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February 5th, 2013

11:08 pm - May 2013
anyone else starting May 2013?

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November 27th, 2012

Holly Ashbourne
07:15 pm - Application for Sept 2013
Good evening everyone,

I am happy I randomly stumbled upon this community. One question I had was does anyone know the firm cut-off dates for each term's application? I can't seem to find it anywhere on the UWO page. I know the sooner the better but I like concrete details =P

Current Mood: confusedconfused

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06:47 pm - Application for September 2013!
Hi guys! 

I'm currently working on my application for the September 2013 section, and I'll admit, I'm having some difficulty. There was a section on a 'self-declared' grade average, so I just put down my cumulative average from last year (which was above 70, but not that great) and left it at that, since I don't know my marks for this semester yet. 

There was also a section on employment history/professional background. This confused me, so I listed most of the jobs I've had that I thought could potentially pertain to the application - like I've worked at a couple of grocery stores as a supervisor, so I put that down, because I thought it demonstrated leadership skills. Can anyone shed some light on this section?

Right now, I'm having some difficulty with the academic referee section. I already got one professor to say he'd do it for me, as well as the head librarian at the library I work at, but it wants addresses - does it mean the addresses of where they work? I'd think it'd be strange if it was home address. Again, could use some help here. 

Also, am I applying too late? Everyone says the sooner the better. 

Thanks for all your help! I'm so glad I found this little community. 

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September 25th, 2012

06:49 pm - Only a few months now!
Just wanted to say a friendly hello to everyone. How is your first semester going? Only a few more months now till my partner, cats and I are 'chilling' in London! Haven't even needed to put socks on for 20 months now, so snow will be interesting. Looking forward to meeting some of you in January.  
Current Location: Chiang Mai
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Vampire Weekend

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August 5th, 2012

Jessica Wilkie-Facchin
07:33 pm - Co-Op Question!
If anyone who has already been through the program sees this, I have a quick question: 
How likely am I to find a co-op in London? My living situation isn't particularly conducive to being away for 4 to 8 months and I'd like to be able to stay in town if possible. Will I have any luck?

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August 2nd, 2012

03:54 pm - Co-op
Hey MLIS-ers,

I'm starting at Western in September and am hoping to do a co-op in the winter semester, preferably at home in Newfoundland. I'm wondering how likely it is that I'll find a placement here? I know that there is often a placement offered at the Memorial University Library in the fall, but I don't think that they take students in the winter. Could you more experienced folk maybe talk about some placements you've done and the experiences you had?

Also: Hi! Any future classmates want to introduce yourselves?

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July 7th, 2012

11:30 pm - Let's Get This Community Pumping
Hello UWO MLIS Community,
If anyone is still in this community or interested, let it be known know. I will go first:

My name is Robyn, I am still waiting to hear about my Jan 2013 application. I am interested in digital collections and the future of libraries. I hope to work in an academic library and will possibly pursue a Phd. 

Now, your turn : )

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June 19th, 2012

06:41 pm - January 2013 Applicants
Hello MLIS UWO Community,
I just wanted to say hello and was wondering if any one is out there, waiting to hear about acceptances for January 2013?

Fingers crossed, hoping to hear by the end of this month! 

Current Mood: hopefulhopeful

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February 6th, 2012

04:30 pm - MLIS Application advice
Hello Everyone!
I'm currently working on my application for the MLIS program in September 2012. I am just having a little trouble with the statement of interest and I was hoping for a little bit of advice. 

The thing that is troubling me the most is what the tone of the statement should be. Should it be more of a formal tone or can it be a little bit informal? I have tried to find some advice online about this, but every page I've found contradicts the last.

I have wanted to take the MLIS program for a few years now and I think I'm stressing out about it more than is necessary.

Any advice would be really appreciated!

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January 16th, 2012

08:10 pm - Application Question
Hi everyone, 
I'm in a bit of a dilemma, I have all of my things together and I actually wanted to start applying for the September 2012 program now, but I want the grades in my current semester to be included in my consideration for acceptance. Will they wait until my final grades come in before they decide to accept/ reject my application? Or are they going to look at whatever I have right now? 

I'm thinking I should wait a little longer to apply, but I don't want to wait too long since they're accepting applications for September 2012 right now, does anyone have any advice?

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