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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby fountainja » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:26 pm

Does the date changing on the status checker mean anything? It still says "under review," but the date used to be 10/22 and now it's 11/01.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby amberb94 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:22 am

I'm working on my "Why UVA" essay and I'm particularly interested in 2 of the clinics they offer.
Would focusing on my interest in these clinics be a good idea or should I talk about some things that are more unique to UVA?

Good luck everyone!

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:34 pm

IN!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :D

Had a wonderful 20 minute chat with Dean Faulk. It went perfectly. He asked:

1. A question about a soft listed on my resume. "What did you take away from that experience?"

2. "What was the most impactful conversation you've had and why?"

3. "What job do I see yourself doing in 10 years? 30 years?"

4. "What questions do you have for me and about the school?"

At the end he told me that I was admitted to class of 2020. I guess being a school's thread OP is still the strongest soft you can have--remember this class of 2021. (Speaking of, will start the Class of 2020 Admits once the mods open up that forum.)

So, my cycle is over!!! Withdrawing all my other applications today and putting in my seat deposit. See you all in Charlottesville. Come play softball with us. 8)

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby R. Jeeves » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:37 pm

ponderingmeerkat wrote:IN!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :D
So, my cycle is over!!! Withdrawing all my other applications today and putting in my seat deposit. See you all in Charlottesville. Come play softball with us. 8)


yeeeeeeeeee

how are you celebrating?

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby R. Jeeves » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:38 pm

ponderingmeerkat wrote:I guess being a school's thread OP is still the strongest soft you can have

credited

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:41 pm

R. Jeeves wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:IN!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :D
So, my cycle is over!!! Withdrawing all my other applications today and putting in my seat deposit. See you all in Charlottesville. Come play softball with us. 8)


yeeeeeeeeee

how are you celebrating?


I'm going to the one restaurant in Haiti that serves American-style food and I'm going to order a greasy nasty burger, fries and a Prestige beer (maybe two or three).

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby proteinshake » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:41 pm

R. Jeeves wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:IN!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :D
So, my cycle is over!!! Withdrawing all my other applications today and putting in my seat deposit. See you all in Charlottesville. Come play softball with us. 8)


yeeeeeeeeee

how are you celebrating?

congrats brotha!

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:43 pm

proteinshake wrote:congrats brotha!


Thanks man!

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby pretzeltime » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:43 pm

ponderingmeerkat wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:IN!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :D
So, my cycle is over!!! Withdrawing all my other applications today and putting in my seat deposit. See you all in Charlottesville. Come play softball with us. 8)


yeeeeeeeeee

how are you celebrating?


I'm going to the one restaurant in Haiti that serves American-style food and I'm going to order a greasy nasty burger, fries and a Prestige beer (maybe two or three).


congrats!!!!!!!! that's amazing. can't believe your cycle is over already.

you R the american hero of TLS, can't wait for your all-American journey to continue as the resident dad bod scholar at UVA.

3 beers in order for sure.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 88234 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:44 pm

Congrats!!

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:45 pm

pretzeltime wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:IN!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :D
So, my cycle is over!!! Withdrawing all my other applications today and putting in my seat deposit. See you all in Charlottesville. Come play softball with us. 8)


yeeeeeeeeee

how are you celebrating?


I'm going to the one restaurant in Haiti that serves American-style food and I'm going to order a greasy nasty burger, fries and a Prestige beer (maybe two or three).


congrats!!!!!!!! that's amazing. can't believe your cycle is over already.

you R the american hero of TLS, can't wait for your all-American journey to continue as the resident dad bod scholar at UVA.

3 beers in order for sure.


Can't wait to geezer up the Class of 2020. "Back in my day..." 8)

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby R. Jeeves » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:46 pm

ponderingmeerkat wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:IN!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :D
So, my cycle is over!!! Withdrawing all my other applications today and putting in my seat deposit. See you all in Charlottesville. Come play softball with us. 8)


yeeeeeeeeee

how are you celebrating?


I'm going to the one restaurant in Haiti that serves American-style food and I'm going to order a greasy nasty burger, fries and a Prestige beer (maybe two or three).


sounds dopeee. did you break the news to wifey? she's gonna be trippin

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby btruj777 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:47 pm

Congrats!! That is amazing, I can't imagine how you must feel!

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:58 pm

R. Jeeves wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:IN!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :D
So, my cycle is over!!! Withdrawing all my other applications today and putting in my seat deposit. See you all in Charlottesville. Come play softball with us. 8)


yeeeeeeeeee

how are you celebrating?


