I am writing a 500 word diversity essay and I do not see myself as a 'diverse' individual. (white female, straight from undergrad, no deep dark issues, etc.). Can someone please give me some advice about how I can tackle this topic? I have a few ideas, but more would be appreciated. Thank you.
This is a tough issue - Cardozo asks for this. My suggestion is to use the opportunity to show how you are unique. If it is not because of ethnic background, religion or something along those lines, then concentrate on how you pursued a path that was different from what your background/parents/upbringing expected from you and how it has made you a stronger individual. You might also choose to discuss choosing a unique major to study, i.e. a math major who wants to go to law school, or other rare life experience. This is your opportunity to show the school what you can bring to their institution that is different from what other students can bring. Good luck!Alisa Greenstein | Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant | www.VeritasPrep.com/law