Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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

Postby carolinainmymind » Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:10 pm

Interview request here as well! Complete 10/20ish. RD.

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

Postby thestatusguo » Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:24 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
thestatusguo wrote:Is there any consensus on what it means to get an interview? Is it like getting a JS1 at HLS in terms of who they give it to? Or is it just for most applicants?

If it is anything like last year, I would consider it to be just about as good of an indication of your candidacy as a JS1. It is definitely a good sign, but it doesn't mean that you're automatically "in." Just don't screw it up and you should be okay. :wink:


NIce! This is definitely good news :) Thanks so much Reg!

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

Postby Crowing » Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:51 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
thestatusguo wrote:Is there any consensus on what it means to get an interview? Is it like getting a JS1 at HLS in terms of who they give it to? Or is it just for most applicants?

If it is anything like last year, I would consider it to be just about as good of an indication of your candidacy as a JS1. It is definitely a good sign, but it doesn't mean that you're automatically "in." Just don't screw it up and you should be okay. :wink:


Considering a couple of last year's WLs though, there is probably a gauging YP element as well.

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:59 pm

Interview request! Woo! :D

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

Postby The-Specs » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:21 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Interview request! Woo! :D


Very nice MDLG, did you get one last year or just get straight WLed?

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

Postby elterrible78 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:52 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
thestatusguo wrote:Is there any consensus on what it means to get an interview? Is it like getting a JS1 at HLS in terms of who they give it to? Or is it just for most applicants?

If it is anything like last year, I would consider it to be just about as good of an indication of your candidacy as a JS1. It is definitely a good sign, but it doesn't mean that you're automatically "in." Just don't screw it up and you should be okay. :wink:


So what, you're saying I screwed up my JS1 interview? The nerve...

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

Postby Let It Roll » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:30 pm

Interview Request today. :D

SO EXCITED!! Submitted late September.

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

Postby Mojosodope » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:44 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Interview request! Woo! :D


UR date?

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

Postby 20141023 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:05 pm

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

Postby Howl » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:04 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:
thestatusguo wrote:Is there any consensus on what it means to get an interview? Is it like getting a JS1 at HLS in terms of who they give it to? Or is it just for most applicants?

If it is anything like last year, I would consider it to be just about as good of an indication of your candidacy as a JS1. It is definitely a good sign, but it doesn't mean that you're automatically "in." Just don't screw it up and you should be okay. :wink:

So what, you're saying I screwed up my JS1 interview? The nerve...

Guys, you can learn a lot from elterrible in regards of what NOT to do on your applications / during your interviews. He claimed that he was a 3-time Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics on his résumé to Harvard to sound impressive; he also told them that he wanted to go to law school so that he could legalize marijuana in every state after graduation in an attempt to make it sound like he has "big goals." Perhaps his biggest mistake was the fact that he wrote a diversity statement about being half black, which fell apart when he tried using face paint to make himself look "darker" during his Skype interview.

Obviously, it didn't work out to well for him in the long run.


:lol: just :lol:

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:25 pm

I told myself when I applied last year in January that I would get a professional haircut if I got an interview from U of C. It never came and I was WLd in March.

Needless to say, my hair has gotten very long...until this week.


Besides the standard interview questions that they'll be asking, what's the procedure on Skype? I'm assuming they call you, you answer, and talk for 20 minutes and then it's over. Is this the kind of interview where I should try and sell myself or is the kind of interview where I just shouldn't screw up for about 20 minutes? How long do you spend answering each question?

(Sorry if these questions have been asked already but I am someone who struggles with rambling in interviews and I'd like to know how this works with such a brief interview.)

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

Postby Crowing » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:56 pm

fivestarfolds wrote:I told myself when I applied last year in January that I would get a professional haircut if I got an interview from U of C. It never came and I was WLd in March.

Needless to say, my hair has gotten very long...until this week.


Besides the standard interview questions that they'll be asking, what's the procedure on Skype? I'm assuming they call you, you answer, and talk for 20 minutes and then it's over. Is this the kind of interview where I should try and sell myself or is the kind of interview where I just shouldn't screw up for about 20 minutes? How long do you spend answering each question?

