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dsmit56

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Who to talk to during visits?
« on: February 17, 2005, 12:45:52 PM »
I am going on a visit, should I try to set up a meeting with the Dean, or the Assistant Dean of Admissions? I would guess that the Dean would have more pull, but the Asst. would probably be more available.

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Re: Who to talk to during visits?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2005, 05:34:14 PM »
I am going on a visit, should I try to set up a meeting with the Dean, or the Assistant Dean of Admissions? I would guess that the Dean would have more pull, but the Asst. would probably be more available.

Generally when you call to set up a visit they will tell you who you can meet with. 

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Re: Who to talk to during visits?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2005, 05:39:28 PM »
Try to meet with the janitors. They have the real dirt on the school.

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Re: Who to talk to during visits?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2005, 10:56:30 AM »
Try to meet with the janitors. They have the real dirt on the school.
Honestly, I found that the security guards had the best stuff to say when I visited Columbia and NYU last fall. They had no stake in whether or not I came to the school, so they were totally honest and open about their opinions of the students, faculty, etc. I thought they were a great source of info. :)
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LaneSwerver

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Re: Who to talk to during visits?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2005, 01:11:48 PM »
Try to meet with the janitors. They have the real dirt on the school.

Janitors?? Real Dirt?? Get it?? **sigh**

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Re: Who to talk to during visits?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2005, 02:03:38 PM »
Your words slay me

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Re: Who to talk to during visits?
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Re: Who to talk to during visits?
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2005, 02:58:05 PM »
Whatever you do, don't talk to the salespeople (admissions). Talk to the consumer - students! They don't give a rip if you go there, and they'll have a better sense of what they bought. Also, talk to lawyers in the region where you want to work. See if a degree from XXX university carries any weight....at least, this is what I plan to do.
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LaneSwerver

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Re: Who to talk to during visits?
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2005, 03:16:27 PM »
Whatever you do, don't talk to the salespeople (admissions). Talk to the consumer - students! They don't give a rip if you go there, and they'll have a better sense of what they bought. Also, talk to lawyers in the region where you want to work. See if a degree from XXX university carries any weight....at least, this is what I plan to do.

Well, seeing as U. Montana is the only place to get a law degree in the state, it probably carries some weight!  ;)

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Re: Who to talk to during visits?
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2005, 03:25:01 PM »
Don't talk to law students who the law school handpicked for you, either.  My friend works for admission for my UG and, although more down-to-earth and honest than admissions reps, they still have to spin every negative into a positive, at least.  Talk to some random people roaming the halls - get some honest feedback.