Comments on: Prefrosh Preview: A guide to the School of Foreign Service http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/04/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-the-school-of-foreign-service/ Sun, 28 Sep 2014 04:45:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Working hard doesnt mean you nerd, the less talented normally dont get admitted. http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/04/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-the-school-of-foreign-service/comment-page-1/#comment-483467 Sun, 22 Aug 2010 10:15:25 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19362#comment-483467 Firstly, Economics is not hard. Unproductive chill people will become a problem in our society. Hence we need those who will become leaders of tomorrow to self-select from empty vessels by acquiring more knowledge. Read read read. A lot of SFSers (& everyone else) study and are focused on a world that is both very selective and discerning, their competition is not only at Georgetown but from many other equally reputable Colleges around the world. Whether its business, Law, Medicine, Arts & Sciences etc or whatever you want to do, its important that first and foremost, you work hard. Other people aren’t working very hard consequently that best opportunity cant be given to you because you will be less qualified. There is more to life rather than just emphasizing on partying and other things that pass without adding value to your future. You will meet so many people in life and forget about so many too, in the end you will only have just a few around you. So hang on to something that you will always have, and that’s your future.

Secondly, its good to be balanced – and I mean socially, athletically, academically etc but make sure you do that without ruining your future.

Lastly, the admission office need to make sure that chill people don’t get here. They make this institution lag behind and significantly lower our academic standards. So freshmen, concentrate on something that will give you a great future, your life didn’t begin at Georgetown, so please don’t let it end here. But instead use this awesome opportunity to move on to the next greatest level.

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By: Bemused http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/04/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-the-school-of-foreign-service/comment-page-1/#comment-482945 Mon, 16 Aug 2010 22:08:19 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19362#comment-482945 This is silly. Georgetown offers excellent programs in all of its schools. SFS is no exception. Being a pompous jerk is not the same thing as being a sociopath. Message boards like this are not really conducive to fruitful discussions. Let’s all take a deep breath and go do something that’s worth our time.

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By: @ "@Perception vs. reality" http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/04/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-the-school-of-foreign-service/comment-page-1/#comment-482131 Sat, 07 Aug 2010 05:04:57 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19362#comment-482131 if this were facebook i would like your post

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By: @Perception vs. reality http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/04/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-the-school-of-foreign-service/comment-page-1/#comment-482075 Fri, 06 Aug 2010 18:37:32 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19362#comment-482075 I don’t think anyone condemned the student body as the whole- in fact, you will see that I explicitly did NOT do that

Acting ‘chill’ is something that ends up being good for our society so that we’re not a bunch of overly serious sociopathic one-uppers (like those who end up back in DC in politics…)
It’s one thing to be passionate, and another to be smug, pompous, and a braggart. Too many people fail to go about pursuing their passion in a civil way, or even in a healthy way. Enjoy life my friend

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By: Common Sense http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/04/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-the-school-of-foreign-service/comment-page-1/#comment-482069 Fri, 06 Aug 2010 17:34:01 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19362#comment-482069 @@Perception vs. Reality

What I don’t understand is why people at Georgetown find the need to act “chill”. If people find something their passionate about, then who are you to tell them that they have to hide it? Sure there are some obnoxious people in the SFS, but I think it’s ridiculous to condemn the SFS body as a whole.

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By: @Perception vs. reality http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/04/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-the-school-of-foreign-service/comment-page-1/#comment-482066 Fri, 06 Aug 2010 16:51:10 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19362#comment-482066 Ughhh

I was SFS, and it was people like you that give it a bad name among college and MSB students. SFS has a good group of people, but it also has a bunch of pseudo-intellectuals who think they can compensate for social shortcomings by acting pompous and feigning intelligence that they don’t actually have (see above)

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By: @common sence http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/04/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-the-school-of-foreign-service/comment-page-1/#comment-482031 Fri, 06 Aug 2010 06:35:09 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19362#comment-482031 no, i will enjoy my sfs degree

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By: common sense http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/04/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-the-school-of-foreign-service/comment-page-1/#comment-481993 Thu, 05 Aug 2010 22:53:49 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19362#comment-481993 @@perception vs. reality: enjoy your business degree sir.

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By: @perception vs. reality http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/04/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-the-school-of-foreign-service/comment-page-1/#comment-481979 Thu, 05 Aug 2010 20:56:36 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19362#comment-481979 yoooou are a douche and dipshits like you are the reason why endless efforts have been wasted on trying to convince the rest of the university community that sfs isn’t full of sociopaths like you. thank you

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By: Eileen http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/04/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-the-school-of-foreign-service/comment-page-1/#comment-481977 Thu, 05 Aug 2010 20:39:58 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19362#comment-481977 If you’re genuinely interested in something, and studying/practicing it makes you happy, then it doesn’t matter what the rest of the world thinks. If you’re pretending to be interested in something just because you think it makes you sound “smart,” or if you’re too afraid of looking “nerdy” to pursue your interests, then you need to lighten up a little. I don’t think that there’s a real personality “type” to the different schools; most of the time I can’t tell the difference between a government major and an i-pol major, and though I’m actually an i-his major, I get mistaken for a “regular” history major pretty regularly. There is a personality stereotype associated with the SFS, of course, but I wonder how many of the people who fit it are SFS students and how many are government majors in the College, or international business students in the MSB, or international health students in the NHS. The one thing I will concede is that genuinely international students tend to be SFS-ers, but that should hardly come as a surprise to anyone.

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