Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:03 am

illyria wrote:Is everyone submitting a resume even when a lot of it overlaps with the college activities section?
I'm K-JD, so most of my resume fits right into 'college activities.'
I was wondering whether submitting a resume would be unnecessary in my case.


I would definitely submit a resume (and have activities outside of college).

You're going to law school, not a PhD in anthro program. Resumes are kind of a big deal.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby illyria » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:09 am

jbagelboy wrote:
illyria wrote:Is everyone submitting a resume even when a lot of it overlaps with the college activities section?
I'm K-JD, so most of my resume fits right into 'college activities.'
I was wondering whether submitting a resume would be unnecessary in my case.


I would definitely submit a resume (and have activities outside of college).

You're going to law school, not a PhD in anthro program. Resumes are kind of a big deal.


The college activities section includes activities outside of school:
(b) Paid employment while in college and during vacations.
(c) Other activities during college (in or out of school) that you consider relevant.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:12 am

illyria wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
illyria wrote:Is everyone submitting a resume even when a lot of it overlaps with the college activities section?
I'm K-JD, so most of my resume fits right into 'college activities.'
I was wondering whether submitting a resume would be unnecessary in my case.


I would definitely submit a resume (and have activities outside of college).

You're going to law school, not a PhD in anthro program. Resumes are kind of a big deal.


The college activities section includes activities outside of school:
(b) Paid employment while in college and during vacations.
(c) Other activities during college (in or out of school) that you consider relevant.


Yes - you should still include a separate professional resume in your application. These activities will be duplicated, and I'm sure you'll mention some of them in your personal statement or another part of your application too, but I would definitely include one.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby turtles » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:47 pm

Went complete today! ^-^

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby wtrc » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:48 pm

Anybody else get the webinar invite today?

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby andapieceoftoast » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:54 pm

wtrc wrote:Anybody else get the webinar invite today?


Yes. Wasn't planning on applying (and all the rest of my apps have been in for over a month) - I'm just below the 25th percentile for GPA and between 50 and 75th percentiles for LSAT.
Don't know if it's worth my 85 bucks just to be rejected by the holy grail.
Anyone else on the fence? It was quite nice to get an email from them, however.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby wtrc » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:55 pm

andapieceoftoast wrote:
wtrc wrote:Anybody else get the webinar invite today?


Yes. Wasn't planning on applying (and all the rest of my apps have been in for over a month) - I'm just below the 25th percentile for GPA and between 50 and 75th percentiles for LSAT.
Don't know if it's worth my 85 bucks just to be rejected by the holy grail.
Anyone else on the fence? It was quite nice to get an email from them, however.


It's Yale. It's worth it.

I have similar numbers but a slightly better GPA (25th to 50th). It seems that they gave the invite to people at 174 or above, I think, unless someone else got it at lower?

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby kosullivan23 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:57 pm

wtrc wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:
wtrc wrote:Anybody else get the webinar invite today?


Yes. Wasn't planning on applying (and all the rest of my apps have been in for over a month) - I'm just below the 25th percentile for GPA and between 50 and 75th percentiles for LSAT.
Don't know if it's worth my 85 bucks just to be rejected by the holy grail.
Anyone else on the fence? It was quite nice to get an email from them, however.


It's Yale. It's worth it.

I have similar numbers but a slightly better GPA (25th to 50th). It seems that they gave the invite to people at 174 or above, I think, unless someone else got it at lower?


I got it at <170 and a gpa below median.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby thechancellor » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:11 pm

wtrc wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:
wtrc wrote:Anybody else get the webinar invite today?


Yes. Wasn't planning on applying (and all the rest of my apps have been in for over a month) - I'm just below the 25th percentile for GPA and between 50 and 75th percentiles for LSAT.
Don't know if it's worth my 85 bucks just to be rejected by the holy grail.
Anyone else on the fence? It was quite nice to get an email from them, however.


It's Yale. It's worth it.

I have similar numbers but a slightly better GPA (25th to 50th). It seems that they gave the invite to people at 174 or above, I think, unless someone else got it at lower?


They also ran ones for alumni of specific schools, so my LSAT was not as high as that but I was still invited to a webinar.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby wtrc » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:24 pm

alex.cm wrote:
wtrc wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:
wtrc wrote:Anybody else get the webinar invite today?


Yes. Wasn't planning on applying (and all the rest of my apps have been in for over a month) - I'm just below the 25th percentile for GPA and between 50 and 75th percentiles for LSAT.
Don't know if it's worth my 85 bucks just to be rejected by the holy grail.
Anyone else on the fence? It was quite nice to get an email from them, however.


It's Yale. It's worth it.

I have similar numbers but a slightly better GPA (25th to 50th). It seems that they gave the invite to people at 174 or above, I think, unless someone else got it at lower?


They also ran ones for alumni of specific schools, so my LSAT was not as high as that but I was still invited to a webinar.


