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

Postby guynourmin » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:04 am

notsolawful wrote:
guybourdin wrote:
notsolawful wrote:When do we think ED will come out? My guess is December 16 or 19

Has been a Thursday the past 2 years. 15 is my (hopeful) guess.

I think the days from the deadline might be more important than the day of the week. With only four days of sample size, only one has been before December 17th. Two days on the 17th. One after. I would love a 15th date too!!!! :oops:

Also looking at last year's spreadsheet, I think i have more of a chance than i originally thought. I kind of just ED'd because it was my first choice without expectations to get in because of the big scholly.


I don't think I have any chance! Lol. Nothing to lose.

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

Postby notsolawful » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:10 am

guybourdin wrote:
notsolawful wrote:
guybourdin wrote:
notsolawful wrote:When do we think ED will come out? My guess is December 16 or 19

Has been a Thursday the past 2 years. 15 is my (hopeful) guess.

I think the days from the deadline might be more important than the day of the week. With only four days of sample size, only one has been before December 17th. Two days on the 17th. One after. I would love a 15th date too!!!! :oops:

Also looking at last year's spreadsheet, I think i have more of a chance than i originally thought. I kind of just ED'd because it was my first choice without expectations to get in because of the big scholly.


I don't think I have any chance! Lol. Nothing to lose.


I said more of a chance. 10%>0%, I think people that get held are more likely to be accepted too as we show more interest

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

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

Postby guynourmin » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:32 am

mrtux45 wrote:Does anyone know how long it usually takes for an online interview to be scheduled? I applied on 11/29 for a skype interview and it's been radio silence since

You should have received an email almost immediately - it's all automated.

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

Postby govlife » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:32 am

mrtux45 wrote:Does anyone know how long it usually takes for an online interview to be scheduled? I applied on 11/29 for a skype interview and it's been radio silence since

I think you just go through the email link whenever you're ready. The online interview isn't on Skype and it's not with a live person. You get questions, then get a short time to prepare and a minute to record a response to the question.

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

Postby mrtux45 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:34 am

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

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

Postby guynourmin » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:37 am

mrtux45 wrote:
guybourdin wrote:
mrtux45 wrote:Does anyone know how long it usually takes for an online interview to be scheduled? I applied on 11/29 for a skype interview and it's been radio silence since

You should have received an email almost immediately - it's all automated.


That's weird. I was emailed a status checker like 2 days after I submitted my app, but never anything about the interview. Maybe I should email admissions


https://apply.law.northwestern.edu/regi ... est2016-17

I would just request another interview first, right?

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

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

Postby jjcorvino » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:25 pm

I just want to check to be sure. Does NU do "Under Review" for ED applicants on their status checker? I applied ED and haven't seen any movement since mine went complete.

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

Postby 2000andBeyond » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:28 pm

jjcorvino wrote:I just want to check to be sure. Does NU do "Under Review" for ED applicants on their status checker? I applied ED and haven't seen any movement since mine went complete.


Check the header of the status checker. It should say something to the effect of "your application is complete and has been forwarded for review" or something!

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

Postby jjcorvino » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:34 pm

EinassA wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:I just want to check to be sure. Does NU do "Under Review" for ED applicants on their status checker? I applied ED and haven't seen any movement since mine went complete.


Check the header of the status checker. It should say something to the effect of "your application is complete and has been forwarded for review" or something!


Ah! Totally missed that.

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

Postby Blue664 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:51 am

Recorded my online interview this week, and as others have said, that one-minute time limit is so awkward. Even though I practiced knowing the time limit, I got cut off on a couple questions. The phrasing of my questions didn't seem to ask for any illustrative anecdotes, so I would suggest to everyone to get to the point upfront before giving any examples! My questions included (others were already posted on this thread):

Are you an optimistic/pessimist/realist
How would you cheer up a classmate who was visibly upset in class one day

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

Postby Christinabruin » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:36 pm

Did anyone else who wrote a DS still have an unchecked "Optional Essay 1" in their status checker?

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

Postby dclaw93 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:26 pm

Just did my online interview finally. If anyone is interested, here are the questions I got:

1) Tell me about a time you were part of a team with low morale/motivation. What did you do to resolve it?
2) Tell me about the most stressful time in your professional career. What made it so stressful and what did you do to get past it?
3) What is the relationship between your successes and your failures?
4) Tell me about a time someone didn't understand how you were feeling. What would you have done differently if you were that person?
5) Tell me about a time you analyzed a large set of data. How did you go about it and what was the outcome?
6) Why Northwestern?

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

Postby chargers21 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:36 pm

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

Postby notsolawful » Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:47 pm

chargers21 wrote:
notsolawful wrote:
guybourdin wrote:
notsolawful wrote:When do we think ED will come out? My guess is December 16 or 19

Has been a Thursday the past 2 years. 15 is my (hopeful) guess.

I think the days from the deadline might be more important than the day of the week. With only four days of sample size, only one has been before December 17th. Two days on the 17th. One after. I would love a 15th date too!!!! :oops:

Also looking at last year's spreadsheet, I think i have more of a chance than i originally thought. I kind of just ED'd because it was my first choice without expectations to get in because of the big scholly.


Do you have a link to this spreadsheet? Thanks in advance if you do


On this subforum, look at the stickied post 2015-2016 spreadsheets

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

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

Postby brinicolec » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:01 am

Almost forgot I'm interviewing tomorrow.

That would've SUCKED omg.

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

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

Postby notsolawful » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:09 am

sonyco wrote:Pro tip for online interview:
1.) If you have multiple iOS devices, install the Kira Interview app and sign in with your Access Code on all of them.
2.) Begin the practice questions on all of them.
3.) Begin the interview on one of the devices.
4.) If you fuck up, stop answering questions, and finish the practice questions on a new device.
5.) You will be able to restart the interview (with different questions) on the new device.

(You could probably do this regardless of whether you seriously screw up and submit only the interview you think went best once you finish the last question on each device)


Are you seriously suggesting people to cheat the software?

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

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

Postby proteinshake » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:05 am

omg :shock: :lol:

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

Postby brinicolec » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:46 pm

Had my interview today. I think it went well??? Lol.

Mostly got asked about things on my resume (not in a skeptical way, just in a "I see you did __, tell me more" type of way), talked about my short- and long-term goals after law school, talked about a challenge I faced and how I dealt with it, then spent like 10-15 minutes asking my interviewer question.

It was very pleasant and my interviewer was really nice when it came to providing me thorough answers and offered advice if I need it.

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

Postby Christinabruin » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:30 am

brinicolec wrote:Had my interview today. I think it went well??? Lol.

Mostly got asked about things on my resume (not in a skeptical way, just in a "I see you did __, tell me more" type of way), talked about my short- and long-term goals after law school, talked about a challenge I faced and how I dealt with it, then spent like 10-15 minutes asking my interviewer question.

It was very pleasant and my interviewer was really nice when it came to providing me thorough answers and offered advice if I need it.


Same!! I highly suggest in-person alumni interviews because mine was so chill compared to the online horror stories I've read here. My interviewer also focused a lot on my resume, explaining my job, what I have done since graduating, why law, why Northwestern, why Chicago, future goals, and very generic questions. Nothing outrageous and no oddballs either!

We talked for about 45 minutes and I also asked 15-20 minutes worth of questions. I think it also helped that my interviewer grew up in the same city as I did so it was less nerve-wracking as well.



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