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Wrong School Name on Resume

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:21 pm
by Tboyce
I think I'm gonna die, I just proofread my app for the last law schoo I'm applying to (Northwestern) and realized I have my objective on my resume as "To attend the university of Tecas at Austin School of Law." UT was the first school I applied to, so looks like all other 9 schools received that same resume. What should I do? Is there anything I can do? With a 171 on my LSAT and a 3.3 in chemical engineering undergrad, I already got into Tulane but I'm worried about my apps to the T14 schools I applied to.

Re: Wrong School Name on Resume

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:25 pm
by Tboyce
jesus two mistakes in that post, just not my day. but you all got the gist of my post

Re: Wrong School Name on Resume

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:31 pm
by CanadianWolf
I hope that Texas is really your first choice law school.

Re: Wrong School Name on Resume

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:32 pm
by jgloster
Oh boy, that's fucked up! :shock:

Re: Wrong School Name on Resume

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:37 pm
by Tboyce
CanadianWolf wrote:I hope that Texas is really your first choice law school.


It is, that's why I applied there first. But the prospect of it being texas or bust is killing me

Re: Wrong School Name on Resume

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:42 pm
by albanach
Tboyce wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:I hope that Texas is really your first choice law school.


It is, that's why I applied there first. But the prospect of it being texas or bust is killing me


So, you have two options. Hope Adcomms don't read resume's that carefully, or send an updated resume and hope they don't notice the subtle change. It's not a good look, though I doubt very much that you'll be the first to make this mistake.

I'm not entirely sure why "attending law school xxx" would be an objective line on a resume anyway. I suggest you take that off.

Re: Wrong School Name on Resume

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:46 pm
by A. Nony Mouse
Yeah, objectives are unnecessary on resumes and in fact looks bad generally.

Re: Wrong School Name on Resume

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:54 pm
by Tboyce
albanach wrote:
Tboyce wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:I hope that Texas is really your first choice law school.


It is, that's why I applied there first. But the prospect of it being texas or bust is killing me


So, you have two options. Hope Adcomms don't read resume's that carefully, or send an updated resume and hope they don't notice the subtle change. It's not a good look, though I doubt very much that you'll be the first to make this mistake.

I'm not entirely sure why "attending law school xxx" would be an objective line on a resume anyway. I suggest you take that off.


It was a section on my old resume from job apps and I never thought to remove it. However, just removed it. I called Vanderbilt and the lady said typos happen (didn't tell her the typo) and that I can resubmit my resume by emailing it to their admissions office. Should I just email every school I've applied to saying I've noticed an error in my resume and here's the corrected copy?

Re: Wrong School Name on Resume

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:54 pm
by #gobroncos
albanach wrote:
Tboyce wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:I hope that Texas is really your first choice law school.


It is, that's why I applied there first. But the prospect of it being texas or bust is killing me


So, you have two options. Hope Adcomms don't read resume's that carefully, or send an updated resume and hope they don't notice the subtle change. It's not a good look, though I doubt very much that you'll be the first to make this mistake.

I'm not entirely sure why "attending law school xxx" would be an objective line on a resume anyway. I suggest you take that off.


Do the former - I had a couple typos at the end of an essay I wrote for Michigan that made it seem like I couldn’t speak English. I panicked, but then sent an updated version via a very apologetic and polite email. I don’t think anyone read the first version because I still was invited to interview for a Darrow.

Send updated versions. The only person likely to know will be the undergrad who processes it.

Re: Wrong School Name on Resume

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:01 pm
by Gordon_Cole
CanadianWolf wrote:I hope that Texas is really your first choice law school.


You mean "Tecas"?

Re: Wrong School Name on Resume

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:08 pm
by A. Nony Mouse
Tboyce wrote:
albanach wrote:
Tboyce wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:I hope that Texas is really your first choice law school.


It is, that's why I applied there first. But the prospect of it being texas or bust is killing me


So, you have two options. Hope Adcomms don't read resume's that carefully, or send an updated resume and hope they don't notice the subtle change. It's not a good look, though I doubt very much that you'll be the first to make this mistake.

