Should I add a diversity statement?

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Should I add a diversity statement?

Postby rw2264 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:23 pm

if i'm a first generation college student and working class (father worked for the Navy though he is now deceased and i probably don't have to list it and mother worked at a grocery store for 20 years) should i write a diversity statement? will that make my application look better?

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Re: Should I add a diversity statement?

Postby BenJ » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:35 pm

It could help. First generation college students tend to get some sympathy. But make sure it's about overcoming adversity rather than just telling them you had adversity.

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Re: Should I add a diversity statement?

Postby rw2264 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:05 pm

my PS is about overcoming my abusive home life and my father's suicide, but i think adding a DS to clarify my working class background might be worth it. thanks!




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