I'm going to the one restaurant in Haiti that serves American-style food and I'm going to order a greasy nasty burger, fries and a Prestige beer (maybe two or three).


sounds dopeee. did you break the news to wifey? she's gonna be trippin


I sent her a message, but she's already living that biglaw junior associate life. So, she'll be billing like a maniac and won't see her phone until she gets a two minute washroom break three hours from now. Poor girl--now she's gotta work hard to make sure my "kept man" lifestyle is maintained. 8)

88234 wrote:Congrats!!


btruj777 wrote:Congrats!! That is amazing, I can't imagine how you must feel!


Thanks friends!

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20170322 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:01 pm

ponderingmeerkat wrote:IN!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :D

Had a wonderful 20 minute chat with Dean Faulk. It went perfectly. He asked:

1. A question about a soft listed on my resume. "What did you take away from that experience?"

2. "What was the most impactful conversation you've had and why?"

3. "What job do I see yourself doing in 10 years? 30 years?"

4. "What questions do you have for me and about the school?"

At the end he told me that I was admitted to class of 2020. I guess being a school's thread OP is still the strongest soft you can have--remember this class of 2021. (Speaking of, will start the Class of 2020 Admits once the mods open up that forum.)

So, my cycle is over!!! Withdrawing all my other applications today and putting in my seat deposit. See you all in Charlottesville. Come play softball with us. 8)



Congrats FAM, you deserve it! You've put in so much work.

UVA remains bae for me, so I hope to be joining you. 8( so, first beer is on me.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby TexasENG » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:01 pm

ponderingmeerkat wrote:IN!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :D

Had a wonderful 20 minute chat with Dean Faulk. It went perfectly. He asked:

1. A question about a soft listed on my resume. "What did you take away from that experience?"

2. "What was the most impactful conversation you've had and why?"

3. "What job do I see yourself doing in 10 years? 30 years?"

4. "What questions do you have for me and about the school?"

At the end he told me that I was admitted to class of 2020. I guess being a school's thread OP is still the strongest soft you can have--remember this class of 2021. (Speaking of, will start the Class of 2020 Admits once the mods open up that forum.)

So, my cycle is over!!! Withdrawing all my other applications today and putting in my seat deposit. See you all in Charlottesville. Come play softball with us. 8)


Congrats! Its awesome that you got into your top choice so early!

I know after meeting with some UVA people last week its my wife's top choice now, so there's a good chance we'll end up in Charlottesville as well.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby airwrecka » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:08 pm

Hey guys--

I'm a little late to the party, but I'm almost done with the UVA app, and my last piece is a Why UVA essay. What kinds of things are good (or not so good) to focus on? Is anything too generic or too specific?

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:09 pm

TexasENG wrote: Congrats! Its awesome that you got into your top choice so early!

I know after meeting with some UVA people last week its my wife's top choice now, so there's a good chance we'll end up in Charlottesville as well.


SweetTort wrote:Congrats FAM, you deserve it! You've put in so much work.

UVA remains bae for me, so I hope to be joining you. 8( so, first beer is on me.


You should dudes! UVA was ridiculously awesome for Mrs. Meerkat. She loved every minute (that's a lie--1L year around finals sucked bad--but other than that).

It's gunna be a great three years. Hope to see you guys there! (But TexasEng--no, I will never play FF with you again--ever)

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:11 pm

airwrecka wrote:Hey guys--

I'm a little late to the party, but I'm almost done with the UVA app, and my last piece is a Why UVA essay. What kinds of things are good (or not so good) to focus on? Is anything too generic or too specific?


I would go with specific, concrete examples about what appeals to you about UVA. Clinics, programs, journals, unique opportunities, etc. It'll show you researched and know what you're talking about as opposed to some generic, "I like your schools cause...reasons".

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby airwrecka » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:21 pm

ponderingmeerkat wrote:
airwrecka wrote:Hey guys--

I'm a little late to the party, but I'm almost done with the UVA app, and my last piece is a Why UVA essay. What kinds of things are good (or not so good) to focus on? Is anything too generic or too specific?


I would go with specific, concrete examples about what appeals to you about UVA. Clinics, programs, journals, unique opportunities, etc. It'll show you researched and know what you're talking about as opposed to some generic, "I like your schools cause...reasons".


Awesome, that's what I figured. How much weight does admissions put on the "why" essays? I've heard that compared to other schools, it's really important at UVA

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby proteinshake » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:23 pm

airwrecka wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:
airwrecka wrote:Hey guys--

I'm a little late to the party, but I'm almost done with the UVA app, and my last piece is a Why UVA essay. What kinds of things are good (or not so good) to focus on? Is anything too generic or too specific?


I would go with specific, concrete examples about what appeals to you about UVA. Clinics, programs, journals, unique opportunities, etc. It'll show you researched and know what you're talking about as opposed to some generic, "I like your schools cause...reasons".


Awesome, that's what I figured. How much weight does admissions put on the "why" essays? I've heard that compared to other schools, it's really important at UVA

this is true.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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