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bruwinning24
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby bruwinning24 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:16 pm

I just received a JS/KB 1 and would like some input on how to prep, that way I can join you guys as an admit. I'm willing to personally message you if you're open to helping me out a bit and letting me know what questions to prep for...etc. Thank you so much guys and congrats on getting in; I really hope I can do the same!

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vividviolin
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby vividviolin » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:45 pm

Blessedassurance wrote:
vividviolin wrote:What do people usually do for food if they live in the dorms? Are the dining halls good enough to rely on for the most part for three years? Are the shared kitchens in Gropius usable/supplied with tools for actual cooking (not just pasta/cereal/sandwiches), or is that difficult?


The dining hall (hark) is good but expensive. They weigh the food and you have to pay according to the weight of the food. You can however rely entirely on that. There are tools in the kitchen to cook, if you want to do that. If you're into Chinese food there's a Chinese food truck pretty close to Gropius on Oxford street that's pretty cheap (like 5-6 bucks a plate or thereabouts). Most people in the dorms just eat out, or do a combination of eating out and cooking. The nearest eating places are concentrated around Harvard Square or towards the other direction on Massachusetts Ave.


Thanks!

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2013hopeful:D
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby 2013hopeful:D » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:42 pm

.got my package today. west coast! admitted on 12/21

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edgeofthenight
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby edgeofthenight » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:59 pm

bruwinning24 wrote:I just received a JS/KB 1 and would like some input on how to prep, that way I can join you guys as an admit. I'm willing to personally message you if you're open to helping me out a bit and letting me know what questions to prep for...etc. Thank you so much guys and congrats on getting in; I really hope I can do the same!


Last post on this page is super helpful! Good luck!

JedBartlett
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby JedBartlett » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:49 am

Is it me or did the FB page suddenly get a lot more active?

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honeybadger12
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby honeybadger12 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:16 am

JedBartlett wrote:Is it me or did the FB page suddenly get a lot more active?

Facebook just exploded

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honeybadger12
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby honeybadger12 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:17 am

honeybadger12 wrote:
JedBartlett wrote:Is it me or did the FB page suddenly get a lot more active?

Facebook just exploded

And I'm kinda sad I'm missing all the meetups; don't suppose anyone would want to join me for drinks in Shanghai...

JedBartlett
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby JedBartlett » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:10 pm

honeybadger12 wrote:
honeybadger12 wrote:
JedBartlett wrote:Is it me or did the FB page suddenly get a lot more active?

Facebook just exploded

And I'm kinda sad I'm missing all the meetups; don't suppose anyone would want to join me for drinks in Shanghai...


Don't worry, there aren't too many people where I'm at either. I am meeting up with a few of the other people from my school who got into HLS soon, though, so that should be fun.

kittonmittons
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby kittonmittons » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:03 am

Are all the people in the FB group 100% on attending HLS? I'm waiting to find out about one more school before making my final decision, but I feel like there's already so much stuff for admitted students to get to know each other and start figuring stuff out. Should I join it even if I'm not definitely attending?

hopeful16
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby hopeful16 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:37 am

kittonmittons wrote:Are all the people in the FB group 100% on attending HLS? I'm waiting to find out about one more school before making my final decision, but I feel like there's already so much stuff for admitted students to get to know each other and start figuring stuff out. Should I join it even if I'm not definitely attending?

I am in the same boat as you; there is one school I would potentially choose over Harvard. Even so, I am going to one of the hangouts and I think it's fine to go.

That said, getting to know and potentially developing relationships with HLS admits before you find out about your other school may make you more (or less) likely to want to go to Harvard. If you are afraid this might bias your decision, I would take that into account.

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edgeofthenight
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby edgeofthenight » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:21 am

hopeful16 wrote:
kittonmittons wrote:Are all the people in the FB group 100% on attending HLS? I'm waiting to find out about one more school before making my final decision, but I feel like there's already so much stuff for admitted students to get to know each other and start figuring stuff out. Should I join it even if I'm not definitely attending?

I am in the same boat as you; there is one school I would potentially choose over Harvard. Even so, I am going to one of the hangouts and I think it's fine to go.

That said, getting to know and potentially developing relationships with HLS admits before you find out about your other school may make you more (or less) likely to want to go to Harvard. If you are afraid this might bias your decision, I would take that into account.


I'm also not 100% Harvard, in the group, and planning on going to the gatherings. I can't see it hurting in the long-run and meeting some of my fellow admits might help me make an informed decision, so, why not?

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby dcg2120 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:42 pm

hopeful16 wrote:I am in the same boat as you; there is one school I would potentially choose over Harvard.


You guys haven't heard back from Cooley yet, either?

delusional
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby delusional » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:56 pm

hopeful16 wrote:
kittonmittons wrote:Are all the people in the FB group 100% on attending HLS? I'm waiting to find out about one more school before making my final decision, but I feel like there's already so much stuff for admitted students to get to know each other and start figuring stuff out. Should I join it even if I'm not definitely attending?

I am in the same boat as you; there is one school I would potentially choose over Harvard.
With the possible exception of Yale or Stanford, don't.

