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Acceptances / Re: first acceptance; duquesne
« on: January 21, 2005, 12:43:09 PM »
Congrats. Duquesne is a fine school and will suit you well if you planning on working in Pittsburgh.
thank you very much.

yeah, it's a nice feeling knowing the city of pittsburgh can be kept on the list of options :)

Acceptances / Re: first acceptance; duquesne
« on: January 21, 2005, 12:36:19 PM »
Congratulations and good luck with Pitt!
thank you very much :D  i guess i can rest a little easier knowing i have something to 'fall back' on in pittsburgh

Acceptances / first acceptance; duquesne
« on: January 21, 2005, 12:32:46 PM »
got a phone call from the dean of admissions today telling me i've been accepted, and inviting me to sit in on a class this spring term.  didn't mention any scholarship money, which i had my fingers crossed for.  i suppose i have to wait and see.

they requested my report on january 12th, and i got the phone call about 45 minutes ago.

very laid back phone call, talking about the steelers game coming up and referring to the baseball background i talked about in my PS.  overall a very warm greeting.

i'm still hoping for a pitt acceptance, though not really counting on it.  but if i do decide to stay in the area, at least i'm in at a pittsburgh-area choice.

i've posted a couple of times (literally) and i just noticed this thread.

my name's pete and i'm from near pittsburgh.  i'm 24 years old and graduated from a pennsylvania state school this past spring with a 3.44 in communcation.  i dropped a 154 on my december lsat, and got started late in the app process sending most of my apps in early/mid january.

i have a varsity sport, professional athletics experience, and a self-started business under my belt along with some pretty solid LORs and some volunteer experience during school.  i also worked part-time and received a handful of athletic/academic honors.

i think that pretty much covers it.  oh yeah, i drink beer like it's going out of style and i like long walks on the beach.

Law School Applications / Re: Filling out FAFSA before W2?
« on: January 20, 2005, 02:11:09 PM »
Can you 'update' it online if your exact numbers wind up being off a little?

Honestly, why set Feb 1 deadlines (some schools) when W2's may not be in yet?  Bleh just another small hurdle in the process I guess.

Personal Statement / Re: don't know where/how to begin; ideas
« on: December 14, 2004, 08:20:14 PM »
Hey thank you for the help.  I'm finally getting something put together that I'm a little more happy with, but I could always use some more ideas.  The final paragraph or two are really kicking my ass trying to tie things together.

btw I was with the Chicago White Sox organization this past summer in the Appy League.  My season ended by being sent back to Pittsburgh for shoulder surgery #2 (to complement a past knee reconstruction).  Time for more school according to the doctors :)

I just read over your PS and to be quite honest, it blows mine away.  Mine focuses more on my father's accomplishments, what I've learned from them, how I worked to succeed and overcome adversity and injury, etc etc.  Heck I should probably start writing fiction.  Thanks again.

Personal Statement / Re: don't know where/how to begin; ideas
« on: December 14, 2004, 02:45:59 PM »
if you want to read some good examples, check out i found the ps samples there to be very helpful.


I'm pulling some good info from that site, thank you highly :)

Personal Statement / Re: don't know where/how to begin; ideas
« on: December 14, 2004, 12:25:51 PM »
Thank you for the quick reply.

As of right now, the PS starts with my father's successes and winds into the lessons I've learned from him.  It then moves on to my successes, and recaps the work ethic and desire obtained by virtue of 'family values' (which I hope I did in an original way).

Anyone care to give the rough draft a read?  Thanks again!

Personal Statement / Re: don't know where/how to begin; ideas
« on: December 14, 2004, 12:09:32 PM »
Much thanks to both of you for your replies.

I haven't read any books, and it's been a little rough finding available examples but I'll keep looking.  After a few scrapped attempts it's starting to feel a little easier.

Personal Statement / don't know where/how to begin; ideas
« on: December 14, 2004, 12:35:02 AM »
I've been digging through this forum for ideas, though I haven't found many PSs posted (most seem to be 'email for help!' threads).

I need to get this PS taken care of so the remainder of my applications can be on their way.  The only problem is that I don't even know where to begin.

I was going to basically sum up my resume/accomplishments until I stumbed upon this forum.  I now realize that's the wrong way of doing things, and haven't been able to materialize a new outline.

I guess what I'm asking for is some ideas on what to write.  A few tidbits about myself..
- Grew up in a professional baseball family
- Success in both academics / baseball throughout high school and college
- Professional (minor league) baseball experience
- Currently running a self-started baseball school business (after graduating college this past spring)

As you can see my PS will contain some.. baseball.  I don't really have an idea of what to focus on, or how I should possibly tie a number of those topics together.  Funny how my writing ability grinds to a halt when asked to write about myself.

Again I'd really appreciate any help and/or suggestions you guys may have.  Thanks in advance.

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