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Acceptances / Re: "In at Berkeley!!! No, wait..." Share your experience...
« on: February 19, 2006, 10:26:26 AM »
Tomorrow is Prez Day--- wont be open, I dont think

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: I have hate for these things.
« on: February 19, 2006, 10:24:53 AM »
Veg -- have you looked for an online copy of the book. Might be $$ but at least you'd have it.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: "WTF are y'all doing? >:("
« on: February 19, 2006, 10:14:47 AM »

Hmmmm. ... I never took into account which type of loonies to which you were referring!!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: "WTF are y'all doing? >:("
« on: February 19, 2006, 10:10:04 AM »
Veg -- I've lived in the NE for 25 of my 30 years ... I've lived next to some loonies ... but a different breed, i think. I want to go back so ... not too bad but definitely weirdo’s in the NE too

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Acceptances / Re: "In at Berkeley!!! No, wait..." Share your experience...
« on: February 19, 2006, 10:07:19 AM »
GO BERKELEY!!! Stop stressin'!

I take it Berkeley doesnt have a way to check on their website? I had heard some schools did.

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Recommendations / Re: Boss from college job LOR?
« on: February 19, 2006, 09:45:50 AM »
Since we're confessing here .. I wont be so judgmental  :o

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Acceptances / Re: "In at Berkeley!!! No, wait..." Share your experience...
« on: February 19, 2006, 09:44:36 AM »
“Our admissions process is proceeding smoothly” – hows that for a kick in the rear?

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Recommendations / Re: Boss from college job LOR?
« on: February 19, 2006, 09:28:27 AM »
Not all of us know big and fancy lawyers. I've done fine in this process with my mom and pop recommenders. Some of us work for those type of businesses and there is nothing wrong with that. I probably got more opportunities working for a mom and pop than I did in the big corporations.

Just my opinion Queen. Not saying there is anything wrong with working for m&p and having htem write a letter as long as the letter is written well and is directed toward what the reviewers are looking for. The LORs should say a lot of things geared toward someone’s character. I dont know if saying Johnny Joe worked for me for 60 hours a week and thats why his grades weren’t very good for the time bc to be successful in school and as an attorney you have to be able to shift gears very quickly.

Wasnt shunning the M&P .. I worked for a lot of them myself even part-time while I was full time school and full time work. I thought about asking for a LOR from a few but I went another route. Just a matter of opinion. Thats all.

I think LOR are really considered in the process. At least I hope they are J

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Recommendations / Re: Boss from college job LOR?
« on: February 19, 2006, 09:19:38 AM »
But your assuming the people that know me well dont have pretty letterhead.

The people that wrote my LORs are extensions of my job. They are the attorneys I do work with as an adjuster. They've known me and my abilities for years.

When I heard "mom and pop" I just cringed thinking of a "pop" bent over a desk with a pencil trying to get a decent LOR out. I shouldn’t be judgmental. I am just remembering my app struggles.


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Recommendations / Re: Boss from college job LOR?
« on: February 19, 2006, 09:06:34 AM »
ADDENDUM!!

Absolutely addendum!! ADDENDUM ADDENDUM!!


I think the school would appreciate you taking the time (yourself) to explain the circumstance and generally you should be able to explain it better than the LOR.   Make sure you include you were working to support your education stuff in there. We all know how we feel about our apps and letters .. you will too once you start or if you have started read the apps over again and try to pick out keep points they are looking for and fancy yourself up that way.

And remember .. none of us are experts and you should never just take one persons advice .. get a collective opinion.

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