Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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if waitlisted, are you going to stay on it?

yes, until the very end
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yes, but only until July (or something like that)
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no
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idk???
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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby HonestlyThough » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:06 pm

Just went DLS at Stanford :(
that doesn't bode well for Y.

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

Postby guppiesbaby » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:08 pm

HonestlyThough wrote:Just went DLS at Stanford :(
that doesn't bode well for Y.


Same. Honestly thought this day would never come, so maybe I should be relieved. Just waiting for the Yale rejection now...

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

Postby notsonotorious » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:08 pm

GorillaWarfare wrote:
OneHandedEconomist wrote:We also have to address that a good amount of why we want to go to HYS is the luxury good of feeling prestigious.


Is it really a luxury though? Name recognition is a real thing and a lot of people I have spoken to reluctantly admit that what school you went do heavily contributes to the impression people have of you. The difference between Y/H/S and other top-tier schools might not be apparent right after graduation, when employment opportunities are great at all school. But what happens six years down the road, when you are fighting for a promotion or looking to transition to a new PA or firm?

I have to think the prestige counts for something significant, even if we can't put a dollar amount on it. This has certainly been the experience with my undergrad institution.


A slightly different take on this: I went to a fancy undergrad and *after* I got my 1st job, my employers never cared about that -- they cared about my experience and my performance. HOWEVER, the people who do care about that are the million strangers you meet in the course of doing business who have exactly 30, maybe 60 minutes to create an impression of you, and it's in those situations where a brand name degree, perhaps unfairly, impresses people and puts you in a certain mental box. (I will stipulate that I realize how obnoxious that sounds)

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

Postby notsonotorious » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:10 pm

HonestlyThough wrote:Just went DLS at Stanford :(
that doesn't bode well for Y.


Sorry to hear that
Honestly don't think it's related
Did you call to find out what the decision was?

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

Postby HonestlyThough » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:14 pm

notsonotorious wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:Just went DLS at Stanford :(
that doesn't bode well for Y.


Sorry to hear that
Honestly don't think it's related
Did you call to find out what the decision was?


tried but the office closes for lunch. I'll give it another shot this afternoon

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

Postby notsonotorious » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:15 pm

seeprybyrun wrote:
Rodgepwnd wrote:Sorry, unrelated question.
I was looking through your profile and thinking, how in the world did you get WL'ed from H and and all those other places? 4.0, 178 plus STEM Ph.D? I got into H with 174, 3.9 and little to no softs. You not getting in is making me rethink my views on this whole admission thing right now.


Have a look at my LSN page. I gave some thoughts about that in a convo with HonestlyThough in the comments there.


Now I'm intrigued -- what made a math PHD want to do public interest law?

I have a degree in a quantitative field and have been doing that for longer than I care to admit so... asking for a friend

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

Postby HonestlyThough » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:16 pm

Things have been silent for days. Any secret insights? theories? gut instincts? psychic revelations?

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

Postby NotPanicking » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:20 pm

HonestlyThough wrote:Things have been silent for days. Any secret insights? theories? gut instincts? psychic revelations?


I think the "waiting for the current admits to accept the Rubenstein" one makes sense. Literally every Ruby I've spoken to at this point turned down Yale after admission.

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

Postby notsonotorious » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:27 pm

NotPanicking wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:Things have been silent for days. Any secret insights? theories? gut instincts? psychic revelations?


I think the "waiting for the current admits to accept the Rubenstein" one makes sense. Literally every Ruby I've spoken to at this point turned down Yale after admission.


Perfect! They don't want to go there. :lol:

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

Postby HonestlyThough » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:37 pm

notsonotorious wrote:
NotPanicking wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:Things have been silent for days. Any secret insights? theories? gut instincts? psychic revelations?


I think the "waiting for the current admits to accept the Rubenstein" one makes sense. Literally every Ruby I've spoken to at this point turned down Yale after admission.


Perfect! They don't want to go there. :lol:


Ha yes, please go elsewhere, y'all.

Though, as a side note, that doesn't do much to explain why an unusually large chunk of march completes (compared to other months) haven't heard anything

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

Postby seeprybyrun » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:51 pm

HonestlyThough wrote:
notsonotorious wrote:
NotPanicking wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:Things have been silent for days. Any secret insights? theories? gut instincts? psychic revelations?


I think the "waiting for the current admits to accept the Rubenstein" one makes sense. Literally every Ruby I've spoken to at this point turned down Yale after admission.


Perfect! They don't want to go there. :lol:


Ha yes, please go elsewhere, y'all.

Though, as a side note, that doesn't do much to explain why an unusually large chunk of march completes (compared to other months) haven't heard anything


Because we're all getting a super secret surprise admission with a bow on top! :wink:

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

Postby HonestlyThough » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:58 pm

seeprybyrun wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
notsonotorious wrote:
NotPanicking wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:Things have been silent for days. Any secret insights? theories? gut instincts? psychic revelations?


