malleus discentium wrote:NYU_Ugrad_Paralegal wrote:fivestarfolds wrote:Just had my JS1. Loved it! The interviewer and I just riffed on my thesis for 10 minutes and then I told her how much I love social-enterprise work.
It was really conversational and whether or not I get in, I was so happy to be part of the process!
Btw, I could read back in the thread but since the HLS thread is 225 pages of a continuous stream of TLS-consciousness, I'd rather just ask: what's the turnaround from interview to decision?
Also just had my JS1 and can echo the same sentiments! JS is really nice and engaging. Despite the posts on this thread, the questions we discussed were more generic, e.g. "Why Harvard?", "What are the three characteristics you would hope for most in your peers at Harvard?", "What is your job like day-to-day?", "What specific subject areas are you interested in?", etc etc. Didn't really touch on my PS or DS. Overall felt good, lasted around ~20 minutes. Whether or not I get in, I'm honored just to be considered. Feel free to PM me for any other questions.
She asked you why Harvard? What did you say? Did you just laugh? I honestly don't know how I would answer that question
Namedrop some Professors. There are so many amazing ones to choose from. Namedrop a clinic or program. Talk about Boston. Intellectual history and community. Separate yourself from the "IT'S FUCKING HARVARD!!!" folks .