Attaching a picture to an application

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Attaching a picture to an application

Postby ashleykj1121 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:49 am

I thought about attaching a picture to my applications. does anyone know if this is a good idea? The application does not ask for a picture. i just thought it might be a nice touch. Thanks!

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby DoubleChecks » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:52 am

just read a study on this...

...if you are an attractive female, do not attach your pic

...if you are an attractive mail (i dont think you are a guy), then DO attach a pic

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not the original article i read, but it talks about it
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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby smears » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:53 am

I think something like this happened in a movie once. It was one of the "funny" parts if I recall correctly.

I am certain that you should do it.

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby eaglemuncher » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:53 am

A picture of what?

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby ashleykj1121 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:56 am

yeah i read that same study about the pictures of people on job applications.i didn't know if it was different with school applications.and yes i'm female(and reasonably attractive i like to think) I want to attach a picture of myself.

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:59 am

I hate these forums sometimes.

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby nickwar » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:07 am

How could we decide whether or not you should attach without you posting it here first?

We can also decide whether or not you're as attractive as you think.

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby ashleykj1121 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:10 am

I am just wondering if it's a good practice to send something extra like a photo if the admissions committee doesn't ask for it. i would hate for it to penalize me. the attractiveness study was based on jobs. i dont know if it holds true for schools but it very well could. i'm out of college so i can't ask a law school advisor.

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby Lokomani » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:14 am

This study just shows that Israeli women are bitter and/or insecure.

I would say forgo the picture. After working in admissions during undergrad, I can say with confidence that if a school didn't ask for a given thing, DO NOT SEND IT. The simplest way to ruin any application (for work or school) is to show you aren't good at following guidelines, and if the application doesn't specifically request a photo with the resume, just leave it out.

They don't care. No matter what you look like. They. Do. Not. Care.

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby rman1201 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:42 am

Only if you're applying to USC

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby thegor1987 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:49 am

Elle Woods case is in direct contradiction with this study. She is an attractive female and sent in a VIDEO! Leave alone a picture. Ultimately she was accepted to Harvard.

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby Lawquacious » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:51 am

thegor1987 wrote:Elle Woods case is in direct contradiction with this study. She is an attractive female and sent in a VIDEO! Leave alone a picture. Ultimately she was accepted to Harvard.


:lol: If she wasn't fictional it might be a good argument.

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby Lokomani » Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:29 am

Lawquacious wrote:
thegor1987 wrote:Elle Woods case is in direct contradiction with this study. She is an attractive female and sent in a VIDEO! Leave alone a picture. Ultimately she was accepted to Harvard.


:lol: If she wasn't Banging hot actress Reese Witherspoon it might be a good argument.


ftfy, champ.

FWIW, if you have exceptional knockers and a great face, the adcomms may take note of your picture. But lets be honest, you don't. Otherwise you would've already attached a picture and never would have had to ask an internet board for reassurance.

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby NZA » Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:34 am

Adcom will say, "Tits or gtfo?"
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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby IAFG » Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:34 am

This is just the sort of unconventional move that will differentiate you. People on this site are really conservative and risk averse. Do it if you think it might help.

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby thegor1987 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:36 am

What if you have a great mustache like the one of the Captain who talks to George Clooney in Up In The Air at the end when he finally get 10 million miles?

I'd definitely want the adcomms to know what kind of lawyerly aura I could bring to the law campus if I had a mustache like that

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby seespotrun » Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:00 am

what is this i dont even

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby T6Hopeful » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:04 am

seespotrun wrote:what is this i dont even

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby IAFG » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:15 am

T6Hopeful wrote:
seespotrun wrote:what is this i dont even

I think you guys are just jealous that you don't have this in your back pocket. Schools care about getting students placed in jobs. Attractive people interview better. OP should take the opportunity to prove she's going to interview well. No risk, no reward.

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby Xnegd » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:29 am

ashleykj1121 wrote:I thought about attaching a picture to my applications. does anyone know if this is a good idea? The application does not ask for a picture. i just thought it might be a nice touch. Thanks!


Nope, don't send it. I asked several admissions committee if I should send a pic (not for the same reason as you, it was to supplement my addendum), and they all told me they didn't want any pictures in reviewing an application.


Edit: Well, now I take that back....

I know one Yale alumni who sent in a supplemental video of him reading his personal statement but while impersonating GW Bush, and pretending not to know what the bigger words meant, etc. He was accepted.

I know all these guys are screwing around, but depending on how risky you want to be, maybe sending it in with the fake mustache and other such humor might help.....

Even so, I'd only send it to reaches and safetys.

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby sanjola » Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:26 am

nickwar wrote:How could we decide whether or not you should attach without you posting it here first?

We can also decide whether or not you're as attractive as you think.


This has to be a flame. Unless you're an actor, or a job posting requires it, you do never attach a picture.

I.

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby Drake014 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:58 am

ashleykj1121 wrote:I thought about attaching a picture to my applications. does anyone know if this is a good idea? The application does not ask for a picture. i just thought it might be a nice touch. Thanks!


I go to Berkeley and you should definitely do this for your Berkeley application. I know several people on the committee. This would annoy them.

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby mths » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:32 am

waterman alt

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:33 am

Apply to law school in China. Attaching pictures to applications is common practice here.

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Re: Attaching a picture to an application

Postby socraticmethodman » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:02 am

IAFG wrote:
T6Hopeful wrote:
seespotrun wrote:what is this i dont even

I think you guys are just jealous that you don't have this in your back pocket. Schools care about getting students placed in jobs. Attractive people interview better. OP should take the opportunity to prove she's going to interview well. No risk, no reward.


Attractive people interview better??????????????????????????????????

This thread is unbelievable lol.

OP, attach the picture if you want to, in the end it will be your numbers that decide if you get in or not.




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