It's official: Law school can wait, I'm going to save the world first. Teach for America, Chicago 2007 Corps.
-Recommendations- good (advisor read them for me and gave feedback- "way better than most I read.") but only two because the third was taking too long and making me nervous.
-Personal statement is about coming out and losing my parents' support for school. Well written, according to everyone who has read it. a little mushy though.
-Record- if adcomms pay any attention to transcripts, they'll see different major GPAs. Majors are Gender & Women's Studies (3.95ish), Spanish (3.6ish), and International Studies (3.9ish), finishing in 4 years.
-One semester in Spain
-Deans List, Phi Kappa Phi, honors classes each semester, 4 year $8,000 merit scholarship at a top state university.
-Extras- co-chair of a university committee, peer facilitator for freshmen workshops about supporting rape survivors, president of LGBT student group, rape crisis hotline volunteer, organizing a substantial anti-homophobia project, National Day of Silence campus coordinator, spring break volunteer work at domestic violence shelters, rugby team, cast member of Vagina Monologues, organizer for annual fundraiser for american cancer society, a few other smaller things.
-Work experience- straight from undergrad, lots of pink collar stuff- years of nannying, some clerical, some food service, a summer at a big law firm. part time work junior and senior year of college.