Being somewhat well off counts as diversity?

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ManOfTheMinute
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Re: Being somewhat well off counts as diversity?

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:36 pm

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HeavenWood
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Re: Being somewhat well off counts as diversity?

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:46 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:URM here. I wanted to write about my family and how we got where we are. The thing is my family belongs to the top 10% and I have no idea how admission committee will take this. I want to show that they came from extremely poor backgrounds and that I been thought the value of hard work for real.

Would you recommend this subject or just leave it out?

It seems a lot of people write about how they overcame the obstacle of being poor but never about being well off.


You're URM. Do NOT mention the fact that you're rich.

lol at the idea that would somehow cancel out the URM boost, though sounding like a tool-bag in your application is a poor choice on its own merit.




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