NYU blank space for diversity

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canes
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NYU blank space for diversity

Postby canes » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:28 pm

The NYU application has a blank space to identify yourself as a member of an underrepresented group and then asks you to provide a "brief statement" saying how this identity is relevant to your application.

Is this the same as a diversity statement?

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Re: NYU blank space for diversity

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:29 pm

canes wrote:The NYU application has a blank space to identify yourself as a member of an underrepresented group and then asks you to provide a "brief statement" saying how this identity is relevant to your application.

Is this the same as a diversity statement?


don't remember there being a blank space... are you sure you're not looking at a space for other? or for Tribal affiliation?

yes it's the same

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canes
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Re: NYU blank space for diversity

Postby canes » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:45 pm

here's a screen shot of what i'm referring to

http://i56.tinypic.com/29gn095.jpg

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Re: NYU blank space for diversity

Postby kruiz88 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:05 pm

I'm actually a little confused as well, can anyone clarify?

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Re: NYU blank space for diversity

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:15 pm

canes wrote:The NYU application has a blank space to identify yourself as a member of an underrepresented group and then asks you to provide a "brief statement" saying how this identity is relevant to your application.

Is this the same as a diversity statement?

Yes, they're asking for a diversity statement. The only unique thing is that they want you to give a summary of the ways you add diversity on the app itself.

I think I wrote in something like "[ethnic minority status], first-generation American, first-generation college graduate, from impoverished socioeconomic background". I then added a brief DS that briefly explained the bits I hadn't already covered in my PS.

Notice how it asks about anything that makes you part of an under-representativ group or would represent a disadvantaged background in a couple different ways; that's actually a broad brush they're giving you. So, if you have the paint (an actual diverse/disadvantaged background of some sort), name your colors and then paint them a picture.




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