I think the "waiting for the current admits to accept the Rubenstein" one makes sense. Literally every Ruby I've spoken to at this point turned down Yale after admission.


Perfect! They don't want to go there. :lol:


Ha yes, please go elsewhere, y'all.

Though, as a side note, that doesn't do much to explain why an unusually large chunk of march completes (compared to other months) haven't heard anything


Because we're all getting a super secret surprise admission with a bow on top! :wink:


I'd cry of joy. Also, the fact that Asha is always tweeting about how Y is fighting the good fight against Trump and other bs makes waiting easier.

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

Postby notsonotorious » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:01 pm

HonestlyThough wrote:
seeprybyrun wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
notsonotorious wrote:
NotPanicking wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:Things have been silent for days. Any secret insights? theories? gut instincts? psychic revelations?


I think the "waiting for the current admits to accept the Rubenstein" one makes sense. Literally every Ruby I've spoken to at this point turned down Yale after admission.


Perfect! They don't want to go there. :lol:


Ha yes, please go elsewhere, y'all.

Though, as a side note, that doesn't do much to explain why an unusually large chunk of march completes (compared to other months) haven't heard anything


Because we're all getting a super secret surprise admission with a bow on top! :wink:


I'd cry of joy. Also, the fact that Asha is always tweeting about how Y is fighting the good fight against Trump and other bs makes waiting easier.


I know. My application was basically "trump, bad; I, lawyer"

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

Postby OneHandedEconomist » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:07 pm

notsonotorious wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
seeprybyrun wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
notsonotorious wrote:
NotPanicking wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:Things have been silent for days. Any secret insights? theories? gut instincts? psychic revelations?


I think the "waiting for the current admits to accept the Rubenstein" one makes sense. Literally every Ruby I've spoken to at this point turned down Yale after admission.


Perfect! They don't want to go there. :lol:


Ha yes, please go elsewhere, y'all.

Though, as a side note, that doesn't do much to explain why an unusually large chunk of march completes (compared to other months) haven't heard anything


Because we're all getting a super secret surprise admission with a bow on top! :wink:


I'd cry of joy. Also, the fact that Asha is always tweeting about how Y is fighting the good fight against Trump and other bs makes waiting easier.


I know. My application was basically "trump, bad; I, lawyer"


I wonder how drastically their app pool changed mid-November.

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

Postby HonestlyThough » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:12 pm

OneHandedEconomist wrote:
notsonotorious wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
seeprybyrun wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
notsonotorious wrote:
NotPanicking wrote:I think the "waiting for the current admits to accept the Rubenstein" one makes sense. Literally every Ruby I've spoken to at this point turned down Yale after admission.


Perfect! They don't want to go there. :lol:


Ha yes, please go elsewhere, y'all.

Though, as a side note, that doesn't do much to explain why an unusually large chunk of march completes (compared to other months) haven't heard anything


Because we're all getting a super secret surprise admission with a bow on top! :wink:


I'd cry of joy. Also, the fact that Asha is always tweeting about how Y is fighting the good fight against Trump and other bs makes waiting easier.


I know. My application was basically "trump, bad; I, lawyer"


I wonder how drastically their app pool changed mid-November.


I wondered about that too and hoped my app didn't come off as reactionary given that I was involved in the campaign and basically wrote my PS about privilege. to be fair, I lsated in sept so hopefully it's obvious i was already planning to go

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

Postby seeprybyrun » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:33 pm

Hey, I was the 25000th viewer of the "read this announcement before posting" post! Do I get a prize or something?

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

Postby seeprybyrun » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:36 pm

HonestlyThough wrote:
OneHandedEconomist wrote:
I wonder how drastically their app pool changed mid-November.


I wondered about that too and hoped my app didn't come off as reactionary given that I was involved in the campaign and basically wrote my PS about privilege. to be fair, I lsated in sept so hopefully it's obvious i was already planning to go


I had a funny convo with my Columbia interviewer. She asked me what my career plans were, and I mentioned the possibility of working in a government job. She responded, "Well, that's if there are any of those left when you graduate, but I guess we might have someone else in office by then."

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

Postby HonestlyThough » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:39 pm

seeprybyrun wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
OneHandedEconomist wrote:
I wonder how drastically their app pool changed mid-November.


I wondered about that too and hoped my app didn't come off as reactionary given that I was involved in the campaign and basically wrote my PS about privilege. to be fair, I lsated in sept so hopefully it's obvious i was already planning to go


I had a funny convo with my Columbia interviewer. She asked me what my career plans were, and I mentioned the possibility of working in a government job. She responded, "Well, that's if there are any of those left when you graduate, but I guess we might have someone else in office by then."


