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- Feb 11, 2012
Thank you for the words of encouragement! I will definitely pass them along to my dd@wendow I hope your DD hears good news soon! My DD applied her sophomore year and flew through her WBI to PI to offer fairly quickly. She didn't have lots of work experience but did 1) come from larger university 2) lived away from home. While lots of kids get in from smaller universities, and from home, I think some of that may possibly be dependent upon how many roles they need to fill, as I suspect that the priority comes to those who meet the university/away from home criteria.
DD also applied for Summer alumni the year after her fall DCP-moved to WBI fairly quickly but waited for the PI to come, then waited until almost last wave for the offer. She applied again for SA this past spring and was NLIC at last wave (which she was fine with as she got a really good high paying internship in her field), never having even gotten to WBI!
All that to say: not much rhyme or reason as to why sometimes it is a fast process or why some kids make it through and others don't!
Also-and this is just a suggestion-from another group-putting an interest in everything is sometimes seen as a negative. In other words-it is ok to have a no interest in one or 2 areas, as it implies that thought and consideration went into thinking about the roles.. Also-the recruiters do look at social media...Not in anyway saying this is a factor but just FYI.
Anyway I really hope your DD makes it through! However JIC tell her to not give up-stories are around of kids trying several times before they get accepted!
Regarding the bolded above, we've read the same thing. It's tempting to just check everything cause most of these kids applying really will do any of the jobs just to get the experience of doing the program but the system may see that as a negative. I know my dd put some interest in 14 roles (not sure how many are options) and her interest level varied. We spent a lot of time talking through each so hopefully, if she ever gets an opportunity for a PI, she will come across like she has carefully considered the roles.
I don't think her SM would turn off any of the recruiters but that is good to always keep in mind!