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spicyyoda17
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby spicyyoda17 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:05 pm

delusional wrote:
hopeful16 wrote:
kittonmittons wrote:Are all the people in the FB group 100% on attending HLS? I'm waiting to find out about one more school before making my final decision, but I feel like there's already so much stuff for admitted students to get to know each other and start figuring stuff out. Should I join it even if I'm not definitely attending?

I am in the same boat as you; there is one school I would potentially choose over Harvard.
With the possible exception of Yale or Stanford, don't.


Not even if you get awesome scholly $$ elsewhere?

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UtilityMonster
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby UtilityMonster » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:26 pm

Is there a meetup in the Southeast? I don't have facebook but want to know about one if there is.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby JedBartlett » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:11 pm

UtilityMonster wrote:Is there a meetup in the Southeast? I don't have facebook but want to know about one if there is.


Some people and I are meeting tomorrow for dinner. I'll send you a PM!

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby delusional » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:11 pm

spicyyoda17 wrote:
delusional wrote:
hopeful16 wrote:
kittonmittons wrote:Are all the people in the FB group 100% on attending HLS? I'm waiting to find out about one more school before making my final decision, but I feel like there's already so much stuff for admitted students to get to know each other and start figuring stuff out. Should I join it even if I'm not definitely attending?

I am in the same boat as you; there is one school I would potentially choose over Harvard.
With the possible exception of Yale or Stanford, don't.


Not even if you get awesome scholly $$ elsewhere?

I mean, this topic has been beaten to death and different people have different experiences and different groups of friends and different financial situations. But taking into account income based financial aid, LIPP, better job prospects, no letter grades, the alternative offer would have to be very good, and the applicant in very particular circumstances to choose even CCN over H. IMO.
My particular experience involved Harvard costing about 30k more than Penn. (Didn't get much money from Columbia and wasn't going to move to Duke, Michigan, UVA or Chicago.) I have no doubt that this was the right decision for me. I know only a couple people in Penn and Columbia, but they don't have jobs. I am concerned about not lasting in biglaw but I don't have to worry that I won't be able to meet my payments because of LIPP.
Of course, if you have a full scholly at Columbia and your parents live next door, $0 debt is better than $210k at H. If I had to value H over C, I would say based totally on my sentiment, iunno, $60-80k?
Also, this is cheesy, but I posted the original comment while I was enjoying a particular class.

JedBartlett
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby JedBartlett » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:12 pm

Anyone know how long the 1L2B address takes to respond to questions? I sent an email a few days ago about whether they received something, but haven't received a response yet.

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Kionaltski
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby Kionaltski » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:31 pm

JedBartlett wrote:Anyone know how long the 1L2B address takes to respond to questions? I sent an email a few days ago about whether they received something, but haven't received a response yet.


I sent them an email about being a summer intern for a HLS professor. I sent it over winter break, December 21, and they just got back to me today

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spicyyoda17
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby spicyyoda17 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:35 pm

JedBartlett wrote:Anyone know how long the 1L2B address takes to respond to questions? I sent an email a few days ago about whether they received something, but haven't received a response yet.


1L2B?

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sabanist
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby sabanist » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:20 pm

JedBartlett wrote:
UtilityMonster wrote:Is there a meetup in the Southeast? I don't have facebook but want to know about one if there is.


Some people and I are meeting tomorrow for dinner. I'll send you a PM!

I would love some updates on southeastern meetups too. Also a non-facebooker.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby JedBartlett » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:32 pm

Kionaltski wrote:
JedBartlett wrote:Anyone know how long the 1L2B address takes to respond to questions? I sent an email a few days ago about whether they received something, but haven't received a response yet.


I sent them an email about being a summer intern for a HLS professor. I sent it over winter break, December 21, and they just got back to me today


Ooph, that's a long time. It's not urgent though, so there isn't a rush.

Thanks for the update!

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honeybadger12
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby honeybadger12 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:33 am

Kionaltski wrote:
JedBartlett wrote:Anyone know how long the 1L2B address takes to respond to questions? I sent an email a few days ago about whether they received something, but haven't received a response yet.


I sent them an email about being a summer intern for a HLS professor. I sent it over winter break, December 21, and they just got back to me today

Wanna pm me what they said? I was actually just about to email them the same thing.
@yoda - 1L2B is the email address for admits to ask questions

kittonmittons
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby kittonmittons » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:16 am

delusional wrote:
With the possible exception of Yale or Stanford, don't.[/quote]

I have to imagine that for most people who aren't 100% sure where they're attending yet, those are the main alternatives.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby kingsfield69 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:36 am

sabanist wrote:
JedBartlett wrote:
UtilityMonster wrote:Is there a meetup in the Southeast? I don't have facebook but want to know about one if there is.


Some people and I are meeting tomorrow for dinner. I'll send you a PM!

I would love some updates on southeastern meetups too. Also a non-facebooker.


Same. I'm connected to facebook but not watching very closely ... still working quite a bit.

Would love the chance to meet some of you!




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