Nice. It certainly beat the many TTT emails that come in daily.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Sourrudedude » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:33 pm

When I saw the yale email in my inbox, I forgot that I hadn't applied yet and was hoping that it was an acceptance...

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:35 pm

wtrc wrote:Anybody else get the webinar invite today?


I did

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Robert_Bert » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:37 pm

wtrc wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:
wtrc wrote:Anybody else get the webinar invite today?


Yes. Wasn't planning on applying (and all the rest of my apps have been in for over a month) - I'm just below the 25th percentile for GPA and between 50 and 75th percentiles for LSAT.
Don't know if it's worth my 85 bucks just to be rejected by the holy grail.
Anyone else on the fence? It was quite nice to get an email from them, however.


It's Yale. It's worth it.

I have similar numbers but a slightly better GPA (25th to 50th). It seems that they gave the invite to people at 174 or above, I think, unless someone else got it at lower?


I got it with a 170 and above median GPA, and I don't think it's anything special. they also did one for alumni of my school as well.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby oxie » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:45 pm

Sourrudedude wrote:When I saw the yale email in my inbox, I forgot that I hadn't applied yet and was hoping that it was an acceptance...


Yeah, it got me pretty excited, too! And then I felt guilty that I haven't really started working on my Yale 250 yet...

Unfortunately I can't make the webinar because I have to work on Monday. If anyone wants to post the highlights, that would be awesome.

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Postby Sourrudedude » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:21 pm

oxie wrote:
Sourrudedude wrote:When I saw the yale email in my inbox, I forgot that I hadn't applied yet and was hoping that it was an acceptance...


Yeah, it got me pretty excited, too! And then I felt guilty that I haven't really started working on my Yale 250 yet...

Unfortunately I can't make the webinar because I have to work on Monday. If anyone wants to post the highlights, that would be awesome.

If you register for it you can watch a recorded version after.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby wtrc » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:14 pm

250 procrastinating: would y'all absolutely take Y over H/S? How about over a full (tuition) ride at Columbia?

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Postby crazyrobin » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:18 pm

wtrc wrote:250 procrastinating: would y'all absolutely take Y over H/S? How about over a full (tuition) ride at Columbia?

Ruby or Hamilton will be ideal.
But Y is probably over H/S/Hamilton/Ruby

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby oxie » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:51 pm

Sourrudedude wrote:
oxie wrote:
Sourrudedude wrote:When I saw the yale email in my inbox, I forgot that I hadn't applied yet and was hoping that it was an acceptance...


Yeah, it got me pretty excited, too! And then I felt guilty that I haven't really started working on my Yale 250 yet...

Unfortunately I can't make the webinar because I have to work on Monday. If anyone wants to post the highlights, that would be awesome.

If you register for it you can watch a recorded version after.


Good to know -- thanks!

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby drawstring » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:05 am

Submitted!

Once I got an idea for the 250 it came together very quickly and smoothly.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby westbayguy » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:25 pm

TO the person asking about Y v H/S/Hamilton/Ruby
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Discussed many times before. While Y is the easy answer for government (DC), public interest, Clerkships, and academia), there are circumstances in which the scholly makes absolute sense (like you want NY biglaw or to practice in the city where the school is located). H & S will get tyou that oo (but they skimpon schollys).

But if you take the schollys, you will still be under much greater pressure to perform- class rank and grades WILL matter, where most will agree at Y they do not. That's worth alot.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby za51 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:18 pm

Ti Malice wrote:You should read every post on the (203) blog. Asha covers this.


Aha! Just re-read it and found it nestled in the TFA post. Thanks.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby andapieceoftoast » Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:05 pm

[please don't quote]
Feeling kind of crappy about my "College Activities" section. I honestly didn't do many extracurriculars in college because I just wanted to focus on school (and if I'm being honest, hanging out with my friends). Essentially, I have good grades (although by Yale standards, maybe not so much), a strong LSAT, did a couple of really big research projects during college, and now work full time at DOJ.
I'm really just trying to figure out if I have a chance. Can anyone throw out some candid advice? I just don't want to be that person whose app gets laughed at when the adcoms read it.
Leave it to Yale Law to make me feel super insecure about what I used to consider a strong resume.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby musicdiplomacy » Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:22 pm

[quote="andapieceoftoast"][please don't quote]

Sent you a PM

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby crazyrobin » Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:57 am

andapieceoftoast

Highlight some research projects you have done. Don't forget to mention your take away(s).

I think one unique way to chronicle extracurricular activities is to highlight the one you want to demonstrate and make it stand out by describing it with exact achievement. Say, you got a full scholarship while in sophomore; you might want to describe it as receive a xxx scholarship of how much $$$

My two cent.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Happy Gilmore » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:23 am

For one, Don't worry about the Adcoms laughing at you. You'll never ever know if they did. Present yourself as you are as best and polished as you can and hope for the best. It's worth throwing in an application even if you are just borderline. Picture it as if you had one chance to ascend to a higher plane than the rest of humanity, even if its a long shot its still worth it.




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