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

Postby freekick » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:52 am

Checking in. Submitted today. International applicant (>75 LSAT/Superior).

Looks like it would be a while before I hear anything.

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

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:00 am

A little late but, new month, new poll. :D

(We will revisit the last poll sometime in the Apr/May timeframe.)

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

Postby addie1412 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:04 am

ponderingmeerkat wrote:A little late but, new month, new poll. :D

(We will revisit the last poll sometime in the Apr/May timeframe.)


I resent the English/Communication grouping as a lit nerd :lol:

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

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:05 am

addie1412 wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:A little late but, new month, new poll. :D

(We will revisit the last poll sometime in the Apr/May timeframe.)


I resent the English/Communication grouping :lol:


Haha! I knew this was going to be dangerous. (Sat here waaaaay too long trying to figure out the right groupings and inclusion/exclusions for everyone.) To be honest, I was more worried about the "soft sciences" designation.

Point being, taking all slings and arrows. :lol:

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

Postby R. Jeeves » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:11 am

ponderingmeerkat wrote:
addie1412 wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:A little late but, new month, new poll. :D

(We will revisit the last poll sometime in the Apr/May timeframe.)


I resent the English/Communication grouping :lol:


Haha! I knew this was going to be dangerous. (Sat here waaaaay too long trying to figure out the right groupings and inclusion/exclusions for everyone.) To be honest, I was more worried about the "soft sciences" designation.

Point being, taking all slings and arrows. :lol:

Also biology = hard science ? Lol

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

Postby katthegreat11 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:35 am

R. Jeeves wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:
addie1412 wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:A little late but, new month, new poll. :D

(We will revisit the last poll sometime in the Apr/May timeframe.)


I resent the English/Communication grouping :lol:


Haha! I knew this was going to be dangerous. (Sat here waaaaay too long trying to figure out the right groupings and inclusion/exclusions for everyone.) To be honest, I was more worried about the "soft sciences" designation.

Point being, taking all slings and arrows. :lol:

Also biology = hard science ? Lol


Why isn't biology a hard science?

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

Postby Keilz » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:53 am

I chose other for international relations...it's a mix of economics, political science, and history at my school :D

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

Postby texteach » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:40 am

katthegreat11 wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:
addie1412 wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:A little late but, new month, new poll. :D

(We will revisit the last poll sometime in the Apr/May timeframe.)


I resent the English/Communication grouping :lol:


Haha! I knew this was going to be dangerous. (Sat here waaaaay too long trying to figure out the right groupings and inclusion/exclusions for everyone.) To be honest, I was more worried about the "soft sciences" designation.

Point being, taking all slings and arrows. :lol:

Also biology = hard science ? Lol


Why isn't biology a hard science?


^ Yeah, resentable comment!

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

Postby TexasENG » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:43 pm

texteach wrote:
katthegreat11 wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:
addie1412 wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:A little late but, new month, new poll. :D

(We will revisit the last poll sometime in the Apr/May timeframe.)


I resent the English/Communication grouping :lol:


Haha! I knew this was going to be dangerous. (Sat here waaaaay too long trying to figure out the right groupings and inclusion/exclusions for everyone.) To be honest, I was more worried about the "soft sciences" designation.

Point being, taking all slings and arrows. :lol:

Also biology = hard science ? Lol


Why isn't biology a hard science?


^ Yeah, resentable comment!


Based on my UG classes biology is the hardest science. Pre-med Gunners are no joke on a curve

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

Postby galeatus » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:44 pm

Damn I'm the only engineer here it seems :shock:

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

Postby sorence » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:53 pm

galeatus wrote:Damn I'm the only engineer here it seems :shock:


If anything, it makes you stand out!

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

Postby mudiverse » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:05 pm

galeatus wrote:Damn I'm the only engineer here it seems :shock:


I will always regret not attending the Engineering school at my undergrad, especially since it was one of the top in the country. I'm always a little surprised when Engineers want to go to law school; hard to understand why someone who could almost certainly find gainful employment -> MBA would bother. Well, that's neither here nor there.

The real news for today is that we are now past the deadline for ED -> Hold. I think we can expect a wave of responses in the next few days for our ED candidates.

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

Postby TexasENG » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:17 pm

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

Postby saf18hornet » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:35 pm

TexasENG wrote:
mudiverse wrote:
galeatus wrote:Damn I'm the only engineer here it seems :shock:


Fwiw I can count on one hand the number of my friends / classmates that went into engineering that are satisfied with their career. Most of us work 60+ hour weeks with little time off and limited career advancement. Essentially it's big law for half or less of the salary in the worst locations. Imagine 60-70 hours a week in a major city, it sucks but on your time off there are things to do. Now imagine that in Palymera, Decatur, Kankakee, or Midga.


So true! After being an engineer for 8 years now, I can't believe big law folks complain about making more than 160K on any amount of hours. They don't know how made they have it.

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

Postby CPA-->JD » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:46 pm

saf18hornet wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
mudiverse wrote:
galeatus wrote:Damn I'm the only engineer here it seems :shock:


Fwiw I can count on one hand the number of my friends / classmates that went into engineering that are satisfied with their career. Most of us work 60+ hour weeks with little time off and limited career advancement. Essentially it's big law for half or less of the salary in the worst locations. Imagine 60-70 hours a week in a major city, it sucks but on your time off there are things to do. Now imagine that in Palymera, Decatur, Kankakee, or Midga.