(Sorry if these questions have been asked already but I am someone who struggles with rambling in interviews and I'd like to know how this works with such a brief interview.)


My general experience with LS interviews is that "selling yourself" isn't really what schools are looking for. They have your resume, PS, LoRs, and transcript that are all basically doing that already. Their objectives are probably more along the lines of (1) clarify specific interesting/unusual points on your resume; (2) gauge interest in the school; and (3) make sure you're not a creep.

YMMV, but IMO it's a lot more important to be conversational, topical, and a good listener. Make sure you are actually directly addressing what you are asked and be responsive and pleasant. Obviously you want to give favorable answers but don't like get on a soapbox and demonstrate your ass burgers; we already have kappycaft1 to do that :wink:

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:14 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:
thestatusguo wrote:Is there any consensus on what it means to get an interview? Is it like getting a JS1 at HLS in terms of who they give it to? Or is it just for most applicants?

If it is anything like last year, I would consider it to be just about as good of an indication of your candidacy as a JS1. It is definitely a good sign, but it doesn't mean that you're automatically "in." Just don't screw it up and you should be okay. :wink:

So what, you're saying I screwed up my JS1 interview? The nerve...

Guys, you can learn a lot from elterrible in regards of what NOT to do on your applications / during your interviews. He claimed that he was a 3-time Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics on his résumé to Harvard to sound impressive; he also told them that he wanted to go to law school so that he could legalize marijuana in every state after graduation in an attempt to make it sound like he has "big goals." Perhaps his biggest mistake was the fact that he wrote a diversity statement about being half black, which fell apart when he tried using face paint to make himself look "darker" during his Skype interview.

Obviously, it didn't work out to well for him in the long run.


I hear he even brought up his "summer tiger pit", whatever that is...

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

Postby mylifeis24 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:45 pm

For the skype interview, what's the appropriate attire? I'd really like to roll out of bed and log on, but I have a feeling they're expecting shirt and tie? jacket?

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:49 pm

The-Specs wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Interview request! Woo! :D


Very nice MDLG, did you get one last year or just get straight WLed?


Straight waitlisted, but I applied in late March (and with different stats).

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

Postby NapoleonXV » Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:49 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:For the skype interview, what's the appropriate attire? I'd really like to roll out of bed and log on, but I have a feeling they're expecting shirt and tie? jacket?


I had shirt+tie+jacket.

There is no risk of overdressing...

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

Postby 20141023 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:08 pm

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

Postby Kimikho » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:12 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
NapoleonXV wrote:
mylifeis24 wrote:For the skype interview, what's the appropriate attire? I'd really like to roll out of bed and log on, but I have a feeling they're expecting shirt and tie? jacket?

I had shirt+tie+jacket.

There is no risk of overdressing...


Or is there...


well, damn, gotta make some returns now.

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

Postby Steveloblaw » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:18 pm

Interview request here as well. Submitted 10/5, wen't complete 10/15, and under review sometime in early November. Stats in profile

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

Postby NapoleonXV » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:33 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
NapoleonXV wrote:
mylifeis24 wrote:For the skype interview, what's the appropriate attire? I'd really like to roll out of bed and log on, but I have a feeling they're expecting shirt and tie? jacket?

I had shirt+tie+jacket.

There is no risk of overdressing...

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Or is there...


I wore an Oxford academic gown (we call it sub fusc), and btw it is the scholars gown just to tell the interviewer that I am first class honours student.

Hahahah just kidding. Seriously though shirt and tie and jacket should not be either underdress or overdress.

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

Postby drawstring » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:43 pm

I've just worn a dress shirt for my interviews.

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

Postby Kimikho » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:48 pm

drawstring wrote:I've just worn a dress shirt for my interviews.

no pants?

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

Postby drawstring » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:58 pm

scoobers wrote:
drawstring wrote:I've just worn a dress shirt for my interviews.

no pants?


Of course not scoobers

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

Postby 20141023 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:04 pm

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

Postby drawstring » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:06 pm

:lol:




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