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dream13
i think what the prev post meant to say (upon online submission of the app)- was a confirmation letter will be sent. this was the email received a day or two later! from the application master.
i think what the prev post meant to say (upon online submission of the app)- was a confirmation letter will be sent. this was the email received a day or two later! from the application master.
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Pers187
I'm interested in reading and critiquing personal statements. Does anyone want to share?
I'm interested in reading and critiquing personal statements. Does anyone want to share?
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dream13
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Pers187
In the States we call it a personal statement. No distinction on this side of the pond.
In the States we call it a personal statement. No distinction on this side of the pond.
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I was tempted to use this as a personal statement:

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

What the fuck people! I need a motherfuckin LLM, and I have a resume that says I am fucking fit to be your goddamn commencement speaker of the graduating class. I have applied to a ton of LLMs in here, and not one of them responded (not even an application complete email), WHAT THE FUCK?!



Personal statement? Here's my fucking personal statement!

Now, I'm really low on financial aid now, and I'll suck a dick if I have to...that's right!

Got a bear in your backyard that keeps eating your garbage? I'll fight that motherfucker and I'll win! Can any other prospective LLM candidate say that?! FUCK NO! What'd you say? You lost your keys to the school? FUCK IT! I'll shoot the goddamn lock off your door with my laser eyes! That's how bad I need a motherfuckin LLM! Your brother is gay and you're not cool with that? I'll de-gay him with reverse buttsex. Don't believe me?! Then accept me (with financial aid) and I'll fucking show you!



OBJECTIVE

I need a motherfuckin LLM.



SHIT I HAVE DONE

-I invented the moon.

-Atlantis was around til 1988, but sunk when I shot out of my mom's vagina like a silver bullet into a wolverine.

-I am also a wolverine.

-Had sex with the Spice Girls.

-The Socratic method was originally my idea until that bastard Roscoe Pound stole it.

-I have prophetic visions of the apocolypse.

-Watched the movie "Legally Blonde" at least 18 times.

-Created a new genre of dance in which people get so into it that radiation waves pulsate off of them, I like to call this the microrave.

-I reverse engineered a door, I now know how it works.

-When I was 8, a frisbee flew into my backyard and I blew it up with my mind.

-My brother is the Eiffel Tower

-Direct descendant of Edward Cooke and William Blackstone

-Can make weapons out of anything, very useful in the classroom

-Beat my pornography addiction when I was 19

-Proficient in Microsoft Office and Photoshop



RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

GlomGlom Corporation of Evil Doing

POSITION: Legal intern

DUTIES: Setting up sex scandals in which to blackmail wealthy politicians, forwarding email, burning down the houses of the poor, loan sharking, answering phones, greeting clients in a manner that would frighten most people



PUBLICATIONS

Corporate Law, 1986 (fucking Robert Clark stole my draft)

Little Brown & Co.



REFERENCES

Glomgor Evil

GlomGlom Corporation of Evil Doings

gorlock@peanutbutternipples.com



Sloblor the Muck Monster

GreenHate Enterprises

sloblor@greenhate.com



So, now that you know the real me, are you gonna get me into class of 2009-2010 or not? I would like to remind you that I can make weapons out of anything.



Sincerely,

michaelcorleone





remember.....anything.
I was tempted to use this as a personal statement:

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

What the fuck people! I need a motherfuckin LLM, and I have a resume that says I am fucking fit to be your goddamn commencement speaker of the graduating class. I have applied to a ton of LLMs in here, and not one of them responded (not even an “application complete email”), WHAT THE FUCK?!



Personal statement? Here's my fucking personal statement!

Now, I'm really low on financial aid now, and I'll suck a dick if I have to...that's right!

Got a bear in your backyard that keeps eating your garbage? I'll fight that motherfucker and I'll win! Can any other prospective LLM candidate say that?! FUCK NO! What'd you say? You lost your keys to the school? FUCK IT! I'll shoot the goddamn lock off your door with my laser eyes! That's how bad I need a motherfuckin LLM! Your brother is gay and you're not cool with that? I'll de-gay him with reverse buttsex. Don't believe me?! Then accept me (with financial aid) and I'll fucking show you!



OBJECTIVE

I need a motherfuckin LLM.



SHIT I HAVE DONE

-I invented the moon.

-Atlantis was around til 1988, but sunk when I shot out of my mom's vagina like a silver bullet into a wolverine.

-I am also a wolverine.

-Had sex with the Spice Girls.

-The Socratic method was originally my idea until that bastard Roscoe Pound stole it.

-I have prophetic visions of the apocolypse.

-Watched the movie "Legally Blonde" at least 18 times.

-Created a new genre of dance in which people get so into it that radiation waves pulsate off of them, I like to call this the microrave.

-I reverse engineered a door, I now know how it works.

-When I was 8, a frisbee flew into my backyard and I blew it up with my mind.

-My brother is the Eiffel Tower

-Direct descendant of Edward Cooke and William Blackstone

-Can make weapons out of anything, very useful in the classroom

-Beat my pornography addiction when I was 19

-Proficient in Microsoft Office and Photoshop



RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

GlomGlom Corporation of Evil Doing

POSITION: Legal intern

DUTIES: Setting up sex scandals in which to blackmail wealthy politicians, forwarding email, burning down the houses of the poor, loan sharking, answering phones, greeting clients in a manner that would frighten most people



PUBLICATIONS

Corporate Law, 1986 (fucking Robert Clark stole my draft)

Little Brown & Co.



