Thank you card etiquette

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  1. Mystique

    Mystique The Procrastinator

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    Okay, this question deviates a bit from the norm...

    So, last week I had a great time with 2 out of the 3 interviewers....

    I really didn't hit it off well with one of the interviewers...she was STOIC--no smiles, no nods,etc and very awkward questions. I honestly did not have a good time with her. Now, here's the question....I want to send thank you cards, but must I send one even to the one whom I didn't like....is it best in this case just to avoid sending them. I don't want HER to find out I sent my other interviewers a thank you note and not her...

    Any suggestions?


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  3. Scooby Doo

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    send a very generic one to her thanking her for her time and only comment on the school...not her :)
    simple!
     
  4. eagle26

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    Send them all a thank you note...even HER. Tell her you had a wonderful experience, etc. I know you might be stretching the truth, but who cares? Just do what you can to get in.
     
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    Mystique The Procrastinator

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    Thanks Scooby. :)

    Joseph, it really doesn't make a difference b/c the committee has already met to decide my fate, BUT thanks for your advice. :)
     
  6. Amy B

    Amy B I miss my son so much
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    Wow that sounds exactly like an interview I had. Just curious, but was this an east coast school?

    I agree, I would send all involved a thank you card. I actually forgot to send this school a note and now I am worried about it looking bad.
     
  7. jargon124

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    I wouldn't stress too much about thank you cards. I mean sending them is probably a good idea but it's not going to make the difference between getting accepted/rejected. Case in point: I have sent one to all my interviewers except NYU (because I didn't remember the guys's name) and guess what - NYU is currently my first and only acceptance!
     
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    I agree with the last person who posted a message on this topic. Thank-you cards really don't matter. If I was an interviewer, I'd get sick of all the dumb thank-you letters in my mail. I sent thank-you letters to the two interviewers at the first school I interviewed at, but not to any of the others. I got into the first one, but I also got into two more.
     
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    Hey guys,

    Really the only reason to send one is just being courteous and thanking them for their time, whatever. If you really didn't have a good time or you just don't feel like sending one then don't. At some schools the thank-you note thing is really important, though. For instance, at Georgetown they tell you that you should send a note and that it will be put in with your file before the committee! :eek: So you never know. And like jargon said it's not going to come down to, "Hmmm, well Johnson and Davis both have a 30 a 3.5 with good EC's and LOC's...but, Davis sent the thank you note so she's in! That'll teach that Johnson fella a lesson." Ok, I'm exaggerating but you get the point. Take care all and good luck with everything. Ciao.
     
  10. mma

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    I had an interviewer who was very much like you described. As I make it a point of sending thank you cards to everyone, I sent her one as well. But I was very satisfied with the thank you card--the message was generic, but the front of the card was a photograph of a very thorny branch from a bush. She was prickly, so it fit. ;)

    mma
     
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    Mystique The Procrastinator

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    How clever, mma! Unfortunately, mine are rather plain...they just say thank you in calligraphy on the front. But, I decided to write a generic one to HER, so it's all good. Thanks for the replies everyone. :)

    Amy Beth,
    It was indeed a school on the east coast....make it northeast. :)
     

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