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Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by che527, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. che527

    che527 Member

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    Has anybody been to the Naval Academy Congressional Academy Day? I registered and I want to know what to expect.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ktnatalk

    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    Not trying to be mean, but did you just say you signed up for something but you are not sure what you will get out of it?
    I suggest listen to what they say about each academy and ask questions if you have any there.
     
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  3. CaliNavyMom

    CaliNavyMom Member

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    Sorry but there is no need to get snarky...this young man/lady asked a question, I've seen worse questions about stuff that's right in front of people's faces.
    Maybe someone could actually offer an opinion for him/her, since this forum is about that.
    My suggestion is google it and see if there are any sites that discuss it.
     
  4. che527

    che527 Member

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    I know what will I get out of it, I meant that I wanted to know what the schedule for the day would be like.
     
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  5. che527

    che527 Member

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    Thank you.
     
  6. landlock

    landlock Member

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    Reasonable question.
    My DD and I went late winter junior year...she is now USNA class of 2019. It was for all service academies and ROTC programs in our state...so not sure if this is the same thing but I bet it is. Very helpful to her for her plan B choices. She had already decided USNA/ USCGA as first choices and was knowledgeable about those, but there was very helpful info about ROTC for our state civilian schools. Very helpful to me since I did not know that much about it (am civilian) and my DD kind of did everything on her own. Bring a parent!! I do believe my daughter telling me that she did talk to a person there who ended up being part of the team that did the congressional interview, so bring your "A" game. Dress accordingly...interview type attire. Never know who you will meet. Good luck
     
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  7. che527

    che527 Member

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    Thanks! :)
     
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    Whoa- a bit over the top. That's not the way I read his/her question at all.
     
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  9. murfthesurf

    murfthesurf DS - USNA 2020

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    :director:Who made you Snarkmaster ?

    What about you? What have you offered the OP on the question? :scratch:

    Jeez, why so quick to pounce?

    kt gave a legitimate answer to start a back and forth discussion ! This is a two dimensional forum and much context is lost in a post than would otherwise be present in a face to face.

    BTW, I've met kt in uniform on the Yard. Believe me, kt has not only has the 'chops' but the institutional knowledge. He has provided more official help around here to the clue-less (like me) than you or I can or will ever give a SA candidate!
     
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  10. CaliNavyMom

    CaliNavyMom Member

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    When someone starts off with "not trying to be mean" guess what...that's what they are doing. So if you aren't trying to then don't. 2d forum or not, that is pretty clear to anyone.
    A "what are you looking for, or what do you mean by what to expect" to clarify, something like that would not have been as abrasive as the post was.
    As a parent, this is not helpful to these kids that come here looking for advice. They come here because people are knowledgeable. Our MOC doesn't hold an academy day, probably because we are in a high military area. But sorry, not sorry for pointing out that we shouldn't be rude or "mean" in our responses. Level of experience doesn't matter if you don't deliver it in a tactful or constructive manner. It just makes them not want to ask which is counterproductive for a kid that can't get this help anywhere else.
    But thanks for your opinion, and have a wonderful day.
     
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  11. lilysmom

    lilysmom New Member

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    Long time lurker first time poster. Thank you for all contributors helping my kids on this journey.

    NavyMom, I have seen plenty of those people you described in real life, but I also come to term that an email/text can be interpreted how we choose to as well. I don't feel the same as you do - just my opinion.

    I see the same as Murf did, although I probably would not have responded the way he started.

    Just my thoughts. Go Navy! Beat Army!
     
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  12. murfthesurf

    murfthesurf DS - USNA 2020

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    *sigh*
     
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    We've gone to two academy nights hosted by different MOC. Both programs were similar. They had speakers (admissions and alumni) from each service academy, a time for Q & A, and tables where you could talk to the representatives after the presentation. One MOC showed up at his event, but the other didn't (probably in DC at the time). Both were informative and inspiring.
     
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    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Is there a specific way we should dress for this?
     
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    We went to one event like this at the beginning of the process. It was worthwhile. We heard from a DODMERB big shot and that was a nice because we had no idea about that process. The best part of it was that it was the first face to face contact DS had with our MOC's academy nomination staff. Got to meet them and ask a lot of questions. It was a nice meeting in general to answer the "do I really want to go for this?" question
     
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    Any specific dress code? If none, what should I wear for this (I'm a female)?
     
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    Some kids were in suits and some wore shorts. I recommend somewhere in between. Maybe business casual. I don't really think it matters much at these deals. It is not like your nomination interview. but it might be a first impression.
     
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    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Nice trousers and a button up shirt is recommended for males and equivalent for females. It is almost always safe to dress up than it is to dress down.
     
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