REFERENCES

Glomgor Evil

GlomGlom Corporation of Evil Doings

gorlock@peanutbutternipples.com



Sloblor the Muck Monster

GreenHate Enterprises

sloblor@greenhate.com



So, now that you know the real me, are you gonna get me into class of 2009-2010 or not? I would like to remind you that I can make weapons out of anything.



Sincerely,

michaelcorleone





remember.....anything.
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dream13
oxford in in england- so you better get used to using non americanizms' and how on earth did you get into columbia?
oxford in in england- so you better get used to using non americanizms' and how on earth did you get into columbia?
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lol, the system's unfair, right?
lol, the system's unfair, right?
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googs
Sources indicate that the MLF program admittees will be receiving word by telephone in the next day or two, followed by an admissions packet in the mail. Apparently the program is being limited to fairly small numbers--thirty or so--and has received over three hundred applications.

This information doesn't apply to the BCL program; I don't have any information on the timeline for that.

Good luck to all who applied.
Sources indicate that the MLF program admittees will be receiving word by telephone in the next day or two, followed by an admissions packet in the mail. Apparently the program is being limited to fairly small numbers--thirty or so--and has received over three hundred applications.

This information doesn't apply to the BCL program; I don't have any information on the timeline for that.

Good luck to all who applied.
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googs
I should also add that the above probably only applies to the January 22nd application deadline for the MLF. I'm not sure if the 30 admittees number is for just that deadline, or for the program as a whole. There may be another round of admittances and the program may expand for the next deadline; I don't know.
I should also add that the above probably only applies to the January 22nd application deadline for the MLF. I'm not sure if the 30 admittees number is for just that deadline, or for the program as a whole. There may be another round of admittances and the program may expand for the next deadline; I don't know.
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guest_1
Hi googs,

Many thx for that!
Where did you get this information?

GL everybody!
Hi googs,

Many thx for that!
Where did you get this information?

GL everybody!
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Pers187
Has anyone been in contact with the school? Can anyone confirm the applicant count?
Has anyone been in contact with the school? Can anyone confirm the applicant count?
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tiara
hey ppl..i jus received a call from Oxford..I have been admitted to the MLF prog...!! So, the university has started sending out calls..All da Best to all of you..!! :)
hey ppl..i jus received a call from Oxford..I have been admitted to the MLF prog...!! So, the university has started sending out calls..All da Best to all of you..!! :)
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guest_1
That's weird, Universities are not supposed to give information on the admission results by phone...
That's weird, Universities are not supposed to give information on the admission results by phone...
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dream13
it is true, apparently a few calls have been made and all should hear by next week- whatever the outcome. Congratulations and good luck
it is true, apparently a few calls have been made and all should hear by next week- whatever the outcome. Congratulations and good luck
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AMG
i jus received a call from Oxford..I have been admitted to the MLF prog...!! So, the university has started sending out calls..


Honestly: I don't understand that...

...since the e-mail that confirmed my application said:

"We can confirm that your application is complete and will be assessed as part of the 22 January Application Deadline. The date by which departments are expected to make decisions on applications submitted in this cycle is 19 March 2010. You can therefore expect to hear the result of your application from the department, considering your application IN WRITING, after this date."

Do the calls replace any notification via e-mail in advance of the formal offer letter?

@tiara: where are you located?

Thanks!
<blockquote>i jus received a call from Oxford..I have been admitted to the MLF prog...!! So, the university has started sending out calls..</blockquote>

Honestly: I don't understand that...

...since the e-mail that confirmed my application said:

"We can confirm that your application is complete and will be assessed as part of the 22 January Application Deadline. The date by which departments are expected to make decisions on applications submitted in this cycle is 19 March 2010. You can therefore expect to hear the result of your application from the department, considering your application IN WRITING, after this date."

Do the calls replace any notification via e-mail in advance of the formal offer letter?

@tiara: where are you located?

Thanks!
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dream13
my friend got admitted via phone call this morning. strange but true
my friend got admitted via phone call this morning. strange but true
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guest_1
And whatever the outcome?? That's even more weird... I don't really see why they do that...

Could the people that have been called give an idea of their background and if they're from the UK? Thx!
And whatever the outcome?? That's even more weird... I don't really see why they do that...

Could the people that have been called give an idea of their background and if they're from the UK? Thx!
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Could anyone confirm whether the candidates who have received confirmations over phone are from UK or from other countries as well.....really strange that not even emails but phone calls are being used to contact successful candidates.
Could anyone confirm whether the candidates who have received confirmations over phone are from UK or from other countries as well.....really strange that not even emails but phone calls are being used to contact successful candidates.
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Pers187
I think it's a lie to stir up hysteria.
I think it's a lie to stir up hysteria.
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Seems strange...my friend who did BCL last year...received a email confirmation..followed by a letter...no phone calls....as regards places...i remember clearly that they are offering 30 for the whole programme and not any particular deadlines....was what the Said Business School press release.
Seems strange...my friend who did BCL last year...received a email confirmation..followed by a letter...no phone calls....as regards places...i remember clearly that they are offering 30 for the whole programme and not any particular deadlines....was what the Said Business School press release.
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