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« on: December 19, 2007, 02:13:56 PM »
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jason_perrlx

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Re: Can an alum get you an interview?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2007, 02:43:39 PM »
not unless your alumn friend knows somebody on the admin committee, monty.

Re: Can an alum get you an interview?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2007, 02:52:51 PM »
not unless your alumn friend knows somebody on the admin committee, monty.

how do you get an interview at schools that don't interview?

Call and ask.  Cornell doesn't officially interview, but some people still got interviews some way.

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Re: Can an alum get you an interview?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 03:04:13 PM »
YEah, some schools are happy to meet with you.  I think that GULC will meet with you if you like.  I think that all you have to do is email somebody in charge of admissions.

I don't think it counts as an "interview" in the sense that it will help your candidacy.  It would probably hurt it if you do something memorably embarrassing.

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Re: Can an alum get you an interview?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 03:08:10 PM »
i think they just sort of give you a tour, at least at gulc.  i don't think they're really evaluating you.  maybe they'll give you points for showing up... but unless you traveled from zanzibar or montevideo or something i don't think it will a big boost.

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Re: Can an alum get you an interview?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007, 03:31:48 PM »
I think anytime you interact with the admissions office they are potentially evaluating you.  If you call them, ask to talk to the admissions dean, and ask him/her some intelligent, directed questions about the school, that's only going to help you.

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Re: Can an alum get you an interview?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2007, 03:54:12 PM »
I guess.  I mean, you're not going to ask any question they haven't heard before. YOu might get a little gold star next to your name for your enthusiasm.

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Re: Can an alum get you an interview?
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2007, 04:00:43 PM »
I guess.  I mean, you're not going to ask any question they haven't heard before. YOu might get a little gold star next to your name for your enthusiasm.

I miss the gold star sticker days. Pure, simple, visible validation. It was great.