Yeah, I love that politics are no longer a no-go cause all of these schools kinda assume where you fall/are unapologetic about where they fall. I've talked to a lot of interviewers/admissions people about it. no one feigns neutrality at all

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

Postby OneHandedEconomist » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:46 pm

Well, it looks like Saturday is going to be very interesting.

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

Postby mathaddict » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:52 pm

HonestlyThough wrote:
seeprybyrun wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
OneHandedEconomist wrote:
I wonder how drastically their app pool changed mid-November.


I wondered about that too and hoped my app didn't come off as reactionary given that I was involved in the campaign and basically wrote my PS about privilege. to be fair, I lsated in sept so hopefully it's obvious i was already planning to go


I had a funny convo with my Columbia interviewer. She asked me what my career plans were, and I mentioned the possibility of working in a government job. She responded, "Well, that's if there are any of those left when you graduate, but I guess we might have someone else in office by then."


Yeah, I love that politics are no longer a no-go cause all of these schools kinda assume where you fall/are unapologetic about where they fall. I've talked to a lot of interviewers/admissions people about it. no one feigns neutrality at all


Personally I'm not a fan of that at all. It's super unprofessional IMO.

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

Postby OneHandedEconomist » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:56 pm

mathaddict wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
seeprybyrun wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
OneHandedEconomist wrote:
I wonder how drastically their app pool changed mid-November.


I wondered about that too and hoped my app didn't come off as reactionary given that I was involved in the campaign and basically wrote my PS about privilege. to be fair, I lsated in sept so hopefully it's obvious i was already planning to go


I had a funny convo with my Columbia interviewer. She asked me what my career plans were, and I mentioned the possibility of working in a government job. She responded, "Well, that's if there are any of those left when you graduate, but I guess we might have someone else in office by then."


Yeah, I love that politics are no longer a no-go cause all of these schools kinda assume where you fall/are unapologetic about where they fall. I've talked to a lot of interviewers/admissions people about it. no one feigns neutrality at all


Personally I'm not a fan of that at all. It's super unprofessional IMO.


Tbh I've decided to stop mentioning politics at all besides "rule of law".

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

Postby HonestlyThough » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:04 pm

mathaddict wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
seeprybyrun wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
OneHandedEconomist wrote:
I wonder how drastically their app pool changed mid-November.


I wondered about that too and hoped my app didn't come off as reactionary given that I was involved in the campaign and basically wrote my PS about privilege. to be fair, I lsated in sept so hopefully it's obvious i was already planning to go


I had a funny convo with my Columbia interviewer. She asked me what my career plans were, and I mentioned the possibility of working in a government job. She responded, "Well, that's if there are any of those left when you graduate, but I guess we might have someone else in office by then."


Yeah, I love that politics are no longer a no-go cause all of these schools kinda assume where you fall/are unapologetic about where they fall. I've talked to a lot of interviewers/admissions people about it. no one feigns neutrality at all




Personally I'm not a fan of that at all. It's super unprofessional IMO.


Honestly, not really IMO. A ton of lawyers will be in politics. Half of yales faculty seems to be fighting trump

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

Postby HonestlyThough » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:04 pm

OneHandedEconomist wrote:Well, it looks like Saturday is going to be very interesting.

Because it's the 15?

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

Postby lilitiger99 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:09 pm

notsonotorious wrote:
GorillaWarfare wrote:
OneHandedEconomist wrote:We also have to address that a good amount of why we want to go to HYS is the luxury good of feeling prestigious.


Is it really a luxury though? Name recognition is a real thing and a lot of people I have spoken to reluctantly admit that what school you went do heavily contributes to the impression people have of you. The difference between Y/H/S and other top-tier schools might not be apparent right after graduation, when employment opportunities are great at all school. But what happens six years down the road, when you are fighting for a promotion or looking to transition to a new PA or firm?

I have to think the prestige counts for something significant, even if we can't put a dollar amount on it. This has certainly been the experience with my undergrad institution.


A slightly different take on this: I went to a fancy undergrad and *after* I got my 1st job, my employers never cared about that -- they cared about my experience and my performance. HOWEVER, the people who do care about that are the million strangers you meet in the course of doing business who have exactly 30, maybe 60 minutes to create an impression of you, and it's in those situations where a brand name degree, perhaps unfairly, impresses people and puts you in a certain mental box. (I will stipulate that I realize how obnoxious that sounds)


I'm curious about how much of this matters past HYS? I was deciding between mostly t13 - uchicago, duke, and cornell being my top all depending on $$. Though Chicago is definitely the most "prestigious" out of my options, in term of layman's prestige and prestige in terms of other fields, I feel like ivies > Chicago/NYU > public (Berkeley, Michigan, etc.) I definitely want to stay in NY and a lawyer who went to Yale told me I'd be silly to go to pay more to go to Chicago or Michigan or duke over Cornell, and that the only schools that is "arguably" worth more is Yale (though I'm sure he was just a little biased..)

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

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