Strange Question About Resume/Addendum

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JoeShmoe11
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Strange Question About Resume/Addendum

Postby JoeShmoe11 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:49 pm

Hello everyone. My mother has had four children in the past five years and I have contributed significantly to taking care of them. I have spent every weekend and at least two weekdays home, caring for them each week (20+ hours/week). I was considering listing it on my resume under my "achievements" section or something like that but it seems inappropriate.

I was also considering writing an addendum but my GPA is good (3.81) and my lowest semester is a 3.67 so it is hard to point to an exact area that they affected. It did, however, result in me taking an average of 14 credits and having to take 5 years to complete a double major.

Is this addendum/resume worthy? I think it is important for adcomms to know as it is extremely important to me but I dont want to seem like I am milking my family situation. It really prevented me from getting involved in ECs and from taking on too many responsibilities in general. I already finished my personal statement and there was no room for it there unfortunately as the topic was completely separate from my family.

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Re: Strange Question About Resume/Addendum

Postby BlakcMajikc » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:36 am

Addendum - maybe but it should concise and as well written as a PS
Resume - No, thats an awful spot for it

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Re: Strange Question About Resume/Addendum

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:06 am

If you couldn't work that in to your PS, work that into a DS.

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Re: Strange Question About Resume/Addendum

Postby BlakcMajikc » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:39 pm

r6_philly wrote:If you couldn't work that in to your PS, work that into a DS.


Good advice

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Re: Strange Question About Resume/Addendum

Postby Neidermeyer519 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:44 pm

Yeah, A DS would be a great place for that if you didn't include it in your PS.




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