How much information should I explicitly provide?

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How much information should I explicitly provide?

Postby abcde12345 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:35 pm

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Re: How much information should I explicitly provide?

Postby paratactical » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:32 pm

As long as the program is on your resume, you should be fine, although I would try to work the name of the program in somewhere in your PS. Just make sure that if you don't talk about what the program is at all in your PS (even as just a brief aside, which I think you should do), you have a good description of it on your resume.

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Re: How much information should I explicitly provide?

Postby abcde12345 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:45 pm

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Re: How much information should I explicitly provide?

Postby paratactical » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:55 pm

abcde12345 wrote:
paratactical wrote:As long as the program is on your resume, you should be fine, although I would try to work the name of the program in somewhere in your PS. Just make sure that if you don't talk about what the program is at all in your PS (even as just a brief aside, which I think you should do), you have a good description of it on your resume.


Thank you very much for your advice. I am definitely going to refer to the program by name at least once in my PS.

If you don't mind, I have a question about integrating a description of the program into my resume. On my resume, I have an account of my relations to the program (what I've done for it, etc.). From what I understand, on business resumes you describe who you've worked for in relation to yourself (i.e., you only describe what you did and not the program/company in general). But is a law school app resume less strict such that it is appropriate to preface my descriptions of my roles with a general statement about the program?


Even on my professional resume, I have two non-profit organizations I have done extensive work for. Because they are not well known in the field I work in, I include a brief bullet (~2-3 lines) about what they do and their non-profit status. I think it would be totally appropriate to do that on a law school app resume.

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Re: How much information should I explicitly provide?

Postby abcde12345 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:20 pm

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