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M2

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Stupid application questions... hours/week worked
« on: September 24, 2004, 03:51:39 PM »
Some apps asks Approximate number of hours per week worked for the following years:
Freshman
Sophmore
Junior
Senior

Well during freshman year I worked from November to July. So how do I answer this question?
Tell how many when I was working? get the total and average for the whole school year? (seems silly).


How are you guys answering this?

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Re: Stupid application questions... hours/week worked
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2004, 03:54:32 PM »
Honestly, I just guessed.  I've been out of college ten years and have no clue how many hours I worked per week.

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Re: Stupid application questions... hours/week worked
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2004, 04:13:38 PM »
I ran into this problem as well- I was a TA for 10 hours a week my last two spring semesters, so I just said Junior:5hrs/wk and Senior:5hrs/wk. The figures are pretty arbitrary due to recall factors and non-full year employment (like ours). I wouldn't sweat it too much... I imagine that adcoms are just trying to differentiate people who worked full-time, some-time, and no-time in order to put GPA/ECs into some context.

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Re: Stupid application questions... hours/week worked
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2004, 04:15:24 PM »
Yeh that makes sense.. I think im just putting 25 down for every year except for junior (where I was in paris for one semester), and for Junior I will put 10 or 15

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Re: Stupid application questions... hours/week worked
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2004, 07:24:43 PM »
I also have problems when it asks for how long and how many hours per week I worked on my ECs.  Well, freshman and sophomore year I spend about 20 hours per week with theater, but junior year was only about 5-10.  It's really hard to quantify this without some explanation

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Re: Stupid application questions... hours/week worked
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2004, 10:53:57 AM »
I'm pretty sure everyone has a problem with this kind of thing.  I say just estimate it the best you can.  No need to stress over say +/- 5 hours.

What would you consider to be a lot of hours though (during school)?  20-30? 30-40?  more??

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Re: Stupid application questions... hours/week worked
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2004, 10:58:03 AM »
I'd say if you add up your work and ECs, anything over 25 is a lot.  Maybe 20.

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Re: Stupid application questions... hours/week worked
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2004, 11:29:31 AM »
Is this section just for jobs, or do EC's go here also?

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Re: Stupid application questions... hours/week worked
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2004, 11:34:17 AM »
I'd say if you add up your work and ECs, anything over 25 is a lot.  Maybe 20.

really?  i have around 60+ ... (EC's included)  My EC's are a lot, but I figured 30 hours of work would be around average.

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Re: Stupid application questions... hours/week worked
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2004, 11:36:14 AM »
Why would you add in ECs if it says employment?

"hours worked"