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# Your short and long term goals, really?

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11 Mar 2007, 18:21
I'm just curious. How many of you wrote what you ACTUALLY want to do in the future as your goals and how many of you wrote what "fit" best with your story?

I was surprised at the number of students I met who freely admitted they bullshitted, and I know of at least two or three here who did.

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11 Mar 2007, 18:37
Haha, same here. Almost everyone I talked to (admitted and prospective students) said they aren't as certain as they claimed in their essays.

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11 Mar 2007, 18:38
rhyme wrote:
I'm just curious. How many of you wrote what you ACTUALLY want to do in the future as your goals and how many of you wrote what "fit" best with your story?

I was surprised at the number of students I met who freely admitted they bullshitted, and I know of at least two or three here who did.

I'd say as I wrote and polished the essays I realized that those goals sound pretty damn sweet.

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11 Mar 2007, 18:46
Tried some thing that can make sense with my profile....

I am not sure what i want to do in the short or long term.......

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11 Mar 2007, 18:51
My goals are a likely path I might follow, although I am definitely researching different industries and planning to start school with an open mind.

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11 Mar 2007, 19:08
I really am serious about opening a bordello in Ithaca. I described the many aspects of my plan and fully intend to carry it out. I think my passion really came through, and it seems to be paying off.

And actually, I think my ding from Yale was related to a recent upsurge in applicants wanting to go into the sex industry. It's difficult to differentiate yourself among so many outstanding candidates from the field.

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11 Mar 2007, 19:25
Short-term: Exactly what I want to do
Long-term: A decent guess

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11 Mar 2007, 22:01
Short term: I will do it.
Long term: Depends on how short term pans out

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11 Mar 2007, 22:23
aaudetat wrote:
I really am serious about opening a bordello in Ithaca.

LMAO. You absolutely rock the board

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12 Mar 2007, 02:59
jaynayak wrote:
Short term: I will do it.
Long term: Depends on how short term pans out

Translation:

Short term: Start a coup
Long Term: Dictator of small indo pacific nation

Did I get it right?

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12 Mar 2007, 04:13
Short term: Pretty on the Button...

Long term: Maybe I'll take a tour of Romania and Czech Republic, inspired by aaudetat's goals.

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12 Mar 2007, 04:22
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I think my ding from Yale was related to a recent upsurge in applicants wanting to go into the sex industry. It's difficult to differentiate yourself among so many outstanding candidates from the field.

It is a well known fact that it comes down to recommendations in this pool.

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12 Mar 2007, 07:23
rhyme wrote:
jaynayak wrote:
Short term: I will do it.
Long term: Depends on how short term pans out

Translation:

Short term: Start a coup
Long Term: Dictator of small indo pacific nation

Did I get it right?

Am I so predictable.

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12 Mar 2007, 07:23
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