Just applied to Harvard...

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  1. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Supporting Member

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    ...for a job, not as a student. Which means I probably have about a 1% chance of getting it compared to the 5% or whatever the acceptance rate is for becoming a student there. Still, here's hoping.

    I've been adjuncting (hired per-course, for beans) for the last couple of years; this would be a one-year post (College Fellow in History) with an actual salary, and renewable for a second year. That, and the opportunity to relaunch research projects, would make it a huge career help - not to mention just having the Harvard name on my resume.

    Wish me luck!
  2. macaroni tony

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    that would be an awesome gig. I'd love to have you as a professor, Robert.

    All the best
  3. Ziltoid

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    Best of luck!

    The job market for prof positions is crazy. Scares me (first year of grad school).
  4. BigDanT

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    Best of luck man. Both my wife and I have tried our hands at academia. It's a tough go unless you can catch a break like that. Good vibes in your direction!
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  6. DannyBob

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    Hope you get it man, don't know who you are or your story, but I wish you the best of luck :)
    Dan
  7. iamlowsound

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    Good luck man!

    lowsound
  8. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

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    Best of luck, man! As an added bonus, you'd be joining a basketball powerhouse.;)
  9. DeathFromBelow

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  10. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

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    Harvard? I work for Harvard at least 4 times a year...
    Gigging at the Queenshead Pub in the basement of Memorial Hall!!! Next gig april.19th...
    Seriously bro good luck, that's a top post grad gig you are aiming for break a leg!
  11. fdeck

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    All the best!
  12. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Supporting Member

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    Given the sharpness and insight of your postings, you're in.
  13. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister Supporting Member

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    Feel free to use all us TBOT guys as references. Heck, you could even print this thread and show them how we think it's a great idea to hire you. :D

    If Harvard says no, you can always head up 89 and try Dartmouth.

    -Mike
  14. bassinplace

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    Good luck! Sending positive vibes your way!
  15. smperry

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    good luck.
  16. i_got_a_mohawk

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  17. buzzbass

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    best of luck to you
  18. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom Supporting Member

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    Best of luck!!!
  19. pedroims

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    Innocent question: is that 5% of students acceptant base on how much $$$$ the parents student have? Tell me how much you have and I will tell you how smart you are . Anyway, to the OP I hope that you can get the job.
  20. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually Supporting Member

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    Great school. I have several friends that graduated from Harvard. All worked their butts off in high school, no silver spoon whatsoever. One was first in her HMBA class. 15 - 20 years later all of them making 500-1M+ per year.

    Say what you want, it's a darn fine institution.
  21. paste

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    Were you the guy who got on wheels of fortune? You seem like a good guy to me. Good luck man!

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