« on: October 06, 2008, 08:53:24 PM »
One issue which I would like to address in my applications is that up until recently I was responsible for taking care of my grandmother. It was a very time consuming period and not only did my grades in College suffer a bit (nothing major but I went from having A's Bs, and 2 Cs, to straight As), but I was unable to work. I feel this is important to address since job experience is a qualification most schools look for. My question is should I address this within the resume and place this as an experience? Should I write an addendum explaining what happened, what I did, and why I couldn't work? Or should I do both, chalk it up to experience in my resume and also write an addendum detailing my experience? I'm leaning more to just writing it in the addendum and talk about it further in my personal statement, but I would really like to hear other's thoughts on the matter.