanding record of public service on online message boards that should be taken into consideration when choosing Ruby recipients" when I call them later this morning about my Need Access issues. :wink:

*No guarantees that I don't replace the word "WhiteyCakes" with "kappycaft1."


I'm very curious to see how you guys actually are when we start 1L




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