I'm not entirely sure why "attending law school xxx" would be an objective line on a resume anyway. I suggest you take that off.


It was a section on my old resume from job apps and I never thought to remove it. However, just removed it. I called Vanderbilt and the lady said typos happen (didn't tell her the typo) and that I can resubmit my resume by emailing it to their admissions office. Should I just email every school I've applied to saying I've noticed an error in my resume and here's the corrected copy?

Yes, they won’t associate it with your application. You’ll be fine.

Re: Wrong School Name on Resume

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:13 pm
by Tboyce
#gobroncos wrote:
albanach wrote:
Tboyce wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:I hope that Texas is really your first choice law school.


It is, that's why I applied there first. But the prospect of it being texas or bust is killing me


So, you have two options. Hope Adcomms don't read resume's that carefully, or send an updated resume and hope they don't notice the subtle change. It's not a good look, though I doubt very much that you'll be the first to make this mistake.

I'm not entirely sure why "attending law school xxx" would be an objective line on a resume anyway. I suggest you take that off.


Do the former - I had a couple typos at the end of an essay I wrote for Michigan that made it seem like I couldn’t speak English. I panicked, but then sent an updated version via a very apologetic and polite email. I don’t think anyone read the first version because I still was invited to interview for a Darrow.

Send updated versions. The only person likely to know will be the undergrad who processes it.


Thank you, that's what I'm currently doing

Re: Wrong School Name on Resume

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:55 pm
by Jjbb938483
If everything else in your application is great, I doubt it will totally ruin your chances. Frankly it does show a lack of concern for detail. The fact you even have an objective on your resume is concerning though. It's unnecessary because they know what your objective is. The other issue is that it either 1) took away space from something else you could have had on there or 2) you used it to fill up space on a somewhat empty resume.

There's a chance they won't even care that much though. This sort of thing happens all the time and they know kids have other top choices so they're not going to get their feelings hurt.

Re: Wrong School Name on Resume

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:19 pm
by cuzzydunlop
I haven't seen someone put an objective on a resume ... ever. At least not in the real world. I think that's something you put on there when you're an undergrad with a light resume looking for a summer internship. Get rid of it!

Re: Wrong School Name on Resume

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:28 pm
by trickyricky
cuzzydunlop wrote:I haven't seen someone put an objective on a resume ... ever. At least not in the real world. I think that's something you put on there when you're an undergrad with a light resume looking for a summer internship. Get rid of it!


Obviously this is just a anecdote from my own experience but several admissions staff and a dean of admissions at a top school have told me they do enjoy seeing something at the beginning of a resume (whether an 'Objectives' section or just a paragraph explaining what you are currently up to). This is especially the case if you genuinely have something interesting to say about your current status and future plans, like are in an active arts project or volunteer effort etc etc.

Anyways just adding what I've heard.

Re: Wrong School Name on Resume

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:34 pm
by ms9
Tboyce wrote:I think I'm gonna die, I just proofread my app for the last law schoo I'm applying to (Northwestern) and realized I have my objective on my resume as "To attend the university of Tecas at Austin School of Law." UT was the first school I applied to, so looks like all other 9 schools received that same resume. What should I do? Is there anything I can do? With a 171 on my LSAT and a 3.3 in chemical engineering undergrad, I already got into Tulane but I'm worried about my apps to the T14 schools I applied to.


One of many reasons you shouldn't have an objective in your law school resume.

Fix it, email them and ask them to replace with the new "updated" one ASAP. Likely that should clear you.

Re: Wrong School Name on Resume

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:49 pm
by Dcc617
albanach wrote:
Tboyce wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:I hope that Texas is really your first choice law school.


It is, that's why I applied there first. But the prospect of it being texas or bust is killing me


... send an updated resume and hope they don't notice the subtle change. It's not a good look, though I doubt very much that you'll be the first to make this mistake.


Do that. Your mistake sucks but probably won't sink you. Adcomms still have to fill their classes and applicants are humans.

Don't point it out though. Just send in an "updated resume."