Columbia University ETP 2008 - page 21

So where are the potential 2008 Columbia ETPers at? I think a handful of regulars around here have Columbia on their list of apps, so heres a thread to get us through until notifications in Spring... Read More

  1. by   elizabells
    Assuming the tunics are the same as they had last year, they're not so bad looking. Your basic 2 pocket scrub top. Just be glad you guys don't have to wear the hair-shirt scratchy polos we got two years ago.
  2. by   LovetoTravel2001
    I just got my packet today and have a few questions...

    It seems like getting your housing stuff in early isn't going to do any good as it says "Review of applications and assignment... begins in mid-March... applications are randomly ordered..." But then Judy said in her email "We urge you to submit your application as soon as possible"... My husband and I will be applying for the couples housing and there are 4 options so we would really like to see the difference between them before selecting our first choice, etc. Does it matter if we wait to turn it in on Visiting Day after looking at the places?

    Also, as far as the uniforms... it says the pants are size 32" inseam - I need a 36" inseam or my pants will look like capris. Anybody know if we can order the pants somewhere else? Is that allowed?
  3. by   PsychMaven
    Quote from LovetoTravel2001
    I just got my packet today and have a few questions...

    It seems like getting your housing stuff in early isn't going to do any good as it says "Review of applications and assignment... begins in mid-March... applications are randomly ordered..." But then Judy said in her email "We urge you to submit your application as soon as possible"... My husband and I will be applying for the couples housing and there are 4 options so we would really like to see the difference between them before selecting our first choice, etc. Does it matter if we wait to turn it in on Visiting Day after looking at the places?
    The couples housing seems to be determined differently than singles because singles assignments are "based upon the date each student's application was received and by matching preference with unit availability". I don't know what "preference" they are referring to because there are no options on the paperwork for singles, just standard information, but I don't think couples need to worry about time. As you quoted, they are determined based solely on preference and availability so that email is likely just a mass generic one, but you could call to be sure.
  4. by   LovetoTravel2001
    Quote from Alexandria8
    Kevn2bNP,
    I was wondering if you could give me some idea of what these uniforms actually look like or are similar to. Ever since I saw tunic on the order form I've had quite a strange picture in my head. Are the white pants as terribly tacky as the vision of them in my head? Thanks for all of your input, its definitely eased my fears a lot to hear from people in the program who really understand where we are at.
    I :heartbeat Google...

    I think this is the 'tunic' (item number matches) http://busybeeapp.com/index.php?main...84a25ee498b1a5

    Looks like these are the pants...
    http://swankcustomlabcoat.com/scrubs.htm (you have to scroll down to the "unisex ultimate pants", or just see the link below for photo only)
    http://swankcustomlabcoat.com/images/7432-largeview.gif

    And the skirts...
    http://swankcustomlabcoat.com/images/7209-largeview.gif

    Last, but not least, the 'warm-up' jacket.
    http://www.arwaydirect.com/shopsite/product68.html

    Sorry they are from all over the internet - I couldn't find them all on the same site. Now if only I can find a way to miraculously make the pants 4 inches longer... Any ideas?
    Last edit by LovetoTravel2001 on Feb 23, '08
  5. by   dg05
    Yep, you've got them !
  6. by   fnp4me
    nice job LovetoTravel!

    doesn't seem too bad...

    do they put the Columbia logo on them, or are they just plain jane?
  7. by   LovetoTravel2001
    Quote from fnp4me
    nice job LovetoTravel!

    doesn't seem too bad...

    do they put the Columbia logo on them, or are they just plain jane?
    Thanks! I'm guessing they put some kind of Columbia something on it since we are making our checks out to the School of Nursing. My guess is if they weren't going to alter them we would be ordering directly from the company like we are with our supplies... but really I have no idea.
  8. by   fnp4me
    that's what i was thinking...and the price is a bit higher, so they're either doing something with them or making money off of us lol
  9. by   LovetoTravel2001
    Found a better picture of the scrub top...
    http://www.worklon.com/productpopup.aspx?ProductId=967
  10. by   dg05
    They have the logo and Columbia University School of Nursing on them.
  11. by   PurpleBee
    I just sent out the housing application with priority and certified mail yesterday, and I'm already seeing myself in the little cozy room. I hope I'll get a room with a sink.. (well, of course I'm hoping to get a room first, but I'm being optimistic). So, I am already looking (on craigslist) for a mini-refrigerator and a toaster/microwave to add to my space. We did not get any info about dining/dorm restaurants so does that mean we are eating whatever we can?
    My husband is already telling me that my dream of eating out everyday will come true so I should not worry too much about the fridge and microwave since they will only function as dust collectors. However, I do want my mini fridge and microwave in the room. Are we allowed to bring them into the dorms? I don't see why not.
    My husband cannot join me to NY this year so I am applying for the single dorm room. Is the bed big enough for when he comes to visit me? I remember the undergraduate dorms in college, and the bed was "sleepable" for 2 people But since college years we did add some weight too. I like the idea that the rooms are for one person..more privacy to us.
    Have a good weekend
  12. by   PsychMaven
    I too am trying to be optimistic. It hasn't been that long since I saw the likes of a dorm room, but four years of having my own bathroom back has spoiled me. That was, and is, my only true gripe about dorm living. It would definitely be sweet to have one of the one rooms on each floor with its own bathroom, yeah right though. I'm just hoping for a sink (and a room!) as well. I'm actually in a similar situation PurpleBee, I too must leave the boyfriend I have been living with for the past three years...not a marriage, but we've definitely gotten quite accustomed to being together. He can't move to NY until September so I am on my own in the big city for the summer.

    I definitely plan to bring a mini-fridge/freezer and microwave...I remember it being the only thing that got me through dining hall food. If we can have a toaster oven that is amazing because microwaved food gets so old. It's not so bad having them in the room, especially since even the smallest room is livable for one person, you can just set up a little "kitchen" area (ha) somewhere near the sink that you hopefully have. As for the beds, extra long is a bit better, but it's definitely a cozy nights sleep. It would be great if a bunch of us got housing in the same building, here's hoping.
  13. by   Kevn2bNP
    Quote from LovetoTravel2001
    I :heartbeat Google...

    I think this is the 'tunic' (item number matches) http://busybeeapp.com/index.php?main...84a25ee498b1a5

    Looks like these are the pants...
    http://swankcustomlabcoat.com/scrubs.htm (you have to scroll down to the "unisex ultimate pants", or just see the link below for photo only)
    http://swankcustomlabcoat.com/images/7432-largeview.gif

    And the skirts...
    http://swankcustomlabcoat.com/images/7209-largeview.gif

    Last, but not least, the 'warm-up' jacket.
    http://www.arwaydirect.com/shopsite/product68.html

    Sorry they are from all over the internet - I couldn't find them all on the same site. Now if only I can find a way to miraculously make the pants 4 inches longer... Any ideas?
    lovetotravel2001,

    i wouldn't worry too much about the pants being short...just wash them in cold water. with all the stuff in your pants, they'll be drooping down anyway
    the tunic has the school crown logo and 'Columbia University School of Nursing' on it. it has a chest pocket and two waist pockets.

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