Work while UG: Resume, Addendum, or where?

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Incubateus
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Work while UG: Resume, Addendum, or where?

Postby Incubateus » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:35 pm

So I worked midnight to 8am shifts while UG to pay for school. I obviously want the admissions office to notice this, and working 30 hours a week while in school had an obvious effect on my GPA. Where is the best place to put this?

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Elston Gunn
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Re: Work while UG: Resume, Addendum, or where?

Postby Elston Gunn » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:46 pm

I'm certainly no expert, but I think this is a perfect justification for a GPA addendum. Just make the tone neutral and fact-based. Also, you should definitely put the job on your resume, and many schools ask for employment stuff on the app itself.

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Re: Work while UG: Resume, Addendum, or where?

Postby r6_philly » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:43 am

What about using it for part of your PS? Addendum could be construed as an excuse. Put it in your PS to highlight the value of the experience.




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