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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Is UW-Madison a "public ivy"
« on: December 08, 2007, 05:00:48 PM »
Haha.  OK, now you're just sad...

I've heard of people getting jobs early, but the first week of December is EARLY. 

So I'm just relieved to know that it was due to a non-traditional encounter (putting aside the question of NALP violations, but be careful because "grey" areas generally shouldn't be interpreted as OK... Also wouldn't talk about it to fellow students IRL.)

If you go to a NALP school, aren't you supposed to wait until after December 1 before contacting any legal employers?

I'd hope so.  Most 2Ls have jobs by now [edit] so it would be more notable if you DIDN'T have one.

Being physically present in the library for 8 hours straight has made zero people smarter, so what's the point in bragging about it?

Did you contact the employer after Dec.1?

Honestly, natural ability goes a long way.  There are people that are talented and hard workers, though.  I may be wrong (I guess it is possible I will get straight Cs) but I think a lot of people waste A LOT of time during their studying.  I also think people lie to themselves a little just how hard they are working (I saw a lot of self-proclaimed "gunners" at the bars last week)

TITCR.  There's a limited utility to studying.  If you can study efficiently, you can do in 2 hours what someone else does in 4 or 5.  If you understand the concepts, you don't have to try and teach them to yourself at the last minute.  And people are making a lot of really pointless charts and graphs that will be of NO usefulness on exams and taking full practice exams (at 3+ hours each) and writing out full answers. 

Besides, there's no real way to know how you will do in comparison to the other students at your school until you get your exams back. 

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Is UW-Madison a "public ivy"
« on: December 08, 2007, 02:31:23 PM »
And you're citing the Spark Notes rankings of public ivies???

I wouldn't trust Sparknotes to tell me the theme of The Scarlet Letter much less where to go to school.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Is UW-Madison a "public ivy"
« on: December 08, 2007, 02:29:16 PM »
Agree with Archibald.

What's the point of your thread if you just started it to argue with people who disagreed with you?  You asked our opinions.  Consensus is Wisconsin is great but not stellar enough to be among the most elite of the public schools.

Employers only know what your program is ranked in specific situations and highly-technical degrees.  The average person (and the average employer) will only have their concepts of school rankings, and to most people there cannot be 30 "elite" public schools without losing the definition of elite.  Wisconsin is just not a UVA, Berkeley, or even a Michigan, North Carolina, Texas, etc. 

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Is UW-Madison a "public ivy"
« on: December 08, 2007, 01:54:59 PM »
The average person doesn't read specific rankings by major looking for where Wisconsin is ranked.

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