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Bodhicaryavatara

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About Bodhicaryavatara

  • Rank
    Latte
  • Birthday 10/01/1987

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://ollinyoliztlicalmecac.org/
  • Skype
    Ask me if you'd need it!

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  • Gender
    Woman
  • Pronouns
    She/Her
  • Location
    PA
  • Interests
    Asian Studies, Religion (particularly Buddhism), Women's Studies, Anthropology (particularly ethnobotany), Law, Public Policy, Literature, Sociology, History, Spanish, Hindi, Social Justice, Art History, Indian Classical Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Latin American Studies
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    J.D.

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  1. Bodhicaryavatara

    Columbia University MSW Fall 2019

    Do we have any say/choice regarding field placements? Can we state our preferences for particular agencies/orgs?
  2. Bodhicaryavatara

    South Asian Studies, 2018-19 cycle

    Anyone else applying for FLAS? I hope to do Hindi (I'm Intermediate at the moment).
  3. Bodhicaryavatara

    Columbia University MSW Fall 2019

    online.
  4. Bodhicaryavatara

    Questions for MSW students/grads...

    Thank you! Is your field internship 21 hours a week?
  5. Bodhicaryavatara

    Columbia University MSW Fall 2019

    When did you find out about the merit based scholarships thru the school? I can't find such info on the website.
  6. Bodhicaryavatara

    Fall 2019 Applications

    I graduated in 2017, registered for the bar, and have been working in a JD required position. I did write an addendum addressing medical reasons for the application. To give some context, law school is graded on a forced curve. At my school, the median was set to a 2.9/3.0ish, meaning that 50% of the class had a 3.0+ GPA and 50% class fell below. 2.87 looks bad to someone who's not familiar with law school grading systems, but based on the forced curve, I'm in the middle 50% of the class. So not remarkable, but not bottom of the barrel either. Are MSW programs graded on a forced curve?
  7. Bodhicaryavatara

    Questions for MSW students/grads...

    In social work school are grades based mostly on final exams, or on final research papers? Or is it a mix? Also, are there usually assignments periodically throughout the semester or are the grades 100% based on one thing? What is the typical length of papers that you have to write? Are social work programs typically graded on a forced curve? Outside of fieldwork/classes, how many hours do you spend a week on coursework?
  8. Bodhicaryavatara

    The Positivity Thread

    My application for Columbia MSW is complete!
  9. Bodhicaryavatara

    Columbia University MSW Fall 2019

    Also, is there any truth to rumors floating around on the internet that the acceptance rate is 70%? Seems to good to be true!
  10. Bodhicaryavatara

    Fall 2019 Applications

    Although my undergrad GPA was a 3.82/magna cum laude (3.92 in major), I did very poorly in law school, and ended up with a cumulative GPA of 2.87. What impact will this have on my admissions cycle?
  11. Bodhicaryavatara

    Columbia University MSW Fall 2019

    Thanks! How generous is Columbia with merit-based scholarships?
  12. Bodhicaryavatara

    Columbia University MSW Fall 2019

    Does anyone know what is the median undergraduate GPA for accepted students?
  13. Bodhicaryavatara

    Fall 2019 Applications

    Am I competitive? Stats are as follows: Sociology and Anthropology major, Spanish minor at an all women's liberal arts college 3.82 undergraduate cumulative GPA (magna cum laude); 3.92 GPA in major Dean's List Phi Beta Kappa Fluent in Spanish and Hindi; Beginner French 2.87 law school GPA Pro Bono Service with Outstanding Honors 2 stints of AmeriCorps multiple internships at public defenders offices and nonprofit legal aid orgs assisting population such as inmates, immigrants/refugees, domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, veterans, homeless, etc.
  14. Bodhicaryavatara

    Effect of bad grad school GPA

    Although my undergrad GPA was a 3.82/magna cum laude (3.92 in major), I did very poorly in law school, and ended up with a cumulative GPA of 2.87. What impact will this have on my admissions cycle?
  15. Bodhicaryavatara

    Fall 2019 Applications

    Just submitted my Columbia app on 12/1!
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