Homelessness an Okay Topic?

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pricon
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Homelessness an Okay Topic?

Postby pricon » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:12 am

I was homeless for two years in undergrad. Really made it a positive experience. I remained a full-time student, and I was still working part-time and leading a public interest organization. Does this sound whiny, or is this kind of a taboo topic for a PS?

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Re: Homelessness an Okay Topic?

Postby cavalier1138 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:18 am

Sounds like a great topic for a PS or DS. I don't see why it would be taboo at all.

pricon
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Re: Homelessness an Okay Topic?

Postby pricon » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:22 am

IDK if you've ever faced financial hardship (maybe from large debt, or anything), but it's kind of shameful and sometimes you think it marks you as a failure.

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Re: Homelessness an Okay Topic?

Postby BlendedUnicorn » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:30 am

pricon wrote:IDK if you've ever faced financial hardship (maybe from large debt, or anything), but it's kind of shameful and sometimes you think it marks you as a failure.


This may be true but it's still a potentially great personal statement.

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Re: Homelessness an Okay Topic?

Postby pancakes3 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:04 pm

Bad take pricon. I think it's a good topic. Execution is still key though.

pricon
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Re: Homelessness an Okay Topic?

Postby pricon » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:52 pm

pancakes3 wrote:Bad take pricon. I think it's a good topic. Execution is still key though.


I agree. I am actually going to use Spivey, since they know what they're doing. I'm a splitter, so I have to do what I can.

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Re: Homelessness an Okay Topic?

Postby Bach-City » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:22 pm

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