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« on: July 28, 2006, 08:02:37 AM »
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juliemccoy

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Re: Personal Statement potential topics
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2006, 08:08:48 AM »
The first one has the most potential if you're coming at it from a diversity angle. Shows that you have been raised within the family business, you're helpful, considerate, have had to pay your own way, etc...

Is there a significant college accomplishment or a class/experience during college that really contributed significantly to who you are today? That's one launch pad for a topic.

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Re: Potential topics for personal statement
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2006, 09:51:53 AM »
Yeah. 86 "Suberb" and "Communication." And uh... remove the dash and the period, too...

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Re: Potential topics for personal statement
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2006, 09:58:09 AM »
Pops is telling you to write a PS about the fact that you are a stellar communicator-- an award-winning orator, someone who has had to work with others and draft business memos/correspondence, some familiarity with the legal system through your current job, humble beginnings in a small town (diversity!) and appreciation for hard work through being raised in the family business.

If you're coming straight out of UG, I still like the first idea the best. You're talking more about diversity, growing up in a small town, your appreciation for hard work and your relationship with yor family. You can segue into college experiences and contrast the two-- more people from different backgrounds, your appreciation for hard work leading you to seek out employment as a student to pay your own way, what you've learned, etc.

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Re: Potential topics for personal statement
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2006, 10:49:36 AM »
LOL. I wouldn't go that far.... but FYI... Shuffleboard is beginning on Deck 3 in 15 minutes and it's not too late to sign up for mambo classes this evening before the midnight buffet!