So true! After being an engineer for 8 years now, I can't believe big law folks complain about making more than 160K on any amount of hours. They don't know how made they have it.

Amen. Coming from Big 4 tax, where you have the honor of working roughly the same amount for a 1/3 of the pay, I hate hearing them complain about big law.

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

Postby saf18hornet » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:52 pm

CPA-->JD wrote:
saf18hornet wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
mudiverse wrote:
galeatus wrote:Damn I'm the only engineer here it seems :shock:


Fwiw I can count on one hand the number of my friends / classmates that went into engineering that are satisfied with their career. Most of us work 60+ hour weeks with little time off and limited career advancement. Essentially it's big law for half or less of the salary in the worst locations. Imagine 60-70 hours a week in a major city, it sucks but on your time off there are things to do. Now imagine that in Palymera, Decatur, Kankakee, or Midga.


So true! After being an engineer for 8 years now, I can't believe big law folks complain about making more than 160K on any amount of hours. They don't know how made they have it.

Amen. Coming from Big 4 tax, where you have the honor of working roughly the same amount for a 1/3 of the pay, I hate hearing them complain about big law.


I know all about that too. My wife worked audit for PwC for a few years. She never had a break from busy season, basically 2 years straight of 100+ hr work weeks, for a mid 60s salary! When she put her 2 weeks notice in, they offered her 3 full months paid leave immediately to stay. Which we turned down, best decision she ever made (besides marrying me of course! 8) )

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

Postby mudiverse » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:53 pm

TexasENG wrote:
mudiverse wrote:
galeatus wrote:Damn I'm the only engineer here it seems :shock:


I will always regret not attending the Engineering school at my undergrad, especially since it was one of the top in the country. I'm always a little surprised when Engineers want to go to law school; hard to understand why someone who could almost certainly find gainful employment -> MBA would bother. Well, that's neither here nor there.

The real news for today is that we are now past the deadline for ED -> Hold. I think we can expect a wave of responses in the next few days for our ED candidates.


Fwiw I can count on one hand the number of my friends / classmates that went into engineering that are satisfied with their career. Most of us work 60+ hour weeks with little time off and limited career advancement. Essentially it's big law for half or less of the salary in the worst locations. Imagine 60-70 hours a week in a major city, it sucks but on your time off there are things to do. Now imagine that in Palymera, Decatur, Kankakee, or Midga.


Fair enough - grass is always greener and etc. It's getting harder to feel content with anything these days. I see so many people from my undergrad literally clawing their way into consulting when I just finished getting disillusioned about it and it feels like my meticulous career planning is becoming a pointless endeavor. For the record, I was on a plane twice a week and driving towards suburban corporate complexes in any number of states and for half big law.

Early twenties crisis might be a real thing.

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

Postby CPA-->JD » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:02 pm

saf18hornet wrote:
CPA-->JD wrote:
saf18hornet wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
mudiverse wrote:
galeatus wrote:Damn I'm the only engineer here it seems :shock:


Fwiw I can count on one hand the number of my friends / classmates that went into engineering that are satisfied with their career. Most of us work 60+ hour weeks with little time off and limited career advancement. Essentially it's big law for half or less of the salary in the worst locations. Imagine 60-70 hours a week in a major city, it sucks but on your time off there are things to do. Now imagine that in Palymera, Decatur, Kankakee, or Midga.


So true! After being an engineer for 8 years now, I can't believe big law folks complain about making more than 160K on any amount of hours. They don't know how made they have it.

Amen. Coming from Big 4 tax, where you have the honor of working roughly the same amount for a 1/3 of the pay, I hate hearing them complain about big law.


I know all about that too. My wife worked audit for PwC for a few years. She never had a break from busy season, basically 2 years straight of 100+ hr work weeks, for a mid 60s salary! When she put her 2 weeks notice in, they offered her 3 full months paid leave immediately to stay. Which we turned down, best decision she ever made (besides marrying me of course! 8) )

It's the worst... Good for her for getting out.

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

Postby anrf1225 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:09 pm

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

Postby AFtoLawschool » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:06 pm

Does anybody know when Northwestern is going to release their merit scholarship application? I noticed that the Need-Access site they used last year is no longer operating, and the instructions for applying for merit aid on the Admitted Students Website is outdated.

Was wondering if you guys heard anything?

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

Postby SilverSurfer2020 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:18 pm

AFtoLawschool wrote:Does anybody know when Northwestern is going to release their merit scholarship application? I noticed that the Need-Access site they used last year is no longer operating, and the instructions for applying for merit aid on the Admitted Students Website is outdated.

Was wondering if you guys heard anything?


Also noticed this, interested as well.

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

Postby Christinabruin » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:31 pm

Does anyone know if the status checker ever changes to UR after going complete?

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

Postby S.Picquery » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:38 pm

Christinabruin wrote:Does anyone know if the status checker ever changes to UR after going complete?


Never, according to my status checker.

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

Postby Christinabruin » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:49 pm

S.Picquery wrote:
Christinabruin wrote:Does anyone know if the status checker ever changes to UR after going complete?


Never, according to my status checker.


Haha gotcha, thanks! :lol:

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

Postby StopLawying » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:50 pm

Can anyone tell me the best way to prepare for online interview? Wanted to do it tomorrow, but I have a nice 4-5 hour window tomorrow where I can practice and prepare. Is that enough time?



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